Sofia Lövgren, the lovely sponsored pro for 888poker has written a new blog post in which she lists the invitees to her dream home poker game.
When compiling such a list, people are often torn between inviting those players that they have a significant edge over, and those that will provide interesting table banter. At her $5/$10 NLHE game, Sofia’s professional poker side (and a little bit of wishful thinking) shines through as she explains how she will exploit most of her guests regardless of their standing in the poker community. For example, she plans to use her image to bluff Daniel Negreanu, trap Guy Laliberté and double through Gus Hansen.
Choosing a historical figure or two when comprising such a list is common, and for Sofia that person is none other than the President of the United States, Barack Obama. She rounds out her table with some loved ones and even includes a list of honorable mentions.
Check out here blog post here. An then after you do, let us know who would highlight your Dream Home Game.
By now you have probably heard about lottery-style Sit & Gos like PokerStars’ Spin & Gos where three players compete for a prize pool that can be as much as much as $1 million for a $5 buy-in.
Recreational players seem to flock to them, but some grinders think they are bad for the game. Well, after experiencing them first hand, poker media guru Barry Carter took the time to offer up his opinion on the topic. Barry is an old-time SNG player from way back. Interested in what he had to say? So were we, so we checked out his latest article over at PokerStrategy.com
When you are done reading, Tweet at us and let us know what you think!
At about the 37 minute mark, Timex admits that “it is very very hard to stay competitive,” and that “the average person playing [his] stakes has been working harder than [he] has.”
But start at the beginning, There is tons of good stuff in there including Timex’s thoughts on why there aren’t more women playing high stakes, sunglasses at the poker table and he even delves into his thoughts on open relationships.
And, if you like the show, and we know you will, check out all of Chicago Joey’s shows on his YouTube channel.
Make sure you take care of your sweetie on Valentine’s Day so that you can break away and catch the World Poker Tour on TV this Sunday.
Last season was the most watched season in history and this season should be even better “with an enhanced Monster® Bar, Hall-of-Fame commentating, and behind-the-scenes access to some of the premiere casino properties around the world.”
There will even be four events that will be broadcast for our friends over at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
There is also the The WPT Monster Invitational scheduled for April 19. You won’t want to miss this cool made-for-TV, winner-take-all six-person tournament. This special final table will feature Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Selbst, Phil Laak, David Williams, Scotty Nguyen, and Raw Deal host Tony Dunst. Combined these players have over $60 million in live tournament winnings, six WPT titles and 13 WSOP bracelets.
For more info on the latest WPT Season, check out the WPT Blog and contact your TV provider to determine which channel to tune to for Fox Sports Net.
If you’ve hung around a poker table long enough, then you know that when a player throws out a single chip in response to a bet or raise, it is considered a call. Well, the Director of Poker Communications at PokerStars, Lee Jones, thinks that rule should be changed.
Lee believes that the negatives out weigh the positives when it comes to the single chip rule. The opportunity for someone to shoot an angle is just too great, he contends. “Furthermore, there’s no upside to this one-chip call except to allow the caller to be lazy and detached. “
Check out his post on the PokerStars Blog to see a full explanation of Lee’s problem with the rule and his perspective on poker rules in general.
*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.