The Grudge Match Between William Kassouf & Stacy Matuson Is On!

Earlier this week, Stacy Matuson challenged Mr Coconuts William 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!

published 7 years, 1 month ago • by permalink

Orangutan is Aaron Paul’s New Favorite Word

What’s Aaron Paul’s pick at karaoke? His celebrity crush? Does he even have a computer?

Find out this and a whole lot more in just two minutes in PokerNews’ brilliant quick fire questions with the Breaking Bad star, shot from the PokerStars Championship Bahamas.

published 7 years, 1 month ago • by permalink

PokerStars Championship Bahamas Watch the Day 4 Main Event Livestream Now!

Catch all the latest action from the Bahamas, with 32 players returning to the felt to fight for the $480k first place prize and the first ever PokerStars Championship Main Event Trophy.

With the likes of Jason Mercier, Ryan Riess, Christian Harder, Cliff Josephy and more top-tier pros all in contention, you won’t want to miss out on any of the action.

published 7 years, 1 month ago • by permalink

Watch Now: PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event Day 3

Feature table streaming live now.

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.

published 7 years, 1 month ago • by permalink

Tom “Durrrr” Dwan New Poster Boy for Poker Training Site

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.”

published 7 years, 1 month ago • by permalink

Andrew Neeme & His Search For 5/10 Games In Vegas

I am way behind the times as I am only now discovering Andrew Neeme’s vlogs despite him already having over 29,000 followers on YouTube.

Neeme’s vlogs are a mix of “day in the life” and poker hand analysis that last around 20 minutes.

If this video piqued your interest in Neeme and what he gets up to, here are some more recent videos.

published 7 years, 1 month ago • by permalink

Dan Smith Rallies DFS & Poker Community, Raises $1.7 Million for Charity

Dan Smith, Martin Crowley, his brother Tom Crowley along with many others from the Poker and DFS community have managed to raise $1.7 million for charity.

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.

published 7 years, 1 month ago • by permalink