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.
*Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson has announced his retirement from poker so that he can spend more time with his wife, who is in failing health.
Brunson has amassed 10 WSOP bracelets, a WPT title along with being a fixture in the high-stakes cash games run in the famous “Bobby’s Room” over the decades.
Talking to Poker Central ahead of his last WSOP foray Brunson said: “I’m planning on retiring after the summer. My wife is not in very good health, and I will stay with her for the duration of either her life or mine.”
You can read more on Brunson’s decision to retire from the game over on Poker Central.
Currently Brunson and his son Todd have cashed in the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw — where play continues today — in what could be the last hurrah from the poker godfather.
I’ve been replaced as chip leader https://t.co/fnzqZp7vV9— Todd Brunson (@ToddBrunson) June 12, 2018
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.
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.