Dropping into the action on Day 4 of the Main Event we can now settle in and watch all 14 episodes over seven Sundays in September and October thanks to ESPN before the November Niners reconvene to play the Main Event Final Table on Sunday October 30.
The action starts as 357 players remain from the 6,737 that entered and registered for the event.
Poker pro David Williams came close to scooping the MasterChef title, finishing as runner up, narrowly missing out on the $250,000 prize money and cookbook deal— Las Vegan DJ, Shaun O’Neale ended up winning the Series.
Vanessa Selbst and Daniel Negreanu are joining forces to bring you a night of high class entertainment—all in support of a good cause, The Urban Justice Center — a non for profit organization that provides much needed legal services to NYC’s most vulnerable residents.
Justice is Blinds is an evening of poker, food and cocktails with special celebrity guests including Hank Azaria, Eric Bogosian, Richard Kind and Tony Yazbeck.
Adelson who is one of the richest men in the world (with an estimated $30.7bn to his name) thanks to running The Las Vegas Sand Corporation (a portfolio of high profile casinos) has always insisted poker is not a game of skill and actively denounces the game when he can. Ironic considering how he has made his fortunes.
But it looks like Rast has finally had enough of his diatribe by suggesting a $2 million heads up wager. Because remember, if poker isn’t a game of skill, Adelson has a real chance of winning.
Hey Sheldon Adelson, waz up? Poker is a skill game. Don’t believe me? You’re a billionaire, I’m not close. Let’s play HU 4 2 million each.— Brian Rast (@tsarrast) September 10, 2016
In fact Sheldon my man, I’ll pay you 500$ 2 play 100bb freeze outs for 2mil, so if poker isn’t a skill game u earning and can prove me wrong— Brian Rast (@tsarrast) September 10, 2016
Does Adelson have the balls to take Rast up on his challenge?
Is CrownUpGuy (aka Fedor Holz) about to win another title as a recreational player? As he heads into the final table of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $102,000 buy-in Super High Roller in third place, he just might.
To round things out, here is Doug Polk's betting tips on the $102,000 Super High Roller event— it’s worth a watch to see how his picks panned out and to see Polk wearing a bad reg t-shirt when talking about Mercier.
If you’ve ever wanted to really know what the underground poker scene in New York City is really like, then listen to this podcast from the guys at 2+2.
Mid way through the episode, they welcome Ian an ex underground poker dealer that dishes the dirt on what it’s really like to work in an underground commercial poker game.
He gets asked whether characters like John Malkovich’s “Teddy KGB” in Rounders really do exist? Ian goes into details about what raids are really like, and what you can expect from the SWAT teams. And that’s just the half of it.
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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