Some exciting news: my new book is now official! Spoiler alert: the champion is “@Erik_Seidel”:https://twitter.com/Erik_Seidel—and he’s *the* absolut… https://t.co/DvB9Ufmv6a— Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) March 10, 2017
Is that my completed manuscript? Why yes. Yes it is. https://t.co/n5jhOj6axA— Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) October 21, 2019
The poker community were quick to jump on twitter to congratulate the author and poker pro—her comments section a veritable who’s who of poker alumni.
Back in 2017 Konnikova said that she thinks Sidel will reclaim the number 1 all-time money title from Daniel Negreanu by the time her book is out. Looking at the stats as of today, that looks like a long shot for many reasons.
In July 2018 Justin Bonomo clinched the top spot knocking Negreanu down into second place. Since then Negreanu has slipped into third place, as Bryn Kenney sits in the top spot. Kenney took down the Triton High Roller in the summer which saw him win over $20 million in prize money—jumping from 6th to 1st place on the all-time money list.
Seidel sits in 5th place, $20 million behind the top spot.
Jean-Robert Bellande, commonly referred to as JRB, is one of the true characters of poker and a real fan favorite.
During his appearance this week on the Poker Life Podcast, JRB gets about as candid as once can get on a number of different topics, including how he first started playing poker.
But that is just the tip of the iceberg (pun intended) as Joey dives in with JBR on WTF he was thinking when he got it all in pre with the 53 during a televised hand from the Triton Poker Series! (We’ve included Joey’s vid on that hand below as a bonus)
Other entertaining topics on the pod include:
JRB describing the degen game Big Bank Little Bank
In this fast & furious version, players get 300 starting stack instead of 500 and the blind levels go up every minute instead of the usual three—exactly what you’ll see in Winamax’s Nitro format.
You’ll also notice that Spin & Go Flash does not have its own tab. Instead, it is found in the default Spin & Go tab. Players can choose to either play the regular version or the “Flash” version.
Also, if you click on the background of the table, a sparkling lightning effect takes place at the table. Currently, this is possible only in Aurora clients, PokerStars’ new graphics engine released earlier this year.
Starting today (Thursday October 10) and running for the next 14 days, every player at Run It Once Poker will get 35% direct rakeback for playing at the RIO Poker tables – PLUS, another 35% in rakback will be awarded right at the tables thought the fun and innovative Splash the Pot where random amounts of money are added directly to the pot.
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.
It was during day 2 of the history-in-making $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship when a Vietnamese lady by the name of Thi Xua Nguyen stunned everybody by making this incredible laydown versus Athanasios Polychronopoulos, a Greek-American professional poker player with two WSOP bracelets.
Short Deck Hold’em, AKA 6+ Hold’em, is one of the hottest poker variants being played today, and courtesy of these highlights from the HKD 500k ($64k USD) buy-in Short Deck Event at the Triton Poker SHR Jeju 2018 series, you can learn from one of poker’s all-time masters, Phil Ivey.
OP-Poker, a team of Twitch streamers and official ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up, was recently invited to have a look at PokerStars’ brand new upcoming Virtual Reality Product PokerStars VR held at EGX conference at Birmingham.
Unibet has announced that the Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, who’s “Hollywood high stakes poker game was the subject of the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed film Molly’s Game“ will be their special guest!
This story still has the poker community talking. Real life poker couple Kristen Bicknell (who is signed by partypoker) and Alex Foxen made the final table of a tournament at The Venetian in Las Vegas last month. Their alleged soft-play and collusion has the poker community riled up with the likes of Doug Polk and Justin Bonomo still talking about it long after play finished up.
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