On this Episode of the PokerUpdate.com Weekly Burn & Turn, Robbie and Shimi discuss what types of jobs they would quit playing poker professionally for….you know….if they were ever lucky enough to play poker professionally.
Shimi also coaches up Robbie in an attempt to improve his poker game. During that segment of the show, Robbie does some really cool poker impersonations, so check 'em out.
Then, at around the 18:25 mark, faced with the clue, “This pro has had noticeable elective cosmetic surgery done within the last five years,” Shimi has the equivalent of a Matusow Blowup during Name That Pro when he loses his mind and blurts out the name of….... Well, you have to watch it for yourself.
We are going to give Shimi the benefit of the doubt here and assume he is so enchanted by her beauty that he thought God couldn’t even reach that level of perfection. You owe us one Shim
In this clip previewing a recent episode of Pokerography, on the 24/7 poker network Poker Central, poker great Erik Seidel tells how he got his start in poker and how poker legend Stu Ungar played a part in exposing him to the game.
Check it out here, and when you’re done, check out the epic music video about Seidel by SrslySirius & DRybes below.
Joe “Black” Reddick took 1st Place in Event 10 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open last month, the $1,000,000 GTD Borgata Million, for $217,792. And while his accomplishment is amazing, the story of how he learned to play poker is equally as remarkable.
According to an article today in The New York Post, Reddick cut his chops while serving 15 years in prison for dealing crack.
“I lost about $7,000 worth of Snickers bars. That’s how I learned,” Reddick told the Post.
Reddick’s goal is to become the first African American to win the World Series of Poker Main Event. Read more about his inspiring true story here.
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.