PokerStars Strike now upon us

It’s now December 1st, meaning some PokerStars players have officially begun their strike against the world’s largest poker site. The strike was proposed not long ago on a Russian forum called Gipsyteam. Then Dani ‘Ansky’ Stern further popularized the strike by presenting it to the TwoPlusTwo forums. In addition to bringing other players’ attention to […]

Poker’s Alex Jacob wins Jeopardy Tournament of Champions

Earlier this year, former poker pro Alex Jacob was turning heads with his impressive run on the game show “Jeopardy!”. He won on six straight episodes, before finally losing on the seventh try, and accumulated $151,802 in the process. This qualified him for the Tournament of Champions, which he recently won along with the $250,000 […]

Shocking IRS Take from 2015 WSOP Main Event Final Table

Think that Joe McKeehen was the biggest winner at the 2015 WSOP Main Event final table this year? Well, it would make sense because McKeehen finished first place and collected a $7.68 million payout. However, the true winner at this year’s WSOP appears to be the IRS. Out of the $24,806,976 that was up for […]

2015 WSOP Main Event brings up Poker Shot Clock Again

There’s been plenty of discussion over the past few years about adding a shot clock to live poker tournaments. The idea is to prevent certain players from excessive tanking without making others look like jerks for calling the clock. Up until now, the shot-clock debate had largely gone away; but after the 2015 WSOP Main […]

Psychic Rabbit tabs Pierre Neuville to win 2015 WSOP Main Event

A small side industry has been built around betting on the WSOP November Nine. And if you’re interested in making a bet, then you might want to wager on Pierre Neuville….after all, a psychic rabbit picked the Belgian to win. Black Diamond, a black rabbit from Malta, was brought in by the PokerListings team to […]

Kevin MacPhee wins WSOPE Main Event and €883,000

Kevin MacPhee has emerged victorious from the €10,000 buy-in WSOP Europe Main Event. He beat out a field of 312 players to win his second-career gold bracelet and an €883,000 top prize. “It feels pretty good obviously,” MacPhee said following the win. “It was a goal of mine just to win one bracelet let alone […]

US “being Stupid” about not regulating Daily Fantasy Sports

Any American online poker enthusiast knows the frustration with their favorite game not being legal throughout the country, yet daily fantasy sports continues to operate unchecked in all but 5 states. Ads for DraftKings and FanDuel make regular appearances on TV like DFS has nothing to do with gambling. Meanwhile, online poker is confined to […]

Alex Dreyfus worries Video Games will make Poker fade

Global Poker Index chairman Alex Dreyfus has been in the poker industry for over a decade, meaning he’s seen the boom come and go. Online poker remains a popular game worldwide, but it seems like the activity fades a little more each year. And Dreyfus strongly believes that video games could cause this popularity to […]

Mikael Thuritz discusses Current State of Macau Poker

Mikael “ChaoRen160″ Thuritz has proven himself to be one of the best poker players in the world. So it’s little surprise that he’s taken his act to Macau, where some juicy cash games still exist. But as he recently explained in an interview with Rikard Aberg, things have gotten a bit tougher in China’s gambling […]

Vanessa Selbst championing Nonprofits with Poker Winnings

With $11.6 million in poker winnings, Vanessa Selbst has already achieved more than most players could ever dream of. But somehow she also has time to delve into a number of non-poker activities too, including the nonprofit organizations that she’s now championing. Selbst is using her poker winnings to fund organizations like the Urban Justice […]