Although the announcement came on April Fools Day, we are pretty sure this is legit—Short-Stacked Shamus from Hard Boiled Poker is releasing a new book.
The book called Poker & Pop Culture: Telling the Story of America’s Favorite Card Game is slated to arrive in 2019 and will “highlight poker being frequently evoked in politics, business, economics, warfare and diplomacy, business, economics, sports, and other “non-poker” contexts, with all of those references furthering the argument for poker’s importance to U.S. history and culture.”
Some exciting news: my new book is now official! Spoiler alert: the champion is “@Erik_Seidel”:https://twitter.com/Erik_Seidel—and he’s *the* absolut… https://t.co/DvB9Ufmv6a— Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) March 10, 2017
Just before the Easter break another rake argument broke out between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk. The pair can never seem to understand each other’s points and after much back forth it resulted in Negreanu finally blocking Polk on the social media platform.
I’m not sure if you realize you’re lying, but you specifically said that recreational players lose less and that’s… https://t.co/bKsuoidiPF— gN Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) March 22, 2017
Of course Polk wasted no time to creating a video on the matter.
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.
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.
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.