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.
*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.