Roy Winston Challenges Negreanu’s Arguments - The Sunglass-Scandal Continues

Daniel Negreanu’s blog post concerning wearing sunglasses at the poker tables is raising more and more controversy. The Canadian player would be happy to have shades banned from the tables, while other players find this ridiculous.

The topic that shades have a bad effect on poker was first raised in the GSN show High Stakes Poker. Later on, Daniel Negreanu has paraphrased several times why he thinks sunglasses should be banned.

Sunglasses-scandal

The blog post ended up generating a huge debate, with Negreanu’s opinion being discussed on several online forums. It seems that the idea of banning shades divides the poker society. The latest to comment on the issue was the winner of the 2007 WPT Borgata Winter Open and Full Tilt Pro Roy Winston, who finds Negreanu’s idea completely outrageous.

PokerStars Has Purchased Cecure Gaming and is Developing Mobile Phone Software

PokerStars has set out yet another goal for the near future: they are about to create the mobile phone version of their software and have purchased Cecure Gaming, a company whose profile is the developement of casino and poker software for mobile phones.

Cecure Gaming, established in 2000, has been developing poker and casino software for cell phones and can be brought in connection with brands like Orange, T-Mobile, 3 Mobile and Vodafone. Apart from operating the games World Poker Tour mobile and Ladbrokes Poker Million mobile, they also had their own gambling brand called Aces Royal.

Aces Royal
Aces Royal

Layne Flack’s Poker Reality Show is Coming!

The six-time WSOP winner Layne Flack will let us have a sneak peek in his not-so-everyday life in the new reality show titled ‘Life in the fast Layne’.

Layne Flack used to be mentioned among the most promising poker players of all time. He has won five WSOP bracelets between 1999 and 2003. After winning two consecutive WSOP events in 2002, Layne earned himself the ‘Back to Back Flack’ nickname. His drug-related problems nearly broke his career in two, and although he continued to participate in poker tournaments (and even finished second in the $6,000 NLHE Final Day behind Eric Brenes at the 2004 WPT), he was unable to deliver the performance that was expected from him by his fans and the poker society.

The PokerStars Big Game is Set to Arrive in June

Shooting of the long awaited PokerStars high stakes poker show, The Big Game, has ended last week and the first episode will be aired on the 14th June by the American Fox Sports TV channel.

Although the PokerStars Big Game has no official player listing yet, we already know for sure that Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Rousso, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth, Freddy Deeb, Tony G, Phil Laak, Doyle Brunson and Todd Brunson will be featured at the six-player table.

The PokerStars Big Game

Besides them, one seat will be reserved for the so-called ’Loose Cannon’, whose $100,000 buy-in will be paid for by the poker room. If the Loose Cannon wins, he can keep the amount won above the $100K, if he loses, he won’t have to pay. In order to become the Loose Cannon, players need to win one of the four daily PokerStars satellites and then prepare a self-intorductional video. PokerStars will choose the lucky one based on these videos.

Michael Mizrachi is Threatened by Going Bankrupt

The two-time WSOP champion Michael ’The Grinder’ Mizrachi has gotten himself in serious financial trouble. Despite his $7,000,000 career winnings, even his house is getting sold by auction.

Michael Mizrachi
Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi

Luckychewy Becomes a Full Tilt Pro

Full Tilt Poker has now signed a contract with one of the most talented players of the new poker generation, the 22 years old Andrew ’luckychewy’ Lichtenberger. Lichtenberger, born in New York, gained reputation as an online cash game player, and this year he was already a regular threat at the Full Tilt Poker high stakes tables. His current earnings exceed $602,094, which secure him the 19th place on the poker room’s yearly profit leaderboard.

luckychewy

Patrik Antonius Pulls Himself Out Of the Gutter

What a year it has been for the Finnish high stakes poker professional Patrik Antonius. Not many of us could say we would have kept our cool and to continue playing after having a rough downswing period as Patrik went through. At the start of the year he was like a skinning ship and nothing was working out right for him.

With over $3 million dollars down Patrik was in trouble but with his strong perseverance he managed to turn this around and even post a small profit in just two months.

Patrik Antonius - Pulls Himself Out Of the Gutter

In this month’s issue of CardPlayer magazine there is an in-depth interview with Patrik Antonius where you can read about these pass couple of months and his future outlooks to getting back on track. Patrik also talks about ways to relieve your stress and the top competition out there he faces.

Is the iPad Suitable for Playing Online Poker?

Steve Jobs, one of the biggest IT gurus of our time, showcased and released a new product for his company Apple this January. The iPad, the bigger brother to the iPod, could not only have a positive effect on Apple’s sales, but maybe also on online poker.

iPad and online poker
Is Steve Jobs ready to give up Apple and begin a poker career? Smile

Basically, the iPad is a bigger and better performing iPod and considering this it makes it a prime launch tool for online poker. The screen has a dimension of 9.7 inches and supports the resolution of 1024x768, about the same as a reasonable price netbook. But where the iPad comes out stronger is with its sleek and ultra-thin design, as well as touch capabilities.

Nissan GT-R: The Supercar Executer without the Heart Stopping Price Tag

The GT-R produced by Nissan was first released in Japan on December 6, 2007 and it wasn’t until March of 2009 that it arrived on the shore lines of the rest of the world. The Nissans GT-R also known as the Godzilla is truly an engineering master piece designed from the ground up. Either it be, form it sleek aero dynamic design, to its intelligent computer system with launch control, everything about this car reeks of Supercar status.

Nissan GT-R

Top 30 Hottest Poker Ladies

Editors of the American Bleacher Report put together on a yearly basis the top 30 hottest female poker stars for the year. The new list has just been published a couple of days ago and, as usual, holds a few surprises. Editors of the Bleacher Report mainly judged the contendents by their looks and didn’t disqualify entrance into the list even if the only connection to poker the ladies hold is that they know which card is which. Some of the big names in the game also made is to the top 30, and a few pros even managed to secure a place in the top 10.

30th position was taken by the wife of the American WPT winner Michael Mizrachi. Lily ’Mrs Grinder’ Elviro’s best result came in 2005, when she took 27th place in the WPT World Poker Challenge. Her total live career winnings equate to $67,018 with seven money finishes.

Lily Elviro
Lily Elviro

CardRunners Unveils New Design

Just in recent times the popular online poker training site CardRunners has had it designers give it a makeover. Launched in 13th of July 2005 the site now is home for over 88,000 members and is considered one of the most known and popular poker coaching sites. Since 2005 the site has undergone numerous cosmetic and internal changes to help improve its usability and appeal. It has definitely come a long way for its first basic released design and with its recent changes, it shows us that CardRunners will like to keep growing forward by keeping up with the demands of its ever increasing customer base.

Old Cardrunners website
CardRunners look like this when is was launched (July 13, 2005)

Phil 'OMGClayAiken' Galfond Set to Start a New Poker Site

After successfully launching BlueFirePoker, Phil ’OMGClayAiken’ Galfond is now looking to start another site, named Poker Static. This new site will be the main rival to compete against the popular PokerRoad.

Galfond and Bill Murphy started BlueFirePoker in 2009, which is a portal that offers tutoring services. Thanks to the wonderful crew members the site became a huge success in a short period of time.

This one success story wasn’t enough for OMGClayAiken, now he seeks to endeavour into the poker media by launching the new site Poker Static this Monday.

Poker Static website

The Float Play

What does the term ’floating’ exactly mean? Floating, or ’float play’ is usually the weapon of choice for the more experienced poker player. The players who are aware when to raise preflop with AA (always Smile) and know what situation calls for the use of the c-bet are classified in this group and will make the most of float play.

Floating in Poker

Introducing the Moneybookers MasterCard

With the Moneybookers MasterCard, you can can access your Moneybookers account funds anywhere at any time, either it be from an ATM or a direct purchase. Anyone who is over 18 and resides within the EU and has a verified Moneybookers account can request this unique MasterCard. The card can be used at more than 1 million ATMs around the world and more than 28.5 million shops and restaurants. The daily limit is €250 for money withdrawals and €1000 for purchases.

Moneybookers Mastercard

Full Tilt Poker Embarks on Track with Formula 1

Full Tilt Poker has officially become the sponsor for the new F1 team Virgin Racing with their new logo being displayed on Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi’s cars.

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) announced on the 19th June 2009 that Nick Wirth and his team have been given the green light to join Formula 1 in 2010. Full Tilt Poker has had strong relationships with the British team from the start, but it has only been in recent times that they secured an official sponsorship deal.

Virgin Racing - Formula 1

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