Staples was one of the most popular Twitch streamers in 2016 and has over 73,000 followers
In a recent press release on the partnership Staples said: “I’m thrilled to join a great team at PokerVision. Their multi-platform ePlay network and approach to TV will allow us to expand audiences to all ages on all platforms.”
PokerVision is based in Alberta, Canada and hopes to be “redefining the future of sports consumption by bridging poker, gaming, eSports and sports content with unparalleled consumer interactivity.”
We’ll have to watch this space to see what type of content is going to be created.
After grinding out 47,000 words over 10 days for his book called “Chasting The Poker Dream: The Qualities of a Successful Poker Player”, yeah, Ingram unfortunately managed to get a typo in the title, it looks like Chicago Joey has won another prop bet.
Refraining from any Book of Moorman puns, it looks like 888poker Ambassador and the most successful online poker player in history , Chris Moorman will have a new book that will be hitting shelves this summer possibly during the WSOP.
Announcing the news on twitter that he is almost finished writing his new tome, the book simply entitled Moorman, sets to analyze his own key hands as well as getting other poker pros like Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz and Liv Boeree to give their opinions.
Dong Kim, Jason Les, Daniel McAulay, and Jimmy Chou took part in the Brains vs. AI challenge where they battled the AI program, Libratus, in Heads Up No Limit Hold’em for three weeks. Ultimately the humans were overwhelmed by the poker bot.
Libratus dragged its final pot against the humans on Monday night as it pulled ahead of the humans by a total of $1.766 million in chips over 120,000 hands.
Libratus is clearly the most advanced AI poker program ever created.
Dong Kim, Jason Les, Daniel McAulay, and Jimmy Chou took part in the Brains vs. AI challenge which saw them battle the AI program, Libratus, for hours each day as they tried and ultimately failed to find an edge to exploit the program.
The match played out over a 20 day period, live streamed on Twitch but already Libratus proved too hard to beat.
According to Part Time Poker, Libratus put an end to the humans misery on Monday night with the final tally putting the poker bot ahead by $1.766 million over 120,000 hands.
The Final tally against all players is as follows:
Dong King: -$85,649 Daniel Mcaulay: -$277,657 Jimmy Chou: -$552-857 Jason Les: -$880,087
Doug Polk traveled to Pittsburgh to catch up with the group and lend his support.
Oh and with not being content with whooping poker arses, Libratus entered the fray of social media, with its very own twitter account.
Welcome to Skynet.
People talking about implementing my AI in scenarios to help relieve problems. Yeah. If the scenario is PokerStars, and money is the problem— Libratus (@BotsAintLoyal) January 28, 2017
I am sure Dentale just means it metaphorically when he says Cate Hall will be “punished” for “her big mouth.”
Or at least I hope his comments are confined to the upcoming heads up grudge match between the pair that will see them face off at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia in March for a best-of-three $10,000 freezeout matches played with $25/$50 blinds.
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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