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Shaun Deeb Challenges Michael Phelps

After Michael Phelps admitted that he played Open Faced Chinese poker, Shaun Deeb is ready to get in on the action with him Following the confession by Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, that he was playing Open Face Chinese on the Pineapple app, prior his semi-final race with Chad le Clos, it looks like that some poker pros want to play against him. Deep isn’t the only professional player who enjoy playing Open Face Chinese. Jason Mercier posted on Twitter during the World Series of Poker that he was playing on the app during his “down time”. Actually, we are surprised that he had any downtime considering his results at the WSOP. Phil Hellmuth is also a big fan of the […]

Gus Hansen Back at PokerStars

Gus Hansen is back in the game, playing as “broksi” Over a year ago, Gus Hansen decided that it is not fun loosing hundred thousands of dollars weekly and stopped playing online poker against the heavy competition. Obviously, his absence of the online tables has finished, as he has been back for the past few days at PokerStars. He is playing under the screen name “broksi”. Despite losing over $21 million online, Hansen has a substantial bankroll. Recently, he was in a big game at the Bellagio with poker pros like Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Doyle Brunson. According to Negreanu’s blog, the prop bets they were making were worth considerably more than the amounts they were winning or losing at the poker […]

WPT and FOX Sports Sign Five-Year Deal

Mike Sexton, Lynn Gilmartin, and Vince van Patten will be on FOX Sports network through the coming season Now all fans are going to be excited to learn that FOX Sports will continue with the broadcast of the World Poker Tour events for the next five years. This means that you can watch the WPT events through Season XIX. “This unprecedented, five-year deal with FOX Sports elevates WPT into an elite and exclusive group of shows that have aired on television for nineteen seasons,” said Adam Pliska, WPT President and CEO. Firstly, WPT was on the Travel Chanel in 2003 and then in 2008 it moved to FOX Sports. Since then the tour pulls more than 900,000 viewers per week. “WPT remains a highly rated, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]