Flat Structure Falls Flat in DraftKings 50/50

2015 WSOP

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.

added by Alex Weldon on June 30th, 2015

Poker Isn’t Golf, it’s a Combat Sport

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?

added by Alex Weldon on June 30th, 2015

WSOP Hit and Run: Tragedy at the Rio; Duhamel Wins One Drop; Ivey Winning


Tragedy at the Rio. Jonathan Duhamel pockets another $4 million. One Drop High-Roller ends but Little One for One Drop begins.

added by Staff on June 30th, 2015

How Much Discretion is Appropriate in Assigning Penalties?

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?

added by Alex Weldon on June 29th, 2015

Forum Files: Everyone Angry at Everyone

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?

added by Alex Weldon on June 29th, 2015

WSOP Hit and Run: Ivey Sighting; Colman Leads One Drop; Hastings Controversy Continues


Phil Ivey has entered the building. Four players win their first bracelet. Dan Colman’s One Drop success continues.

added by Staff on June 29th, 2015

WSOP Hit and Run: Carol Fuchs Wins Dealers Choice; DraftKings 50/50; TDA Summit


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.

added by Staff on June 28th, 2015

WSOP Adopts New Showdown Rule at 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.

added by Alex Weldon on June 26th, 2015

Hastings Multi-Accounting Scandal: Speak No Evil?

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.

added by Alex Weldon on June 26th, 2015

WSOP Hit and Run: JRB and Hellmuth Fall Short; Micon Plea Deal; Chan and Seed Wrestle


4 bracelets awarded. Terrence Chan and Huck Seed “fight” in the Rio parking lot. Hellmuth and Broke Living JRB come up short.

added by Staff on June 26th, 2015

Brian Hastings vs. Fedor Holz

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.

added by Alex Weldon on June 25th, 2015

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