Earlier this week, Stacy Matuson challenged Mr CoconutsWilliam Kassouf to a heads up match at 888Live Poker Festival at King’s Casino Rozvadov in February.
Matuson folded queens to Kassouf’s 9 High like a boss during last summer’s World Series of Poker that resulted in her eventually leaving the tournament and a shit ton of exposure for Kassouf as he progressed through the Main Event.
Matuson also alludes to the fact that this time, Kassouf won’t be able to buy the trophy referencing his recent EPT High Roller Win.
Here is Kassouf’s response. Looks like the heads up match is on!
It’s on. One of the most prestigious events in poker is going down right now, and you can watch all the action thanks to the fab PokerStars stream coming at you live from the Bahamas.
We’re already deep in the money: At the time of writing just 37 players remain of over 700 players who ponied up $5000 to enter the Main. They’re fighting for a prize pool of over $3 million, and the winner is going to take home a cool $480k.
To get up to speed, check out the PokerStars blog which is posting live chip counts and has a blow-by-blow of all the action of the day.
Malaysian businessman, Paul Phua, who frequents some of the biggest cash game in the world, has now officially launched his poker training site: PaulPhuaPoker and seems to have none other than the reclusive Tom “Durrrr” Dwan as a poster boy for the site.
Dwan who has not been seen on the regular poker circuit for some years now, despite being spotted at the WSOP in Vegas back in the summer, has been keeping his head down — especially since things are not resolved between him and Jungleman — so it comes as a bit of a surprise that he is so prominent on Phua’s site.
There is even an “In Conversation” YouTube series that Dwan is part of.
Dwan has even given a testimonial to the site saying: “Paul Phua has a desire to learn and improve. He’s focused on actually playing better, and doesn’t mind admitting mistakes if he makes them. So now he is always one of the best poker players in almost any poker game he sits down in (and he often doesn’t pick easy games).”
Phil Ivey, who had a shockingly bad 2016 thanks to his edge sorting scandal, has also said of the site: “Paul Phua is probably the best non-pro I’ve ever played poker against. And you can call him a “non-pro” only because he’s such a successful businessman too. He’s certainly better — maybe much better — than a large percentage of professional players.”
For those of us not lucky enough to be at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas for the first-ever PokerStars Championship Bahamas, we will just have to keep ourselves occupied by watching videos from those that are.
Here we found a vlog from DNegs and PokerNews catches up with Jason Somerville and all round GOATBill Perkins to help us feel like we are in on all the action.
To see the results of the drive and where the money will be donated you can check out Smith’s blog post here.
To remind yourself of Smith and the Crowleys’ efforts you can check out what he had to say to Joe Ingram when he was on the Poker Life Podcast over the Christmas break.
Tweeted about “@DanSmithHolla”:https://twitter.com/DanSmithHolla’s worthwhile charity drive before. Can hear more about it & how Jack Doyle is related: https://t.co/SDZcWa1OdX— Adam Levitan (@adamlevitan) December 28, 2016
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
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.