Arlie Shaban Is One Challenge Away from a Platinum Pass

Popular streamer and Run It Up Ambassador, Arlie Shaban, has come a long way after having been tasked by the Poker Gods with 12 Labours of Arlie (mimicking the “12 Labours of Hercules” from Greek mythology).

Arlie has been unstoppable throughout his Herculean challenges—from “skinning the Dutch lion“ to “capturing a bull and the Canadian GOAT.” Arlie has successfully completed all his challenges so far.

He even ended up being hospitalized during one of his challenges.

Three months later, the Canadian streamer is just one labour away from winning his coveted Platinum Pass to the PSPC in the Bahamas.

In his previous labour, Arlie had to find the Golden Apple in the PokerStars VR tables. The Golden Apple belonged to a “Poker God” who joined Arlie at the VR table.

The Poker God wasn’t just going to hand him the Golden Apple, as Arlie had to beat the God in a hand to be able to retrieve that apple.

Of all the hands, it was the 32s that beat the Poker God, and now Arlie just needs to complete one more challenge.

Will he be able to accomplish this task? We’ll find out soon!

Watch how Arlie defeated the Poker God:

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Isaac Haxton Wins Super High Roller Bowl for $3.6 Million

Partypoker team pro Isaac “Ike” Haxton won the fifth edition of Super High Roller Bowl for over $3.6 million.

Haxton emerged victorious and topped the field of 36 entrants to win the fifth edition of the Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) for a career-best win of $3,672,000.

“This is my biggest score ever and easily the best accomplishment. This is the highlight of my tournament career,” said Haxton to Poker Central after winning Super High Roller Bowl V late on Wednesday night inside the PokerGO Studio.

With this win, Haxton now takes his live poker winnings past $23.5 million.

The $300,000 buy-in SHRB saw some of the world’s best poker players including Daniel Negreanu, Adrian Mateos, {Talal Shakerchi), and Igor Kurganov.

Haxton entered the final table with the chip lead. After a few eliminations, he was heads-up with GPI #1 ranked player, Alex Foxen.

Foxton had a slight lead against Haxton. It all came down to this dramatic final hand, Haxton moved all-in pre-flop with KJ only to get called by Foxten with A8 suited. The flop landed 6 A Q, giving Foxten top pair, but Haxton went runner-runner to hit two pairs and take down the event. Foxen took home $2.1 million—also a career-best win.

“It’s easy, in the moment, to fall into putting too much significance into one tournament. It’s a 36-player event and I was the luckiest guy this time and won. I don’t think it changes anything about the player I am or my legacy, but damn does it feel good to win a tournament,” Haxton added.

This is the same tournament in which Negreanu pulled out one of his best folds when he folded his nut Straight. He was bang on correct with his read as his opponent Mikita Badziakouski had made a Full House on the river.

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Dylan Linde Ships WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $1.6M Prize

Dylan Linde, Run It Once coach, won his first-ever WPT title at the Five Diamond World Poker Class Main Event in Bellagio for a first place prize of $1.6 million and a seat into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal Tournament of Champions.

This year’s Main Event attracted a record field of 1001 entries, topping a prize pool of $9.7 million, making it the biggest $10K tournament in WPT history.

126 players were paid out with the top two places walking away with a million dollar score.

Among the players to participate in the tournament were Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari, Joe Hachem, Darren Elias, and Andrew “Lucky Chew” Lichtenberger.

After five days of play, Dylan, along with five other players, made the final table. Lisa Hamilton banked $452k for her fifth-place finish while Andrew “Lucky Chew” Lichtenberger finished in third place for over $800k.

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Watch: Daniel Negreanu Makes Yet Another Perfect Fold

Daniel Negreanu, the legend who is known for his next level reads, made yet another perfect fold in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl held at the PokerGo studio at the Aria casino in Las Vegas last night.

Dealt Jack-ten of hearts, Negreanu raised to 5000 chips and high-stakes crusher Mikita Badziakouski called with a pair of Nines. The flop landed 8-6-7 and Negreanu bets another 5000 only to get raised by Badziakouski to 16,000 and Negreanu calls.

A nine of spades comes out on the turn to give Negreanu a nut straight but he decides to check. Badziakouski checks back. On the river, the eight of spades comes out giving Badziakouski a full house. Negreanu checks and Badziakouski makes a bet to 60,000, and after tanking for a while, Negreanu lays down his turned straight!!! What a read!!!

Watch the action here:

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Russian Player Wins Sunday Million for the Third Time

If you are one of those players who has won Sunday Million at PokerStars once in your lifetime, you have achieved something that many online poker players dream of.

If you have somehow miraculously won two Sunday Millions, either you run God-like or you’re incredibly good. (In fact, over a dozen players have already achieved this feat).

But, what if we tell you there’s a guy who won the Sunday Million three times? Hard to believe, right?

Just days ago, Russian player Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov won his third Sunday Million within a span of 37 months to become the first ever player to achieve this unimaginable record.

He won his first ever Sunday Million back in November 2015 when he beat a field of 5925 entries to take home $183,675. He took down another Sunday Million in July 2017 pocketing a further $166,530.

He nearly won another Sunday Million in October this year but ended up finishing in third place for a $71,823 score. However, this Sunday, nobody could stop him from binking his third title and this time he bagged $141,494 to reach a total of massive $8.2 million in lifetime earnings.

This superhuman also holds a SCOOP title as well as three Super Tuesday titles.

Congratulations Artem! You, sir, are a genius for real!

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