Buddhist Monk Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

After being arrested back in September 2015 for stealing $200K from his Lafayette temple so that he could play Blackjack at a casino in Lake Charles, Khang Nguyen Le has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, faces deportation back to Vietnam and has to return the $250K he stole.

“It was certainly not my intention to steal the money of the temple,” Nguyen admitted. Hmm, not sure how that plays when your wallet is $250k heavier.

Thanks to Asso Poker for originally reporting on it.

However, this isn’t the first time monks have made the headlines for the wrong reasons—back in 2012 a buddhist monk was caught in a high-stakes cash game scandal and narrowly avoided prison.

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Solid Penis Breaks The Record For Biggest Poker Win on Twitch

Scroll through to the 1 hour 24 minute mark to see 27 year old Russian SolidPenis who’s twitch handle is aKTepnopHo go from zero to hero in just a few minutes. He won €250,000 in just ten minutes in a PokerStars Sit & Go tournament.

He saw his €25 buy-in super sized 10,000 times—so that he ended up playing for a pot worth €250,000. Despite playing poorly at the start, he brings it back to take the win.

As aKTepnopHo was broadcasting the whole things on Twitch, it has made it the biggest recorded poker win on the site by a live-streamer. A title previously held by Doug Polk when he won a $700 buy-in MTT on PokerStars that paid out $162,000.

Watch to the end of tournament as his reaction upon winning is priceless!

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A John Malkovich Impersonation and the Latest on the Sequel Watch: Matt Damon Talk Rounders

In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Matt Damon talked Rounders and did a fantastic impersonation of John Malkovich in one of the most famous scenes.

Enjoy! And thanks to Remko for originally posting a link to it.

Then, Matt went on the Rich Eisen show where he talks about the Rounders sequel. We really hope this pans out! (Rounders talk starts at about the 16:30 mark)

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Phil Ivey’s DFS App Now Available

PhilIveyDFS is the name for Phil Ivey’s real money online daily fantasy sports site which has just gone live on iTunes.

Ivey has been quoted as saying: “Over the past few years I’ve been looking for more ways to share with fans my perspective on Daily Fantasy Sports” and now he has the platform to do so, though how good a DFS player he is I don’t know.

Let’s hope he has more luck with this then he did with IveyPoker.com which launched back in 2012 and closed in 2014.

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Fedor Holz on the Poker Life Podcast: How Many Millions He Won at the WSOP and a Masturbation Prop Bet

Fedor Holz sits down with Joe Ingram for two and a half hours to talk about his incredible summer run.

He ends up confirming that he won more than $5 million (but less than $10 million) while attending the WSOP this summer. That even includes the $400,000 he had to ship to Jason Mercier from a series of bracelet prob bets!

Holz also discusses what the future holds for him beyond the world of poker.

Oh, and check out the guys talking about Holz’s no-porn prop bet at the 2 hour 6 minute mark. It leads to the two making a no-masturbation bet of their own. It’s hysterical!

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