Justin “BoostedJ” Smith recalls Dangerous Bluff against Manny Pacquiao

With over $2.1 million in tournament winnings and millions more in cash games, Justin “BoostedJ” Smith has pulled off plenty of bluffs in his career. But there’s one particular bluff that stands out above many others for Smith, and that is the time he got the famed boxing champ to fold pocket aces with practically […]

Errant Message fools New Jersey into thinking Full Tilt Poker is coming

Last September, New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak was so sure that Amaya Gaming’s crown jewel, PokerStars, was about to launch in his state that he tweeted, “@PokerStars launch will spark an AC revival. Stay tuned for a major announcement…” Unfortunately for Lesniak, this proved a little premature and we’re still waiting on it to […]

Dwan, Cates playing High Stakes at Manila’s Solaire Casino

For the past few years, Macau has been the biggest source of high stakes poker action in the world. But as those fabled billionaire fish begin to exit the tables, some pros have been looking for action in other locations. Case in point, Dan “Jungleman12″ Cates, Tom Dwan, Jason Mo and businessman Richard Yong are […]

Gus Hansen to play Lower Stakes upon returning to Online Poker

Gus Hansen has been more and more absent from the online poker tables in recent months. And this is understandable, given that he’s lost almost $21 million in the iPoker world. But does this mean that Gus has totally given up on the game? Not actually, as he discussed in an interview with (see […]

Drew Rosenhaus’ Wife parties with Poker’s Dan Bilzerian amid Marital Troubles

Even when Dan Bilzerian’s not at the center of trouble himself, the high stakes poker pro still finds his way into other people’s drama. Case in point, sports super agent Drew Rosenhaus and his wife, Lisa Thomson, reportedly had a blowout argument after she was photographed partying with “Blitz” and others. And it does’t look […]

Darren Woods gets 15 Months in Prison, ordered to repay £1m

Darren ‘DooshCom’ Woods has carved out a pretty nice poker career for himself, winning millions of dollars online and a 2011 WSOP gold bracelet. Unfortunately, it seems that some of this success may be attributed to Woods cheating his fellow players. Woods was arrested last year on suspicious of cheating in online poker games and […]

Lex Veldhuis calls Antonio Esfandiari “Worthless” and a “Massive Douche”

To many poker fans and players, Antonio Esfandiari is the guy with the cool black glasses who also does card tricks. But to Lex Veldhuis, Esfandiari is the “worthless” guy who used exclusionary dinner plans to upset the Dutch poker pro. Chatting with ‘Chicago Joey’ of the Poker Life podcast, Veldhuis went into detail about […]

London’s All-In Kitchen letting Diners “Pay by Poker”

Think the usefulness of your poker skills ends on the felt? Not at a pop-up London restaurant called the All-In Kitchen, where players will have the opportunity to pay for their food through poker. Thanks to a joint effort by PokerStars and Jones & Son, the first-ever “pay-by-poker” restaurant will open from Jan. 19-21 to […]

Tito Ortiz vs. Liv Boeree at PCA

Poker fans were pleasantly surprised to see MMA legend Tito Ortiz at the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Not only did he play in the 2015 PCA Main Event, but he also participated in filming of Shark Cage’s Season 2. We won’t know for a while how Ortiz performed on the Shark Cage, but he did […]

Poker Bot claimed to be Unbeatable in Limit Hold’em

Anybody who’s played online poker before knows that the game contains a lot of variables. So, unlike chess, it seems virtually unsolvable. But researchers from the University of Alberta believe that they have pulled off the improbable by creating an unbeatable poker bot. Called “Cepheus,” this computer program is said to be the ultimate master […]