Gus Hansen’s Poker Career not Over – But Live Appearances may be

Just the other day, we reported that Full Tilt dropped Gus Hansen and Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom as sponsored players. The move wasn’t a total surprise, given both of their struggles on the virtual felt. But could one grim byproduct of this be a huge downgrade in Hansen’s poker appearances? Gus is a guy who built […]

Lock Poker Scam continues: Players owed $3.1m

Lock Poker continues sinking further into the abyss as their player traffic decreases and their debt to players keeps mounting. Thanks to information by both TwoPlusTwo poster ‘IHasTehNutz’ and EverythingPokerNJ, it’s been confirmed that Lock players are owed over $3.1 million. Currently, 394 players are awaiting a combined $941,000 in withdrawals – money that hasn’t […]

Viktor Blom and Gus Hansen out at Full Tilt

Before Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker laid claim to a massive roster of over 160 signed pros. Fast-forward to now, and they are officially without any signed pros after dropping Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom and Gus Hansen. As Full Tilt explained to PokerFuse, they are moving away from “Pro-centric advertising” and on towards marketing that falls […]

UK Poker Pro Darren Woods facing Online Poker Fraud Charges

Just three years ago, Darren Woods was a respected poker pro coming off a victory in a 2011 WSOP $2,500 Six-Max NL Hold’em tournament ($213,431). Now he’s facing criminal charges dealing with online poker fraud. The 29-year-old rounder was in Sheffield Crown Court this past week after being accused of committing 12 acts of online […]

Daniel Negreanu: Defender of PokerStars Spin & Gos

What seemed like a harmless and fun invention by PokerStars has turned into a hotly debated topic in online poker. The site’s new “Spin & Gos,” which are regular sit and gos that give out lottery-style prizes, are said to be cutting into the earning power of pro players. Moreover, many PokerStars players, such as […]

“Wife Swap” comes calling, Phil Hellmuth’s Wife Declines

There’s a chance that you’ve caught an episode or two of ABC’s Wife Swap; the show that attempts to create utter chaos by switching wives from two completely different families. Of course, chaos wouldn’t be hard to create if you dropped a random woman into Phil Hellmuth’s household. The 13-time WSOP champion is well known […]

Party Poker splits with Former No. 1 Marvin Rettenmaier

Former GPI #1 player Marvin Rettenmaier had spent the past couple of years representing Party Poker. But now it looks like the union is over since Rettenmaier has parted with his former sponsor. Luckily, it doesn’t look like there are any hard feelings because the German had only good words for Party Poker. Here’s a […]

Ismael Bojang sets WSOP Cashing Record

The biggest stories at the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific thus far involve Jeff Lisandro winning his sixth-career gold bracelet and George Danzer winning his third bracelet of the year. But one great story that’s getting lost in the midst of all this is one involving Ismael Bojang. The German poker pro took fourth place in Event […]

Brian Roberts discusses why Networks aren’t looking for Poker TV Shows

Not long ago, Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak learned that their TV show, Underground Poker, wouldn’t be picked up by the Discovery Channel. For Esfandiari and Laak, this represented a legitimate chance to reach the mainstream world with poker. Unfortunately, the pilot didn’t catch Discovery Channel’s interest – and Brian Roberts thinks he knows why. […]

PokerStars Founder wins UKIPT Isle of Man High Roller

While Isai Scheinberg is one of the most influential poker minds of all time, none of this has to do with his playing abilities. Instead, the former IBM computer genius used his knowledge to found PokerStars and help spread poker across the globe. But now that he’s no longer involved with running Stars – due […]