Things are looking good for Natasha Mercier as she ends Day 2C of the World Series of Poker Main Event in the money.
Although Mercier has 18 WSOP cashes in her career, including six this summer, she has never been in the money in the Main Event until now — elsewhere her husband Jason Mercier busted the main earlier in the day.
In $ in the main event! Exhausted , hungry and craving my oats and vanilla body wash. Day 4 tomorrow with a mini stack &a dream!— Natasha Mercier (@natasha_mercier) July 14, 2017
Busted the main. Can not breathe
Little one for one drop day 2 tomorrow
#LastChance— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) July 14, 2017
Here are the top 10 chip counts from Day 2C:
Artan Dedusha – 680,000 Marcin Chmielewski – 564,000 Michael Krasienko – 561,300 Sonny Franco – 546,700 Ryah Hughes – 510,100 Tyson Mao – 506,500 Dennis Timofeev – 498,000 Alexander Yen – 490,000 Nick Petrangelo – 480,300 Natasha Mercier – 476,800
By the looks of it, Mercier is in contention for her first WSOP bracelet.
Tomorrow, 13 July 2017 will see Phil Ivey appear in the UK Supreme Court to contest Crockfords Casino withholding his £7.8m winnings from August 2012 — which may explain why he hasn’t been spotted at this years World Series of Poker currently being held in Las Vegas.
The poker pro has lost his appeal against Genting Casinos UK (who owns Crockfords Club in Mayfair) back in November 2016 due to his use of edge sorting — a technique that exploits a defect in the printing of the cards.
Ivey was appealing the 2014 ruling that he was cheating while playing Punto Banco (a form of Baccarat) with his playing partner Cheung Yin Sun at the Crockfords Casino in August 2012.
At the time, Ivey’s lawyer, Matthew Dowd of Archerfield Partners LLP, went on to say “It is essential that the law is clarified and in light of today’s decision we are seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.”
The point at issue tomorrow is whether or not dishonesty is a necessary element for cheating at gambling.
Commenting on the case, Ivey said in a recent press release:
Last November’s Court of Appeal ruling made no sense to me. The original trial judge ruled that I was not dishonest and none of the three Appeal Court judges disagreed, and yet the decision went against me by a majority of 2 to 1. I am so pleased that the Supreme Court has granted me permission to fight for what I genuinely believe is right. I am hopeful that the Supreme Court will reverse the decision against me and that I will finally receive my winnings which I consider to be the just and proper outcome to this dispute.
Mike Matusow sat down with Poker Listings during the World Series of Poker to talk about how he is getting his life back on track after “the three worst years” of his life.
“I’m the fucking luckiest guy in the world…I was almost paralyzed and I can walk so no one’s luckier than me,” Matusow said. He is also doing well at this year’s WSOP having cashed seven times; so far totaling over $250,000 in prize winnings.
Unibet have worked with creative agency FCB Inferno to release a custom deck of cards to accompany the launch of a new poker format where the Queen outranks the King.The project is intended to help draw attention to gender equality and unconscious gender bias in poker.
On March 8 (International Women’s Day) Unibet is sponsoring live events and tournaments in London, Stockholm and Malta that feature the new poker format.
All proceeds from the events will be donated to HeforShe “a solidarity campaign created by UN Women to provide a platform for a global audience to engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality.”
In this great interview with CardPlayer Lifestyle, Robbie Strazynski goes one-on-one with Phil Hellmuth ahead of the launch of his new autobiography “The Poker Brat”—which Hellmuth hopes will become a New York Times Bestseller—to really find out the man behind the famous name.
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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