Viktor "Isildur1" Blom got the best possible start to 2014 as he was up over $2.2 million already in February. However, as many of you already know, he has been bleeding money since the amazing winning streak and been down over $2 million at one points. Now it looks like the Swede is having a decent comeback given that he has booked some nice wins in the past week, including a $237k profit on Saturday and a $424.1k win the following day.
In case you missed our article on July 16, Paul "MalACEsia" Phua and another seven people were arrested by FBI agents at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas about 2 weeks ago for allegedly taking part in an illegal betting operation. Las Vegas Review-Journal, the site that broke the news, released more information on the case yesterday.
The time has arrived. It's the time of the year when the public get to say whom they think should be nominated for The Poker Hall of Fame as the first steep in determining the final inductees.
The Poker Hall of Fame traditionally elects one or two members every year. This year the enshrinement ceremony will be held in concert with the final table of the 2014 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas (November).
In 2009, at the age of 21, Joe Cada became the youngest Main Event winner ever after besting a field of 6,494 players. Many doubted that Cada was a serious poker player after the big win, but he probably silenced some of the critics when he took down Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship this summer.
It's been a while since my last blog post. I apologise for that! One of the reasons is that I'm in the north part of Sweden with limited access to the world wide web since 1,5 week ago. Another lame excuse is that I don't have any gambling adventures or other gambling-related stuff to write about.
The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), the richest online tournament series of the year, is just around the corner. A total of nine events, including a $2 million guaranteed Main Event a $1.5 million edition of the Sunday Million, will be played from August 1-3 with exciting poker variants and buy-ins from $109 to a massive $2,100. There are many different ways of qualifying for all nine events, including special daily Deadline Satellites that run throughout the series from $7,5! Good luck!
Welcome mobsters, if you are reading this blog for the very first time, I thank you for your initial interest. I think that if you give it a little time, you will find something that will peak your interest.
I am a semi-pro poker player and an author. I am currently working on several projects for publication, and will be discussing them on occasion in this blog. If you are a fan then I warn you, from time to time there will be spoiler book ideas discussed.
On Thursday, PokerStars released a short documentary about its Team Online member Alex "Kanu7" Millar - who has earned over 3.3 million dollars on PokerStars since May 2011. The documentary covers his journey from playing freerolls to playing the world's biggest online cash games. If you like to learn more about Alex Millar and the filming of the short documentary, then make sure to read his blog below the video. Enjoy!
After carrying out an autopsy, Slovenian authorities reported on Wednesday that poker player Johannes Strassmann fell into the Ljubjanica river in Ljubljana, Slovenia, while under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs.