Thanks to PokerListings we can now reminisce on the short life that was Stu Unger’s in this short documentary.
The tragic tale weaves through the narrative that was Ungers life, touching on his epic highs and rock bottom lows.
Making one of the biggest comebacks in poker history by winning the 1997 World Series of Poker after years of drug abuse and gambling addiction, his win would not be enough to save him from himself. He lost all his winnings from the ’97 WSOP within 3 days.
A tweet made by the much maligned Cate Hall blew up on Friday when she posted a tweet about the WSOP Main Event broadcast and why women only make up 4% of the playing field. Then out came the trolls and naysayers hauling Cate over the coals for her post.
Every year on ME broadcast:
“Women are only 4% of the field. Why not more?”
“It’s a mystery! We’ve tried literally nothing to attract them.” — Cate Hall (@catehall) September 23, 2016
In the end the conversation was derailed into “women belong in the kitchen” jokes and although Hall can hold her own when it comes to a twitter fight, I feel for her. It seems people just love to hate her, or love to hate her views, which seems unfair.
If Halls views are so polarising I’m sure the “unfollow” button on Twitter works and can be used.
The Street, a business news site that specializes in “award-winning stock analysis, market data and stock trading ideas,” commissioned an article from none other than Phil Hellmuth on “how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should approach Monday’s 'heads up’ debate, from the mind of a poker champion.”
If you’re expecting some heavy-hitting political journalism, you’re going to be disappointed. Indeed, it may be one of most underwhelming reads of your day (this article not included).
In a followup to his article in the same publication on How to Beat Donald Trump, Hellmuth manages to stay on the sidelines, not disclosing his political allegiances, but he goes on to mention the use of playground tactics more than once and how Clinton needs to steer the narrative away from being called Crooked Hillary. We’ll be sure to let her PR team know.
Having won his second WSOP bracelet of the Series over the weekend, Jason Mercier is already headed into Day 2 of Event #32: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship as he hunts down his third gold bracelet of the series.
PokerStars is backing the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) social media campaign to #Fight4Poker as the group doubles its efforts to raise awareness of the importance of legalizing online poker in the United States.
Speaking about ex Full Tilt Poker exec, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson entering the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship in this year’s World Series of Poker and at the time only commenting to press that he was just there to play poker, it is clear that Daniel Negreanu is pissed.
Setting foot in The Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the first time since Black Friday in 2011, ex Full Tilt Poker exec, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson entered the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship in this year’s World Series of Poker.
Last year it was revealed that Daniel Negreanu was starring in Kid Poker—a documentary that chronicles Negreanu’s life story from his early days in card rooms and pool halls of Toronto to the present day as a six-time WSOP bracelet winner and poker’s highest money winner.
Last week, everyone’s favorite poker legend Phil Hellmuth (who can forget the fact that this man has won 14 WSOP bracelets) announced on Twitter that he was $109K down in his neighborhood poker game; a personal record.
Team PokerStars Pro and team manager of the Global Poker League’s Hong Kong Stars, Celina Lin, was a guest on the popular BBC podcast The Conversation where she revealed that she uses her sex appeal to gain an advantage at the poker table.