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.
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.
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
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.