Maria Konnikova Announces New Poker Book Featuring Erik Seidel

With details very thin on the ground all we really know is New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor Maria Konnikova is realising a new book on Poker.

It is billed as a chronicle on her “year long immersion in the high stakes world of professional poker, apprenticed to one of games greatest and most reclusive champions”. And that would be none other than Erik Seidel.

Konnikova is also confident that Sidel will reclaim the number 1 all-time money title from Daniel Negreanu by the time her book is out. Watch this space.

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Phil Hellmuth: “Everyday People Tell Me How Great I Am”

Doug Polk catches up with Phil Hellmuth after their recent high stakes Poker Night in America outing to talk on a whole host of topics including his thoughts on Tom Dwan, William Kassouf and what he attributes to his success.

The Poker Brat gives us all some words of wisdom on why not to let your ego go to your head even when people tell you everyday how great you are and why you shouldn’t ever cheat on your wife. Thanks Phil.

But skip to the 27min mark to hear what he has to say about Dwan. Ever shrouded in mystery these days, the plot thickens as apparently Dwan is in Macau trading million dollar debts “like it’s fucking water” with a Chinese player called “the chairman”.

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Patrik Antonius & Fedor Holz Become Models

Not content with retirement, Fedor Holz has joined premium clothing company Noetics as a Tournament Ambassador. Poker pro Patrik Antonius also joins as a Cash Game Ambassador which I think basically means, they are just both modelling the over-priced apparel.

Noetics Hoodies asks its customers, “Are you a high-stakes cash game player? Noetics products are designed together with the best grinders in the world” — with hoddies costing around $200, you definitely need to be a high-stakes cash game player to afford one.

Here’s Patrik Antonius in action modelling the Noëtics Long Sleeve in their latest advert.

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Andrew Neeme Makes Debut on The Poker Life Podcast

Andrew Neeme is thought to be the next Casey Niestat of the Poker Vlog by his peers, Neeme creates such high quality content that it is said to have inspired the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Jake Cody in the videos and vlogs that they are now both creating.

Neeme who seems to be a poker’s everyman, is usually seen playing low stakes cash games in Vegas then reviewing the hands for viewers— making the games and his life relatable to most of us out there.

Now he is making his debut on Joey Ingram’s Poker Life Podcast as we get to know more about man.

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Rounders Co-Writer Discusses 'Optimal Play’

The Billions episode also features cameos from Phil Hellmuth & Brandon Cantu

For those of you who haven’t seen Season 1, Billions is loosely based on the activities of Preet Bharara—who you may remember as being the U.S. Attorney who was instrumental in taking down Full Tilt Poker and others on Black Friday.

Back in August, Hellmuth announced that he and Cantu would be cameoing in the upcoming series.

Here you can watch series co-creator and writer of Rounders, Brian Koppleman discuss the episode, 'Optimal Play,’ and the parallels he draws between poker and hedge fund management.

As an aside, anyone else find that Taylor is channeling Eleven from Stranger Things in this scene?

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