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Doug Polk Criticizes “Durrrr Challenge”

A new episode of the Polker News has been released by Doug “WCGRider” Polk Polk shares his opinion on the never-ending “Durrrr Challenge”. Some of you may remember that Tom “durrrr” Dwan offered 3-1 odds, that he could beat any player in online heads-up over 50,000 hands. The Durrrr Challenge offered $1,5 million to anyone who managed to beat Dwan by at least $1 after playing the required number of hands. If Dwan came out on top, his opponent would pay only $500,000. The first player to accept the challenge was Patrik Antonius. It began in 2010. Both players managed to play approximately 40,000 hands, and Antonius lost around $2 million. After that, the challenge has not resumed, and rumors of a buyout have been […]

Phil Hellmuth has managed to get a role in the popular HBO drama “Billions”

Phil Hellmuth has managed to get a role in the popular HBO drama “Billions” Billions are American TV series created by David Levien, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Brian Koppelman, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) goes after hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) in a battle between two powerful New York figures. Brian Koppelman, one of the writers, is already familiar with poker, as he was a co-writer of Rounders. The poker scene with Hellmuth has to be checked out when season 2 of the show airs next year.

PokerStars Announce WCOOP & Mini-WCOOP Schedule

After SCOOP and the WSOP, it’s time for the biggest poker series of online poker – the WCOOP PokerStars have released their latest schedule for constructive feedback. It includes the WCOOP and a new, smaller buy-in series – Mini WCOOP. The WCOOP is coming back on September 4th and will be running until 25th. This year the schedule includes 82 events, including a huge $100k Super High Roller, 8-Max with a single re-entry, a $21k 6max PLO High Roller, $10k standard, and HU High Rollers, and a $5k Main Event with $1.5m guaranteed up top. The new Mini WCOOP series are aimed at recreational players. They will feature very low buy-ins from $1,10 up to $11, with the one exception being the $50 Mini WCOOP […]

PokerStars App Scrapped After Just Few Months

PokerStars’ “Duel” has been scrapped due to lack of interest Back in February, PokerStars launched its mobile app Duel with high hopes, but just several months later, the app was declared dead. What happened? Played for real money, the game was a 20-hand heads-up sit and go challenge. It was made for people who don’t have time for long games. Duel allowed players to make a move and walk away from the action. Players received a notification everytime a play had been made. It was relatively easy to find opponents. A player could challenge anyone, even some of the members of Team PokerStars. PokerStars put much time, effort and money into this poker app. The game was advertised with a number of Team PokerStars Pros […]

Amaya Cut Jobs in London Office

Amaya Inc. has confirmed that it has made a number of redundancies to its London office Amaya Inc., an owner of PokerStars, has cut a number of jobs at their offices in London as a result of the decision to merge Full Tilt and PokerStars into one brand. Eric Hollreiser, Vice President of Communications, confirmed last week that the office is going to lose part of its staff. Some affected staff is going to be relocated to their Isle of Man office. From Amaya said that “a few dozen existing roles in several offices, while simultaneously creating a few dozen new roles in several offices.” Toronto-listed online gambling operator Amaya Inc. has confirmed that it has made a number of redundancies to its London office […]

Phil Ivey Launches DFS App

After partnering with Rosters.com, a new Daily Fantasy Sports site, part of the iTeam Network, Phil Ivey and the site have now launched a new app on iTunes At the 2016 World Series of Poker, Ivey played in only one event – the $10,000 Main Event. Eventually, he busted on the second day of the massive tournament. It seems that the poker icon has been busy with other things, like a new Daily Fantasy Sports business: “I’ve been quite busy, and I haven’t played any tournaments. This is my first one and, honestly, I’m happy I was able to get back and play this one. I am a little rusty from not playing tournaments,” Ivey said at the 2016 WSOP. The poker pro also spent […]

Cliff Josephy Leads 2016 November Nine

Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy is already a legend as he found the most incredible way to top the November Nine The 50-year-old pro is looking forward to coming back to the Rio. “If I don’t bring back a better rail than I had here today – because my rail was non-existant – which is understandable. I have a bunch of 50-year-old friends in New York with jobs. Judging from the advanced or premature texts that I’ve gotten over the past few days, they’re all looking forward and threatening to come here. We won’t be the most raucous rail. We’re not British. We’re not drunks anymore,“ joked Josephy. “I was in the audience the first two years of the November Nine with Ylon Schwartz in 2008 and […]

2016 WSOP Main Event: 80 Players Remain After Day 5

Just 80 players are still alive in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event In Day 5 the two former champions hit the rail – Greg Raymer (122nd – $49,108) and Johnny Chan (180th, $42,285). So now amongst the 80-player field, there is none Main Event champion. Female pros also fell during Day 5, but Gaelle Baumann was the last woman standing and eventually eliminated in 102nd place for $49,108. Melanie Weiser took home the same prize after losing her chips with A-K. Maria Ho finished in 242nd place for $36,708, getting all-in with the nut flush draw against Valentin Vornicu’s queen-high flush draw. Former champs and female players weren’t the only possible winners ruled out on day 5. Notables who were eliminated include […]