Three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier is definitely psyched for the WSOP this year, so much so, that he is looking to get 3 to 1 odds that he will capture another bracelet this year.
He is no stranger to running public WSOP bracelet bets, last year loosing a ton of dough to Brian Hastings even though he won his third bracelet.
Looking to get 3 to 1 on winning a bracelet this Wsop (Vegas only) any takers? Lmk, will need escrow / post if I don’t know u well etc— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) May 31, 2016
Oh I’ll also do myself vs any player to win a bracelet … Will cap the action on certain players, but everyone is avail at 1st
#ComeNgetIt— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) May 31, 2016
Although Mercier’s bet is definitely appealing, the biggest bracelet bet of the year is the one between Dzmitry Urbanovich and Vanessa Selbst—Urbanovich will win $2 million from Selbst if he walks away with three bracelets in his 2016 WSOP debut. Check out Vanessa announcing it here!
Representing PokerStars Team Pro since 2011, Eugene Katchalov made a statement via twitter a few days ago that he and PokerStars are parting ways. Katchalov will focus on become an entrepreneur. His contract ended on June 1, five years after first joined Stars.
Some news about me … https://t.co/cWFlf8Rt38— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) May 31, 2016
“While this chapter in my life closes, I am truly excited for what lie ahead” said Katchalov in his statement. “I really want to try and apply what I have learnt in poker to entrepreneurship and see if I can help improve and grow the game from the business side.”
And then boom—out of nowhere—your favorite online poker news and entertainment site fills the screen. That’s right, F5Poker has a cameo in the new PokerStars documentary, KidPoker.
Which one of the many thousands of candidate articles got featured, I hear your ask? The article that got its starring role was this hard hitting piece by the one and only original F5 Editor and all-round superstar Jeff Walsh.
The in-depth article—a Walsh classic—takes you on a journey of intrigue and discovery as he uncovers Negreanu’s plot to take over the high stakes world.
It includes six embedded tweets. Six.
We’re not surprised it was featured. Honestly the whole documentary could have been better if it had just been a selection of F5 staffers reading out each F5 post about Negreanu in chronological order. There’s enough of them, after all.
Last year it was revealed that Daniel Negreanu was starring in Kid Poker—a documentary that chronicles Negreanu’s life story from his early days in card rooms and pool halls of Toronto to the present day as a six-time WSOP bracelet winner and poker’s highest money winner.
Kid Poker is now showing on Netflix after originally airing on Canadian Channel TSN4 back in late 2015.
You’ve waited long enough! #KidPoker officially on @netflix right now. Enjoy, and let me know what you think! https://t.co/HbWyQ1VttA— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 01, 2016
The documentary is produced by Francine Watson and PokerStars and features contributions from Team PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst and European Poker Tour creator John Duthie.
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
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.