Staples was one of the most popular Twitch streamers in 2016 and has over 73,000 followers
In a recent press release on the partnership Staples said: “I’m thrilled to join a great team at PokerVision. Their multi-platform ePlay network and approach to TV will allow us to expand audiences to all ages on all platforms.”
PokerVision is based in Alberta, Canada and hopes to be “redefining the future of sports consumption by bridging poker, gaming, eSports and sports content with unparalleled consumer interactivity.”
We’ll have to watch this space to see what type of content is going to be created.
After grinding out 47,000 words over 10 days for his book called “Chasting The Poker Dream: The Qualities of a Successful Poker Player”, yeah, Ingram unfortunately managed to get a typo in the title, it looks like Chicago Joey has won another prop bet.
Refraining from any Book of Moorman puns, it looks like 888poker Ambassador and the most successful online poker player in history , Chris Moorman will have a new book that will be hitting shelves this summer possibly during the WSOP.
Announcing the news on twitter that he is almost finished writing his new tome, the book simply entitled Moorman, sets to analyze his own key hands as well as getting other poker pros like Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz and Liv Boeree to give their opinions.
Dong Kim, Jason Les, Daniel McAulay, and Jimmy Chou took part in the Brains vs. AI challenge where they battled the AI program, Libratus, in Heads Up No Limit Hold’em for three weeks. Ultimately the humans were overwhelmed by the poker bot.
Libratus dragged its final pot against the humans on Monday night as it pulled ahead of the humans by a total of $1.766 million in chips over 120,000 hands.
Libratus is clearly the most advanced AI poker program ever created.
Dong Kim, Jason Les, Daniel McAulay, and Jimmy Chou took part in the Brains vs. AI challenge which saw them battle the AI program, Libratus, for hours each day as they tried and ultimately failed to find an edge to exploit the program.
The match played out over a 20 day period, live streamed on Twitch but already Libratus proved too hard to beat.
According to Part Time Poker, Libratus put an end to the humans misery on Monday night with the final tally putting the poker bot ahead by $1.766 million over 120,000 hands.
The Final tally against all players is as follows:
Dong King: -$85,649 Daniel Mcaulay: -$277,657 Jimmy Chou: -$552-857 Jason Les: -$880,087
Doug Polk traveled to Pittsburgh to catch up with the group and lend his support.
Oh and with not being content with whooping poker arses, Libratus entered the fray of social media, with its very own twitter account.
Welcome to Skynet.
People talking about implementing my AI in scenarios to help relieve problems. Yeah. If the scenario is PokerStars, and money is the problem— Libratus (@BotsAintLoyal) January 28, 2017
I am sure Dentale just means it metaphorically when he says Cate Hall will be “punished” for “her big mouth.”
Or at least I hope his comments are confined to the upcoming heads up grudge match between the pair that will see them face off at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia in March for a best-of-three $10,000 freezeout matches played with $25/$50 blinds.
It was during day 2 of the history-in-making $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship when a Vietnamese lady by the name of Thi Xua Nguyen stunned everybody by making this incredible laydown versus Athanasios Polychronopoulos, a Greek-American professional poker player with two WSOP bracelets.
220 players remained on the field when Nguyen raised from the button with Ad Qc only to get 3-bet to 37,000 by Polychronopoulos from the big blind who held a pair of Aces.
Nguyen made the call and the flop landed Ks 9s Qd. Both the players checked. The Qh on Turn improved Nguyen’s hand to trips. She bets 17,000 after Polychronopoulos checked for a second time. He made the call and the Ace of Spade gave both the players a full house.
Polychronopoulos once again checked on the river with his Aces full. Nguyen bets 50,000 leaving her 153,000 chips behind but finds herself in a check-raise-all-in situation.
This is where things go crazy!!!
After tanking for a while, Nguyen lays down Ad Qc face up—a freaking Full house!!!. Out of respect for her incredible fold, Polychronopoulos flips out Aces and was himself stunned.
Did she misread her hand? No!!! She knew what she was doing. Nguyen put him on Aces or Kings and she was bang on right!!!
The hand was caught during the live stream and obviously, the viewers glued to the stream went berserk including the commentators James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Lex Veldhuis.
Nguyen eventually finished 153rd for $25,450 and Polychronopoulos also made cash but busted against Platinum Pass winner, Jussi Nevanlinna.
What is more crazier is that on day 1 Nguyen won an EPT Monte Carlo package during a random draw table giveaway.
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.
Short Deck Hold’em, AKA 6+ Hold’em, is one of the hottest poker variants being played today, and courtesy of these highlights from the HKD 500k ($64k USD) buy-in Short Deck Event at the Triton Poker SHR Jeju 2018 series, you can learn from one of poker’s all-time masters, Phil Ivey.
OP-Poker, a team of Twitch streamers and official ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up, was recently invited to have a look at PokerStars’ brand new upcoming Virtual Reality Product PokerStars VR held at EGX conference at Birmingham.
Unibet has announced that the Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, who’s “Hollywood high stakes poker game was the subject of the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed film Molly’s Game“ will be their special guest!
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.
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.