The coolest dude in Hollywood just got even cooler in our eyes as Brad Pitt reportedly lost $25,000 in a single hand of poker on purpose to a driver that had been extremely nice to him while at the Sundance Film Festival promoting his new film True Story starring James Franco and director by Rupert Gold.
According to RadarOnline, Pitt had a soft spot for a valet that was “putting his two kids through college and had another baby on the way.” So, he put up the cash against the promise that if anyone else lost, they would have to engage in an outrageous dare.
Pitt ended up mucking without showing and promptly paid up.
Rousso’s pictures and likeness appeared on PokerStars’ site as recent as January 23, 2015, according to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine leading us to believe that this split is recent and probably occurred at the end of January 2015.
Vanessa’s fans can catch up with her later this month at the Zen Poker Mentoring seminar led by Brian Rast where she will be schooling attendees on “Reading and Decoding Behavior at the tables.”
As if he needed to take his legacy to even greater heights, Phil Ivey took down the LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge on Monday at the Aussie Millions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne Australia. Ivey defeated Mike McDonald heads up and bested the likes of Doug Polk, Scott Seiver and Eric Seidel, who each cashed in the rebuy event.
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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