Williams will be joining 40 other competitors as they battle it out to impress Gordon Ramsey & Christina Tosi in the hopes of becoming this years MasterChef. He will be competing for the $250,000 grand prize and a cookbook deal.
Tune in on Tuesday 24 May from 2:00pm – 6:00pm PT on Poker Central’s Twitch Channel to watch poker pros (Team Poker Central) take on e-sports pros (Team Amazon Coins) in the new event: Worlds Collide.
Team Poker Central will be made up of Maria Ho, Doug Polk and Scott Ball and will play Team Amazon Coins; Victor “Vlps” Lopez, HSdogdog aka Liquid Dog and Esteban “AKAWonder” Serrano at Jackpot Poker, Hearthstone and Pac-Man 256.
Team PokerStars Pro and team manager of the Global Poker League’s Hong Kong Stars, Celina Lin, was a guest on the popular BBC podcast The Conversation where she revealed that she uses her sex appeal to gain an advantage at the poker table.
“I tend to wear lower cut tops the deeper I go in tournaments,” Lin stated and then proceeded to joke, “research shows that men cannot think as well under situations where blood may be going elsewhere.”
Joined by fellow poker pro Cat Hubert, who stated “I don’t think women are as good as male players, I think they are better than male players,” Lin agreed. Make sure you check out the reason why and the rest of the great talk to get a better idea of what makes these poker pros tick.
**Note: It has since been discovered that in true Bilzerian fashion, it was all flash and no cash at the poker table as it seems the wannabe poker player posted a year old pic. Thanks to Reading Poker Tells and Aaron Todd for the tip.
Posting on Instagram from the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Dan Bilzerian has clearly not lost his propensity to brag as he apparently sits with at least $2 million dollars in chips on the table, with what looks to be a big blind of $1,200.
As always, his Instagram is filled with the latest from his “baller” lifestyle that has made him so famous.
Serbian poker pro Andjelko Andrejevic won his first ever World Poker Tour tile in Amsterdam this weekend after beating Tomas Fara to win over €200,000 in prize money and denying Anthony Zinno his 4th WPT Title.
Won my first WPT, thanks for all the support-means so much !!! Hoisted the cup in Amsterdam!!!! https://t.co/PjClye6DSF— Andjelko Andrejevic (@andjelko28) May 14, 2016
Anthony Zinno who was playing for his fourth WPT title entered the final table with the third biggest stack. After holding the chip lead at one point during three-handed play against Fara and Andrejevic, he couldn’t hold on and was eliminated in 3rd place, earning €90,460.
3rd place finish @WPT Amsterdam – sincere thanks for all of the well-wishes, they mean more than you know. shoulda worn the suit!— Anthony Zinno (@AntZinno) May 14, 2016
The heads up play between Fara and Andrejevic apparently ended up lasting over three hours before Andrejevic could claim his win.
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville broke the 30,000 viewer mark on his Twitch channel last week as he made the Final Table during his live stream of the $700 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Progressive Super Knockout (PSKO) tournament from the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).
Somerville has now amassed over 12 million views and 180,000 followers on Twitch—and so you dont miss out on the action over the remaining days of the series, you can follow along here.
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.