Poker mega-superstar, Antonio Esfandiari, revealed on the Poker Life Podcast this week that he just started studying the game of poker for the first time.
“Just two days ago I decided let’s take it to the next level and let’s start studying and let’s start working.” The Magician previously improved his game my mimicking the “younger generation” whom he assumed had “figured out [how] to play the game.”
The “studying” part starts in just after the 32:00 mark, but check out the whole interview. Host Joe Ingram does a great job, and near the end Phil Laak and Jeff Gross join the fun!
But Daniel being Daniel took the opportunity to share his thoughts on some of the hands he played on Day 7. He talks about a couple of mistakes he made and about his bust out hand. It is a pretty interesting read, so check out his blog over at Full Contact Poker.
The race for the GPIWSOP Player of the Year is adding some excitement to the Main Event.
Three-time WSOP bracelet winner, Brian Hastings currently sits in fifth place, well within striking distance of the number 1 spot currently held by Mike Gorodinsky, but according to Eric Danis over at GPI, Hastings would need to finish higher than ninth to overtake Gorodinsky.
The fact that no other player in the top 10 is still alive in the Main bodes well for Hastings. However, additional POY points are also available in events at the World Series of Poker Europe later this year, so it is unlikely that we will know the winner until then.
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
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.