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Elaine Forshee is starting a blog right here on PokerListings.com. She’ll be keeping us updated on her progress grinding live cash games and tournaments, as well as giving us an inside look at Las Vegas events and her lifestyle as a model and poker player. Check back for more posts, photos and video from Elaine at the 2011 World Series of Poker. Introducing Elaine Forshee, aka Playboy Cyber Girl Nicolette Shea. Vitals: Poker player, model, $2/$5 live grinder, insider informant
Mike Sexton came painfully close to his second WSOP bracelet this afternoon in Las Vegas but Chris Viox had other ideas. The two returned to the ESPN stage to battle it out heads-up in the $1,500 Stud Hi-Low event and we've got the story for you right here in picture form. Look at the photos and read the captions underneath for a little context.
We caught up with British Olympic boxing gold medal winner Audley Harrison today at the WSOP and we've got the pictures to prove it. Harrison is actually a legit poker player, having won more than $220,000 playing live tournaments, plus a lot of mid-stakes cash experience at Bellagio and the Commerce Casino.
If Shaquille O'Neal pulls a reporter over to tell him that someone is "the F****** Truth!" after a game, you know he's talking about one bad dude. He said that about Paul Pierce in 2001 and as Celtics fans know, nothing's changed. Pierce played his first WSOP event today and we've got the pictures to prove it. He was even nice enough to sit down and chat with us for a few minutes about poker. Click here if you're interested in hearing what he had to say or keep scrolling to see the pics.
With 11 events concluded at this year’s WSOP, a couple of teams are starting to pull ahead of the pack in this year’s $25,000 WSOP WSOP Fantasy Poker League. We had an in-depth article about the $25K Fantasy league in our news section yesterday, but here’s a quick summary: Fifteen teams of professional poker players have pooled together and formed a WSOP Fantasy Poker League with a $25,000 buy-in. Each team was then given $200 to bid on nominated players. The order in which teams nominated players was then randomly selected and the bidding process began. With 11 events concluded at this year’s WSOP, a couple of teams are starting to pull ahead of the pack in this year’s $25,000 WSOP WSOP Fantasy Poker League. We had an in-depth article about the $25K Fantasy in our news section yesterday. But here’s a quick summary of the league. Fifteen teams of professional poker players have pooled together and formed a WSOP Fantasy Poker League with a $25,000 buy-in. Each team was then given $200 to bid on nominated players. The order in which teams nominated players was then randomly selected and the bidding process began. With 11 events concluded at this year’s WSOP, a couple of teams are starting to pull ahead of the pack in this year’s $25,000 WSOP WSOP Fantasy Poker League. We had an in-depth article about the $25K Fantasy in our news section yesterday. But here’s a quick summary of the league.
Despite great results live, poker pro Matt Stout spent the bulk of his time playing poker online. All that changed when Black Friday hit and he was no longer able to play on the three biggest online poker sites in the world. Right now Stout is at the World Series of Poker and we spoke with him about what he's going through post-Black Friday.
Event #4, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event is now under way. As expected, more and more pros are starting to pop up for the summer. If you walk through the tournament area you’ll see the likes of Liv Boeree, Matt Jarvis, Dwyte Pilgrim, Mike Matusow, Victor Ramdin, Kathy Leibert and ... Matt Jarvis? Hold on.
The show has begun! The 2011 World Series of Poker has started at the Rio in Las Vegas and, as always, it will be a numbers game. Who wins the most bracelets. Who wins the most money. How big are the prize pools. How big is the field for the Main Event. How many Michelob Lights Scotty Nguyen will drink. Numbers numbers numbers. Always with the numbers. But before following the upcoming events live on PokerListings, here are a few WSOP numbers to keep in mind.
The 2011 WSOP is looming and, like every year, there are countless ways to qualify. From now until the 2011 WSOP Main Event, PokerListing.com will be highlighting some of the best options available through our poker partners. We’ll give you an in-depth look at all the various satellites including steps programs, multiple seat guaranteed tournaments and Sit & Goes. This week we’re going to showcase some of the best satellites available on Paddy Power Poker, RedKings Poker and BetClic Poker.
The 2011 WSOP is looming and, like every year, there are countless ways to qualify. From now until the 2011 WSOP Main Event, PokerListing.com will be highlighting some of the best options available through our poker partners. We’ll give you an in-depth look at all the various satellites including steps programs, multiple seat guaranteed tournaments and Sit & Goes. This week we’re going to showcase the best satellites available on Poker770, PKR Poker and Ladbrokes Poker.
The WSOP is just around the corner and, since PokerListings.com will be reporting on the whole thing, we needed a little guidance from the pros as to who we should keep an eye on. We’ve spent the last few days speaking with pros of all shapes and sizes, getting their expert opinions on who’s poised to post big results this summer in Las Vegas. These seven players are worth listening to. Between them they’ve won more than $20 million playing live poker tournaments. Read on for their picks for who to watch at the 2011 WSOP.
The World Series of Poker season is approaching fast and we know you're all wondering where the best WSOP satellites are online. If you're looking for the best ways to qualify for this year's WSOP Main Event, or find a cheap way to play some prelims, this is a series you should keep an eye on. The satellites will be low buy-in, high buy-in and everything in between. We’ll highlight huge tournaments as well as Sit & Go step programs. In addition we’ll also give you our PokerListings’ pick of the week, which will be a particularly value-packed satellite. This week we’ll kick things off by taking a look at the various offers from 888poker, William Hill and Cake Poker.
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.
Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is back with the second installment of his latest PokerListings.com blog post. He concludes his tournament report from the WPT in Atlantic City plus some insider info on his latest high-stakes online cash games. If you missed Part 1 click through here to get up to speed.
All kinds of explosive conflicts can occur at a poker table, but when it's two of the most notorious bad boys of poker - well, things can go nuclear.
In no order whatsoever, I have come up with ten players that I think are going to have an excellent 2010 WSOP. It doesn't matter whether it's going to be their breakout year, comeback year, or if they're already well established. These are my top ten under 30 year olds to watch at the 2010 WSOP
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.
Hello, hello. Just wanted to give you guys an update on the weekend's activities. I believe we last left off with me running super bad at the LAPC and losing the high-roller to a one-outer on the river, the main event kings to aces in the first level like a fish, losing to a free roll in PLO for $50k nuts vs nuts and losing a $45k pot with a wrap and a flush draw to middle set which we ran twice. So basically, I needed to get out of LA.
This week in LA has been rough in terms of poker, as it has in the past for me. First I want to make a correction to my last post. I had said that blinds were 4k/8k but they were actually 8k/16k in the Venetian 5k. Now, I just want to say something to all of you haters out there. First of all, when you are a figure in the media it is natural that not everyone is going to agree with things you say or opinions you may have, but when I post on this blog I want to express my feelings to you, talk about poker, and also let you know what kind of day to day activity I have been up to. Yes, last week I bought some LV luggage, some glasses, some clothes, and got driven in a rolls, and I plan on doing more of that for the next 3 weeks, and yes, I guess it's natural for me to enjoy that. If you want to hear strictly about poker when I am blogging and no humor that's fine with me, but I know for a fact that all of you who complained about not wanting to read the bullshit I wrote are going to hop back on that blog and wait for a new post because you don't have much better to do.
I am sitting here in my condo with 15 minutes left before I am supposed to get started playing online for the next 10-12 hours. This will be my second to last blogpost that I will write for 2009. I am planning on writing my last one about my new year’s resolutions and 2009’s resolutions and how I did with them. I am first going to have to come up with my 2010 resolutions, but my brain has been mulling this over for a few weeks now and I got a rough outline of what I want them to be.
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