Major Wager is a lighthearted five-episode series featuring some of poker’s most popular players competing against one another in off-the-felt activities (i.e., who can do it better?). The losers of each wager face humiliating punishments.
Players featured include Daniel Negreanu, Samantha Abernathy, Antonio Esfandiari, Brian Rast, and Jeff Gross, and the show is hosted by Joey Ingram. A fun show that’s a nice addition to PokerGO’s lineup of original programming.
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.
Not every published poker article has to be a strategy piece, infographic, op-ed, or interview. Once in a while, you just need to wax poetic about the lifestyle of a card player. This is the story of how I got to meet poker superstar Antonio Esfandiari and what it was like to spend some quality time with him away from the poker table. I hope you enjoy.
All of the pieces seem to be falling into place for the launch of Poker Central’s 24/7 poker network. With the signing of Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and now Phil Hellmuth, there seems to be one last missing poker ace who ought to be partnered up with them. A fabulous foursome would be well-positioned to be the perfect complement of poker superstars to help market and promote Poker Central to the masses. Curious who I think it it? Read on and let me know if you agree.
The stars of poker were out in full force as Daniel Negreanu chaired a one-of-a-kind poker fundraiser for the benefit of the Las Vegas branch of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised and amazing prizes were won by big poker names like Phil Hellmuth and Jason Somerville. Read more about what went down at this special event as well as how you, too, can make charitable poker donations.
The Middle East often makes headlines as a hotbed of global activity. It also happens to be a region from which many exceptionally successful poker players trace their roots – some were even born there. Here then is our list of the top 10 poker players with Middle Eastern roots. Some of the names and faces are probably familiar to you while others may surprise you.