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Beyond the Poker Table: Off the Beaten Path in Barcelona

25 August 2017, Created By: Dirk Oetzmann
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Beyond the Poker Table: Off the Beaten Path in Barcelona
For over a decade poker players have journeyed to Barcelona to play PokerStars events. It’s undoubtedly one of the marquee stops on the entire poker circuit and has played host to some of the biggest tournaments ever held. But there's much more to Barcelona than just poker tournaments. It's one of the most culturally rich, downright beautiful places in the world. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks to leave the casino so here's a little peak at some beyond-the-poker table activities to try to entice you. Bottom line: Barcelona is amazing. Don't miss it.

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A Beginners Guide to Brand-New Stars Rewards on PokerStars

12 July 2017, Created By: Thomas Hviid
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
A Beginners Guide to Brand-New Stars Rewards on PokerStars
PokerStars brand-new loyalty program Stars Rewards is now live and players have to get used to very different-looking rewards landscape. The previous loyalty scheme was very beneficial for the most industrious players who would earn a high rakeback (also known as cash back). For some of these players the rakeback was providing them with their daily bread and butter as games are becoming tougher and tougher.

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WSOP Stories: Mr. A-T, The Best 2nd-Best Player in History

23 June 2017, Created By: Dirk Oetzmann
Posted in: WSOP Blog
WSOP Stories: Mr. A-T, The Best 2nd-Best Player in History
Johnny Moss (Left) Photo: UNLV Special Collections via Wikipedia Commons “Legend” - a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated, Merriam Webster Dictionary Legend, icon, hero – all these are terms used way too often and too easily today. But Johnny Moss -- the first superstar of poker, the “Eye in the Sky” -- was all that and more. Among his many legendary feats? Moss somehow came first AND second in the first WSOP. And he played the most famous, 5-month long heads-up match ever played. Or did he?

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WSOP Stories: Billy Baxter, The Original Robin Hood of Poker

16 June 2017, Created By: Dirk Oetzmann
Posted in: WSOP Blog
WSOP Stories: Billy Baxter, The Original Robin Hood of Poker
42 years after winning his first bracelet, Billy Baxter is still the uncrowned king of lowball poker. He's also, technically, the first "Robin Hood of Poker." In case you were thinking, “but I always thought the Robin Hood of Poker is Barry Greenstein," it is. But that’s a different story. And Billy Baxter was first.

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The Many, Many Poker Faces of Kevin Hart

28 May 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
The Many, Many Poker Faces of Kevin Hart
Comedian Kevin Hart is competing against some of the most elite poker players in the world in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl but he’s already beating them in one category. Hart is, without question, the most entertaining player in the room. The Philly-native hasn’t toned down his larger-than-life personality one bit despite playing for a $6m prize.

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888poker's Kara Scott: An Ex-Pat's Little Guide to Ljubljana

15 May 2017, Created By: Fred Guillemot
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
888poker's Kara Scott: An Ex-Pat's Little Guide to Ljubljana
While Slovenia in general and Ljubljana in particular are still relatively 'off the beaten path,' they attract more and more tourists each year. It’s no surprise why: Slovenia is the perfect destination for people who like beautiful scenery and peace and quiet. Surrounded by Italy, Austria, Croatia and the Adriatic sea, Slovenia’s weather is ideal in summer. It’s so nice, in fact, that more and more people like Kara Scott, 888poker ambassador and famed ESPN WSOP host, have fallen in love with it and moved there.

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The Poker Vlogger 411: Who and Where to Watch

11 May 2017, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
The Poker Vlogger 411: Who and Where to Watch
Twitch.tv has had a pronounced effect on poker with online stars like Jason Somerville and Jaime Staples amassing legions of fans logging in to witness the grind. Now a select group of poker players are taking it to the streets. Or more accurately the real-life felt. Vlogging is the latest trend when it comes to letting people behind-the-scenes of the professional poker lifestyle. The format has actually been around for years but Jake Cody, Trooper97 and even old-school pros such as Mike Matusow have taken it one step further and started shooting footage at the poker tables.

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Every* Poker TV Show Ever, Ranked

26 April 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Every* Poker TV Show Ever, Ranked
*Not every There was a time when the idea of televising a poker tournament was absurd. Who would want to see mostly old white men play a card game? You might as well have televised a bridge tournament from a retirement home in Boca Raton. Cue Chris Moneymaker, hole-card cameras and the online poker boom.

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Your Poker Questions Answered: “What Do Movies Get Wrong About Poker?”

15 March 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Your Poker Questions Answered: “What Do Movies Get Wrong About Poker?”
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. PokerListings is going to answer some of the more basic poker questions you might have in a new ongoing weekly feature. These questions are mostly going to be of the new player variety so no question is too simple. The following questions are collected from various places including our poker strategy section, Quora, Yahoo! Answers and other places online. Feel free to drop questions in the comments section below and we’ll answer them next week.

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The 10 Best Free Poker Apps for Android and iPhone

13 February 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
The 10 Best Free Poker Apps for Android and iPhone
The free poker apps section is one of the most popular, lucrative and bloated categories of any app store. There are hundreds (probably thousands) of apps that have been designed to let you play poker, get better at poker or even just watch poker. The vast majority of those apps are, well ... not so good. It’s just the truth.

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From Loki to Libratus: A Look at 20+ Years of Poker AI Development

7 February 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
From Loki to Libratus: A Look at 20+ Years of Poker AI Development
The rise of poker AI has been a strange journey to say the least. Early in 2017 Libratus finished dismantling a human team of heads-up wizards including Jason Les, Dong Kim, Daniel McAulay and Jimmy Chou. It was arguably the most dominant performance by an AI playing poker and a landmark achievement for non-human poker. It’s also been a long time coming as software developers have been tinkering with poker software since the early days of computers.

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Christmas Presents That Don't Suck for Poker Players

15 December 2016, Created By: Nikki Van de Weijer
Posted in: The Guest Blog
Christmas Presents That Don't Suck for Poker Players
If you’ve stumbled across this article, you most likely have a poker player in your life and no idea what to get him or her for Christmas. Finding gifts for poker players can be a difficult task but no need to stress; there are plenty of options out there for even the most discerning of poker aficionados. Here are the best of the best poker Christmas gifts.

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Souvenirs of Malta: What to Bring Home (Besides $) from BOM

31 October 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
Souvenirs of Malta: What to Bring Home (Besides $) from BOM
Besides a pile of cash and loads of unforgettable moments, you'll also want to bring some souvenirs home from the Battle of Malta. Souvenirs form the backbone of every world travellers’ portfolio and if you haven’t got a rack (or a box in the back of the closet) full of worthless junk from everywhere you've been, you should start now.

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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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