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Mike Sexton Wins His First WPT Title

Hall of Famer and 15-year commentator for the Tour wins 2016 World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event Sexton, alongside co-commentator Vince Van Patten, has been the voice of the WPT since its start fifteen years ago. WPT Raw Deal host Tony Dunst filled in for Sexton at the commentary booth while he played his way to the title. This was his third final table on the tour that proved to be the lucky one. Sexton topped a field of 648 entries to win the 2016 WPT Montreal $3,850 CAD no-limit hold’em main event. The 69-year-old poker pro is now amongst the WPT champions. Mike Sexton outlasted Benny Chen in the final battle. Heads-up play began with Chen holding the chip lead, but Sexton was […]

Poker Players React to Trump’s Election

As the Americans woke up to discover that Donald Trump is their new President, poker players seem to have what to say on that subject Their reactions are polarized – either love Trump or absolutely hate him. Let’s see some of the most memorable tweets in this regard. Shaun Deeb, 9-time WCOOP winner, tweeted: Daniel Negreanu, who has been on Clinton’s side all the way through the campaign isn’t quite at all. See one of his many tweets on the subject. On the other hand, Mike Matusow has been a Trump supporter: Doug “WCGRider” Polk also came up with a statement. Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari doesn’t see Trump’s victory a magical. Olivier “livb” Busquet needed more than 140 characters to express his feelings. However, James […]

Qui Nguyen Wins 2016 WSOP Main Event for $8 Million

Qui Nguyen has 8 million reasons to smile after winning the 2016 WSOP Main Event Yesterday, just three players returned to play for the main event title at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Each player had already won $3,453,035, but all three had their eyes on the first-place prize. In the end, the title went to the 39-year-old professional gambler Qui Nguyen, who had previous tournament earnings of $52,896. Here’s a look at their stacks entering the final day. Qui Nguyen — 197,600,000 Gordon Vayo — 89,000,000 Cliff Josephy — 50,000,000 Although short stack Josephy managed to double up a couple of times during the final day, he was sent to the rail when his Qd3d failed to catch up against the Kh6d of […]

Mel Gibson Might Be Host of WPT Foundation Event

Mel Gibson, Andrew Garfield, and Vince Vaughan have been named as hosts for the WPT Foundation event The charity tournament ‘Four Kings and an Ace’ will raise money for the Mending Kings foundation. The $5K buy-in event will feature a number of celebrities including athletes, actors, and music stars alongside a selection of old school professional players including Scotty Nguyen and Erik Seidel, as well as the member of the Poker Hall of Fame – Mike Saxton. Guests will put $500 just to attend the event, which will feature a casino, a “silent auction” (bids are sealed, and the highest bid wins), and seats at the poker table costing another $5,000. “The WPT Foundation has raised more than $6 million for charities of all different […]

Mississippi Stud

Learn how to play another popular poker-based game This is a game where the player wins based only on his own cards. There is no dealer hand. The game starts out with a player makes an ante wager, then the dealer’s going to give the player two cards, and three community cards face down. After the player sees his first two cards, he may either make a raise bet of one to 3 times his ante bet, or he may fold. After this decision has been made, the dealer’s going turn over the first of the three community cards. Again, the player can either raise one to three times his ante bet, or he can fold. Then the dealer’s going turn over the second community […]

How to Play Three Card Poker

Three Card Poker is without a doubt one of the most successful new table games in recent years. The thrust of Three Card Poker is, let’s say, the player against the dealer and the higher hand wins. The way it begins is the player makes an ante wager and an optional pair plus wager. Let’s start with the ante wager first. After the player makes his ante wager, the dealer will give the player three cards and himself three cards faced down. The player may look at his own three cards and then he must make a decision. He either has to raise his bet or fold. If the player chooses to raise, the raise bet must be equal to the ante wager. After the […]

Forbes Compares Esports and Online Poker

Recently Forbes published article where writer compares Esports and online poker According to Forbes, the esports industry is expected to reach a total value of $463 million by the end of this year, while online poker currently has a total industry value of over $40 million. Also in the article, the writer says that esports has many advantages over poker that will bring the growth of the industry. “What esports has that poker did not is the ability to reach the masses around the world with ease. The esports industry has developed over a period of time where the Internet is accessible, and many have high-speed connections that allow them to tune in via mediums like Twitch to watch their favorite esports players participate against […]

Sebastian Malec Wins EPT Barcelona Main Event

Sebastian Malec took down the Main Event of EPT Barcelona for €1,122,800 The 21-year-old poker player had just over $40K in live tournament winnings now can add over €1,1 million to his name. As you can see, this is his biggest live cash and according to PokerStars, he won his seat at the event via online satellite. The heads-up play with German pro Uri Reichenstein lasted five hours. In the final hand, Malec took down the tournament with an A-high flush against his opponent’s straight. EPT13 Barcelona Main Event Buy-in: €5,000 + €300 Players: 1,785 Sebastian Malec, Poland, €1,122,800 Uri Reichenstein, Germany, €807,100 Adam Owen, United Kingdom, €646,250 Thomas De Rooij, Netherlands, €535,100 Zorlu Er, Turkey, €431,550 Andreas Chalkiadakis, Greece, €330,290 Harcharan Dogra Dogra, Spain, […]