William Kassouf Talks About What You Didn’t See in the “Check Your Privilege” Hand

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.

Sasha Salinger conducts a masterful interview with Kassouf for PokerNews, getting him to talk about that hand and may other interesting topics. Kassouf comments extensively on the “Check your privilege” hand in part 2, but you won’t want to miss part 1 (both below).

Be sure to check out some of his other interviews too, including one with Daniel Negreanu.

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No Time For Tanking

JRB and Doyle Brunson Talk About the Slowest Players They’ve Ever Played With

Even though William Kassouf’s name is becoming synonymous with tanking, his name is kept out of things in this clip from PokerCentral.

JRB and Doyle Brunson get talking about the slowest people they’ve ever played against. Spoiler: one may be none other than the Poker Brat himself, Phil Hellmuth.

I wonder what JRB’s thoughts are on the WSOP Kassouf controversy.

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You Can Now Support Your Favorite GPL Team on PokerStars

GPL avatars are now available in the PokerStars client.

The Global Poker League has made the logos of its 12 teams available for use as avatars for PokerStars players.

This comes after it was announced that PokerStars signed on as lead sponsor for the GPL as the companies work to “bring poker to new audiences.”

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Moneymaker Chops NJCOOP Event For Almost $16K

Chris Moneymaker was living up to his name over the weekend as he finished second place in the PokerStars NJ $350 NL Hold’em [Sunday Special SE] $75,000 bagging himself $15,943 after chopping a deal with first place winner Jesse “ROU$EY” Elliot who walked away with $17,818.

The event is part of PokerStars’ New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP) that runs through the end of the month and guarantees at least $1.2 million in prize money will be paid out across its 43 events. The full schedule can be found here.

Although there doesn’t seem to be a stream showing Moneymaker’s win, you can check out last night’s stream on Twitch as Moneymaker battles it out in the $2K IPT High Roller Final Table.

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Phil Ivey Violated New Jersey “Rules of Gambling” in Winning $10 Million From Borgata

It looks like Phil Ivey may take a hit to his net worth after a judge ruled that he “broke the rules of gambling as defined in [New Jersey]” when winning $10 million from the Borgata in 2012.

But, Ivey and his companion Cheng Yin Sun were found not to have committed fraud as Borgata had alleged.

Borgata must now outline what it believes to be the damages it suffered and then Ivey will have a chance to respond before a final determination is made.

For in depth details, read John Brennan’s article at North Jersey.com and Wayne Parry’s coverage for The Associated Press.

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