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David Letterman Playing Poker and Blowing $400m?

March 15, 2017 by Jeremy

David Letterman is a lot of things, including a retired talk-show host, a father, and now, apparently, an up-and-coming poker pro. He’s attempting to make his way through poker with his $400 million net worth. But his friends aren’t as enthusiastic as he is about this new hobby. “Dave’s trying to enjoy life a little by picking up new hobbies, … Continue reading

Does Tom Dwan Owe Haralabos Voulgaris Millions?

March 9, 2017 by Jeremy

Poker pro and social media star Doug Polk recently discussed the prospect that Tom Dwan could be at the forefront of another scam. Aside from refusing to finish the Durrrr Challenge with Dan Cates, Polk believes that Dwan might also owe poker player and famed sports bettor Haralabos Voulgaris a 7-figure sum. Through a recent YouTube video (see bottom), Polk … Continue reading

Bill Perkins, Dan Bilzerian Banned from ACR for Multi-Accounting

February 28, 2017 by Jeremy

Businessman and recreational poker player Bill Perkins has been gaining a lot of attention for his Twitch stream, The Thirst Lounge. Unfortunately, it looks like all of this attention has gotten him banned from Americas Cardroom (ACR) for multi-accounting. The incident first surfaced last month, when Instagram sensation Dan Bilzerian was seen playing on Perkins’ “gastrader” account during a Twitch … Continue reading

Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu Boxing Match Won’t Happen

February 21, 2017 by Jeremy

Over the years, we’ve seen some very interesting fighting prop bets between poker players, including Gus Hansen boxing Theo Jorgensen; Olivier Busquet fighting JC Alvarado; and Lex Veldhuis kickboxing Bertrand Grospellier. Sadly, we won’t be adding Daniel Negreanu vs. Phil Hellmuth to this list because the latter has backed out of a boxing match. Negreanu offered a multiple choice question … Continue reading

Jens Kyllönen Studying Finance – Slows Poker Play

February 14, 2017 by Jeremy

Jens Kyllönen is one of the best high-stakes online poker players of all time, having made over $5.22 million in cash profits. But lately, he’s decided to change courses and study finance at a university. The 27-year-old recently spoke to the tabloid Iltalehti about the matter and discussed what prompted towards this decision. Here’s an excerpt from the interview, which … Continue reading

Poker Pros Who Lost Big on Patriots’ 2017 Super Bowl Win

February 6, 2017 by Jeremy

Most poker pros love side action, especially when it comes to wagering on big events like Super Bowl LI. And we can guarantee that there are some big winners following the New England Patriots 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Unfortunately, there are also some big losers, and they let their struggles be known. Here are a few tweets … Continue reading

AI Libratus Beats Poker Pros by $1.77m

February 1, 2017 by Jeremy

The Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence poker battle is over, with the AI program, Libratus, dominating poker pros by $1,766,250. The heads-up, no-limit Texas hold’em event was close up until halfway through, when Libratus grabbed a big lead on Day 10 and never looked back. Spanning 20 days and lasting 120,000 hands, the AI grabbed a convincing victory over the team … Continue reading

Math Teacher Admits He’s a Felon in Washington Poker Scene

January 24, 2017 by Jeremy

Since 2006, playing online poker in Washington has been a Class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. High school math teacher David Shick freely admits to breaking this law, technically making him a felon. But there’s a method to Shick’s madness – namely that he wants to help make online poker legal in the Evergreen State. … Continue reading

Tom McEvoy Selling WSOP Main Event Bracelet

January 18, 2017 by Jeremy

1983 WSOP Main Event champion Tom McEvoy has listed his gold bracelet on eBay along with a few other items. The bracelet and following poker-related items are listed on eBay for $15,000: – 1983 WSOP Main Event bracelet featuring 12 diamonds – 3 of McEvoy’s poker books, all of which are autographed – 2 PokerStars Team Pro patches – WSOP … Continue reading

Dan Cates Playing Online Poker in Windowless Kitchen

January 10, 2017 by Jeremy

Many online poker players like to brag about their baller setups, including rooms with multiple computer screens, tropical beach locations, and luxury suites. But Dan “Jungleman” Cates takes a much different approach and would like you to know that he’s solely focused on poker. Have a look at his windowless kitchen setup, which, minus the stove, looks like it could … Continue reading

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