“Aside from whether you believe humans are morally obligated to help others, even if you are concerned about your own self-interests, there are strong reasons to donate. Studies show that donating to charity can increase happiness” poker pro Dan Smith wrote in a recent blog post titled, 2017 Matching Challenge.
He along with DFSsuperstars Martin & Tom Crawley are matching donations of up to $1,000,000 to ten charities until December 31.
Having worked independently of each other in previous years to match donations, this year they have pooled their resources so that they can be the more effective.
“We all ended up having a good year and want to give back in a way that provided the most impact. To be able to positively impact lives, playing a game we love, is a dream come true for all of us”, said Martin Crowley.
For every dollar people contribute as part of the campaign, the trio will give another dollar.
Teaser videos have been released from PokerStars alluding to a tournament where there will be a prize pool that smashes all previous records.
In the promo videos, shown below, it counts down the company’s largest ever tournaments, with the current first place going to the PCA in 2011, when its Main Event boasted a $15.1 million prize pool. It then just ends, with “There’s Going to be a New Number 1.”
More to be revealed during a live stream from PSC Prague later today.
It’s time for history to be rewritten… How? Announcement tomorrow during the #PSCPrague stream https://t.co/mqjPgSHLzO— PokerStars (@PokerStars) December 14, 2017
Another top 5 that will be smashed EPIC news coming on Friday! https://t.co/6d1cVqPk6J— PokerStars (@PokerStars) December 13, 2017
CardPlayer brings to us the story of high stakes poker pro, Nick Petrangelo.
Petrangelo who hails from Massachusetts has been on the high-stakes tournament scene since 2015, having now amassed $9.4 million in live tournament cashes.
YouTube tells us that highlights on the program will include: “...why high roller fish are better players than regular fish, being 'less chill’ in a hockey game, why tournaments are better than cash games, not being dollar motivated, a six-figure slow roll, a short stint as a bank teller, wanting the farm in Vermont and table draw confidence.”
Rob Yong managed to get himself swept up in the fall-out between Leon Tsoukernik (owner of Kings Casino) and Australian high stakes poker pro Matt Kirk after a high stakes cash game at the Aria ended with Tsoukernik owing Kirk $3 million USD.
Apparently, the debt comes from a late night high stakes heads-up cash game between the pair — with Tsourkernik (who was drunk) allegedly funding his game with repeated loans from Kirk.
Yong has taken his blog to set the record straight in his involvement in the matter.
You can read Yong’s full account of what he remembers happening here.
In this great interview with CardPlayer Lifestyle, Robbie Strazynski goes one-on-one with Phil Hellmuth ahead of the launch of his new autobiography “The Poker Brat”—which Hellmuth hopes will become a New York Times Bestseller—to really find out the man behind the famous name.
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.
Fancy flying to Las Vegas with a friend to get behind the scenes access to the WSOP Main Event all the while being treated to a VIP experience that includes a limo service and access to a pre paid credit card? Then you can thank WSOP.com and enter their free competition.