From the looks of it, the first PokerStars tournament in the US in a long time will run from October 29 to November 6 and will happen at The Resorts Casino, New Jersey—but it looks like PokerStars is keeping the rest of the details close to its chest for now.
It’s been a long time since there was A LIVE @PokerStars tournament on US soil. October 29-November 6 sounds like a good time, doesn’t it?— Chris Moneymaker (@CMONEYMAKER) August 12, 2016
Heading to Atlantic City for Halloween this year.Hoping to stumble upon a major live tourney while I’m there! Oct 29 – Nov 6… #savethedate— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) August 12, 2016
Last week Daniel Negreanu admitted on his blog to winning $50K over in the Bellagio, but loosing an eye watering $436K in prop bets over the course of the evening.
They got me out of retirement. Playing props for the first time in like 10 years. Degen Friday night I guess. https://t.co/h5PoIIc4cz— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 06, 2016
A crazy amount by anyone’s standards.
Negreanu had headed to the Bellagio to play some mixed games with some old school poker veterans, such as Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Doyle Brunson and David Oppenhiem. They then spiced up the action by adding some prop bets to the mix.
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.
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.
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.