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.
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.
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.