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German pro, Fedor Holz, won his second top tournament in as many weeks. This time it was the WPT Triton Super High Roller Series Cali Cup in Manila with a $200k buyin. He beat 39 players to the "winning post" and took home a whopping $3,463,500 first place prize money. Another boycott of PokerStars began from between 1st and 8th January. This is the second boycott of the site since they announced their new reward scheme which sees the top tiers losing up to 47% of their rewards. The first boycott wasn't significant enough to make a real difference to the top poker site with just 2,600 players refusing to play. The Global Poker League have announced that Chris Moneymaker is the first person to become a franchise holder. There will be another 11 franchises making it a total of 12 in all. Each franchisee will choose his or her team and compete against the others teams. The end result will be a Grand Final to be held in a large sports arena, the location of which is yet to be announced. A new film is on the cards called "Molly's Game". The film is based on the life of Molly Bloom and is going to be written from her book of memoirs called Molly's Game: High Stakes, Hollywood's Elite, Hotshot Bankers, My Life in the World of Underground Poker. Molly used to arrange high stakes games for top celebs including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. She was fined for arranging these "illegal" games but it was only $1,000 fine and she received a year's probation.
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