Poker Twitter Comes Under Fire From Rapper Talib Kweli Greene

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.

Then almighty hell breaks loose and it reminds me why social media makes me sad.

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The Physics of Waterslides: Liv Boeree’s Second Episode Is Here

Guest starring Chris Moneymaker

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.

Chris Moneymaker even makes an appearance.

If you want to check out her earlier episode on the Panama Canal, go here.

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Brian Koppelman Almost Sheds Light On That “Rounders” Final Hand

Making use of Twitter’s increased character count, Brian Koopelman is giving us the answer to that long-awaited Rounders question….

Turns out there is only a handful of people in the whole world who know what that hand was.

Earlier this year Koppelman did a Reddit AMA — if you missed it you can catch the highlights here.

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PokerStars’ Power Up Has Its First Strategy Site

Power Up from PokerStars now has its very first strategy site and is offering its first video training content for free on YouTube, with a running time of just over 35 mins.

High stakes Power Up games still remain elusive, with a rollout planned for next year, but if you want to get ahead, you can start by watching the video and get some study in today.

You can check out the training site here.

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