If you’re familiar with the poker world at all, it’s easy to get a sense of who the most popular players are at any given time. For hard stats to back up player popularity, however, you’ve got to look to the Hendon Mob.
As poker fans the world over love looking up the stats of their favorite players, it’s easy to determine which poker pros are currently the most popular and which have enjoyed longstanding popularity for years. Here’s an in-depth look at the Hendon Mob’s poker player popularity charts.
Unfortunately, some of the once-biggest names in poker end up becoming the subject of questions like “what ever happened to that guy?” The true greats of the game, however, manage to pull themselves together and stage mighty comebacks to return to prominence.
In this article we list 7 of the best big name poker players to have mounted career comebacks. It’s not a complete list, but those who appear on it are certainly deserving of mention.
While Phil Hellmuth continues to prove the haters wrong, recently adding a 15th WSOP bracelet to his career total, a number of players have “kept pace with him,” also having managed to win five since Phil won his 10th over a decade ago.
This article lists those players and looks at other players who, if they can continue to sustain their bracelet-winning pace, might give Phil Hellmuth a run for his money in the future. That assumes, of course, that Hellmuth will slow down, which might never happen.
Poker Hall of Famer Phil Ivey took a bad beat in court yesterday, when his lawsuit against Genting Casinos UK was dismissed by the UK Supreme Court. He will thus never be able to get his hands on the £7.8 million he won while playing Punto Banco at Crockfords Casino.
While the court of public opinion might be divided on Ivey’s actions, I believe that a closer look at said actions as well as the language being used during the legal proceedings gives Ivey’s case merit.
Poker has been on the upswing in recent years. With so much going for it, there’s been a lot of talk in the poker community about what’s good for poker. With that said, we’re pretty sure there’s universal agreement on the types of things that would be classified as bad for poker.
Here’s a list of three hypothetical situations that would undeniably set poker back in its quest for mainstream recognition and acceptance. Let’s hope they can be avoided!
The WSOP has released it’s list of 10 finalist nominees for the 2017 class of the Poker Hall of Fame. While all of them are deserving of induction, the only lock is Phil Ivey. As for the others, it’s anyone’s guess.
This op-ed analyzes the list of the nine other nominees and picks apart which of them are most likely to get nominated. Dave DevilFish Ulliot is perhaps the most deserving player, but he might get “snubbed” by a deserving nominee from the builder category, like Mori Eskandani.