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Daniel Negreanu Hosts New Poker Podcast

His first episode is out now, so go and check it out Daniel Negreanu joins the poker podcast group. He just has made his way into the world of podcasts, as he hosts his own show called the Full Contact Poker Podcast. On his very first episode Negreanu talks with poker super-agent Brian Balsbaugh. They discuss how Balsbaugh got into the poker world and how player deals have changed over the years. The new podcast also coincides with the relaunch of Daniel’s site FullContactPoker.com. Go and check out Negreanu’s first episode here.

Michael Phelps Ready to Play Poker

It is official, the Olympic career of Michael Phelps is over, and now we are wondering if he would turn his attention to poker He had already done that, even during Rio games. In an interview, Phelps admitted that he played Open Face Chinese on his phone prior to his 200-meter butterfly semi-final meeting with Chad le Clos. “Texting sometimes. I was playing Pineapple, it’s a card game, and I was changing music,” said Phelps. The app is popular among some professional poker players like Shaun Deeb, Phil Hellmuth, and Jason Mercier. Eventually, Phelps finished second in the semi-final and won his 20th career gold medal, while Chad le Clos didn’t get it to the podium. During 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, Phelps said in […]

High Stakes Action Live on Twitch

The King’s Casino in the Czech Republic will host a high stakes live cash game with some of the biggest names in poker The game will be live streamed on Twitch and will feature professional poker players like Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz, Igor Kurganov, 2016 November Nine finalist Vojtech Ruzicka, Daniel “w00ki3z” Cates and Sam Trickett. Actually, the game already started yesterday, but there still will be a lot of action almost till the end of the week. Check the schedule below (all times are GMT+1): You can watch the game here.

Playing Before the Flop

Learn how to play before the flop in No Limit Texas Hold’Em When to call a bet? You shouldn’t just call a bet. You give too much information to a good player in a better position n when you just call. However, in some cases, you could call. When you have a hand that is not easily dominated, hands like a medium or small pair, or suited connectors – these hands like a lot of opponents. For example, Qc Jc or a pair of sixes. When you are strong and believe that one of the players will raise. For example, when you hold a pair of kings. When you have good pot odds. For example, six players called, and you have 9-8s. When to raise? […]

Doyle Brunson Targeted for Home Robbery

On Friday, Doyle Brunson used Twitter to share some troubling news The poker legend, who has 10 WSOP bracelets, said that a police officer informed him on Friday that a neighbor on his street was robbed. Evidently, the robber got into the wrong house as the initial target of the robbery appears to be Brunson. According to him, he has been robbed at least five times. In 1998, Brunson and his wife were robbed by armed men at his Las Vegas home. The villains took around $4,000 in cash and $80,000 in chips.  Brunson had even faked a heart attack to confuse his captors: “I just knew that if I didn’t have any money here to give them, they’d be awfully mad”. Doyle Brunson just […]

How Erik “Erik1223” Sagström Got from $2K to $1 Million

On 2+2, a guy claims to know how Erik “Erik1223” Sagström builds his bankroll I have all know the story of how Viktor “Isildur1” Blom turned his $2k deposit into $1 million in just a few weeks. According to the writer on 2+2, Sagström was able to do the same on Paradise Poker. “Heh, I knew Erik, all the way back to high school. He played on a play$ site called GPKR, that was a PhD Thesis project for teaching an AI to play poker called ‘Pokibot’. Erik’s nick name was ‘Chan’, he had a buddy Frank ‘SpicyF’ Oberg both from Gothenberg? I think. They were friends with Olle Rade, Magic the Gathering World Champion at one point. He took his $2K graduation present, put […]

Marcel Luske in Legal Battle with PokerStars

Former Team PokerStars Pro is suing PokerStars because he believes that the poker brand stole his poker tournament rules Marcel Luske is the founder of the Federation International de Poker Association (FIDPA). The association was found in 2007 in an effort to create a standardized set of rules for poker tournaments around the world. In his lawsuit, he claims that PokerStars agreed to pay him $25,000 per year for his International Poker Rules, which was a creation of FIDPA. According to Luske, the poker giant agreed to pay this licensing fee and to feature the FIDPA logo and branding on all PokerStars events. The deal was made without a formal contract, given Luske’s position with PokerStars. A handshake and affirmation email were enough for Luske […]

PokerStars Releases Finalized 2016 WCOOP Schedule

The finalized version of World Championship of Online Poker schedule is already online The series will run from September 4-26. The three weeks of action will feature over 80 events. For the first time, PokerStars is going to run a “Mini-WCOOP”. The mini-series will follow the WCOOP’s schedule, with buy-ins for the Mini-WCOOP being 1/100th of the WCOOP’s buy-ins. This year also features the largest buy-in tournament in online poker history – the $102,000 buy-in Super High Roller tournament. It is set to kick off on September 11th. “We’re running this companion series to give everyone the chance to take part in the WCOOP experience, while rightfully keeping a respectable distance from the Events of WCOOP proper. Meanwhile, within WCOOP and at the extreme high […]