Similar to the celebration that took place in Beverly Hills earlier this month at the American Poker Awards, the Euros took their turn to recognize the players and industry insiders that have helped grow the game over the last year at the European Poker Awards.
Organized by the Global Poker Index and held in Malta, the awards ceramony highlighted the achievements of some of the game’s finest.
We thought about listing some of the winners, but it isn’t fair not to list them all, and there are so many, so we will just point you over to the European Poker Awards website where you can check out all the winners yourself.
They also have a nice photo gallary of the event too, so make sure not to miss them.
HimWith “tanking“ such a hot topic in poker today, the World Series of Poker decided to release some exclusive raw footage to help contribute to the conversation.
During the 12-minute clip featured below, Antonio Esfandiari breaks out all of the stops in an attempt to gain information on the strength of Greg Merson’s hand. At one point Esfandiari even encourages the other players at the table to call the clock on him if they think he is taking too long to make his decision.
In the end, well… watch it for yourself and chime in with your opinion on if The Magician tanked too long.
Dan Smith was facing a 4-bet with 77 and eventually decided to shove—a move Ike agreed with. Unfortunately for King Dan, his opponent had pocket rockets and the board ran out. Team USA had started the day in first place, but it was Team Italy that ended the day as the victors.
You can check out his recap of the situation here in his interview with PokerNews.
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.
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.