Three months before cards are even in the air, the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria Hotel and Casino has sold out all 49 available seats. And the list of confirmed players reads like a who’s-who of the high-stakes tournament scene – with the glaring omission of one name.
Sure, everybody at your workplace is focused on just how awesome their NCAA March Madness bracket is. Paul from accounting is convinced that the six-seed he’s got going to the Elite Eight is his key to victory. You’ve got a bracket too – everybody does – but thanks to the World Poker Tour you’re also looking at another bracket.
German poker players have had so much success on the international poker circuit the past three to four years that it’s really no surprise when another German star emerges to take down a major title. That’s exactly what happened Friday night in San Jose as Stefan Schillhabel came out on top of the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star event to win $1,298,000.
For the first time in nearly five years, players in the United States will be able to play on PokerStars for real money beginning Wednesday, March 16 – but only those who are actually in New Jersey.
If you believe American pop culture, the Russians are always the bad guys. In Rocky IV, Ivan Drago was meant to destroy Rocky Balboa. In Rambo, Colonel Podovsky was the one torturing John Rambo. In the WWF, Nikolai Volkoff wouldn’t begin his matches until he sang the Soviet national anthem.
Some of the biggest stars in poker – most of them in fact – are on their way to San Jose, California to play in one of the longest-running World Poker Tour events. This isn’t just some standard WPT event, though.
[CAPTION=100%]Dietrich Fast added a WPT title to his resume Thursday night in L.A.[/CAPTION]
Dietrch Fast denied Mike Shariati a chance at World Poker Tour History Thursday night at the Commerce Casino and captured the L.A. Poker Classic Main Event title for just over $1 million.
One of the core concepts of the Global Poker League is taking a game that has always been about individuals and making it about a team of players and personalities.
Mustapha Kanit is one helluva poker player. As of Thursday afternoon, he’s also the answer to a future trivia question.
Who was the first player selected to play in the Global Poker League?
Poker players and fans who have been eagerly anticipating the release of the 2016 World Series of Poker schedule have to wait no longer. Event organizers released the final schedule on Tuesday and it includes a number of changes to key events.