The Poker Reporter Blog

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


Great Poker Rivalries: Daniel Negreanu vs. Annie Duke

23 September 2011, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , PokerListed
Great Poker Rivalries: Daniel Negreanu vs. Annie Duke
There are countless close friendships that have been forged over the poker table but nothing interests people more than a good old-fashioned feud. There’s a reason that Phil Hellmuth berating Shawn Sheikhan and Tony G telling Ralph Perry to get on his bike are two of the most popular poker clips on the Internet.  With that in mind there is one poker rivalry that has spanned over a decade and gotten downright nasty at certain points. We’re talking about the seemingly never-ending spat between Daniel Negreanu and Annie Duke.

» Read full post


Brian Hastings in Vancouver - Full Interview Transcript

16 September 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , The Online Grind
Brian Hastings in Vancouver - Full Interview Transcript
Brian "Stinger88" Hastings has joined the Great American Poker Exodus, packing up shop and shipping himself to Vancouver in order to get back in high-stakes online cash games. This marks a departure for us since, being from Vancouver ourselves, we're used to traveling all over the world to run down poker stories. This time the story came to us. I met Hastings three blocks from my apartment in Gastown for a few late-summer patio drinks and we talked about American pros like himself who have left the US to pursue their careers in online poker. The is the full interview transcript. Click here to check out the feature news article.

» Read full post


Best Places to Move to Play Legal Online Poker

21 April 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Best Places to Move to Play Legal Online Poker
You know things are serious when people are willing to give up their country before they'll give up their game. With Americans looking at a horizon devoid of online poker some are considering taking matters into their own hands and finding a home more hospitable to their chosen profession. Here are our picks for realistic locations where players can legally enjoy online poker.

» Read full post


Eugene "MyRabbiFoo" Katchalov's Poker Story - Q&A

31 March 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Cold Hard Facts
Eugene "MyRabbiFoo" Katchalov's Poker Story - Q&A
As far as poker celebrity goes Eugene Katchalov isn't exactly a superstar. What he does have are results, over $6 million worth. Katchalov has only been playing poker 100% professionally for a few short years, having split his time to that point between cards and day trading in New York. In light of his recent endorsement deal with PokerStars, and the fact that he's one of the most profitable tournament players in the world, we wanted to get to know him a little better. We've got a feature piece in our news, to which this Q&A is a companion, so click here for more info about Katchalov's decision to play poker professionally instead of working in finance. And now, the full Q&A.

» Read full post



Real Life Cheating Ring Grifts Vancouver Businessman

21 March 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Real Life Cheating Ring Grifts Vancouver Businessman
In a story yesterday in the Vancouver Province we learned that Vancouver businessman Alex Tkach lost $9,000 in one hand to a cheating ring that's reported to have been working their way across the country. We've got the cliffs notes for you below, plus our take on how gullible someone has to be to lose $9,000 to some random people they just met playing cards in a rented office.

» Read full post


$7.3 Million Poker Chip Set - Why Wait? Get Yours Today

17 March 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
$7.3 Million Poker Chip Set - Why Wait? Get Yours Today
Excess is something we strive for here at PokerListings so when we heard about a diamond and jewel-encrusted poker chip set worth $7.3 million dollars one one word came to mind: obv! This landmark accomplishment in completely impractical poker technology is the brainchild of London-based specialty game maker Geoffrey Parker. Parker has been offering pimped out games ranging from Monopoly to backgammon for years but this poker chip set blows everything else he's done out of the water. Keep reading for the details.

» Read full post


Gimmick of the Week: 888 Poker Teams Tournaments

16 March 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , The Online Grind
Gimmick of the Week: 888 Poker Teams Tournaments
This week's gimmick is a brand new tournament concept brought to us by 888 Poker, combining sports betting with the traditional online poker tournament. Anything that ups the gambling quotient of an online poker session is usually A-OK with us but we wanted to take a closer look. Read on for the details and to find out whether it's worth your time and money.

» Read full post


Complete Guide to High Stakes Poker Season 7

8 March 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Complete Guide to <i>High Stakes Poker</i> Season 7
High Stakes Poker Season 7 is here. We’ve got new players, a controversial new host and a new location. It’s easy to see that things have changed this season but have they changed for the better? We break it down, slap a letter grade on it and tell you whether it's worth your time in our Complete Guide to High Stakes Poker Season 7.

» Read full post


Top 10 Online Screen Names in Poker

4 March 2011, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Top 10 Online Screen Names in Poker
Picking an online screen name is one of the least discussed aspects of online poker. It’s something that every online poker player has had to do at some point and it’s something that could be with you for your entire career as a poker player. Although screen names rarely have any effect on actually playing poker (this article begs to differ), there is a certain art to it and every day you’ll see hundreds of awful names with a few clever ones in the mix.

» Read full post


Gimmick of the Week: Playing Poker with a Webcam

11 February 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Gimmick of the Week: Playing Poker with a Webcam
The idea of playing online poker with webcams has been floating around for a long time but only recently has it been made a reality. It seems like the most obvious way to bring the face-to-face aspect of live poker to the online game. But will it become the next innovation in online poker, or will it simply provide a public indecency opportunity of Chat-Roulette proportions? In this week’s Gimmick we look at PokerView.com’s webcam poker.

» Read full post


Who Got Naked and More from The Aussie Millions Million Dollar Cash Game

25 January 2011, Created By: Martin Derbyshire
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Unsubstantiated Rumors
Who Got Naked and More from The Aussie Millions Million Dollar Cash Game
The Aussie Millions Million Dollar Cash Game took over the TV studio upstairs at Crown for the second day in in row Tuesday, only this time it did so without the Malaysian businessmen poker's biggest sharks came to feed on 24-hours earlier. But while the action on the felt appeared tame compared to Monday, there was still tons of it off the table. The first group to buy in for the minimum $100k included Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, Mike Matusow, David Benyamine, David Oppenheim, Andrew Feldman, Justin Smith and Erik Cajelais. And while the pots stayed relatively small in the $400/$800/$100 game, this group proved they would talk about just about anything and bet on even more. Antonius spent the early part of the session attempting to convince Dwan to play props for some pretty lofty stakes. Although Dwan made it pretty clear that he felt Antonius was about the luckiest prop player on the planet and wanted no part of it, the Finn kept trying.

» Read full post

Share:

Ivey, Antonius and Dwan Battle Malaysian Businessmen at the Crown

24 January 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Tournament Trail
Ivey, Antonius and Dwan Battle Malaysian Businessmen at the Crown
A few months ago we reported on the high-stakes madness that was going down in Macau between Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey and a group of wealthy Malaysian businessmen. Well, the game is on again but it's not in Macau. It's right here at the Crown Casino. As we speak Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Eli Elezra and John Juanda are taking three of those same whales from Macau.

» Read full post


Poker: A Study in American Culture

18 January 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Poker: A Study in American Culture
Poker is pretty high on the list of typically American things, right up there with freedom, apple pie and an unflinching commitment to television programming. That's why our friend Short-Stacked Shamus over at Hard-Boiled Poker has put together an American Studies course at UNC-Charlotte covering poker's role in American culture. We spoke with Shamus last week about what we can expect from the course and quickly realized that this is indeed an expansive topic, and certainly one worthy of academic exploration. Read on for the key points plus a look at the course material Shamus will be using with his students.

» Read full post



Top 6 Biggest Poker Tournament Wins of 2010

20 December 2010, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Top 6 Biggest Poker Tournament Wins of 2010
Looking back on 2010 and its long list of poker millionaires brings just one emotion to mind: Jealousy. We're all haters at heart and the bigger someone's success, the more we gonna hate. Now we look at the top 6 people who deserve our begrudging congratulations. The top 6 biggest poker tournament wins of 2010!

» Read full post

Share:

Top 5 Poker Universities

15 December 2010, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , PokerListed
Top 5 Poker Universities
Poker is a thinking person’s game. Given that the brainy and strategically savvy among us usually prove to be the most successful on the felt, it should come as no surprise that many of them are moving from the best schools in the world straight to the elite levels of high-stakes poker. Here's our look at the five schools responsible for pumping out the most professional poker players. In many cases the pros-to-be didn’t make it all the way to graduation day but it’s tough to blame them. Most of us would trade a mortarboard for a million-dollar score seven days a week.

» Read full post


High Stakes Snapshot: Hero Plays A Plenty

10 May 2010, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
High Stakes Snapshot: Hero Plays A Plenty
When you jack the stakes up higher than the sky you're gonna get action. On the final episode of High Stakes Poker Season 6, that's exactly what went down. Right off the hop they kicked the game up to $500/$1,000 with an optional (pretty much guaranteed $2k straddle). Add in the standard $200 ante and you've got yourself one hell of a poker game. With $5,100 in the pot before the first cards were even dealt it was mayhem with everyone trying to one-up each other with hero calls, folds and bluffs. There were simply too many hands of note to focus on just one. Instead we're going to give you a full rundown with some analysis thrown in for good measure.

» Read full post


High Stakes Poker Snapshot: Galfond's Gaffe

3 May 2010, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Strategy Snapshots
High Stakes Poker Snapshot: Galfond's Gaffe
If it weren't for a questionable call by Phil Galfond, Daniel Negreanu would have booked yet another losing session on episode 12 of High Stakes Poker Season 6. Sub-plots included Negreanu happily paying off Doyle Brunson's flopped straight like it was his job and Mike Matusow continuing to nit it up, inexplicably folding KdQd to a single raise. Matusow plays so tight he makes Phil Laak look like Tom Dwan. Another hand of note saw Elky and durrrr both holding TT and durrrr partially berating Elky for tanking on the river. durrrr seemed a little out of line with his comments but when you remember that Season 6 was taped during the infamous isildur1 matches where durrrr lost like $5 million we can understand why he's a little cranky. But that's besde the point. The hand we're going to look at today is a failed hero call by Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond vs Daniel Negreanu.

» Read full post


High Stakes Snapshot: Negreanu Runs Bad, Plays Worse

26 April 2010, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Strategy Snapshots
High Stakes Snapshot: Negreanu Runs Bad, Plays Worse
Daniel Negreanu losing money on High Stakes Poker is becoming the norm. There's no denying that he runs bad, but he certainly doesn't do himself any favors with his awful play. In episode 11, like in so many episodes of High Stakes Poker, Negreanu runs into some tough spots and manages to lose the maximum each time. The benefactor this time is Mike Matusow, who in two hands takes just over $300,000 from the PokerStars pro.

» Read full post


High Stakes Snapshot: Big Mistakes Benefit Benyamine

12 April 2010, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Strategy Snapshots
High Stakes Snapshot: Big Mistakes Benefit Benyamine
  With nine episodes down and three more to go on this incarnation of High Stakes Poker, Episode 9 brought us our last roster change of the season. Rotating in for the last session are Mike Mattusow, Elky Grospellier, David Benyamine and Doyle Brunson. The episode itself was pretty boring and would have been a complete write-off if not for a few well-timed impressions. The first was Negreanu's short but sweet Tom Dwan impersonation but the real gem was Doyle Brunson parodying Phil Ivey's Full Tilt ad. "We're all just playing the same game. Well ... almost" Easily the funniest thing that Doyle's said on television poker. There was some real poker too and the hand that had everyone scratching their heads was a three-way pot between Doyle, David Benyamine, and Daniel Negreanu.

» Read full post


High Stakes Poker Snapshot: Ivey Fivebets Light

6 April 2010, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Strategy Snapshots
High Stakes Poker Snapshot: Ivey Fivebets Light
Episode 8 of GSN's High Stakes Poker has come and gone and if we've learned one thing from that episode it's that Ivey's a sick, sick man. We've also learned that if you're Barry Greenstein 100% of your raises will be three-bet and you're legally obligated to fold. Other than that not too much happened, the game played shorthanded pretty much the entire episode with at least one or two players away from the table on any given hand. It made for an interesting dynamic pre-flop with the game playing more like an online six-max game than your run-of-the-mill full ring live cash game. This weeks snapshot is a great example of that.

» Read full post


High Stakes Poker Snapshot: Negreanu Bluffs Into The Nuts

29 March 2010, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Strategy Snapshots
High Stakes Poker Snapshot: Negreanu Bluffs Into The Nuts
Well, we're seven episodes deep into High Stakes Poker season six and the action has been pretty decent thus far. Even though we've yet to witness a million-dollar pot there's been a bunch of great hands from some of the best players in the world. This last episode was no different. Let's take a look at the most notable. We saw Barry Greenstein call a three-bet oop vs Andrew Robl with KQs and flat a Q 7 J flop and then check-raise an 8 turn all-in. In another hand Andrew Robl just called a raise before the flop with AQo and then fourbet a potential squeeze all-in only to find himself up against the aces of Patrik Antonius. We also saw a familiar scene with Daniel Negreanu flopping the near nuts and playing it extremely passively. And then there was his hand vs Tom Dwan.

» Read full post


A Closer Look at Carlos Mortensen

25 March 2010, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Tournament Trail
A Closer Look at Carlos Mortensen
Carlos Mortensen is an interesting player. He's one of the most feared and winningest pros on the live tournament circuit but he keeps such a low profile we often walk right by him at live events. He's not a talker, and with the exception of the occasional dry one-liner when he's forced to fold a hand or when he picks up a big pot, it's rare to hear him speak. Mortensen just took down his third WPT open main event title at the World Poker Tour Hollywood Poker Open in Indiana. That ties him for most WPT wins along with with Gus Hansen. Mortensen is a big name, no doubt, but we don't think he gets the credit he deserves. We're going to take a closer look at his record, and why he belongs among the most elite live poker tournament players on the planet. This is the story of a truly successful poker player.

» 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