Phil Hellmuth could no longer contain his ire regarding a fellow high-stakes poker pro wearing a facemask at the poker table, clearly pointing out that except for rare circumstances, "no one should be able to cover their face."
The start of 2022 will see yet another intense heads-up battle between Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan on High Stakes Duel III.
Scheduled on January 26, the highly-anticipated poker game is a $400,000 heads-up match between the two poker star players. The match will be aired on PokerGO at 5pm PT so fans have the opportunity to watch the entire action. Though it is the third round of High Stakes Duel, it is actually the second match featuring these two rivals.
A month ago Phil Ivey got interviewed by Barry Greenstein on mental fitness and how he got so great at poker. This time, let's check out Tom Dwan getting interviewed by Nick Shulman on High Stakes Poker and Short Deck, along with other poker stuff you might find interesting.
In late September, online poker room Poker King announced its three new sponsored pros: Jean-Robert Bellande, Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan.
For most of the year, most land-based casinos and poker rooms have been forced to close their doors and live tournaments were cancelled, even the 2020 World Series of Poker wasn't spared, due to the viral pandemic. As a ripple effect, live streams and live poker on TV also suffered.
Amid the challenges, PokerGO found a way to offer fans a new show to watch - High Stakes Duel. Two episodes have been aired already, and based from this the show has proved to be quite popular within the poker community.
What's a poker player's worst nightmare? Losing loads of money of course! and oh, also getting accused of cheating...on the same game.
Bill Perkins and Dan Bilzerian accused Jean-Robert Bellande (JRB) of cheating in a high-stakes home game that the latter hosts, pointing out the highly suspicious fact that JRB also backed 50% of two or more players at the table. This comes even though JRB himself lost over $400,000 that week.
partypoker, in partnership with Poker Central, has brought the high stakes NLHE tournament online for the first time ever, and big poker names like Viktor Blom are raking in the sweet money pots! As the SHRB comes to a close, it was Artur Martirosian who topped the leaderboard chart.
It sure is a great opportunity not to be missed for Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey when they were invited to a super high-stakes game onboard a private jet with a recreational player, but the rec is no ordinary amateur as it turned out to be Tony G!
Get ready for the biggest buy-in in poker history - at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series 2019 in London!
For the first time ever, Triton Poker is heading to London to bring you a tournament schedule featuring famous poker pros and recreational players battling it out live with nosebleed buy-ins starting at £25,000.
The Triton Poker High Roller Series returns to the Maestral Resort & Casino in Montenegro from May 5 to 17, 2019 with a record-breaking ten-event schedule! This time, it's made even better as partypoker becomes the official tour partner of the Triton Poker Series.
Montenegro is one of the favorite places to go to for most high-stakes poker players.
The 2019 Triton Poker Series in Jeju, South Korea was deemed a smashing success that the participating players have made a decision to create a last minute event to add to the schedule.
Those who already had flights scheduled on time had to cancel and find new hotel accommodations just so they can join in on the action. In the end, there were 23 players who built a prize pool worth HKD 34,780,000 (USD 4,430,604).
After three grueling days of high-stakes poker gaming, the 30-year-old Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood managed to outlast a player field of 61 to win the trophy and a sweet first place cash prize worth $1,775,460.
Since introducing the tournament back in 2011, the annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) hosted the Super High Roller NLHE event with a $100,000 buy-in and this year it attracted a total of 61 entrants, which accumulated a $5,918,220 prize pool. The biggest player field for this particular event was 66 entries back in 2015, so this makes it the second-biggest turnout in PCA history.
The UK's No. 1 poker player gets featured in a three-part documentary video created by partypoker, and in these videos, we get to learn more about the most successful British poker player Sam Trickett as he reveals the juicy secrets to his success.
Episode 5 of the 2018 Triton Poker SHR Series in Jeju has now been released, and while we don't see Tom Dwan in this one, one round had produced one of the most extraordinary hands fans will never see too often - for one thing, the stakes were incredibly huge at $1,248,300 for the entire pot after the players were done betting, and the other is because the cards battling are Aces vs Kings vs Queens, a showdown that could only appear approximately once in every 25,000 hands!
It seems like Tom Dwan is having the worst luck ever at the Triton Poker Super High Roller cash game in Jeju, South Korea.
Triton Poker Super High Roller Series 2018 Event info: Short Deck Cash Game 36 cards (2's thru 5's removed). Flush beats a full house. Ace acts as high (TJQKA) and low (A6789) for making straight (so acts as A and as 5). BUY-IN: ₩ 300,000,000 (≈$300,000) for 300,000,000 chips - unlimited re-entry
Last week, Triton Poker released Episode 1 of their popular SHR Short Deck Cash Game in Jeju, South Korea, where Tom Dwan walked out after losing a huge pot worth $2.3 million to Paul Phua.
This week, fans can finally get to watch the continuation as Triton Poker released Episode 2. The cash game event is still held at the same venue (Landing Casino in Jeju, South Korea), and still playing with the 36-card Short Deck Poker.
partypoker is going to give away something awesome worth $500,000 to one of its loyal players who could win a $5,300 seat to the MILLIONS Online through its assortment of satellites - and then win the tournament!
The week-long high roller tournament series expands to seven events. This is the second edition of the annual high-stakes tournament series, to be aired by the PokerGO Studio and the venue would be at the ARIA Resort & Casino.
Tom Dwan explains in his own way what's wrong with playing Texas Hold'em live these days. In the interview he wishes to keep recreational players active in the game and shares his insights on what else is wrong with poker tournaments.
Gus Hansen is one of the few high-stakes poker pros that gives us a glimpse of what goes on behind the doors of Bobby's Room at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Last week, he shared yet another session of a high-stakes poker cash game called The Big Game.
Kenneth Kee came so close in taking down the first event of the 2018 Triton Poker High Roller Series Jeju on July 25, and he only finished as runner-up when he lost in a heads-up match against Nick Schulman in the HK$100,000 short-deck NLHE event. However, Kee didn't lose hope, because a week later he found himself in the same spot again, this time against Cary Katz at the HK$1,000,000 Short Deck NLHE event, and this one was truly meant for him as he won to take home the colossal first-place cash prize worth HK$22,500,000 (or around USD 2,925,000).
On July 15, 2018, "the WSOP and One Drop announce the return of The BIG ONE for One Drop, a $1 million buy-in tournament capped at a maximum of 48 players and the most significant charity initiative in poker history.
Instead of just paying Aussie Matt Kirk back all of the $3 million he borrowed (during their late-night poker session in 2017 at the Aria casino in Las Vegas) and get on with his life in peace, King's Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik has yet again filed a second countersuit against the poker pro who loaned him the cash.
Poker Central continues to think of new ways on how to spread the influence and excitement in poker gaming, and now they are proud to present to the poker community their short documentary series entitled "Stories from the Felt" and the episodes are available at PokerGO.
It looks like Davidi Kitai's luck has been super high thanks to his wife's baby bump, which inspired him to win the first prize of €700,000 ($862,772) in the second of the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final €25,500 Super High Rollers in Casino Barcelona, Spain.
Many were happily surprised when poker legend Gus Hansen made a comeback to online high-stakes cash games on Wednesday this week. "The Great Dane" joined Sam Trickett, King's Casino owner Leon "KingsOfLeon" Tsoukernik and some other poker players with deep enough pockets to play $100/$200 Pot Limit Omaha at partypoker.
On March 21, 2018 Wednesday, player AmSoGood made a quick but sweet $117,000 off of Viktor ‘Isildur1' Blom after defeating him at a heads-up PLO match in the wee hours that day.
The two sat down just after midnight struck at a $200/$400 PLO table, and they then had a second go at it a quarter of an hour after that. Their total session lasted for only 37 minutes, had 80 hands total on the first table and 41 on the second.
Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky wins twice this week and on both counts, he came up top on the Biggest Winners list of online high stakes tables at PokerStars.
On March 21, 2018 Wednesday, it appears that American legend Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky is definitely on a roll, as he managed to win yet again a big one and came out on the top spot in the PokerStars high stakes leaderboard. The one he beat heads-up at the $100/$200 tables to get that nice payout - it's Swedish pro BERRI SWEET - the very same one he beat back on March 19, 2018 Monday, winning $90,770 that day!
On March 17, 2018 Saturday, at a PokerStars high stakes online poker action, it was Viktor ‘Isildur1' Blom who managed to grab the top spot on the leaderboard with a whopping $159,576 win after emerging victorious at the 2-7 Triple Draw tables.
On Friday, March 9, Danish poker pro Gus Hansen posted on his Instagram account that he's in the legendary Bobby's Room at the Bellagio playing with other high-stakes poker pros with stakes going to the levels of $1,500/$3,000!
A week after Viktor ‘Isildur' Blom won the Main Event at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany Main Event for $1,048,153, the high stakes cash games continued at the King's Casino Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
Even though the consideration of NL€800 and PLO€800 as "high stakes" could be a little misleading for those who really are aware of what true high stakes online poker games are, nevertheless, they were a sound decision for Unibet when they introduced these high stakes games back in March 2017. However, it was only less than a year after their introduction that the management had decided that the games are "currently too rich for their philosophy", and so they have lowered the highest stakes back to their original NL€400 & PLO€400.
Saturday, January 6, 2018, was Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky's lucky day, as he was crowned the first prize winner at the PokerStars high stakes tables. He won a total of $110,744 at PokerStars $1k/$2k 8-Game tables, playing heads-up against Russian poker pro Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov.
Many people who aren't too familiar with the ways of the poker world may believe that those poker pros who win at tournaments get to take all the millions of cash they won with them, but little do they know that there's a lot more being lost when it comes to huge buy-ins, re-buys and not to mention the scores of other little deals (i.e. sponsors) to settle after a tourney has been won.
Whether this is some sort of practical joke, this most recent Youtube video of Doug "WCGRider" Polk slamming a US$5 million heads-up challenge on Tom "durrrr" Dwan's face looks like it's going to be a very interesting spectacle, should it happen.
At the all-new Poker After Dark, poker fans anticipated the comeback of Tom "durrrr" Dwan, and they were not disappointed as Dwan's poker prowess has once again manifested, allowing him to win a $700,000 pot against Antonio Esfandiari during the first day of the 3-day show.