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.
*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.