Anna Khait: 'Hell No I Won't Regret Not Going to Medical School'

Published on Jul 2014 by Pokerlistings

Anna Khait has been making a living playing poker for the last year but she doesn't consider herself a poker pro, yet. Khait applied to medical school last year but decided to withdraw her application and follow her dream of playing poker. Originally from Russia, Khait moved to the US at a young age and has been living in Brooklyn ever since. She told PokerListings.com at the 2014 World Series of Poker that she still has a lot to learn but that she can't wait to prove to the poker community that she's more than a pretty face. She also said that her ultimate dream is to one day become a Team PokerStars Pro. Check out this video interview to get to know Anna Khait better and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 WSOP.

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2014 Battle of Malta Features Parties, Pros and €500k in Prizes 02:01
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2014 Battle of Malta Features Parties, Pros and €500k in Prizes

We spoke to poker pros Maria Ho, Kara Scott, Andreas Hoivold, Sofia Lovgren and Gaelle Baumann about what makes the PokerListings Battle of Malta so special. With a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event, new celebrity host and a packed schedule of side events and parties, the Battle of Malta will have tons to offer both on and off the felt. This November the Battle of Malta will set the record for the biggest poker tournament every held in Malta and poker pros from all over the world will be competing. Listen to five hugely successful poker pros explain why you should consider adding the Battle of Malta to your poker vacation schedule. Whether you qualify online or buy in directly for the affordable price of €550, you'll have the chance to play in one of the best-value poker events on the planets. Playing out November 6-9 at the beautiful Portomaso Casino, the 2014 Battle of Malta will be held in a new, bigger tournament room and will feature a brand-new High Roller Event. Go to http://www.pokerlistings.com/battle-of-malta for more information and to find out how to qualify!

Annette Obrestad's Best Poker Moment: The No-Look Tournament Win 02:06
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Annette Obrestad's Best Poker Moment: The No-Look Tournament Win

In 2007 Annette Obrestad won a 180-person online poker tournament without looking at her cards a single time. Obrestad, then just 18 years old, covered the portion of her computer screen that showed her hole cards with a piece of paper and proceeded to crush her way to victory playing aggressive, position-based poker. Obrestad has since won the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event for £1 million but says more people know her from winning a $4 online tournament blind than being a WSOP champion. In the latest episode of PokerListings.com's new series “Best Poker Moments”, Obrestad reflects on what it was like winning that tournament blind and the reaction she got from poker players and fans. In addition to being an amazing feat, her accomplishment also stands as compelling evidence for poker being a predominantly skill-based game. Listen to Annette Obrestad talk about her best poker moment and keep your eye out for new episodes coming to PokerListings.com soon.

Brad Booth's Best Poker Moment: Bluffing Phil Ivey with 4-High 05:09
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Brad Booth's Best Poker Moment: Bluffing Phil Ivey with 4-High

In the third season of GSN's High Stakes Poker, Canadian high-stakes phenom “Yukon” Brad Booth pulled off one of the most iconic bluffs in televised poker history against poker legend Phil Ivey. Now, almost six years later, Booth tells us what it was like bluffing hundreds of thousands of dollars against the best poker player in the world. In the first installment of PokerListings.com's new poker video series Best Poker Moments, Brad Booth tells the story of traveling to Las Vegas, picking up $1 million in cash and how Phil Ivey reacted when Booth told him what he had after the hand was over and the TV cameras were turned off. Check out the story behind one of the greatest poker hands in history directly from the person who played it and keep an eye out for more Best Poker Moments short documentaries on PokerListings.com.

Will Tonking Makes 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine 03:24
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Will Tonking Makes 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine

Will Tonking is a professional poker player but he's never had an opportunity like this before. Tonking has made the biggest final table in poker, the WSOP Main Event November Nine, and has a chance at the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion of poker when he returns to Las Vegas in a few months. Tonking is from New Jersey and before this event had just $93,000 in live tournament earnings. He's already guaranteed more than $730,000 for making this table and has a chance at much more. Check out this November Nine video interview to get to know Tonking better and keep watching PokerListings.com this November to find out who will become the next world champion of poker.

Felix Stephensen is First WSOP November Niner from Norway 03:27
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Felix Stephensen is First WSOP November Niner from Norway

Felix Stephensen is a 23-year-old poker pro from Oslo, Norway, who now lives in London playing online Pot-Limit Omaha. Stephensen admits that he has very little experience playing Texas Hold'em or live poker tournaments but that didn't stop him from making it to the final table of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Stephensen is guaranteed at least $730k for making the 2014 November Nine but has a chance at the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion. Stephensen enters the final table second in chips and with nearly three months to study up on his opponents and Hold'em strategy he's got a great shot at becoming the first-ever Norwegian poker world champion. Check out the full video interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Felix Stephensen and check back in November to see if Stephensen will come out on top.

Martin Jacobson Makes 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine 02:46
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Martin Jacobson Makes 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine

Martin Jacobson has a chance to become the first Swedish world champion of poker in history after making the 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine final table. Before this event Jacobsen had earned almost $5 million playing live poker events. He's got to triple that total in November when he'll be competing for the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion. Jacobson had played in seven WSOP Main Events before this and had never made it to the dinner break on Day 2. He told PokerListings this year felt totally different. Jacobson also said he didn't have a single losing level for four days. Get the whole story on 2014 WSOP November Niner Martin Jacobson with this in-depth video interview.

Jorryt van Hoof Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine Final Table 03:55
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Jorryt van Hoof Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine Final Table

For two straight years Dutch poker players have made the final table of the WSOP Main Event and this year it's Jorryt van Hoof looking to become the first-ever world champion of poker from the Netherlands. van Hoof has been a successful Pot-Limit Omaha cash-game player for years and even owns the poker website nederpoker.com. Before this event he only had $350,000 in live tournament earnings. He's already guaranteed over $730K for making this final table but he's got a chance at up to $10 million should he emerge victorious in November. van Hoof explains to PokerListings

Foosball Champ Billy Pappas Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine 03:11
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Foosball Champ Billy Pappas Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine

Billy Pappas told PokerListings he's never played a poker tournament with a buy-in bigger than $500 but thanks to a backer buying him into this event he's got a shot at the title of world champion and $10 million. If Pappas can do it he'll add that title to the five world championship of foosball titles he already has. Pappas works as a poker dealer when he's not traveling the world playing foosball and said that the $730k he's already guaranteed will change his life in a big way. We can only imagine what would happen if he won eight figures. Pappas said he was inspired to play poker when a friend turned $1 into $27,000 in two days on PokerStars. Pappas enters the November Nine final table sixth in chips and will be looking to chip up against a line-up he admits has more poker experience than him. Check out the full video interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Billy Pappas and keep watching PokerListings.com to start your own poker journey.

Bruno Politano is First Brazilian to Make WSOP November Nine 02:25
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Bruno Politano is First Brazilian to Make WSOP November Nine

Bruno Politano is the first to ever make the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event and according to Politano, he's going to have an entire country cheering him on in November. "This is not just my dream. This is a country's dream," Bruno told PokerListings.com. Politano has been playing poker for many years but still doesn't consider himself a pro. He owns a women's fashion store in Brazil but it's safe to say he'll be able to do whatever he wants if he wins this event and the $10 million first-place prize. "Until yesterday poker was the second most important thing in my life but today it's the first." Check out the full WSOP November Nine video interview with Bruno Politano and keep watching PokerListings for the latest and greatest poker content.

Poker Pro Dan 'dsindy' Sindelar Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine 02:48
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Poker Pro Dan 'dsindy' Sindelar Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine

Dan Sindelar is originally from a small town of 800 people in Nebraska but moved to Las Vegas to pursue his dream of playing poker professionally. He's been at it for almost a decade and although he's had success in cash games and tournaments both online and live, nothing he's done even comes close to this. In November Sindelar will have a shot at $10 million and the title of world champion. Sindelar's father Bill is a world champion power-lifter and Dan told PokerListings that he wants to win so there can be two world champions in the Sindelar family. Sindelar enters the final table fifth in chips but is certainly considered one of the stronger players remaining. Check out this full November Nine video interview with Dan Sindelar to get to know him better.