If you’ve been watching any of the ESPN World Series of Poker coverage this year you’ll know the name William Kassouf.
He is the Brit that has divided opinion both on and off the tables; is the self proclaimed king of speech play —and tanked more times than I care to remember during the WSOP.
Making the most of his new found fame Kassouf has taken to all the podcasts out there; joining the likes of Daniel Negreanu on the Full Contact Podcast and Joey Ingram on the Poker Life Podcast. Kassouf has even created his own website.
Chicago Joey sits down to a rare conversation with WSOP 2015 Main Event Winner Joe McKeehen, as they talk about the price of fame, why he won’t accept your twitter follow, love, William Kassouf and his 2016 WSOP run, Marty Derbyshire and McKeehen’s general beef with PokerNews.
Check it out below.
Oh and in the UK we call Shopping Carts/ Buggies, Trollies. Watch the start to see what I mean.
Phil Hellmuth is releasing an autobiography (scheduled to hit stores in January 2017) chronicalling his meteoric rise as one of the top poker pros in the world. The book is tentatively called “Poker Brat” proving that Hellmuth may have a sense of humor after all.
In an interview with PokerNews Hellmuth says the book will be about “the development of the Poker Brat, how [he] came from struggling so much with ego to finding great success.”
Here’s a sneak peak into the Poker Central episode on The Poker Brat.
In his latest Poker Thoughts Episode,Doug Polk takes up the topic of Twitch poker, commenting on a variety of aspects including Twitch poker superstar, jason Somerville. The episode is billed as a “unique perspective” as Polk shares his experiences broadcasting on the live streaming channel.
Skip to the 9 min mark to hear Polk talk about Jaime Staples and why he should ignore the haters and just after the 13 min mark, Polk talks about closing the gap between himself and twitch power houseJason Somerville and provies various thoughts on the Twitch poker king.
Also, check out the comments on YouTube, as it seems viewers are more interested in whether Polk is wearing bronzer or fake tanner than what he has to say about Twitch.
Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and our most recent Spider Man, Andrew Garfield, will be playing host as the WPT Foundation is once again presenting the Four Kings & An Ace Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, October 21 at The Citizen, Beverly Hills.
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.
220 players remained on the field when Nguyen raised from the button with Ad Qc only to get 3-bet to 37,000 by Polychronopoulos from the big blind who held a pair of Aces.
Nguyen made the call and the flop landed Ks 9s Qd. Both the players checked. The Qh on Turn improved Nguyen’s hand to trips. She bets 17,000 after Polychronopoulos checked for a second time. He made the call and the Ace of Spade gave both the players a full house.
Polychronopoulos once again checked on the river with his Aces full. Nguyen bets 50,000 leaving her 153,000 chips behind but finds herself in a check-raise-all-in situation.
This is where things go crazy!!!
After tanking for a while, Nguyen lays down Ad Qc face up—a freaking Full house!!!. Out of respect for her incredible fold, Polychronopoulos flips out Aces and was himself stunned.
Did she misread her hand? No!!! She knew what she was doing. Nguyen put him on Aces or Kings and she was bang on right!!!
The hand was caught during the live stream and obviously, the viewers glued to the stream went berserk including the commentators James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Lex Veldhuis.
Nguyen eventually finished 153rd for $25,450 and Polychronopoulos also made cash but busted against Platinum Pass winner, Jussi Nevanlinna.
What is more crazier is that on day 1 Nguyen won an EPT Monte Carlo package during a random draw table giveaway.
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.
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.