How a NJ Poker Player Won $100k in 15 Minutes

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Given that the US regulated online poker market is relatively small, we don’t hear about many big American winners these days. However, James Piccolo changed this narrative after returning to New Jersey to visit his father a day before scheduled surgery. Piccolo, who moved out to Las Vegas to play poker professionally in 2015, was Read more…

Russia’s Igor Kurganov Signs with PokerStars

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Igor Kurganov, a Russian poker tournament specialist, has just signed a deal to represent PokerStars. At age 28, he’s one of the youngest members of Team PokerStars. Early in his career, Kurganov had dreamed of being sponsored by a major online poker site. But the deal never came, so he just focused on improving his Read more…

Phil Hellmuth Spends Late Nights Writing Poker Brat Book

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Phil Hellmuth is busy writing an autobiography about his rise as a poker pro. And the work will appropriately be called the Poker Brat. This isn’t Hellmuth’s first time writing a book, but he’s still attacking it as much as ever, recently tweeting about the late nights he’s spent working. Here’s a tweet that explains Read more…

2017 Aussie Millions Cancels $250k High Roller – See Why Here

Monday, January 30th, 2017

While the 2017 Aussie Millions as a whole is drawing many players, the two high-roller events have fared poorly in terms of attendance. The A$100,000 Challenge only drew 18 entrants, prompting organizers to fear that the A$250,000 Challenge would fare even worse. That said, event organizers canceled the $250k Challenge, citing a lack of recreational Read more…

Doug Polk: Dan Bilzerian Lied about $50m in Poker Winnings

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Thanks to his Instagram fame, playboy Dan Bilzerian has done countless interviews over the past few years where he’s discussed his guns, women, and wealth. Regarding the latter, he claims that $50 million of his fortune came from high stakes poker games. But high stakes grinder/YouTube phenom Doug Polk isn’t so convinced that Bilzerian’s initial Read more…

Durrrr Challenge Back on in 2017? Cates Confirms

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Started in 2010, the Durrrr Challenge was Tom Dwan’s way of showing his online poker supremacy. He offered 3:1 odds to anybody who could beat him, which amounted to $500k for a Dwan win and $1.5 million for an opponent’s win. The Durrrr Challenge with Patrik Antonius was halted after 40k hands, with Dwan up Read more…

Tom Dwan Is Back! Promoting Paul Phua’s Training Site

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Ever since his sponsorship deal ended with Full Tilt Poker in 2013, and he stopped playing in the biggest online cash games, Tom Dwan has mostly stayed under the radar. But he’s remained popular in the Asian cash game scene, as evidenced by the fact that he’s currently promoting a new training site run by Read more…

Chad Power Says MGM National Harbor Full of Whales

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

This isn’t 2005, and poker isn’t full of whales anymore. But according to poker pro Chad Power, MGM National Harbor is serving as the closest thing to a breeding ground for whales (a.k.a. rich players with little skill). The $1.4 billion casino recently opened just south of Washington D.C.. And Power told the Washington Post Read more…

Sam Trickett Macau Tales – How He Lost a $3m Pot

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Sam Trickett was a regular in the big cash games in Macau, and he witnessed some of the biggest pots the world has ever seen. In fact, he was once involved in one himself, ending up on the wrong side of a $3 million pot. Playing under “tr1cky7″ on the $25/$50 PLO tables at PokerStars, Read more…

David Baazov Drops Bid to Buy PokerStars

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

David Baazov, former CEO and founder of Amaya, has withdrawn his $4.1 billion bid to take over PokerStars and make them private. The bid seemed attractive because it was valued at $6.7 billion when accounting for Amaya’s debt. But according to Bloomberg, Baazov said that the stockholder price was too high for him to continue Read more…


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