Do political statements have a place at poker tournaments? And some high-stakes chat turns heads. It’s all in the week’s most interesting threads in the world of poker forums.
Olivier Busquet and Dan Colman caused quite a stir at the European Poker Tour Baecelona Super High Roller, especially when they ended up going heads-up. They wore T-shirts that said “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” referring to the Israeli conflict. PokerStars said they should not have allowed them to wear those shirts at the tournament. Thoughts?
Thread: Jungleman using “hitmen” to collect debts?
Some random lines of chat between Dan “jungleman12” Cates and Noah Boeken during a high-stakes session garnered a lot of social media activity, specifically a reference to a hitman. We kind of doubt any people are getting murdered, though.
So, the newest thing in live poker is apparently the concept of buying into day 2 of a tournament, and skipping day 1. This sounds like a really bad idea to us. Weigh in on the innovation from the World Poker Tour here.
Poker not a sport
Thread: Is poker a sport?
We’re not sure why this is a surprise, but poker was the thing that was considered least like a sport out of a list of other things that aren’t really sports, like chess and competitive eating.