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.
Know for his #Mau5 hashtags due his love of house music by DeadMau5 Elky has not disappointed with his latest creation. You’d think being part of the GPL would keep him busy enough, especially as his team the Paris Aviators are toping the Eurasia leader board – but obviously not so.
You can keep up to date with everything going on in Elky’s world on his Twitch stream.
*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.