REG Charity: Spring Matching Challenge

REG Charity are at it once again, this time in a Spring Matching Challenge. Five online poker pros will match up to $300,000 in donations until April 20.

“Chappolini”, “donthnrmepls”, “FMyLife”, “ValueH” and “xx23xx” will be matching dollar for dollar raised during the campaign. You can go here for more information.

Charities that will be supported this month are:

Against Malaria Foundation
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
GiveDirectly *The Good Food Institute8
The Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Clean Air Task Force
Raising for Effective Giving

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Liv Boeree Gives Ted Talk

Following on from her TedX talk in Manchester last month, PokerStars poker pro Liv Boeree gave a Ted Talk in Vancouver for their annual conference last night.

She was speaking about how poker improves general decision-making.

You can watch Boeree’s TedX talk below, but here’s hoping last night’s Ted Talk is released soon.

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Vanessa Selbst To Become A Mum

Huge congratulations to ex-PokerStars pro turned hedge fund manager Vanessa Selbst as she is to become a Mother!

Announcing the exciting news on Twitter to her 96K followers last week, Selbst revealed she was to become a mother for the first time along with her wife Miranda.

Congratulations to the pair as they embark on this exciting new chapter of their lives!

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Daniel Negreanu Reveals Summer Schedule

He plans to invest $2 million into playing around 40 events.

Daniel Negreanu has taken to his blog to unveil his summer schedule that will see him enter in 40 tournaments and spending at least $2 million in buy-in fees.

Negreanu will be vlogging his progress throughout the WSOP like he did last year, which you can catch over on his YouTube channel. He will be starting his vlog on June 2 with the WSOP $100k NLH event.

You can read his blog post here that outlines all the events he plans to enter.

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Short-Stacked Shamus Reveals Details On New Book

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.”

Congrats Shamus!

Congratulations has also come in from New York Times Best Selling author Maria Konnikova, who recently finished her year long immersion in the high stakes world of professional poker, apprenticed to one of games greatest and most reclusive champions, Erik Seidel.

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Daniel Negreanu Finally Blocks Doug Polk on Twitter

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.

Of course Polk wasted no time to creating a video on the matter.

And here we were thinking Polk had moved on from all the negativity.

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ICYMI: Joey Ingram Hangs up on Alec Torelli

Ingram calls Torelli dishonest and full of sh*t.

Joey Ingram —who usually sits on the fence of most spats— ended up hanging up on Alec Torelli in a recent Live at the Bike podcast— ultimately branding Torelli as dishonest.

Torelli has beef with Ingram’s mate Doug Polk about videos Polk created on Torelli allegedly angle shooting on Poker Night in America and it seems Ingram couldn’t stay impartial.

It seems as if Torelli defending himself against angle shooting allegations was enough for Ingram to lose his cool and end the call.

Unfortunately you can only catch up on the podcast if you have a subscription to Live at the Bike. However, it didn’t take long for Polk to release a video slating Torelli some more.

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