Thanks to PokerListings we can now reminisce on the short life that was Stu Unger’s in this short documentary.
The tragic tale weaves through the narrative that was Ungers life, touching on his epic highs and rock bottom lows.
Making one of the biggest comebacks in poker history by winning the 1997 World Series of Poker after years of drug abuse and gambling addiction, his win would not be enough to save him from himself. He lost all his winnings from the ’97 WSOP within 3 days.
A tweet made by the much maligned Cate Hall blew up on Friday when she posted a tweet about the WSOP Main Event broadcast and why women only make up 4% of the playing field. Then out came the trolls and naysayers hauling Cate over the coals for her post.
Every year on ME broadcast:
“Women are only 4% of the field. Why not more?”
“It’s a mystery! We’ve tried literally nothing to attract them.” — Cate Hall (@catehall) September 23, 2016
In the end the conversation was derailed into “women belong in the kitchen” jokes and although Hall can hold her own when it comes to a twitter fight, I feel for her. It seems people just love to hate her, or love to hate her views, which seems unfair.
If Halls views are so polarising I’m sure the “unfollow” button on Twitter works and can be used.
The Street, a business news site that specializes in “award-winning stock analysis, market data and stock trading ideas,” commissioned an article from none other than Phil Hellmuth on “how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should approach Monday’s 'heads up’ debate, from the mind of a poker champion.”
If you’re expecting some heavy-hitting political journalism, you’re going to be disappointed. Indeed, it may be one of most underwhelming reads of your day (this article not included).
In a followup to his article in the same publication on How to Beat Donald Trump, Hellmuth manages to stay on the sidelines, not disclosing his political allegiances, but he goes on to mention the use of playground tactics more than once and how Clinton needs to steer the narrative away from being called Crooked Hillary. We’ll be sure to let her PR team know.
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.
Here you can read some hot takes as to what really happened, and if it can be defined as collusion.
Doug Polk sums up what has happened over on YouTube.
Justin Bonomo has much to say on the matter—definitely read his post right to the end. “I do not think they intended to cheat or collude. I do however think some ethical lines were crossed in very egregious ways.”
New information (30% swap), a new hand to look at (KQ vs 22) and my personal thoughts on the Kristen Bicknell + Ale… https://t.co/yLyirBQTOC— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) July 01, 2018
Mike Watson’s thoughts which are spoken about in Bonomo’s post are here —with Watson suggesting a 6 month ban for the couple.
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.