PokerStars picks Social Media Poker Studs

We know that there are plenty of poker pros who are quite active on the social media scene. But who’s the best among them all at social media? PokerStars actually went as far as to rank players in this category. It’s little surprise that Stars put one of their own pros at the top of […]

Ivey makes Sick AK Fold on ESPN’s One Drop Coverage

ESPN started airing the 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop tournament last night. There are plenty of highlights from the first episode, including Connor Drinan’s painful AA vs. AA bad beat vs. Cary Katz. You can see this one below, and when watching it, keep in mind that Drinan was fortunate enough to earn […]

Poker Player Alain Barataud busted in World Cup Ticket Scandal

Although the poker world wouldn’t claim him, self-described poker pro and fraudster Alain Barataud is being accused of ripping people off in a 2014 World Cup ticket scandal worth $3,400. As the Sydney Morning Herald reports, the Frenchman and father of five was posing as a fake FIFA hospitality agent. And he was able to […]

Viktor Blom skipped Entire 2014 WSOP – And It was a Great Decision

For many poker players, the World Series of Poker is the pinnacle of the game, with over $200 million worth of tournaments and some life-changing payouts available. But for Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom, there are bigger fish to fry in high stakes online poker games. That said, it’s not a shocker that Blom skipped the entire […]

Daniel Negreanu earns more than Phil Mickelson, David Beckham

Okay, so it’s pretty hard to compare poker players and professional athletes in terms of yearly profits. After all, the tournament buy-ins make doing so a real pain in the ass. But Mirror did an interesting article about how Daniel Negreanu has made more this year than some of sports’ biggest names. The way that […]

$3.5m Worth of Old Full Tilt Merchandise on Auction

Thanks to Black Friday, the poker world is very aware that the old Full Tilt Poker management wasn’t always careful with their money. One byproduct of Ray Bitar and Howard Lederer’s wasteful spending habits was the ridiculously large amount of crappy Full Tilt merchandise that they used to send people as rewards. If you haven’t […]

Jerry Yang’s 2007 WSOP Watch is drawing Big Bids

Seven years ago, Jerry Yang was on top of the poker world after winning the 2007 WSOP Main Event along with $8.25 million. Unfortunately, Yang failed to pay some of his taxes on the winnings, resulting in the IRS seizing his Main Event bracelet and a Corum Admiral’s Cup watch. The latter, which was given […]

Andrew Robl puts up Bail for Paul Phua

By now you have probably heard that high stakes poker pro and Malaysian “businessman” Paul Phua was busted in connection with an illegal World Cup betting ring. Phua, who’s earned almost $2.9 million in poker tournaments, was arrested by the FBI after he and seven other men were found to be running a betting operation […]

Michael Jordan compared to Phil Ivey

How do you know when you’ve achieved the ultimate form of poker fame? How about when somebody compares Michael Jordan to YOU! Such was the case in a recent Grantland piece by Bill Simmons entitled “God Loves Cleveland.” The article discusses how much LeBron James has raised his basketball IQ in the past few years, […]

Guess the Sic 2014 WSOP Profit that Negreanu hauled in…

Many people heard about Daniel Negreanu’s runner-up finish in the 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop, which earned him $8.3 million. But sometimes it’s hard to visualize the ramifications of what such a big score means to a poker pro’s bottom line. So if you’re having trouble with this, you don’t have to worry […]