Apparently high stakes poker player Jason Mo is not a big fan of Lee Jones, Head of Poker Communications at PokerStars. Mo has offered to “pony up a large amount” to someone that is willing to give Jones “a swift kick in the nuts.”
The folks over at PokerUpdate.com’s The Weekly Burn & Turn are at it again. This week they discuss how Bank of America closed Daniel Negreanu’s bank account, ways to improve you poker face and Shira seeks her revenge on Shimi The Fish in another edition of Name That Pro.
There were some rumblings that this could be Shira’s last show, so if you enjoy what she brings to the table (literally….they are sitting at a table), make sure you click through to YouTube and leave a comment in support of Shira.
PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst prides herself on being “rational” and “risk-adverse,” but she has offered 200:1 odds on a $10,000 wager.
Want to know all the details? Well, it probably wont end up with anyone peeing at a poker table, but we aren’t giving out any spoilers, so you will have to watch her vidcast with (soon to be PokerStars Pro????) Maria Ho as they promote Vanessa’s new documentary on Pokeragraphy by Poker Central.
The word out of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is that poker superstar Antonio Esfandiari was DQ’d from the PCA Main Event for peeing in a container under the table.
As a result of a prop bet with business mogul “Bill Perkins” where “The Magician” needed to lunge everywhere he went for 48 hours, Esfandiari was apparently too sore to lunge his way to the bathroom and opted instead to relieve himself at the table.
Even though he reportedly had a “towel and blockers”, the PCA staff was having none of it and kicked him out of the tournament for “breach of etiquette.”
Our friends over at PokerUpdate.com have just released their latest version of The Weekly Burn & Turn where they highlight some of the great poker coverage they have on their site with a bit of comedy.
This week, they even have a guest appearance by none other than PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu.
Topics discussed include gimmick tournaments, poker pros advocating for the legalization of online poker in the US and of course coverage of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Check it out and click through to YouTube to leave a comment and let them know what you think of the show!
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.