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!
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.