Sit Back & Relax: The WSOP Main Event Now Showing on ESPN

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.

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David Williams Finishes Runner Up on MasterChef

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Selbst & Negreanu To Host Poker Charity Gig

On September 27 you can join Vanessa and Daniel for a night of poker to support The Urban Justice Center at the Capitale NYC for the event Justice Is Blinds.

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.

Poker players will be proudly represented by Olivier Busquet, Stephen Chidwick, Andy Frankenberger, Jonathan Little, Melanie Weisner, Erik Seidel and others.

Prizes up for grabs during the night include:

*Winner’s choice of travel to anywhere in the Continental US, including hotel and airfare

  • Tickets & a VIP Backstage Tour for 4 to a Taping of the Rachel Ray Show
  • PokerStars branded chip set
  • Gift certificate for dinner at Carbone
  • Gift certificate for dinner at Valbella
  • A round of golf and lunch for three at the Alpine Country Club, with UJC Boardmember Rich Edlin
  • Box at a Madison Square Garden basketball game (Game TBD)
  • iPad Air
  • Gift certificate to Ovenly Bakery

If you are keen to make a difference and be part of the evening, tickets can be found here.

Here’s Selbst talking about why she decided to set up her own charity poker event, last year.

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Brian Rast, Sheldon Adelson & The $2 Million Wager

Rast: “You’re a billionaire, I’m not close. Let’s play heads up for $2 million each.”

Poker Central Ambassador Brian Rast —who is also moonlighting as the 2016 WSOP Poker Players Champion, has called poker anti-christ Sheldon Adelson’s bluff.

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.

Does Adelson have the balls to take Rast up on his challenge?

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Can Fedor Holz Win the WCOOP Super High Roller?

It’s looking good

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.

That would be another $1.4 million and his second super high roller title as a recreational player.

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier didn’t manage to go the distance and busted in 18th place—which you may have seen live as Mercier was streaming the whole thing on Twtich with Jason Somerville which you can watch in all its glory retrospectively here.

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.

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Check Out This Great Interview About The NYC Underground Poker Scene

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.

In the meantime all this talk of Rounders has got us in the mood to watch these Matt Damon clips again.

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