Travis Baker takes Nap after 2015 WSOP Seniors Victory

The Seniors Hold’em Championship has definitely become one of the more-popular annual events at the World Series of Poker. And this year was certainly no different, with 4,193 players turning out for the 2015 WSOP $1,000 Seniors Championship. This year, the standout player was definitely Travis Baker, who blazed through the final table in little […]

Perry Shiao wins 2015 Monster Stack – Another Player proposes to Fiance

The Event #28 $1,500 Monster Stack event was definitely another winner for the 2015 WSOP. 7,192 players registered for this tournament and created a $9.7 million prize pool. And it was Florida-based poker dealer Perry Shiao navigating through the massive field to win this event along with $1,286,942. Shiao was merely a contender throughout most […]

Christian Pham wins 2015 WSOP 2-7 Draw Lowball – First Time playing this Game

When Christian Pham started playing Event #23 of the 2015 WSOP, he suddenly realized something – he was in the wrong tournament. Pham watched in horror as what he thought was a $1,500 NLHE event turned out to be a 2-7 Draw Lowball tourney. And it was too late for the Minnesota-based poker pro to […]

Cool Facts from Phil Hellmuth’s 14th WSOP Victory

Phil Hellmuth is fresh off winning his 14th-career WSOP gold bracelet. He took down the $10,000 Razz Championship at the 2015 WSOP to scoop bracelet #14 along with a $271,105 payday. Following his victory over the 109-player field, Hellmuth dedicated his big win to his friend and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg. “I’m dedicating this. […]

Cristiano Ronaldo now a PokerStars Pro

For the past few weeks, there has been speculation that PokerStars was eyeing a major footballer like Neymar or Cristiano Ronaldo. And the rumors have finally been proven true because, just weeks after signing Neymar, PokerStars also inked a deal with Ronaldo. This deal seems like a natural fit because the Portugueese striker is a […]

2015 WSOP Starts in Less than a Week

It’s been all quiet on the poker news front over the past couple weeks, probably because most players are getting ready for the 2015 WSOP, which is now less than a week away. We won’t have to wait long for a headliner, because the festivities kick off with the $565 buy-in “Colossus,” a reentry tournament […]

Doug Polk, Bjorn Li lead Humans over Claudico

The poker world recently got an opportunity to see the ultimate humans vs. poker bot competition. The four-player team of Doug Polk, Jason Les, Bjorn Li and Dong Kim battled “Claudico,” an award-winning poker program created by Carnegie Mellon University. There was some definite motivation to win here because Microsoft fronted $100k for the winner’s […]

Negreanu to challenge PokerStars over PLO Rake

One has to give Daniel Negreanu credit for interacting with players as much as possible through social media – something many less-famous poker pros find beneath them. But if there’s been one criticism of Negreanu by those on poker forums (namely TwoPlusTwo), it’s that he mainly wants what’s best for himself and PokerStars. There’s certainly […]

Lock Poker could have been rescued by Bryan Micon

Just recently, Lock Poker closed their cyber doors, taking an estimated $15 million in player funds with it. And one rumor that I covered involved the site’s owner, Jennifer Larson, trying to sell 49% of Lock Poker for $5 million. A heavy price tag for a failing online poker site, especially one with such a […]

Polk, Kim facing Ultimate “Claudico” Poker Bot

Some fear that robots could one day take over the world, and online poker certainly doesn’t escape these fear mongers’ vision. But a set of elite poker pros are ready to prove that it’s not yet time for the bots to rule the game. Doug ‘WCGRider’ Polk, Dong ‘Donger’ Kim, Jason Les and Bjorn Li […]