As reported in the Las Vegas Review Journal a judge has thrown out the countersuit from Leon Tsoukernik—owner of Kings Casino—over Australian high stakes poker pro Matt Kirk defraduing him.
The lawsuit is all to do with a late night high stakes heads-up cash game at the Aria Casino between Tsoukernik and Kirk. Tsourkernik (who was drunk) allegedly funded his game with repeated loans from Kirk and failed to pay back what was due.
Tsoukernik lost $3 million to Kirk but only paid back $1 million. Kirk sued Tsoukernik but then was countersued by the Kings Casino owner who said that the Aria Casino worked with Kirk to ply him with alcohol.
Kirk’s case against Tsoukernik for the outstanding $2 million is still ongoing.
Kara Scott, on behalf of 888poker, highlights the major happenings in poker for the month of February in the latest episode of the Poker Brief.
Kicking off the highlights was coverage of the US Poker Open, a new high stakes poker series brought to you by Poker Central that took place at the ARIA Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas. The inaugural series provided poker fans plenty of entertaining moments and showcased a variety of poker variants during the $25,000 Mixed Game Championship.
Keeping with the live poker theme, next on Kara’s list was the the partypoker MILLIONS in Germany where 888 sponsored pro Dominik Nitsche defeated partypoker sponsored pro Marcel Lüske to take down the High Roller event. For the Main Event, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom made a heroic call on the final hand of the tournament to seal a huge comeback victory.
News of an extension between new partners 888poker and the WPT500 also made the cut as they will be teaming up for another event, this time at Aspers Westfield Stratford City in London from March 23-April 2, 2018. The $565 buy-in event has a $1 million guaranteed prize pool with 888 hosting one of the opening days online on March 11. Other day 1s will take place at various Aspers properties.
Wrapping up the month was the American Poker Awards. Watch the video below to find out what Kara thought about the event and some of the winners.
PokerStars Team Pro, Jake Cody returns to vlogging this week after a hiatus of around nine months. He has been missed!
In this personal vlog from the poker pro, Cody tells us the reasons why he has shied away from the camera for so long. Watch below.
Oh and if you didn’t know already, Cody took down the partypoker UK Poker Championships High Roller event and ended up putting all his winnings on the roulette wheel, routing for black! See how he did here.
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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