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PokerStars Big Game – The Third Week

PokerStars’ popular high stakes poker TV show, the Big Game goes on. Thethird week of the series has recently been aired, and the five brand new videos are already available.

In the third week of the Big Game, Nadya Magnus was the Loose Cannon (being the first female one), facing poker pros Justin Bonomo, Jason Mercier, Joe Cada, Barry Greenstein and Daniel Alaei.

PokerStars Big Game – The Second Week

PokerStars’ new high stakes poker TV show, the Big Game goes on. This has been the second week of the series, and the five brand new videos are already available.

In the second week of the Big Game, William Davis was the Loose Cannon, facing Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, David Williams, Abe Mosseri and the Internet entrepreneur and blogger Jason Calacanis.

In the fresh episodes Williams gives us a taste of his quite aggressive play, Negreanu and Mosseri find each other, and light gets shed on a few WSOP side bets as well.

 

 

In the Gym with Antonio Esfandiari

PokerNews Daily has visited Antonio Esfandiari in his home at the Panorama Towers in Las Vegas. He showed the PokerNews guys how he does workout on a regular basis, as a part of his new healthy lifestyle. 

Antonio was taking part in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em WSOP event and there were only 18 players left. He decided to join his personal trainer before continuing with the event. Antonio talks about how working out can improve your everyday mood and also keep yourself focused when playing poker. Smile

Antonio Esfandiari in the gym

Bernard Lee Interviews Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier, chosen Player of the Year 2009 by Bluff Magazine, has been a very important figure in the live tournament scene in the past two years.

Bernard Lee, an interviewer for PokerNews Daily, questioned him about his poker secrets, TV shows and passions other than No Limit Hold'em.

The interview was made at the Rio at the 2010 World Series of Poker, in which Mercier is taking part as a PokerStars professional

Jason Mercier interview

Mercier has acquired his most recent big cash when he placed first at the North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun $25,000 High Roller Shootout and won $475,000. His live tournament winnings reach almost $5 million so far.

The First Episode of the PokerStars Big Game Was Aired this Monday Night

The well anticipated PokerStars Big Game made its debut around US this past Monday on American Fox Sports TV channel. The Big Game is a high stakes cash game show where five professional poker players go up against the so-called 'Loose Cannon'. The Loose Cannon has the opportunity to keep anything he wins above the initial $100k buy-in given.

Week 1 - Episode 1 of The Big Game featured Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Phil Laak and Tony G. The Loose Cannon role was taken by Ernest Wiggins, who is a 35 year-old businessman from Washington, D.C.

For those who are unable to get near a TV or don’t have FOX carrying the “Big Game” no need to worry, you can catch up on all the action on PokerStars.tv. 

 

Check Out Phil Hellmuth's Stunning Suite in the Aria Hotel

Phil Hellmuth has just recently published a video about his luxurious suite at the Aria Hotel. His apartment has stunning views of Vegas overlooking most of the hotels and pools.

The techonology in his suite is also quite amazing and Phil demonstrates what it has on offer. Phil is definitely a fan of the Aria Hotel and continuously compliments it throughout the four and a half minute video.

Cardrunners Video Challenge

Anyone can make a poker training video but can you make a good one? Cardrunners is looking for poker players who are willing to record and comment on their play in order to make a training video out of it.

Cardrunners Video Challenge

It’s fast and easy. Submit your training video using the form on cardrunnersvideochallenge.com website to enter the challenge. There you can also find a video production guide and a video tutorial to help you every step of the way in making a good training video.

Cardrunners latest competition will have five winners with the first prize being $5,000 and an offer to become a cardrunners instructor. CardRunners members will vote to choose the top five finalists.

Follow Phil Laak’s Attempt to Break the World Record

As I have already mentioned in a previous post, Phil ’Unabomber’ Laak is attempting to break the world record in playing non-stop poker for eighty hours to beat the current 74-hour record, held by Paul Zimber.

Phil Laak
Phil Laak

Paul set the previous record at the time and venue of the WSOP Europe last year. Playing heads-up for more than 74 hours straight, he managed to beat 102 opponents out of 183.

Phil has now embarked on his mission to break this record, which started on the 2nd June in the Bellagio and can be watched through the live stream video on the American poker player’s website.

CardPlayer Magazine is also closely following this special event. They have just recently checked on Phil's progress in a video interview which can be viewed below. 

Scotty Nguyen and Amanda Musumeci get interviewed at the WSOP 2010

Scotty Nguyen, considered one of the most funniest poker player talks about the new eight-game mix format and his love for the Lakers at the WSOP 2010. In 2008 Scotty won the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament at the WSOP and is considered a professional poker pro.

Barry Greenstein Pays a Visit to the Ivey Room

Just like other poker stars, Barry Greenstein has also attended the opening of his fellow poker star’s new poker room, the Ivey Room in the Aria, Las Vegas. The famous Barry Greenstein decided to record this grand event, bringing along his handycam. Thanks to Barry, we are able to get a sneak peek not only into the Ivey Room, but also the exclusive party and its guests.

The only downfall with the footage is that it is a bit shaky and this is most probably because all the free alcohol Barry had consumed that night. Smile

You should definitely check out this video, it can give you a different perspective of the roof, the floor and the people who attended the opening. Enjoy!

Patrik Antonius is Ice Cool in the New Full Tilt Ad

The new Full Tilt Poker advertisment is here, and we can all witness Patrik Antonius's tremendously threatening monologue, which has a very Scandinavian taste and accent to it. The main point of the ad is that Patrik Antonius doesn't care how high you pile and stack your chips, as they all are going to end up in his hands in the end. This is probably a fair point, as it is almost for sure that he would be able to outwit most of the TV viewers, but the gloomy atmosphere of the ad is a bit surprising in my opinion. Of course, other stars like Tom Dwan and Chris Ferguson also appear in Patrik's company; I think, this thirty-second clip is definitely worth watching.

The Tourminator, the new poker superstar

Fame in the poker world is not only for high stakes players, as we can see with the new cash game superstar, who plays on NL2. The Tourminator has had a career with the highs and lows of any poker player and his total career earnings now exceed four dollars. But this doesn’t mean he doesn’t have followers: the number of his fans can easily compete with the popularity of a high stakes pro.

Most of the time, The Tourminator plays at the NL2 tables at Full Tilt Poker and registered to YouTube in 2006. It was only six months ago when he uploaded his first poker video (titled "FULLTILT poker: me versus super donkey"). Unforeseen to him was the huge success that emerged and shot him to superstar status.

Watch his most viewed video titled "A,A almost cracked by suck out donkey":

The Tourminator now publishes his videos at an industrial scale and recruits more followers on a daily basis. Hundreds of thousands have watched his videos and he also has his own topic at the 2+2 forum. The expression ’BULLDOZER’ used in his videos is already a part of the word line-up of most of the active poker players.

According to statistics by PTR, the American player appeared in the world of online poker in March 2009 and has played 7,817 hands with a total profit of four dollars. Show me the money monkey face!! Smile

High Stakes Poker Season 6 Final Episode - Veldhuis Takes a Huge Pot with a Fifth Pair

In the finale of High Stakes Poker Season 6, there were a lot of interesting hands with an abundance of action in the Golden Nugget. We saw durrrr and ElkY clash head-to-head and Lex Veldhuis win a $185,900 pot with a pair of twos.

In this last episode of HSP, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Daniel Negreanu, David Benyamine, Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Doyle Brunson and Lex Veldhuis were the ones that brought us the action this time around.

HSP 6 - Negreanu Wins the Biggest Pot in the 12th Episode

Daniel Negreanu has competed for the biggest pot in the 12th episode of Hish Stakes Poker, season 6. Although he managed to win the biggest pot, Daniel didn’t have Lady Luck on his side when facing Doyle Brunson.

Nanonoko vs. Antonius – Unusual Hand Analysis

Randy ’Nanonoko’ Lew, considered the king of multi-table poker and Patrik Antonius, the best performing high stakes player of 2009, had a duel on day one of the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo. 

Randy ’Nanonoko’ Lew, a member of the PokerStars professional online team reminisced over the events of the EPT Monte Carlo, where he was set packing home during the first day. One of his opponents was the best high stakes player of last year, the Full Tilt-pro Patrik Antonius.

The American analyzes his most important hand, where he used his creative artistic skills to animate the outcome of the event.

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