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.
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.