Already a two-time WPT Champion, Rhode Island native Anthony Zinno sat with only seven big blinds at the WPT L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino with just four players left before surging back to win it all on Thursday night.
Last month Zinno took down WPT Fallsview Poker Classic which along with this victory makes him only the third player to ever win back-to-back WPT titles, joining the company of Marvin Rettenmaier and Darren Elias.
Zinno has also become only the third player to ever win 3 WPT titles joining the likes of Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen.
It is no surprise to learn that with this score of $1,015,860, Zinno has amassed more than $2.8 million in live tournament cashes.
The final table played down as follows:
WPT L.A. Poker Classic Final Table Results 1st Anthony Zinno – $1,015,860 2nd Mike Leah – $701,350 3rd Chris Klodnicki – $451,090 4th Igor Yaroshevskyy – $333,680 5th Peter Neff – $250,260 6th Peter Tran – $200,830
The Borgata Spring Poker Open 2015 schedule has been released and tournaments for the series will be running from April 14 – May 1.
So start making plans now because you don’t want to miss out on all the great poker action going down at the Borgata this spring. The series kicks off with a $1 million guaranteed event on April 14. The $500 + $60 event has 4 Day 1s and the final table will be livestreamed!
The series will also feature the $15,000 + $400 WPT World Championship which starts on April 25. The highly prestigious tournament has kicked aside its rebuy format and has gone back to only allowing players a single bullet, but don’t fret, there are plenty of rebuy tournaments during the series for those that like to take multiple shots.
When it comes to determining what your opponent is holding at the poker table, tells can be a valuable tool in making decisions.
Many player wear sunglasses and hoodies in an attempt to hide their tells. But, if you watch the latest video from SchoolofCards, you will see that neither shades nor your hood will hide the part of the body that may be giving your opponents the most information on your cards.
Unless you are purely an online grinder we suggest you check out this video to both hide your own tells better and to read other with more accuracy.
Partypoker recently tested out a new high-tech device that supposedly can read your brain activity while playing poker.
As documented in an article by John Ward at the Daily Star, partypoker has set up a “task force” to collect data on the function of the human brain while at the felt. That info will then be handed over to their “in house poker psychologists” who will publish their findings on pokerbrain.com.
Until now, the Emotiv headset was only used in online play, but recently it was worn by a member of the Daily Star at a World Poker Tour event at Aspers Casino in London. Check out how it went and what the partypoker rep had to say.
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.
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.