Already a two-time WPT Champion, Rhode Island native Anthony Zinno sat with only seven big blinds at the WPT L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino with just four players left before surging back to win it all on Thursday night.
Last month Zinno took down WPT Fallsview Poker Classic which along with this victory makes him only the third player to ever win back-to-back WPT titles, joining the company of Marvin Rettenmaier and Darren Elias.
Zinno has also become only the third player to ever win 3 WPT titles joining the likes of Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen.
It is no surprise to learn that with this score of $1,015,860, Zinno has amassed more than $2.8 million in live tournament cashes.
The final table played down as follows:
WPT L.A. Poker Classic Final Table Results 1st Anthony Zinno – $1,015,860 2nd Mike Leah – $701,350 3rd Chris Klodnicki – $451,090 4th Igor Yaroshevskyy – $333,680 5th Peter Neff – $250,260 6th Peter Tran – $200,830
The Borgata Spring Poker Open 2015 schedule has been released and tournaments for the series will be running from April 14 – May 1.
So start making plans now because you don’t want to miss out on all the great poker action going down at the Borgata this spring. The series kicks off with a $1 million guaranteed event on April 14. The $500 + $60 event has 4 Day 1s and the final table will be livestreamed!
The series will also feature the $15,000 + $400 WPT World Championship which starts on April 25. The highly prestigious tournament has kicked aside its rebuy format and has gone back to only allowing players a single bullet, but don’t fret, there are plenty of rebuy tournaments during the series for those that like to take multiple shots.
When it comes to determining what your opponent is holding at the poker table, tells can be a valuable tool in making decisions.
Many player wear sunglasses and hoodies in an attempt to hide their tells. But, if you watch the latest video from SchoolofCards, you will see that neither shades nor your hood will hide the part of the body that may be giving your opponents the most information on your cards.
Unless you are purely an online grinder we suggest you check out this video to both hide your own tells better and to read other with more accuracy.
Partypoker recently tested out a new high-tech device that supposedly can read your brain activity while playing poker.
As documented in an article by John Ward at the Daily Star, partypoker has set up a “task force” to collect data on the function of the human brain while at the felt. That info will then be handed over to their “in house poker psychologists” who will publish their findings on pokerbrain.com.
Until now, the Emotiv headset was only used in online play, but recently it was worn by a member of the Daily Star at a World Poker Tour event at Aspers Casino in London. Check out how it went and what the partypoker rep had to say.
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.
220 players remained on the field when Nguyen raised from the button with Ad Qc only to get 3-bet to 37,000 by Polychronopoulos from the big blind who held a pair of Aces.
Nguyen made the call and the flop landed Ks 9s Qd. Both the players checked. The Qh on Turn improved Nguyen’s hand to trips. She bets 17,000 after Polychronopoulos checked for a second time. He made the call and the Ace of Spade gave both the players a full house.
Polychronopoulos once again checked on the river with his Aces full. Nguyen bets 50,000 leaving her 153,000 chips behind but finds herself in a check-raise-all-in situation.
This is where things go crazy!!!
After tanking for a while, Nguyen lays down Ad Qc face up—a freaking Full house!!!. Out of respect for her incredible fold, Polychronopoulos flips out Aces and was himself stunned.
Did she misread her hand? No!!! She knew what she was doing. Nguyen put him on Aces or Kings and she was bang on right!!!
The hand was caught during the live stream and obviously, the viewers glued to the stream went berserk including the commentators James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Lex Veldhuis.
Nguyen eventually finished 153rd for $25,450 and Polychronopoulos also made cash but busted against Platinum Pass winner, Jussi Nevanlinna.
What is more crazier is that on day 1 Nguyen won an EPT Monte Carlo package during a random draw table giveaway.
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.
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.