To summarise the shit storm without getting too bogged down: Phil Hellmuth tweeted that he and Cantu where on a trip and that Cantu had a big chip lead in the HORSE event he was in.
Then, Weinman outed Cantu saying he owed him a $50K debt from 5 years ago that he still hasn’t paid.
Following that, Deeb got in the mix with Cantu which ended up in them sparring over whether Deeb also had a history of slow paying his debtors.
Whilst this is happening, Mercier also gets involved, saying to Cantu that he also needs to pay back his debt to him — Cantu sees red, and then starts slating Mercier, creating a series of hashtags, @ mentions PokerStars and basically calls for Stars to fire Mercier over the fact he was threatening.
Boris Becker, one of the latest additions to the partypoker Ambassador Team, is set to play a one-off Sit and Go event in Rozvadov on Saturday February 18 at Kings Casino for children’s charity Herz Für Kinder.
Becker will be joined by partypoker pros Sam Trickett, Jan Jachtmann, Beata Jambrik, Natalia Breviglieri and Patrick Leonard.
You’ll be able to follow along on Twitch if you want to catch all the action.
Herz Für Kinder is an international organisation which “aims to improve young lives across the globe”.
In a fantastic interview over on PokerNews the guys shine a light on the incredible story of Chris Torina who went from undercover narcotics cop to launching a live poker training course called WPTDeepStacks.
Torina launched WPTDeepStacks back in 2009 after 10 years of “high-stakes drug busts,” and it eventually morphed into a full blown poker tour. Now after years of hard work and determination, WPTDeepStacks has been acquired by The WPT.
PokerStars Team pro and live streamer extraordinaire Jaime Staples joins James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton on the Poker in the Ears podcast.
He talks about his PokerStars Championship Bahamas run, his recent move to Europe and the planned Stream Boat 2017 which will see Staples, Jeff Gross and others on billionaire Bill Perkins’ yatch live streaming.
For $999 the course promises to take players through “all of the different branches of the game tree, break down combinations across all actions, cover common lines & strategies, with deep theory and combination work” and also includes access to a private Facebook group.
Check out the this interview from the WPT —the first and second parts in a three part series — as Mike Sexton reminisces about his epic, come-back tournament win of the WPT Montreal Main Event last November.
Ahead of launching his new Heads Up No Limit course on Upswing Poker today —which is being billed as the “best Heads-Up NLHE material ever released” — everybody’s favourite poker YouTuber Doug Polk took to Reddit to take part in an Ask Me Anything.
Questions varied from asking about his biggest downswing of all time (he admitted to a $1.7m losing year), who he would want on a dream final table and there was even an epic Rick Roll.
However, now being on the inside will allow Kurganov to help shape change.
“Love or hate PokerStars, it’s going to be the major force in poker over the years to come and has been for the last years,” Kurganov said in an interview with PokerNews last week.
“What matters is the margin, if I can have any impact on the way in which poker develops. To achieve that, an involvement with PokerStars is simply the most impactful thing I can do. If I have no impact at all, well, then so be it. But if I have any, that’s great and I’m definitely happy to take that option and see where it goes.”
In the latest training video from Phil Galfond’s site Run It Once Galfond recaps the action from a heads up PLO session against Daniel “Jungleman” Cates — sharing his thoughts along the way on how to battle tough regs.
*Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson has announced his retirement from poker so that he can spend more time with his wife, who is in failing health.
Brunson has amassed 10 WSOP bracelets, a WPT title along with being a fixture in the high-stakes cash games run in the famous “Bobby’s Room” over the decades.
Talking to Poker Central ahead of his last WSOP foray Brunson said: “I’m planning on retiring after the summer. My wife is not in very good health, and I will stay with her for the duration of either her life or mine.”
You can read more on Brunson’s decision to retire from the game over on Poker Central.
Currently Brunson and his son Todd have cashed in the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw — where play continues today — in what could be the last hurrah from the poker godfather.
I’ve been replaced as chip leader https://t.co/fnzqZp7vV9— Todd Brunson (@ToddBrunson) June 12, 2018
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.
By now just about everyone has seen the infamous “Check your privilege” hand from the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event (if not you can watch it below), but according to speech-play master William Kassouf, there was more to the hand between him and November Niner Griffin Benger than what was shown on ESPN.
Following Mike “The Mouth” Matusow’s interview on the PokerNews podcast where he talked about the Poker Hall of Fame nominees and why he feels he was snubbed, Daniel Negreanu took to the podcast to tackle some misconceptions that were spoken about.