If you’ve been watching any of the ESPN World Series of Poker coverage this year you’ll know the name William Kassouf.
He is the Brit that has divided opinion both on and off the tables; is the self proclaimed king of speech play —and tanked more times than I care to remember during the WSOP.
Making the most of his new found fame Kassouf has taken to all the podcasts out there; joining the likes of Daniel Negreanu on the Full Contact Podcast and Joey Ingram on the Poker Life Podcast. Kassouf has even created his own website.
Chicago Joey sits down to a rare conversation with WSOP 2015 Main Event Winner Joe McKeehen, as they talk about the price of fame, why he won’t accept your twitter follow, love, William Kassouf and his 2016 WSOP run, Marty Derbyshire and McKeehen’s general beef with PokerNews.
Check it out below.
Oh and in the UK we call Shopping Carts/ Buggies, Trollies. Watch the start to see what I mean.
Phil Hellmuth is releasing an autobiography (scheduled to hit stores in January 2017) chronicalling his meteoric rise as one of the top poker pros in the world. The book is tentatively called “Poker Brat” proving that Hellmuth may have a sense of humor after all.
In an interview with PokerNews Hellmuth says the book will be about “the development of the Poker Brat, how [he] came from struggling so much with ego to finding great success.”
Here’s a sneak peak into the Poker Central episode on The Poker Brat.
In his latest Poker Thoughts Episode,Doug Polk takes up the topic of Twitch poker, commenting on a variety of aspects including Twitch poker superstar, jason Somerville. The episode is billed as a “unique perspective” as Polk shares his experiences broadcasting on the live streaming channel.
Skip to the 9 min mark to hear Polk talk about Jaime Staples and why he should ignore the haters and just after the 13 min mark, Polk talks about closing the gap between himself and twitch power houseJason Somerville and provies various thoughts on the Twitch poker king.
Also, check out the comments on YouTube, as it seems viewers are more interested in whether Polk is wearing bronzer or fake tanner than what he has to say about Twitch.
Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and our most recent Spider Man, Andrew Garfield, will be playing host as the WPT Foundation is once again presenting the Four Kings & An Ace Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, October 21 at The Citizen, Beverly Hills.
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.