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.
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.