The Poker Reporter Blog

Poker news, gossip, parties, donkstrikery and functioning illiteracy with the PL.com crew!

Video of the Week: A Little Bit of ThanosBoSs in Each of Us

26 November 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Video of the Week: A Little Bit of ThanosBoSs in Each of Us
An old rule of thumb for poker players is “keep your hands off casino games." Pit games have been the downfall of many a poker pro over the years and will continue to be until the sun itself burns out. While 2016 WSOP Main Event champion Qui Nguyen prefers the Baccarat tables, others can’t resist taking a spin on the dangerous Blackjack tables. In our video of the week one of these players sits down with $19,000 in front of him and you can guess what happens.

» Read full post

Share:

Poker Video of the Week: Will Kassouf’s KK Cooler Déjà Vu

12 November 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Will Kassouf’s KK Cooler Déjà Vu
You might polarize your hand; Will Kassouf polarizes the poker community. The English attorney drove a number of players mad with his "speech play" during the 2016 WSOP Main Event and became something akin to a pop star on ESPN. But not only his game was spectacular. He also went out with a bang. And then history repeated itself.

» Read full post

Share:


Poker Video of the Week: Full House Ain't Nuthin' Ta F Wit'

16 October 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Full House Ain't Nuthin' Ta F Wit'
As amateur poker players we sometimes feel like successful, seasoned pros never make a mistake. The truth, though, is that even they misplay a hand from time to time. Chris Klodnicki has been playing professionally for a decade and accumulated over $8.6 million in tournament winnings. He's even finished 12th (!) in the Main Event before. Despite all that success his Day 6 performance at the WSOP 2016 Main Event, so to speak, flopped.

» Read full post

Share:

Beyond Poker Face: A Look at the Most Elaborate Costumes in Poker

13 October 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Beyond Poker Face: A Look at the Most Elaborate Costumes in Poker
Poker is all about deception so donning a costume is not exactly a giant stretch for high-stakes poker pros. Tournaments, which can be quite slow, are also a good venue for putting costumes on display. Over the years there’s been hundreds of poker pros who have donned elaborate costumes at the WSOP, EPT or WPT. Sometimes it’s just for fun, other times it’s because of a lost bet and other times it’s merely a player repping some product or company.

» Read full post



Video of the Week: Doyle Stupefies Ivey w/ Kangaroo Read

7 August 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Video of the Week: Doyle Stupefies Ivey w/ Kangaroo Read
Poker players who predominately play live will always tell you how important reads are at the table -- no matter how many hands you’ve played online or how well you play in general. Pros like Jason Mercier, Luca Pagano, Theo Jorgensen, Lex Veldhuis, Chris Moneymaker and Daniel Negreanu have all explained to us in depth how they use live reads to make big decisions. In this clip, however, Doyle Brunson takes his read to a completely new level. He doesn't read Phil Ivey’s hand; he reads his mind.

» Read full post


Top 6 Online Poker Sites You Can Play On Right Now

3 August 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Top 6 Online Poker Sites You Can Play On Right Now
The online poker landscape has changed considerably since the halcyon days of the early 2000s. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t great poker sites that you can play right now. In fact if you haven’t played for awhile you might be surprised to find that poker software has improved exponentially and there are now more poker variants than ever before.

» Read full post


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.

» Read full post

Share:


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.

» Read full post

Share:

$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.

» Read full post

Share:



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.

» Read full post

Share:



Photo Blog from the High-Stakes Aria $500k Super High Roller Bowl

3 July 2015, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Photo Blog from the High-Stakes Aria $500k Super High Roller Bowl
Today PokerListings was at the ultra high-stakes Aria Super High Roller Bowl following pro poker player Jason Koon for a new short documentary but that doesn't mean we didn't have time to snap some sweet photos. Keep an eye on this page throughout the event as we add new pics of high-stakes pros including Phil Ivey, Isaac Haxton, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Brian Rast, Doc Sands, Jason Koon and many more. The Aria has done a fantastic job of assembling some of the world's best poker pros, along with a group of wealthy businessmen, to play for some of the highest stakes on the planet. The TV set is beautiful, the lighting is great and we'll be snapping pics until they kick us out. Enjoy.

» Read full post

Share:

“Bong Hog” John Morgan Steals the SHRS $250k Spotlight

2 July 2015, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
“Bong Hog” John Morgan Steals the SHRS $250k Spotlight
Day 3 of the Aria Super High Roller Series cash game was fairly bereft of poker pros but that didn’t stop multi-millionaire John Morgan from stealing the show with a highlight-reel hand and a few hilarious stories about his past. Morgan is the CEO of the Winmark Corporation, best known for the Play It Again Sports retail stores, but he also loves to play poker. In fact Morgan admitted he frequently plays the $100 tournaments at Aria. It was astounding to poker pro Jean-Robert Bellande that someone with Morgan’s wealth would even bother with such low-stakes events. “So you have a set and someone sucks out on you and hits a full house and busts you from the tournament, are you upset?” asked an incredulous Bellande. “No I just go buy into another $100 tournament,” laughed Morgan. “They run every hour!” Morgan explained his love for poker in more detail. “It’s more of a sociological experiment,” said Morgan. “You meet some of the most interesting people. Sometimes I play the $100 over at the Orleans too.” Apparently Morgan has won a few of the events too. The rest of the players at the table tried to organize a $5,000 last longer prop bet between Morgan and Bellande in the $100 Aria tournament but Bellande wasn’t super keen since Morgan has so much experience playing those particular tournaments.

» Read full post

Share:

The Top 7 Most Exclusive, Invite-Only Private Poker Games

10 April 2015, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , PokerListed
The Top 7 Most Exclusive, Invite-Only Private Poker Games
Poker is a game that’s enjoyed by people from all walks of life. The rich and famous, the blue collar and everyone in between. Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, Tobey Maguire, Nelly, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Phelps, Alex Rodriguez, Russell Westbrook, Paul Pierce, Sergio Garcia, Rafael Nadal, Ronaldo and Neymar are just a small sample of the notable figures who have been known to enjoy a turn on the felt. There’s a secret world to poker, however, as some of the biggest games don’t take place at a casino or even a poker club. Some of the richest poker games in the world actually take place in the privacy of homes or hotel rooms where the ultra-rich trade pots that are worth cars or even houses to mere mortals. Sometimes it's not even about the money. It's about the famous faces who sit down at the table away from the prying eyes of a public casino.

» Read full post



Are Poker Players Cheating with Card-Reading Poker Analyzer Tools?

20 March 2015, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Poker Gadgets and Technology
Are Poker Players Cheating with Card-Reading Poker Analyzer Tools?
When you first sit down at the poker table one of the greatest fears is getting cheated out of your money. Once you’ve played for awhile you tend to realize those concerns are usually unfounded as both casinos and online poker sites utilize a large assortment of security measures (depending on where you play of course!). Technology is always changing, however, and the latest device to come out of China has some players worried. The gadget in question is generally referred to as a “Poker Analyzer”. There are a few variants but the basic idea behind the Poker Analyzer is that it can tell you what cards are going to be dealt. In this article we’re going to take a closer look at how Poker Analyzers work and whether it's a legitimate danger at the tables.

» Read full post


17 Unbelievable Things That Actually Happened at the 2006 WSOP

6 March 2015, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Tournament Trail
17 Unbelievable Things That Actually Happened at the 2006 WSOP
The 2006 World Series of Poker was memorable for a lot of reasons. For one, it was the biggest Main Event ever held with over 8,000 players getting in on the action before the Unlawful Internet Enforcement Act, passed later that year, put the brakes on the poker party. It was also the last year where online poker sites were allowed to satellite players directly into the Main Event so the Rio was a zoo as everyone tried to cash in on the poker craze. In other words, it was a high point for poker that some maintain we’ll never see again. Despite all the exposure at the 2006 WSOP there are a number of stories from that year that people tend to forget. Fortunately it was one of the first years that PokerListings covered the WSOP in full force so we still have a few tidbits to share. The following is a look at 17 underreported stories from the 2006 WSOP:

» Read full post


5 Awesome Poker Games That Take 5 Mins (or Less) to Play

27 February 2015, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
5 Awesome Poker Games That Take 5 Mins (or Less) to Play
Can’t get enough poker? Need more action in your day-to-day life? There are plenty of times where you don’t have enough time to fit in a full poker game -- at the office for instance -- but you can still take part in some incredibly fun action-packed poker gambling games. Chinese Poker is probably the most famous of these types of games but it can take a little too long if you're really pressed for time. Over the years we’ve come across numerous poker games that take as little as 30 seconds to play but still provide some excitement. The great thing about these games is that because they require very little skill nearly everyone can play and it’s a fantastic way to teach people basic poker hand rankings as well as build camaraderie. You might even inspire someone to start playing actual poker. The following games all forgo betting and you’re essentially all-in on every hand. It’s best to bet a $1 a game or something similar and keep track of the results. There are no hard and fast rules for these kinds of games and most of them are always evolving. You might know some of the following games by different names. These are a few of our favorite ones but be sure to share your own in the comments section below. Keep in mind you'll need to know basic Poker Hand Rankings to play.

» Read full post


The Periodic Table of Stuff Poker Players Like (Infographic)

16 February 2015, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Tournament Trail
Periodic Table of Poker FOR SITE4 (Click on the image to view it full size) From sunglasses and hoodies to Rounders and credit card roulette, we painstakingly break down the many likes of the modern poker player. Whether you want to reminisce about the things you love, or better understand a poker-loving friend or family member, this periodic table intimately explains the inner workings of the poker player's psyche. Click the image above or click here to see the full size infographic and if you think we missed some important ones, please post in the comments at the bottom of the page.

» Read full post


Bloggers
The Poker Reporter Blog

The Poker Reporter Blog

Poker news, gossip, parties, donkstrikery and functioning illiteracy with the PL.com crew!
Latest Posts 's Page  
WSOP Blog

WSOP Blog

WSOP live blog from the tournament floor w/ poker pro interviews, photos and side action from Las

Latest Posts 's Page  
Positively Nerd Street

Positively Nerd Street

Pr0n for the poker nerd. Hardware, software, gadgets, etc; like poker, but from the future.
Latest Posts 's Page  
The Guest Blog

The Guest Blog

A menagerie of poker pros, celebrities, poker writers and industry figures.
Latest Posts 's Page  
Battle of Malta Blog

Battle of Malta Blog

Photo essays, player profiles, travel tips, off-the-cuff interviews and more from Battle of Malta!
Latest Posts 's Page  
×

Sorry, this room is not available in your country.

Please try the best alternative which is available for your location:

Close and visit page