Over the weekend it seems hip-hop artist and activist Talib Kweli Greene took aim at stalwarts of the poker community, like Vanessa Selbst, in what can only be described as a torrid display of bigotry and hate.
Distilling who said what is complicated and comes with no satisfactory end or timeline, but you can see some examples of who said what below — it all started when stealthmunk sent this tweet.
Liv Boeree is back on her Facebook channel Amazing Science Adventures to give us a physics lesson on watersides — and it looks like it comes right from the sunny shores of the Bahamas during this year’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
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.