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Nate Silver Compares President Trump to a ‘Terrible Poker Player’ for Strategic Approach Nate Silver Compares President Trump to a ‘Terrible Poker Player’ for Strategic Approach
CardsChat News - January 29th, 2019 As the recent government shutdown began to draw to a close, President Donald Trump didn’t seem to be left with many great options, politically speaking. According to FiveThirtyEight.com’s Nate Silver, […]
Live at the Bike Player ‘Weez’ Makes Incredible Comeback from $50 to Nearly $10K (VIDEO)

Live at the Bike Player ‘Weez’ Makes Incredible Comeback from $50 to Nearly $10K (VIDEO)

Jon Sofen - January 29th, 2019
A regular on “Live at the Bike” known in the Los Angeles poker community as “Weez,” made one of the most insane comebacks in livestreamed low-stakes poker history. The area […]
WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Day 1 Concludes with 446 Advancing: Hellmuth, Harwood, McKeehen in Good Shape

WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Day 1 Concludes with 446 Advancing: Hellmuth, Harwood, McKeehen in Good Shape

Jon Sofen - January 29th, 2019
You can’t win a four-day tournament on Day One, but 334 of the 780 entries in the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open have already lost it. Phil Hellmuth, who also […]
Daniel Negreanu Clarifies Controversial Tweet on Negative Traits Poker Players Possess

Daniel Negreanu Clarifies Controversial Tweet on Negative Traits Poker Players Possess

Jon Sofen - January 28th, 2019
Daniel Negreanu recently tweeted the five traits of the “worst kind” of poker players, which caused a bit of a meltdown on Twitter from the poker community. In an attempt […]
Aussie Millions Setting New Records as Rainer Kempe Makes It Rain

Aussie Millions Setting New Records as Rainer Kempe Makes It Rain

Daniel Smyth - January 28th, 2019
The annual Aussie Millions poker festival is setting new records and some familiar faces are already benefiting from the increase in interest. Getting underway on January 15, Australia’s longest running […]
Denys Shafikov Wins Inaugural WPT Russia as Tour Continues Global Surge

Denys Shafikov Wins Inaugural WPT Russia as Tour Continues Global Surge

Daniel Smyth - January 28th, 2019
Denys Shafikov has become the latest World Poker Tour (WPT) champion but the Ukrainian wasn’t the only big winner in the Russian coastal resort of Sochi. After cutting his way […]
Super Bowl Ticket Scam Lands High Roller Poker Pro Ali Fazeli 18 Months in Federal Prison

Super Bowl Ticket Scam Lands High Roller Poker Pro Ali Fazeli 18 Months in Federal Prison

CardsChat News - January 27th, 2019
Ali Fazeli, once a mainstay in the high-roller poker tournament scene at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for running a […]
Poker Pro Micah Raskin Pleads Guilty to Distributing 360 Pounds of Weed, Faces Minimum 5-Year Sentence

Poker Pro Micah Raskin Pleads Guilty to Distributing 360 Pounds of Weed, Faces Minimum 5-Year Sentence

Jon Sofen - January 26th, 2019
Poker pro Micah Raskin told RFDTV.com earlier this week that, “great content starts with good storytelling,” in an interview about business marketing. We have a story to tell about the […]
Big Stacks and Big Blind Ante Poker: Changes Coming to 2019 WSOP

Big Stacks and Big Blind Ante Poker: Changes Coming to 2019 WSOP

Jon Sofen - January 25th, 2019
Changes “designed to improve the overall experience for participants” are on the horizon for the 2019 WSOP, including increased starting stacks and replacing the traditional ante format with big blind […]
Jason Koon to Open Doors as Triton Poker Ambassador (VIDEO)

Jason Koon to Open Doors as Triton Poker Ambassador (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - January 25th, 2019
More million-dollar pots are on their way and Jason Koon will be leading the way as an ambassador for the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series. A breakout star on […]
Terminally Ill Tennessee Poker Fan Receives Dream Wish: Meeting Daniel Negreanu

Terminally Ill Tennessee Poker Fan Receives Dream Wish: Meeting Daniel Negreanu

Jon Sofen - January 25th, 2019
Poker fan Zachary Butler’s last wish is to meet his poker idol, Daniel Negreanu. And the Dream Foundation charity will make that happen for the terminally ill Tennessee man. Butler […]
Ante4Autism Charity Poker Tournament Returns to Golden Nugget for 11th Year

Ante4Autism Charity Poker Tournament Returns to Golden Nugget for 11th Year

Jon Sofen - January 24th, 2019
Ante4Autism, an annual charity poker tournament in Las Vegas, is back for its 11th year raising money for multiple autism charities, with an event that features poker celebs, non-poker celebs […]
Poker Pro Maria Konnikova Talks Decision Making in Front of Economic Elite at Davos Summit

Poker Pro Maria Konnikova Talks Decision Making in Front of Economic Elite at Davos Summit

CardsChat News - January 24th, 2019
Those who ply their trade in the world of high-stakes poker already know that the game’s top players are some of the best decision makers in the world. And now, […]
Future of Pennsylvania Online Poker Cloudy in Wake of DOJ Wire Act Ruling

Future of Pennsylvania Online Poker Cloudy in Wake of DOJ Wire Act Ruling

Cort Smith - January 23rd, 2019
It wasn’t long ago that many were eagerly awaiting debut of cross-state, regulated online poker in Pennsylvania. However, the future of online poker featuring shared liquidity is now very much […]
Partypoker Launches Player Panel to Better Communicate with Poker Community

Partypoker Launches Player Panel to Better Communicate with Poker Community

Jon Sofen - January 23rd, 2019
Partypoker wants a better way to communicate with the poker community. And the poker site may have found it with their new player panel, which will give ambassadors such as […]
European Regulators Pleased with Shared Poker Liquidity After First Year of Player Pooling

European Regulators Pleased with Shared Poker Liquidity After First Year of Player Pooling

CardsChat News - January 22nd, 2019
Regulators in France, Spain, and Portugal released a statement on Monday to announce that they were pleased with how shared player liquidity is helping the online poker markets in their […]
Former WSOP Commish, Epic Poker League Boss Jeffrey Pollack Named President of XFL

Former WSOP Commish, Epic Poker League Boss Jeffrey Pollack Named President of XFL

Jon Sofen - January 22nd, 2019
Jeffrey Pollack, Chairman of the disgraced Epic Poker League (EPL), was named president and chief operating officer of the XFL, an upcoming professional football league founded by World Wrestling Federation […]
Daniel Negreanu Shares Five Things That Make a Player ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ for Poker

Daniel Negreanu Shares Five Things That Make a Player ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ for Poker

Jon Sofen - January 22nd, 2019
Daniel Negreanu tweeted characteristics of a player who is good and bad for poker, and some felt his comments were “arrogant” and out of line. When Kid Poker opines, however, […]
Super Bowl Odds: Rams Open as Slight Favorite, But Bettors Back Patriots

Super Bowl Odds: Rams Open as Slight Favorite, But Bettors Back Patriots

CardsChat News - January 21st, 2019
After a wild Sunday that saw both conference finals go to overtime, the New England Patriots were initially posted as slight underdogs to the Los Angeles Rams in the 2019 […]
Aussie Millions Underway, High Roller Events Begin Friday

Aussie Millions Underway, High Roller Events Begin Friday

Jon Sofen - January 21st, 2019
The 2019 Aussie Millions is underway, and the first high roller event of the series begins Friday in the land of Joe Hachem. That tournament is the $25,000 Challenge, a […]
Nikita Bodyakovskiy Adds Extra Value to Team Partypoker (VIDEO)

Nikita Bodyakovskiy Adds Extra Value to Team Partypoker (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - January 21st, 2019
Partypoker has bolstered its infantry by adding short deck Hold’em maestro Nikita Bodyakovskiy to its ranks. Fresh off winning $700,000 at the Partypoker Caribbean Poker Party in Nassau, Bodyakovskiy (also […]
PokerStars Slashes Sunday Million Buy-In as Partypoker Rivalry Intensifies

PokerStars Slashes Sunday Million Buy-In as Partypoker Rivalry Intensifies

Daniel Smyth - January 21st, 2019
PokerStars is taking the fight to Partypoker with another innovation designed to attract the masses and help players win a share of $1 million for less. Changing a dynamic that’s […]
Doyle Brunson Questions Why Poker Community is Raising Money for Late Gavin Smith, Upsets Fans

Doyle Brunson Questions Why Poker Community is Raising Money for Late Gavin Smith, Upsets Fans

Jon Sofen - January 19th, 2019
Doyle Brunson claims the brother of Gavin Smith is wealthy and, therefore, wonders why the poker community is donating money to the late poker pro’s children. The comments angered many […]
Betting Odds for NFL Championship Weekend Gives Chiefs and Saints Slight Edge

Betting Odds for NFL Championship Weekend Gives Chiefs and Saints Slight Edge

CardsChat News - January 18th, 2019
The NFL’s Championship Games are set to kick off Sunday afternoon, and the betting odds suggest a thrilling and tight slate of games on tap. In the AFC, the Kansas […]
WPT Gardens in LA Plays Down to Final Table, Will Resume in March at Las Vegas Esports Arena

WPT Gardens in LA Plays Down to Final Table, Will Resume in March at Las Vegas Esports Arena

Jon Sofen - January 18th, 2019
The WPT Gardens Poker Championship in Los Angeles is down to its final table of six. But we won’t be reporting on the winner for a few months because the […]
Face Masks a Bad Look for Poker Say Savage Facebook Followers (VIDEO)

Face Masks a Bad Look for Poker Say Savage Facebook Followers (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - January 18th, 2019
World Poker Tour (WPT) executive director and Tournament Directors Association (TDA) founder Matt Savage may ban face masks at his events following a recent Facebook poll. Wanting to know the […]
Buddhist Poker Player Takes Third in PCA Main Event, Gives it All Away to Charity

Buddhist Poker Player Takes Third in PCA Main Event, Gives it All Away to Charity

CardsChat News - January 17th, 2019
Scott Wellenbach has always been a bit of a grinder, popping up at various big PokerStars events over the past few years. But when he’s not at the poker tables, […]
WPT Star Chino Rheem Wins 2019 PCA Main Event Title for $1.56 Million

WPT Star Chino Rheem Wins 2019 PCA Main Event Title for $1.56 Million

Jon Sofen - January 17th, 2019
Chino Rheem added another huge victory – the 2019 PCA Main Event for $1.56 million – to his already impressive poker resume. Fans watching the final table may have thought […]
After Defeating Humanity in Poker, Libratus Drafted for Military Duty

After Defeating Humanity in Poker, Libratus Drafted for Military Duty

CardsChat News - January 16th, 2019
Two years ago, the poker playing artificial intelligence program Libratus had little trouble getting the best of four top pros over 20 days of no-limit hold’em. Now, the US military […]
PokerStars Gets in the Short Deck Game, Introduces “6+ Hold’em” to International Player Pool

PokerStars Gets in the Short Deck Game, Introduces “6+ Hold’em” to International Player Pool

CardsChat News - January 16th, 2019
The rumors and speculation have been running rampant for months, and now it’s official – Short Deck Hold’em has found a home on PokerStars. The game, which is is titled […]
Mourning After: Josh Arieh Helps Raise Money for Gavin Smith’s Children, as Poker Community Steps Up

Mourning After: Josh Arieh Helps Raise Money for Gavin Smith’s Children, as Poker Community Steps Up

Jon Sofen - January 16th, 2019
Josh Arieh is using GoFundMe to help raise money for the children of Gavin Smith, the late poker pro who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Monday. In less than […]
WSOP Releases Schedule for all $10K+ Events: Short Deck In, One Drop Out

WSOP Releases Schedule for all $10K+ Events: Short Deck In, One Drop Out

Jon Sofen - January 15th, 2019
The One Drop High Roller tournament is off the 2019 WSOP schedule, while short deck poker will be featured at the World Series of Poker for the first time. After […]
Department of Justice Reverses 2011 Wire Act Opinion, Says Law Applies to All Forms of Gambling

Department of Justice Reverses 2011 Wire Act Opinion, Says Law Applies to All Forms of Gambling

CardsChat News - January 15th, 2019
The Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel has released a new opinion on the Wire Act, one that reverses the 2011 opinion that suggested the law only applied to […]
Popular Pro Gavin Smith Dies at 50, Poker Community Mourns Loss

Popular Pro Gavin Smith Dies at 50, Poker Community Mourns Loss

Jon Sofen - January 15th, 2019
Gavin Smith had a fun-loving personality and was always pleasant with the poker media. On Monday night, the Canadian poker pro passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. He was 50-years-old. […]
PCA Main Event Down to Final 20, Four Players Over 100 Big Blinds

PCA Main Event Down to Final 20, Four Players Over 100 Big Blinds

Jon Sofen - January 15th, 2019
After Day Three at the PCA Main Event, only 20 players remain, many of whom have big stacks, and it’s a tight race atop the leader board. Tommy Nguyen, a […]
Boxing Champ Carl Froch Knocks Out Pros to Win Partypoker High Roller

Boxing Champ Carl Froch Knocks Out Pros to Win Partypoker High Roller

Daniel Smyth - January 14th, 2019
Retired British boxer and Partypoker ambassador Carl Froch has proved he’s still a knockout artist after taking down an online high roller over the weekend. Lining up alongside 73 other […]
Phil Hellmuth Comes Up Short in First DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship

Phil Hellmuth Comes Up Short in First DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship

CardsChat News - January 14th, 2019
Phil Hellmuth had no problem firing away in the first ever DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship this past weekend, even if he wasn’t ultimately able to take anything home for […]
Sam Greenwood Wins $100K PCA Super High Roller, Cashes Main Event

Sam Greenwood Wins $100K PCA Super High Roller, Cashes Main Event

Jon Sofen - January 14th, 2019
Sam Greenwood had a pretty good weekend at the 2019 PCA in the Bahamas. The Canadian shipped the $100,000 Super High Roller on Saturday for $1,775,000. And then on Sunday […]
Partypoker Using Player Power to Dethrone PokerStars

Partypoker Using Player Power to Dethrone PokerStars

Daniel Smyth - January 14th, 2019
Partypoker is bidding to improve its links with the poker community and become the industries top operator by creating a representative body known as the Player Panel. Announced on January […]
PCA Main Event Underway, Super High Roller Down to Final Table

PCA Main Event Underway, Super High Roller Down to Final Table

Jon Sofen - January 12th, 2019
The action inside the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas at the 2019 PCA is as hot as it is outside on the beach. Chris Hunichen holds the chip lead at […]
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