Five players who surprised everyone in 2017
Five players who surprised everyone in 2017
Poker community got used to a constant stream of news and extraordinary accidents and events that take place at live tournaments and elsewhere. Multi-million army of poker players always had people who were capable of making wonderful things, and the game itself is full of luck so it is able to create an amazing story. We’ve gathered info of five players who surprised us the most in 2017.
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 Why Do Stars of Live Poker Fail to Beat NL100 Online
Why Do Stars of Live Poker Fail to Beat NL100 Online

Poker players belong to two categories: online players and live players - and there is a huge difference between them. The difference is so huge, world class players who win thousands of dollars in live poker fail to beat even NL100 online.

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Scandals rumors and news of live poker
Scandals rumors and news of live poker

Back in summer this year Matt Kirk told poker community about his conflict with the owner of King’s Casino Leon Tsoukernik about the debt of $2,000,000 they’ve got after playing together in Aria on May, 27 2017. Matt filed a lawsuit but it was qualified by a judge as a “card debt with no legal force”, or - long story short - made guys figure this out himself. Certainly, the Australian wasn’t too happy about the decision so he insisted on the money back.

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Russian blockchain poker room Cash Poker Pro conquers messengers
Russian blockchain poker room Cash Poker Pro conquers messengers

On October, 26 ICO (fundraising) for a quite interesting blockchain project has started. It is a virtual poker room Cash Poker Pro from Russian-speaking developers. They plan on raising $30,000,000 till November, 18th with most of the means going for the needs of marketing (with full-scale ad campaign starting next year) and further development.

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Hottest girlfriends of the top poker players
Hottest girlfriends of the top poker players

Most articles dedicated to significant others of the top poker players or women in poker in general tell about the same things: wives/girlfriends of the middle-aged established players (Negreanu, Helmuth, Ivey etc.), or same old list of Jennifer Tilly, Vanessa Selbst, Liv Boeree, Jennifer Harman etc.

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Matt Kirk won almost $1,000,000 in big cash game at Party Poker
Matt Kirk won almost $1,000,000 in big cash game at Party Poker

This is a rather unexpected occasion as temporary center of online high stakes world is now PartyPoker. The private invitational PLO cash game gathered round such players like Viktor Blom, Leon Tsoukernik, Sam Trickett, Luke Schwartz, Matt Kirk and others. The latter showed and proved for another time that he is able to become (if not already) a new Isildur!

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Dan Bilzerian during Las Vegas shooting: a coward or a hero?
Dan Bilzerian during Las Vegas shooting: a coward or a hero?

On October, 1st 2017 a horrible event happened in Las Vegas, 59 people were murdered and 500 more got different injuries. “King of Instagram” himself - Dan Bilzerian was in the middle of the event. He published a short video, and crazy mass media rushed to him after he did that.

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Who is “Goose” and why does Holz call him the best?
Who is “Goose” and why does Holz call him the best?

One of the predictions for the finishing Poker Masters high roller series in ARIA came true. Back in January 2017 Fedor Holz told that this is going to be the year of Steffen Sontheimer, a young German player who’s been nicknamed “Goose” by his friends.

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Virtue Poker: Poker Room of the Future on Blockchain
Virtue Poker: Poker Room of the Future on Blockchain

The project Virtue Poker that is about to become the first blaockchain-room with full de-centralization and maximal transparency in operation has inked deals with two famous players – Dan Coleman and Brian Rast. This is an extraordinary event so we’ve decided to have a closer look at this project.

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SL Casino Riga by Storm International will be open in October
SL Casino Riga by Storm International will be open in October

One of the leading companies in the gambling business, Storm International, is going to open new Shangri La new facilities in the Latvian capital – SL Casino Riga. This group of companies is known for its casinos and ‘Storm Casino’ slot-machines all over Germany. The main features of the gambling halls of this company are the incredible interior design, variety of games and the shows of the highest level for the customers.

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The best slow roll in history?
The best slow roll in history?

William Kassouf. We’ve discussed this character in Autumn last year. He got his quick moment of fame and became a hero (an anti-hero for many) of World Series of Poker back then in the situation with verbal “assault” for his opponent and got some from Jack Effel.

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