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.
Sasha Salinger conducts a masterful interview with Kassouf for PokerNews, getting him to talk about that hand and may other interesting topics. Kassouf comments extensively on the “Check your privilege” hand in part 2, but you won’t want to miss part 1 (both below).
Chris Moneymaker was living up to his name over the weekend as he finished second place in the PokerStars NJ $350 NL Hold’em [Sunday Special SE] $75,000 bagging himself $15,943 after chopping a deal with first place winner Jesse “ROU$EY” Elliot who walked away with $17,818.
The event is part of PokerStars’ New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP) that runs through the end of the month and guarantees at least $1.2 million in prize money will be paid out across its 43 events. The full schedule can be found here.
Although there doesn’t seem to be a stream showing Moneymaker’s win, you can check out last night’s stream on Twitch as Moneymaker battles it out in the $2K IPT High Roller Final Table.
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.