The coolest dude in Hollywood just got even cooler in our eyes as Brad Pitt reportedly lost $25,000 in a single hand of poker on purpose to a driver that had been extremely nice to him while at the Sundance Film Festival promoting his new film True Story starring James Franco and director by Rupert Gold.
According to RadarOnline, Pitt had a soft spot for a valet that was “putting his two kids through college and had another baby on the way.” So, he put up the cash against the promise that if anyone else lost, they would have to engage in an outrageous dare.
Pitt ended up mucking without showing and promptly paid up.
Rousso’s pictures and likeness appeared on PokerStars’ site as recent as January 23, 2015, according to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine leading us to believe that this split is recent and probably occurred at the end of January 2015.
Vanessa’s fans can catch up with her later this month at the Zen Poker Mentoring seminar led by Brian Rast where she will be schooling attendees on “Reading and Decoding Behavior at the tables.”
As if he needed to take his legacy to even greater heights, Phil Ivey took down the LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge on Monday at the Aussie Millions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne Australia. Ivey defeated Mike McDonald heads up and bested the likes of Doug Polk, Scott Seiver and Eric Seidel, who each cashed in the rebuy event.
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.
Here you can read some hot takes as to what really happened, and if it can be defined as collusion.
Doug Polk sums up what has happened over on YouTube.
Justin Bonomo has much to say on the matter—definitely read his post right to the end. “I do not think they intended to cheat or collude. I do however think some ethical lines were crossed in very egregious ways.”
New information (30% swap), a new hand to look at (KQ vs 22) and my personal thoughts on the Kristen Bicknell + Ale… https://t.co/yLyirBQTOC— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) July 01, 2018
Mike Watson’s thoughts which are spoken about in Bonomo’s post are here —with Watson suggesting a 6 month ban for the couple.
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.