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.
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.