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Football Narrowly Edges Baseball as Most Popular Jersey at 2016 WSOP

12 July 2016, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: WSOP Blog
Football Narrowly Edges Baseball as Most Popular Jersey at 2016 WSOP
The World Series of Poker Main Event enjoys a unique relationship with professional sports. Famous athletes including Paul Pierce, Roberto Luongo and most recently Brad Lidge have all taken a turn at the felt. It makes it feel like a quasi-sporting event. Unlike other sports, however, players are allowed to wear whatever they want, which leads to a wide assortment of jerseys and sports paraphernalia in the gargantuan poker tournament. After covering the $10,000 buy-in tournament for over a decade and seeing hundreds of different jerseys we got curious as to which ones were the most popular. We decided to try to take note of every single jersey while reporting on the tournament this year.

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Poker Video of the Week: Jason Mercier Drops Quads on Mikhail Semin

2 July 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Jason Mercier Drops Quads on Mikhail Semin
Up to this point at the 2016 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the outstanding player is undoubtedly Jason Mercier. He’s won two Championship bracelets and been heads-up in a third, he's leading the Player of the Year race by a mile and he's undoubtedly proved he's a brilliant player. But even he gets lucky sometimes, too.

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Poker Video of the Week: A WSOP Vortex No Player Can Escape

25 June 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: A WSOP Vortex No Player Can Escape
The World Series of Poker is in the midst of another annual windfall and, as it does so often, incredible things are happening at the tables. Traditionally, the first tournament of the series is for the casino employees. At the final table of this one a hand both players involved will never forget killed one player’s tournament while paving the way to victory for the other.

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Poker Video of the Week: When the Nuts is No Longer the Nuts

10 June 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: When the Nuts is No Longer the Nuts
Do you remember the NBC Heads-up Championship? The made-for-TV tournament where top pros and celebrities went and played poker without taking it too seriously? Mike Matusow won the last edition of this event when it ran in 2013, beating his personal friend Phil Hellmuth in the final. Before that, though, there were plenty of interesting and exciting matches. 

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Blink and You Missed It: Photos From Rapid-Fire Colossus II

3 June 2016, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: WSOP Blog
Blink and You Missed It: Photos From Rapid-Fire Colossus II
If you transported a grizzled grinder from the 1985 WSOP and plunked him/her into the monstrosity that is the $565 buy-in Colossus II there’s a chance they wouldn’t believe this is still a poker tournament. When you get into the logistics of processing 6,500+ entries through three cavernous tournament rooms over two heats on the same day it all starts to get a little surreal. It gets even wilder when you have the chance to observe 3,000+ players from each heat get whittled down to a couple hundred players and well into the money by the end of a day. It’s like jamming 3-4 days of the Main Event into one turbo-charged experience. It’s a microcosm of the legendary tournament.

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Poker Video of the Week: Calacanis Gets It Wrong, Ends Up Right

3 June 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Calacanis Gets It Wrong, Ends Up Right
In Harrington on Hold’em, one of the classics of poker literature, Dan Harrington says that you’ve made a mistake if you flop a set and don’t get all your chips in the middle. Is that always true, though? In our video of the week business mogul Jason Calacanis hits one of those rare sets on the flop but then somehow finds a way to fold it.

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$300k Super High Roller Bowl Turns into Beard Bowl 2016

29 May 2016, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
$300k Super High Roller Bowl Turns into Beard Bowl 2016
Stacks of cash. Chips piled high. Fresh felt. Fiji water for everyone. Beards. You can’t walk two feet at the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl without running into at least one of those items. The cash and chips are kind of a given but the sheer amount of massive beards is somewhat surprising for a collection of poker players who have collectively won tens of millions of dollars.

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Poker Video of the Week: To the Gentleman Goes EPT Spoils

28 May 2016, Created By: Arved Klöhn
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: To the Gentleman Goes EPT Spoils
Being honorable and sporting while playing for hundreds of thousand of dollars at the final table of a major poker tournament sometimes does pay off. During the EPT Prague final table in December 2015 German amateur Hossein Ensan demonstrated perfect sportsmanship and was rewarded almost instantly. Half a year later we're tipping our cap by featuring him in our video of the week.

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Twitch Poker Spotlight: Watch TonkaaaaP Win Everything

20 May 2016, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
Twitch Poker Spotlight: Watch TonkaaaaP Win Everything
The Twitch.tv poker train keeps chugging along and interesting streamers are starting to flood the site. One such streamer is super grinder Parker “TonkaaaaP” Talbot. Talbot has been around for years — there’s a good chance you know him as tonkaaaa on PokerStars or schrutebucksss on Full Tilt — and he’s pretty much been slaying with millions in online earnings.

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