If you look at the United States Poker Championship, that was run regularly and of the value $10,000, there were several poker pro players involved including Men Nguyen.
There were others like Daniel Negreanu and John Hennigan who also played this championship in a consistent manner as it continued till 2010. Even if Men Nguyen might not be seen in the latest poker tournaments, it is hard to ignore the feats he achieved in this field. In tournament poker he gained fame considerably. He was nicknamed The Master and had a steady following everywhere he went. Indeed, many might wonder why his name never went up in the Hall of Fame. There were certain controversies that might keep his name off that list, but his popularity definitely remains high among poker player community even today.
His career earnings were about ten million and he was considered to be 25th in having won money in tournament games. Continue Reading
Brian Hastings has been into poker full time, but it might be time for him to give it up for something else.
The recent announcement states that he would be considering taking up a full time job. The news that he has decided to quit playing poker at a professional level has shocked many of his fans. They are hopeful that they will see Brian back on the playing field soon. As per Brian, he has undergone the ups and downs of playing poker at a professional level. Being a native of Pennsylvania and 28 years of age, he is now planning to shift his focus and work on a startup venture that he has undertaken.
He is considered a poker player of high profile and like some others; he is now choosing to shift his focus from the game to other alternatives. Continue Reading
A thirty-three year old special education teacher from Derby, NY, won the very first event on Seneca Fall Poker Classic 2015 schedule on Sunday night.
Kristan Mackiewicz lowered the US$ 50000 assured US$ 200 No-Limit Hold’em opening program after making a deal both 500 and 300, chopping up the persisting prize money and gathering US$ 11365 in winnings.
The event attracted 599 entries over 4 starting flights this week, producing a guarantee-smashing US$ 96738 prize pool. From there, ninety survivors forced through to Sunday’s Day 2 along with fifty-four-player money bubble in sight.
The bubble bugged out around 2 pm local time along with Geoffrey O’Connor taking the lead into the final fifty-four. Around five hours later, local cash grinder Chris Gras bubbled the ten handed final table as well as Dominic Baranyi took the lead into the play down to a champ along with Mackiewicz 8th of 10.
In the last 1/3rd part of the April, it has been noticed that the world online poker has received lesser traffic than the previous time; and it is also expected that this slowdown in global online poker traffic will keep decreasing. It has been found in the investigation that the biggest reason behind the decreasing traffic of world online poker is the disjointed online poker networks, especially those networks which have been largely closed off American player pool.
PokerScout is the source that has disclosed data indicating the slowdown of the traffic of the poker sites of world. The running average of the last seven days from April 21 to April 28 discloses that the traffic of the cash game of the poker sites of the world for the ring game players has reduced 12.6 % year-over-year while if it is compared with same duration of the year 2013, it is 20.4 percent. And three years back, the fall is 21.3 percent.
It can be understood easily if we analysis the number of players who played the game in different years during April from 21 to April 28. In this year, the number of the players has been counted as 41,139; last year, 47,075 players participated in to the game; 51,677 players played in the year 2013, while in 2012, the number of the players was 52,242. Continue Reading
You will not see a more impressive poker player in the professional world of poker than Liv Boeree, who is also touted as the Iron Maiden of poker. She has this lethal combination of stunning good looks and a degree in Astrophysics from Manchester University. She also has a TV and modeling career, fantastic guitar playing prowess, a professional status in poker and a lifetime tournament earning of over $2 million. You can see the iron in her now!
Liv Boeree is a native of England having born in Kent County in 1984. She came to limelight when she won €1,250,000 in season 7 of the European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event. She has twelve World Series Poker cashes and five EPT money finishes in her career and also a member of the Team PokerStars Pro and promotes the website worldwide in all the major live poker tournaments.
Well, Liv Boeree’s entrance in to the world of Poker came in 2005 when she was selected to be in a British TV show broadcasting poker reality that also featured four other competitors. Some of the best known poker professionals like Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth and Dave Ulliott aka Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott also featured in the show and they trained the five new comers to pave the way for their entrance in to the poker world. Continue Reading