With poor turnout and lack of media response, the WSOP DraftKings 50/50 event will likely be considered a failure. Perhaps messing around with payout structures isn’t the way to go.
James Obst would like poker players to behave more ‘professionally,’ like golfers. But poker is fundamentally different from golf, so can we really hold poker pros to the same standards of behavior?
Tragedy at the Rio. Jonathan Duhamel pockets another $4 million. One Drop High-Roller ends but Little One for One Drop begins.
Daniel Negreanu spoke at the TDA Summit and said he feels that tournament directors should have and exercise more discretion in whether to apply a penalty. Is he right?
There’s a whole lot of fighting going on in the poker world this week, much of which has spilled over into the forums. One thread has even gone over 100 pages in under a week – can you guess which?
Phil Ivey has entered the building. Four players win their first bracelet. Dan Colman’s One Drop success continues.
Carol Fuchs wins one for the ladies. Intriguing DraftKings 50/50 tourney attracts over 1,000 entrants. Kevin Boudreau’s feel good story continues. Changes and debate at the TDA Summit.
A showdown rule adopted by the TDA in 2013 is now officially slated for introduction in the WSOP in 2016. If the first player mucks at showdown, the opponent no longer needs to show to win.
The poker media is inevitably pro-poker, but that doesn’t mean that only positive stories should be covered. Preserving the image and integrity of the industry is the responsibility of the players and organizers themselves, not those engaged in the discussion.
4 bracelets awarded. Terrence Chan and Huck Seed “fight” in the Rio parking lot. Hellmuth and Broke Living JRB come up short.
Fedor Holz has challenged Brian Hastings to a crossbooking bet after the latter called him out on Twitter for an ‘outrageous’ hand. They’re starting small with 10% on Event #51, but there may be more to come.
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