Poker Player of the Week – Ioannis Triantafyllakis

Ioannis Triantafyllakis

It’s rare that the winner of a major event like the Irish Open isn’t the main headline afterwards. That honor belongs to the “disgraceful” slowroll from a final table player that ended up finishing 8th. However, no poker scandal could devalue the amazing feat that an unknown pulled off at the Double Tree Hilton in… Read More

Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott 1954-2015

Dave Ulliott 2003 WPT World Poker Open

He would have appreciated the attention. A week or so before legendary UK poker pro and gambler, Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott, finally shifted off his mortal coil leaving behind a wife and eight children, a social media frenzy started which intimated that the great pro had died. In fact, as is the way with social media… Read More

Top 5 Funniest Poker Players

Tom Dwan waiting for his rival’s move

You wouldn’t want to sit around a poker table surrounded by sharks baying for cash if you were looking for a fun time. Better head to the comedy club for that big belly laugh instead. Poker can be an incredibly nerve-racking game when played at professional levels. High rollers who gamble large sums of money… Read More

Famous Poker Player Superstitions

Johnny Chan and his orange

As much as poker players like to break down the odds and speak of statistical certainties they swear by, they can also be extremely superstitious people. But just as probability charts can only serve as guidelines, poker superstitions mostly serve as an element of familiarity and comfort in an otherwise unpredictable game. Chip Protectors, Charms,… Read More

Poker Player of the Week: Shawn Busse

Shawn Busse Foxwoods Poker Classic

Poker wins are not like buses: when one doesn’t come for ages, a second one is never always following right behind a first. And in the volatile world of tournament poker, success can often be separated by years of bad beats, bubbles and first-round bustouts. Spare a thought for US pro, Shawn Busse, then, who… Read More

Humanitarian Poker Players

Annie Duke

Athletes and celebrities in many different fields are often recognized for their selfless giving and humanitarian donations of both time and money. This is also true in the field of poker. Unfortunately, the media is much less likely to report on a famous poker player who has donated or raised money for a charity than… Read More

The World’s Greatest Poker Products

Perrelet Turbine Poker Watch

In today’s poker landscape, we need to work hard at finding that all-important “edge.” Well, look no further! These are the products you MUST purchase if you’re serious about succeeding in poker and in life. Perrelet Turbine Poker Watch The idea of “poker-themed” watches – or “poker-themed” anythings – generally make us want to forcefully… Read More

The History of Poker in Video Games

Early Atari Poker Game

The game of poker has a long and rich history, spanning multiple continents, countries, languages, and cultures. Since poker was such a part of American culture, it stood to reason that as video game systems came to be in the late 1970s, so would poker video games. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, looking… Read More

Is Twitch the Future of Online Poker Training?

ElkY

Over the past few years, there have been many pretenders laying claim to the ‘next online phenomenon’ tag. Whether it’s Snapchat, Tinder, or Kickstarter, someone – somewhere – is developing the next big thing. Right now. In fact, as you just finished that sentence, some kid from California just came up with a gem of… Read More

Do Chess Players make better Poker Players?

Ylon Schwartz

Players migrating from one sport to another, even when they are sometimes completely different, isn’t something that would surprise most people. Variety is the spice of life, as they say. Even when the former sport is chess, it still doesn’t seem to raise eyebrows, especially as with the invention of chess boxing it would seem… Read More