If you missed the face off between Eugene Katchalov of the LA Sunset and San Francisco Rush Team Manager Faraz Jaka this week, in what was Week 3 of the Global Poker League – you can catch up on all the action here.
The fight will be held at Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas at 6pm local time. Tickets will be sold for $20 at the door and all proceeds will go towards One Drop — a charity that helps to tackle the water crises on a global level.
One of the more recent petitions on social movement site, Change.org, calls for the World Series of Poker to eliminate rake on the Main Event..
The petition, if it reaches 100 signatures will be delivered to World Series of Poker head honchos: VP and Tournament Director, Jack Effel; Executive Director, World Series of Poker / Senior VP, Caesars Interactive Ty Stewart and VP of Corporate Communications, World Series of Poker, Seth Palansky. Though we have a sneaking suspicion they may already be aware of its existence.
It calls for “a revenue-sharing program to supplement the prize pools for the top WSOP poker tournaments with part of the revenue generated from TV contracts, sponsorships, licensing and other sources derived from the value of the WSOP brand.” We kinda doubt that will be well received by Caesars.
So far the petition has 72 signatures and is nearly 3/4 of the way to ending up at WSOP HQ.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Change.org – it is a great platform that enables anyone, anywhere to start a petition, to entice change on a local or global level. And this petition is no different, if perhaps a little over ambitious.
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.