15 Time WSOP Winner Phil Hellmuth To Host Masterclass in South America

Hellmuth will be hosting an hour-long masterclass in Brazil, on March 18.

Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth will be holding his very first Masterclass on March 18 in the Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hellmuth will head to Brazil as part of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America stop. Anyone playing in the event will be able to attend Hellmuth’s Masterclass where he will be sharing “hints, tips and secrets from a career that has spanned more than 30-years.”

As well as the Masterclass, Hellmuth will be hoping to run deep in the LIVE MILLIONS Main Event that has a $5 million guarantee and a $10,300 buy-in. You can find more on the partypoker event in Brazil, here.

Never one to be outdone by his compadres, this is Hellmuth’s first foray into Masterclass territory unlike his friend Daniel Negreanu who has his very own Masterclass.

Always one to stay humble, Hellmuth made headlines only two weeks ago when he won the Borgata Winter Poker Open Event #16 $1590 Heads-up tournament— adding $37,248 to his $23 million+ lifetime tournament earnings.

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The Thirst Lounge Returns With Partypoker As Its Sponsor

Dubbed The Thirst Lounge 10, The popular stream brought to you by Bill Perkins returns today.

“Thanks to partypoker for putting their faith in The Thirst Lounge,” Bill Perkins said regarding the partnership. “We work with a fun, outgoing group. It will be a pleasure to watch them grow and develop The Thirst Lounge as well as their own brands. I am thrilled that partypoker is “thirsty” to come on board and support this exciting venture with us!”

Jeff Gross returns along with a whole host of new faces.

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WATCH: Andrew Robl on “I Am High Stakes Poker”

Lee Davy is back interviewing another poker pro on the Paul Phua Poker Podcast. This time Davy sits down with high stakes poker player Andrew Robl.

Despite having over $5 million in poker tournament earnings Robl and Davy talk about the importance of creating a legacy away from the poker tables.

The discussion also turns to Black Friday and Robl admitting how he had to adapt. He found himself at the poker tables of Macau—a thing he would never thought possible if he were able to play online poker from the US.

You can watch the interview below.

Last time Davy sat down with high stakes poker player Jason Koon—revealing details around Koon’s life before he hit the big time.

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PSPC Winner Ramon Colillas Becomes PokerStars Sponsored Pro

“I am very excited and hopefully it will last for many years,” says Colillas.

He is being dubbed as the new Chris Moneymaker. Ramon Colillas rags to riches story is set to inspire the next generation of poker players as he gets signed on as the newest PokerStars sponsored pro.

Relatively unknown in the poker world, Spaniard Ramon Colillas took down the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship over in the Bahamas this past January for a cool $5.1 million in prize money.

Colillas won his way into the event via the Platinum Pass giveaway from PokerStars—an initiative to send 300 players of all abilities to the $25,000 buy-in event; all expenses paid.

Colillas won his Platinum Pass via Campeonato Espana de Poker (CEP) tour—Spain’s longest running poker tour. And one that will see Colillas returning too patched up as a PokerStars pro as he defends his 2018 title.

Just days before the CEP, PokerStars and Colillas announced the new sponsorship deal that Colillas hopes will see him as a sponsored pro representing the company “for many years to come.”

“I have fulfilled another dream,” Colillas said to PokerStars Blog. “Champion of Spain, champion of the PSPC and now representative of the best poker room. Can you ask for more? When you start in poker you always think about Team Pro, and wonder whether you could ever get there. I was still savouring the PSPC win and suddenly this opportunity came in. This is what you always dream of. The tournament was just the start. Now I’m more excited about this than the even winning in the Bahamas. I am very excited and hopefully it will last for many years.”

Colillas joins the roster of sponsored pros that include Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker and Liv Boeree.

Last year players from all over the world could win their way to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship event by the Platinum Pass promotion.

Platinum Passes were give away right up until the event—with the London Hippodrome Casino playing host to PokerStars London Series and MEGASTACK festival that saw Platinum Passes given way back in November 2018.

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Lex Veldhuis Scores Yet Another Major Tournament Win on Stream

Dutch poker pro chops Bigger $109 for $19k live on Twitch.

It seems like the Dutch PokerStars pro has made a habit of shipping a Sunday major event live on stream.

Last Sunday, Lex chopped the Bigger $109 for another five-figure score, adding $19k to his earnings.

During his 14 hour stream, Lex cashed in $28,000 and made 4 final tables in front of 20,000 viewers.

This is the third Sunday in a row where he shipped or chopped a major tournament live on stream.

The first Sunday post PSPC, Lex shipped Sunday Warm up for $34k. He won another tournament the following Sunday adding nearly $6k for his first-place finish in the $109 Sunday Starter.

And last Sunday, he continued his hot run with a chop in the Bigger $109 outlasting over 1500 entries.

Be sure to check out his stream this Sunday. Who knows he might win another major tournament with the way he’s currently running.

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