Poker mega-superstar, Antonio Esfandiari, revealed on the Poker Life Podcast this week that he just started studying the game of poker for the first time.
“Just two days ago I decided let’s take it to the next level and let’s start studying and let’s start working.” The Magician previously improved his game my mimicking the “younger generation” whom he assumed had “figured out [how] to play the game.”
The “studying” part starts in just after the 32:00 mark, but check out the whole interview. Host Joe Ingram does a great job, and near the end Phil Laak and Jeff Gross join the fun!
But Daniel being Daniel took the opportunity to share his thoughts on some of the hands he played on Day 7. He talks about a couple of mistakes he made and about his bust out hand. It is a pretty interesting read, so check out his blog over at Full Contact Poker.
The race for the GPIWSOP Player of the Year is adding some excitement to the Main Event.
Three-time WSOP bracelet winner, Brian Hastings currently sits in fifth place, well within striking distance of the number 1 spot currently held by Mike Gorodinsky, but according to Eric Danis over at GPI, Hastings would need to finish higher than ninth to overtake Gorodinsky.
The fact that no other player in the top 10 is still alive in the Main bodes well for Hastings. However, additional POY points are also available in events at the World Series of Poker Europe later this year, so it is unlikely that we will know the winner until then.
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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