UK poker star and Everest poker pro, Sam Trickett, rose through the poker ranks to become one of the most successful tournament poker players on the planet.
Ranked 6th on the All Time Money List according to The Hendon Mob, Trickett’s meteoric rise is a story fairy tales are made of, and the Express has captured it for you to read.
From being bailed out by his dad and being told to get a “propper job,” to scoring over $10 million in the 2012 Big One for One Drop, Trickett’s story is truly amazing. But don’t take our word for it, read it yourself and get inspired to greatness!
Italian poker player, and former PokerStars Team Pro, Dario Minieri, who stepped into the public spotlight during the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event wearing his trademark striped scarf, has won his fight with the Italian government over the declaration of his poker winnings.
Minieri is now a resident of Malta where he can play online poker with international players, and where he hopes to avoid the scrutiny of the Italian tax man.
Poker fans may also remember that Minieri was the first player to ever use his PokerStars FPPs to buy a Porsche. Take a trip back in time with us and watch this PokerNews interview with Minieri and none other than Jay “WhoJedi” Newnum.
Met with @ppapoker marketing director Drew Lesofski in DC today. He is incredibly passionate about fighting for poker http://t.co/DT0SUY8Dw8— Andrew Lichtenberger (@luckychewy) February 13, 2015
Chewy has already begun by soliciting help from his fellow pros in an effort to help fund the organization that prides itself on fighting for the rights of players to play online poker. So we thought we would help him spread the word! Do your part and help spread the word too, or send your donations yourself to the PPA.
If any pros want to get involved catch up with me as I’ll be meeting with Drew again to organize events to raise awareness for online poker— Andrew Lichtenberger (@luckychewy) February 13, 2015
Poker has granted me many positive experiences and I look forward to help fundraising for the @ppapoker at our events with other pros to— Andrew Lichtenberger (@luckychewy) February 13, 2015
to make a positive change and share the game we love!— Andrew Lichtenberger (@luckychewy) February 13, 2015
Just a few days after the conclusion of the EPT (European Poker Tour) main event in Deauville, the “queen of the Norman beaches” in France, the Tour announced that the event will not return to the picturesque town in the 12th season of the series. This does not indicate the end of the collaboration of Pokerstars / Full Tilt Poker with the Groupe Lucien Barrière (a major hotel and casino group in France and other countries in Europe) – the town will still be on the list of stops during the France Poker Series.
“Our contract to hold EPT events in Deauville has now reached its natural conclusion,” Rebecca McAdam, Senior Manager of Public Relations at PokerStars and Full Tilt, told PokerNews.com. “We are grateful to our partners at Barriere, the staff, and the people of the town of Deauville for their hospitality over the last 11 seasons of the EPT,” she added. Some of the main reasons behind the decision to exclude Deauville from the list of the EPT stops in France are politics and taxation, according to Eric Cavillon, head of the Barriere Casinos. Although the exclusion of Deauville will leave a “big empty space” in the event’s calendar, Cavillon said, the current heavy taxation of gambling in France, as well as the heavy regulation of the industry have determined the organizer to exclude the town from the EPT.
Deauville was an important stop in the European Poker Tour calendar ever since the event was launched. Still, this is not the first time the city in Normandy will be taken off the series’ schedule – it was left out of the calendar during the 4th season of the event, in 2007. In the 12th season of the series Deauville will be replaced with another European city. Which one will it be, we don’t know yet – the complete schedule of the event was not published yet. Rumors about Deauville being excluded from the European Poker Tour schedule have been circulating for quite some time before the announcement was made. Rumors say that the town could stay off the schedule even for several years from now.
The next event in the European Poker Tour will take place in Malta between March 17-28, 2015, at the elegant Portomaso Casino. The €1,100 IPT Main Event kicks off proceedings from March 18-23, with the €5,300 EPT Main Event taking place March 22-28. Until then we have some time to kill – why not pay a visit to http://www.redflushcasino.com/.
Unibet have worked with creative agency FCB Inferno to release a custom deck of cards to accompany the launch of a new poker format where the Queen outranks the King.The project is intended to help draw attention to gender equality and unconscious gender bias in poker.
On March 8 (International Women’s Day) Unibet is sponsoring live events and tournaments in London, Stockholm and Malta that feature the new poker format.
All proceeds from the events will be donated to HeforShe “a solidarity campaign created by UN Women to provide a platform for a global audience to engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality.”
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.