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.
Some exciting news: my new book is now official! Spoiler alert: the champion is “@Erik_Seidel”:https://twitter.com/Erik_Seideland he’s *the* absolut https://t.co/DvB9Ufmv6a— Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) March 10, 2017
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.
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”.
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.
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.
As Dwan seems to be crawling back into the limelight hopefully there will be closure this year for Cates and everyone who placed a bet on the challenge.
I must say though, Cates always seems to comment on the matter in very polite terms — even in a recent Reddit AMA when asked about the status of the challenge Cate’s said: “Tom’s dad is sick and he is in New Jersey with him, later we will discuss how to proceed…”
Thanks to pokernyhederne and some cryptic tweets from Doyle Brunson it was revealed that the two men who lost their shit in the Bellagio’s high stakes Bobby’s Room were none other than Gus Hansen and David Oppenhiem.
We are bit late to the party on this, but back in late November Fedor Holz challenged his twitter followers to read or listen to 40 new books before the end of the year. All in the name of bettering yourself. I think.
Branching out into the world of YouTube beyond his usual poker shows, Polk is now reaching for heights of internet stardom by trying to recreate the success of renowned YouTubers such as PewDiePie, Markiplier, and jacksepticeye.
The Atlantic Ballroom at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey is the scene of the all new StarsFun Skills Zone. Those attending the new PokerStars Festival event in New Jersey can not only blow off steam while taking a break from the poker tables, but they can take the opportunity to even get in a little extra action.
By now just about everyone has seen the infamous “Check your privilege” hand from the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event (if not you can watch it below), but according to speech-play master William Kassouf, there was more to the hand between him and November Niner Griffin Benger than what was shown on ESPN.
Following Mike “The Mouth” Matusow’s interview on the PokerNews podcast where he talked about the Poker Hall of Fame nominees and why he feels he was snubbed, Daniel Negreanu took to the podcast to tackle some misconceptions that were spoken about.
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