Over on his blog, Dan goes into more detail about what drives him to run this initiative each year.
“I’ve gone through several existential crises about my future as a poker player, mostly being uncomfortable playing a negative sum game which doesn’t contribute to society. Largely in part due to this drive, all those concerns have dissipated. I still genuinely love to play poker, and am thrilled that due to this drive, I can use my favorite thing to make a tremendous impact on the world” Dan said in this blog post.
Delta Corp, the group which owns Deltin Royale Casino and India’s largest online poker room Adda52, is celebrating its 10th anniversary from November 30 to December 5 at the luxurious Deltin Royale Casino.
Antonius recently announced on social media that he will be attending the casino on November 30.
“I’m excited to announce that I’ll be coming to Deltin Royale in India, Goa on November 30th for their tenth-year anniversary celebration. I have never been [to] India and I have heard many big things about poker and I’m excited to come and play there for the first time. I’ll see you there,” wrote the Finnish player.
Patrik has racked almost $12 million in live tournament winnings and is one of the most feared poker players. He also holds the record for winning $1.3 million pot—the biggest in the history of online poker against none other than Isildur1 back in 2009.
Adda52, this week, ran a cash game promo on its online website where it gave players a chance to play live heads up with Patrik Antonius (worth INR 5 LAC) at Deltin Casino on December 2.
Boeree is also one of the founders of the REG charity, the cornerstone of which is based in effective altruism, so it comes as no surprise her school would welcome her back to inspire the next generation of students.
Former Olympic gold winner in field hockey and PokerStars Team Pro Fatima Moreira de Melo has earned a place in the Dutch Poker Hall of Fame.
The Dutch Poker Hall of Fame includes the list of players and industry people who are honored for their contribution to the popularity of poker. She now becomes the first female poker player to be inducted since its inception in 2015.
The list of honor includes nine people including Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis.
“Very proud to now be part of the Dutch Poker Hall of Fame,” Fatima wrote on Instagram.
Time is running out as close to 300 players have already won the PokerStars Platinum Pass to play the PokerStars $25,000 buy-in Players Championship (PSPC) event in the beautiful Bahamas.
Now, PokerStars wants you to nominate who—according to you—deserves to win a Platinum Pass. Maybe someone who missed out on it, or someone who has been contributing in to poker for years and should be recognized—or anyone who you think deserves a chance to win life-changing sums of money.
All you have to do is send an email to [email protected] telling PokerStars in less than 50 words the name of the nominated person and why should he/she win.
Nominations are open until December 10 and the winner will be chosen by December 14 by a judging panel.
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.
220 players remained on the field when Nguyen raised from the button with Ad Qc only to get 3-bet to 37,000 by Polychronopoulos from the big blind who held a pair of Aces.
Nguyen made the call and the flop landed Ks 9s Qd. Both the players checked. The Qh on Turn improved Nguyen’s hand to trips. She bets 17,000 after Polychronopoulos checked for a second time. He made the call and the Ace of Spade gave both the players a full house.
Polychronopoulos once again checked on the river with his Aces full. Nguyen bets 50,000 leaving her 153,000 chips behind but finds herself in a check-raise-all-in situation.
This is where things go crazy!!!
After tanking for a while, Nguyen lays down Ad Qc face up—a freaking Full house!!!. Out of respect for her incredible fold, Polychronopoulos flips out Aces and was himself stunned.
Did she misread her hand? No!!! She knew what she was doing. Nguyen put him on Aces or Kings and she was bang on right!!!
The hand was caught during the live stream and obviously, the viewers glued to the stream went berserk including the commentators James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Lex Veldhuis.
Nguyen eventually finished 153rd for $25,450 and Polychronopoulos also made cash but busted against Platinum Pass winner, Jussi Nevanlinna.
What is more crazier is that on day 1 Nguyen won an EPT Monte Carlo package during a random draw table giveaway.
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.
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.