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A Meaningful Charity Poker Night

Charity poker events are a dime a dozen these days, but they have the power to take on a special meaning when the charity’s founder comes to speak to the players in person.

In this post I recap my “charity poker event organizing history”, as well as the specifics of the latest one I put together. While the sums raises aren’t huge, the spirit of the events was incredibly positive and all the poker players came away feeling great about having been able to raise money for charity.

Shawn Marion playing poker

Shawn Marion Works the Poker Tables on Labor Day

It’s always a thrill to see famous athletes and celebrities playing poker. One athlete who has long been a fan of the game we all love is Shawn Marion.

Over Labor Day weekend, the retired NBA star traveled to Oklahoma to play in the River Poker Series at WinStar Casino. He performed like a true champ! Read on to learn more about Marion’s day working the poker tables.

Doug Polk

Doug Polk Boldly Steps into the Poker Spotlight with $10K Bankroll Challenge

Casual poker fans may not yet be familiar with the name Doug Polk, but the successful live and online pro has really been making a name for himself over the last few years. Having won millions of dollars and a couple of WSOP bracelets, Polk recently stepped into the role of poker content creator and has been entertaining legions of fans on Twitch and YouTube, as well as on the site he co-founded, Upswing Poker.

Today, Polk begins what might perhaps be his biggest challenge yet, aiming to turn an online poker bankroll of $100 into $10,000. While the feat has been accomplished before, it’s never been attempted in today’s game, which is stocked full of sharks and well-educated grinders.

Read on to learn more about Polk and his bold bankroll challenge.

5 Players to Watch at the 2016 WSOP

We all know poker’s familiar faces, but some “lesser-knowns” tend to burst on to the scene each year at the World Series of Poker. With the 2016 WSOP on the horizon, it’s time to list some of the top players to watch for, as they see, destined for success and, most likely, the winner’s circle. Have a look and let us know if you agree or disagree with our picks.