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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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Poker Video of the Week: When King and Jack are Both Wrong Answers

27 April 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: When King and Jack are Both Wrong Answers
As we all know, everything (and anything) is possible in poker. Here’s an example taken from the rather pricy Super High Roller Bowl last year at the Aria in Las Vegas where high-stakes icon Andrew Robl clashed with Dong Kim. Kim keeps it cool when he falls behind on the flop but then a miracle card on the turn gives him new hope.

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Poker Video of the Week: Is He Really Considering a Fold Here?

26 April 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Is He Really Considering a Fold Here?
Europe’s largest casino – the King’s Casino in Rozvadov - has recently partnered up with 888poker and as part of the celebration there’s a cash game festival with a star-studded line-up. It’s called Celebrity Cash Kings and among the players are big names like Max Altergott, George Danzer, Igor Kurganov, Jesper Hougard, Thomas Bichon, Leon Tsoukernik and Liv Boeree. But it was Tobias Reinkemeier who made the move of the week, as you will see.

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Twitch Poker Spotlight: Jonas Palsgård Brings Passion in Spades

12 April 2016, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
Twitch Poker Spotlight: Jonas Palsgård Brings Passion in Spades
The Twitch.tv revolution is in full swing. Across the board gamers, artist and of course poker players are using the medium to educate or entertain the masses in their particular niche. There are plenty of streams that don't get as much publicity as they might deserve and we're looking to change that with an ongoing spotlight on underrated Twitch streamers. This week we’re going to take a look at Danish grinder Jonas Palsgård.

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Lord of Poker Experiments with RPG Elements in Hold’em

1 April 2016, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
Lord of Poker Experiments with RPG Elements in Hold’em
Standard No-Limit Hold’em apparently isn’t good enough anymore. Lord of Poker, designed by two friends from Belarus, is the latest poker/video game hybrid that will attempt to inject some RPG elements into the venerable game of poker. Alexander Petukh and Alexander Bernat see their game as the first-ever “Role Poker Game” as a clever nod to the RPG genre. Inspired by games like Hearthstone, DOTA 2 and Heroes of Might and Magic III the two friends created a system where you travel a virtual world where poker is magic.

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Poker Video of the Week: Hellmuth Goes Fetal After WPT Suckout

30 March 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Hellmuth Goes Fetal After WPT Suckout
It's an understatement to say Phil Hellmuth is a polarizing player in the poker world. Some love him for his “winning” instinct and attitude; others hate him for his arrogant, exaggerated and narcissistic posturing at and away from the tables. Whether you like him or not, though, he's undeniably the biggest winner in WSOP history with 14 bracelets. And he makes for great TV. This week’s poker clip sums up everything you either love or hate about poker's #1 practitioner of White Magic.

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Twitch Poker Spotlight: Tournament Crushing, Lily Allen-Loving Rupert Elder

25 March 2016, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
Twitch Poker Spotlight: Tournament Crushing, Lily Allen-Loving Rupert Elder
The Twitch.tv revolution is in full swing. Across the board gamers, artist and of course poker players are using the medium to educate or entertain the masses in their particular niche. There are plenty of streams that don't get as much publicity as we're looking to change that with an ongoing spotlight on underrated Twitch streamers. We’re going to start with the U.K. pro Rupert Elder.

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Game Developer Dan Higgins: Pixar + Rounders = Lords of New York

18 March 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
Game Developer Dan Higgins: Pixar + Rounders = Lords of New York
Dan Higgins has worked as a programmer on games such as SimCity and Empire Earth but now runs his own indie game studio, Lunchtime Studios, together with his wife and fellow developer, Courtney Pinnell. Their small team is dedicated to quality storytelling and focused on immersive gaming experiences. Set in the mafia world of 1920s New York, ‘Lords of New York’ is a poker-centered RPG.

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A Quick Guide to the Best Poker Live Streams on Twitch.tv

10 March 2016, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street , Poker Gadgets and Technology
A Quick Guide to the Best Poker Live Streams on Twitch.tv
Want to get better at poker? Some very-skilled poker pros are giving tons of information completely free on services like Twitch.tv. The theory used to be that once you found a way to beat poker you kept everything you learned a secret. Giving away that information was giving away your edge. Well, an entirely new generation of poker player is taking a vastly different approach by live streaming themselves playing online poker. The following is a quick-start guide to getting started with poker livestreaming.

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