Coming Up: Live Chat & Interview with Antonio Esfandiari

Log-in April 20 at 4:00pm PT on PokerCentral's Facebook Page as Brent Hanks talks to "The Magician."

Want to ask Antonio Esfandiari anything you like?

Login to the PokerCentral Facebook Page next Wednesday (April 20) to do just that.

A live chat will be running alongside Esfandiari’s interview with Brent Hanks as they talk Super High Roller Bowl, GPL, WSOP, weird prop bets and more!

Go to Poker Central’s Facebook page and like them for updates.

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Doug Polk Sets New Record for Largest Win by a Player Live-streaming Action on Twitch

Polk streams live to paying subscribers as he takes down “Kilimanjaro” tournament.

Sunday night saw Polk pick up $162,000 for his win in the online $700 buy-in “Kilimanjaro” tournament, part of the Mountain Series by PokerStars.

He set a new record for the largest win by a player live-streaming online poker action.

Unfortunately for Polk, his victory was only seen by a few viewers as his Twitch channel is subscription based only—costing viewers $4.99 a month.

Polk beats the previous record holder Rupert Elder by $37,000. Elder set the previous record last September.

(The lack of sound certainly kills the mood when watching the action)

With the rising popularity of Twitch we can only expect this record to be broken again soon as spring promotions and tournaments start ramping up.

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Want to Play with the Pros at This Year’s World Series of Poker for Free?

Keep your eyes peeled as the Poker Players Alliance will be releasing details this week on their Twitter account, @ppapoker, about how you can win a seat at the 2016 World Series of Poker for your chance to play against the best poker players in the world.

The exclusive social media contest will reward 3 lucky winners with a seat in the Colosuss, a tournament which last year broke the record for the largest live poker tournament in history with over 22,374 entries.

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Tune in Tonight to Catch a New Episode of Pokerography: The Story of Chris Moneymaker

The latest 30 minute Pokerography episode by Poker Central is all about Chris Moneymaker and his infamous rise to the top of his game.

The show will cover everything from his life before his historic 2003 WSOP Main Event win to the “Moneymaker Effect” and beyond.

Here’s a few previews to whet your appetite ahead of tonight’s show, including some outtakes. I’m hooked already.

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Can Poker Be The Cause of Bad Premier League Performance?

Research by Professor Graeme Law and his team of researchers at the University of Chester have found “English Premier League players have been underperforming on the pitch because of concerns about losses incurred during poker games”.

The professor said that “players were unable to function to the level expected, and this leads to resentment in the team about their gambling”.

Only 34 past and present professional footballers were interviewed as part of the study, so I am not sure it proves conclusively that this is systemic poker problem faced by the Premier League, but Professor Law’s study seemed think so. What do you think?

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