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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 […]

Lock Poker’s Jen Larson wanted $5m for 49% of Company

One shocking, or maybe not so shocking, revelation this week is that Lock Poker has closed. Many saw this coming because the disgraced site hadn’t processed a single player cashout request in over a year. But to finally see Lock Poker close, while owing players upwards of $15 million, is somewhat surreal. After all, I […]

Allen Bari tries bashing Daniel Negreanu’s Twitch Session

Allen Bari is one of those poker players who should probably have his Twitter privileges revoked because he doesn’t have much positive to offer. Case in point: he took to bashing Daniel Negreanu’s recent Twitch session, where Kid Poker played high stakes mixed games. The cyber conversation started with Bari slighting Negreanu’s mixed-game experience, to […]

Daniel Negreanu scoops $50k while on Twitch

Just recently, we discussed how Daniel Negreanu has been active on Twitch, much to the delight of many poker enthusiasts. And while the Twitch session was great, the only complaint is that Negreanu was forced to play fake-money games due to his Las Vegas residence. One thing I suggested – as did many other people […]

Lock Poker Finished?

For well over two years now, online poker players have complained that Lock Poker is not processing cashouts. This led to the obvious speculation that Lock is in trouble and may not be financially solvent enough to process withdrawals. And now, the inevitable seems to have happened, with Lock Poker no longer being operational. While […]

Poker’s Guy Laliberté sells Cirque du Soleil

Guy Laliberté is one of the most-impressive entreprenurial stories of this generation, turning himself from a mere Montreal street performer into the owner of Cirque du Soleil – a multi-billion dollar entertainment company that’s become synonymous with weird circus stuff and an unfunny scene from Knocked Up. Well, multiple Canadian news outlets are reporting that […]

Daniel Negreanu now on Twitch

Many see Twitch as the newest way to reach scores of online poker players and interest them in the game. Only time will tell if Twitch is indeed a long-term solution to finding fresh players for the tables, but for now, many players are buying into the idea, including Daniel Negreanu. Drawing some help from […]