Jason Koon Joins Team partypoker

In an effort to build their brand further and continue to add to the line up of impressive players under their wings, partypoker has signed Jason Koon, a veteran tournament pro with an impressive resumé and teaching acumen.

Bilzerian and Other Poker Players Respond to Las Vegas' Brutal Massacre

In the wake of what many have called the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, celebrities, political pundits and even poker players have spoken out against the heinous acts committed by Stephen Paddock, who killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 with an assortment of assault rifles. Dan Bilzerian was among those at the scene of the slaughter when the shooting began, and posted a video to his instagram of him running from the scene with the intention of returning. 

Dan Bilzerian flees from the scene of the shooting. 

Paul Galfond Rolls Out New DFS Site Draftboard.com

After the announcement of Phil Galfond's new poker site last year, there has been quite a buzz over the prospect of the legendary pro bringing something new and fresh into the poker industry. Something for players, by players. However, along with the continuation of a slow-burning hype over the release of his new site, he also announced draftboard.com - a new daily fantasy sports site for a more sustainable market.

Shaun Deeb Opens up About Slowrolling

 Over the weekend Shaun Deeb appeared in an interview with Doug Polk, where he spoke about a number of topics including his history in the poker world, mixed games and his affection for slowrolling people in a variety of situations.

In Depth with Dan Bilzerian

The infamous playboy, the "King of Instagram" himself, Dan Bilzerian was recently interviewed on In Depth with Graham Bensinger. They touched on a number of subjects - poker was a big part of the conversation, but he even talked about his SEAL training and him losing his virginity to a hooker in Mexico in 8th grade.

Steven "SvZff" Van Zadelhoff Claims the WCOOP Main Event Title for $1.6M

Last night saw the conclusion of WCOOP along with the completion of their $5,200 Main Event. Steven "SvZff" Zadelhoff has emerged victorious -- besting a field of more than two thousand runners, composed of the best online players in the world. After entering the final table with the chip lead, Zadelhoff battled it out until the end where he eventually claimed 1st place prize money for just over $1.625 million; easily his biggest payday yet. Zadelhoff calls the Netherlands home, but currently resides in Malta -- a popular habitat for many online professionals. His resumé was impressive even before today; with more than fourty-thousand tournaments completed and cashes which totalled around $3.6 million. Today he turns a new page though, crossing over into an elite assortment of players with more than $5 million in cashes online.

Viking style: Zedelhoff's excitement builds as he enters the final stages of the Main Event.

Hellmuth and Negreanu Twitter Feud Ends in Crossbook Bet

Daniel Negreanu called Phil Hellmuth "delusional" about his tournament chances in an article - strong words from Kid Poker to the Poker Brat. Evidently, Hellmuth didn't take kindly to it and responded on Twitter. The feud eventually turned into a giant crossbooking bet - even Doug Polk got involved.

Insane High Stakes PLO Action on Partypoker

We recently reported on Fedor Holz joining the team of patrypoker sponsored players - and it seems he's not the only high profile poker player who's fond of the rising poker room. You can watch the likes of Sam Trickett, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Patrik Antonius and Hungarian online PLO pro omaha4rollz battling each other at $100/$200 stakes in the great game of Pot-limit Omaha. You can follow the games on Joe Ingram's YouTube channel.

Steffen Sontheimer Wins the Inaugral Poker Masters Purple Jacket

German poker pro Steffen Sontheimer won the $100K Event of the first season of Poker Masters. With that $1.512 million victory he also swept the Purple Jacket - the prize going for whoever wins the most across the 5 PM events. Sontheimer run crazy well in the series, winning the biggest tournament and one of the $50K tourneys, also final tabling two more $50K events and bubbling one.

  

PNIA's King of the Hill Heads-up Tournament is Back with Defending Champ Phil Hellmuth

Poker Night in America's new heads-up championship, King of the Hill draw a lot of attention back in August - in its first run, Hellmuth defeated Doug Polk and Dan "Jungleman" Cates on his way to victory. Now, he'll have a chance to defend his title as the 50K winner-take-all heads-up tourney is coming back in October.

Poker Taught at the the University of Ottowa

Students at the University of Ottawa can now take a class in one of the most popular card games in the world, poker. The course mainly focuses on No-limit Hold'em and Pot-limit Omaha, but evidently the concepts taught there can be applied to other forms of the game too. Probability and Games of Chance: Poker 101 is a very popular course, the maximum 200 students enrolled for it at the Canadian college.

Nick Schulman Wins First Poker Masters Tournament

The first $50K event of the inaugural season of the Poker Masters just concluded, with American poker pro Nick Schulman topping the 51-player field and pocketing just shy of a million, $918,000 for his win. Whoever amasses the most in prize money across the five PM events will win the Purple Jacket.

Molly's Game & the John Hesp Movie - Poker is Coming to Theaters Everywhere

The next big-budget poker movie is on the way: Molly's Game, the directorial debut of the Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is opening on November 22nd. Meanwhile, WSOP Main Event finalist amateur John Hesp accepted the offer of a UK film studio who are making his story into a movie.

Liv Boeree on the Biases of Poker Players

British poker pro Liv Boeree appeared on an educational YouTube channel with almost 2 million subscribers "Big Think", where she talked about four biases people tend to have in everyday life that can also hurt them very much at the poker table. Watch the video below.

Daniel Negreanu is Betting On Himself Again

Negreanu's excited about PokerGO's upcoming Poker Masters, a five-event high roller tournament series starting this Wednesday, September 13th. He often claimed in videos posted on his YouTube channel that these are the types of projects that are "good for poker". To make it even better and more exciting, he took up a $50K prop bet against 19 players that he'll be the one receiving the inaugural Purple Jacket, going to the best player in the new high stakes series. The last similar prop bet DNegs made before the last WSOP did not go very well for him.

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