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Will The WSOP Move From the Rio in 2020?

Wednesday, 08th August 2018

Are the days of the World Series of Poker at the Rio numbered? They are if a report from Vital Vegas has any validity. According to a couple of Twitter posts from Vital Vegas, the WSOP will be leaving the Rio once the new Caesars Convention Center opens in 2020. Also, talks behind a potential […]

Five Reasons Why Players Balk at New Poker Variants

Tuesday, 07th August 2018

There’s been a bit of debate lately regarding the introduction of new poker variants and whether it is good or bad for the game. Some of the debate centers around the rise of Short Deck poker with a number of people coming out against it despite a number of pros showing major love for the […]

Esfandiari Getting 35 to 1 to Box – David Haye Looking to Slay Goliath

Tuesday, 07th August 2018

The world of pro boxing and pro poker have been colliding in the past week in some fun and interesting ways. First, pro Antonio Esfandiari has agreed to fight actor and comedian Kevin Hart sometime in early 2019. Meanwhile, recently retired British boxing champion David Haye has announced that he will try and make a […]

Stories Where Sub-Optimal Poker Strategies Paid Off Big

Saturday, 04th August 2018

One wonderful thing about poker is that different strategies can win depending on the situation and the players involved. There are even times where sub-optimal and unusual strategies can succeed when they normally would not. Below are three real-life examples from my personal playing career that highlight this. Play Like You’re On Tilt Most of […]

PokerStars Introduces Unfold Poker

Friday, 03rd August 2018

PokerStars loves to come up with fun and innovative new poker variants to try and attract more recreational players. Their newest variant, Unfold Poker, gives poker players the ability to pluck their cards from the virtual muck and get another chance to play their hand. While not available globally at the moment, this is one […]

Mikita Badziakouski Wins Super High Roller Series Jeju for $5.25 Million

Wednesday, 01st August 2018

While much of the poker world has focused on Justin Bonomo and his record-setting year, Mikita Badziakouski has somewhat quietly moved up into the top three on the 2018 Money List. On Wednesday, Badziakouski took down the Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju Main Event for a career-best $5.25 million. The event moved Badziakouski up to […]

Stephen Sontheimer Loses $1.95 Million During the Summer

Tuesday, 31st July 2018

Daniel Negreanu has famously been transparent about his wins and losses over the last couple of years, revealing losses in each of the last two years. Now, Steffen Sontheimer has stepped forward with an accounting of his summer in Las Vegas. According to a post he made on Friday, Sontheimer dropped an incredible $2.19 million […]

David Peters Wins $1.11 Million at Triton Super High Roller Jeju

Friday, 27th July 2018

David Peters added another seven-figure score to his resume on Friday after taking down the HK$500,000 NL Six-Max Event at the 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju. Peters outlasted a field of 39 entries to take down the title and $1.1 million. He had to earn this victory though as the final three in […]

Nick Schulman Wins First Event of Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju

Wednesday, 25th July 2018

The first event of the Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju and an unlikely name ended up taking down the event. Nick Schulman surprised many by taking down the HKD 100,000 Short Deck Ante-Only Event on Wednesday, not because he isn’t a great player, but because this is the first time he’s ever played Short […]

Over 90 Players Have Cashed for More Than $1 Million in 2018

Tuesday, 24th July 2018

In 2017, live poker saw a record 125 players cash for at least $1 million or more. Looking at the 2018 Money List following the 2018 World Series of Poker, it appears that last year’s record is about to be shattered. Presently, there are 90 players with $1 million in earnings or more this year, […]

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