Everyone has a list of players they never want to see at the poker table. Whether it's a dangerous pro, a drunken idiot, a habitual tanker, or an insufferable psychopath... we're all aware of players that could be the worst possible nightmare scenario. The crew at PokerStars TV spliced together a new compilation video. This one covers the Top 5 Poker Table Nightmares featuring Phil Hellmuth, Will Kassouf, and Magnus Petersson involved in hands against Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst, and Elky.
Phil Hellmuth appeared as himself in the Showtime series Billions. The show, about a powerful hedge fund manager on Wall Street, was created by Rounders co-writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The episode featured a fictitious Alpha Cup, a high-stakes charity tournament played by various Wall Street gurus. Hellmuth emceed the event and got to utter "Shuffle up and deal!" Plus, there was a minor reference to Black Friday and online poker getting shut down in America.
The crew at PokerStars TV assembled their latest Top 5 video. This one focuses on the Top 5 Biggest Poker Mistakes in different televised events. Some of these hands featured notable players such as Niall Farrell, WSOP Martin Jacobson, and Hollywood actress and Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly.
PokerStars TV sifted through hours and hours of tape in various international events to pinpoint the best hands from the 2016 calendar year, which included action from Australia to the Bahamas to Barcelona. PokerStars released a new compilation video featuring the Top 5 Hands from 2016 . Some of the players featured are Samantha Abernathy and Mustapha Kanit. The Top 5 includes a couple of wow moments like the guy who had Aces cracked twice at the EPT Barcelona and Sebastian Malec dropping Scotty Nguyen's iconic line, "You call and it's all over, baby!"
Explosions. Meltdowns. Classic Phil Hellmuth. It's not officially a poker tournament unless Phil Hellmuth loses his marbles. PokerStars TV spliced together a compilation of Hellmuth's Top 5 Meltdowns. Some of the hands were against Annie Duke, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Philipp Gruissem, and a couple of amateurs. You even get to see a poor poker dealer get the brunt of Hellmuth's wrath.
PokerStars TV released another epic Top 5 compilation video. The latest one includes the top 5 hands played by Tom “Durrrr” Dwan on Poker After Dark and other televised events during the height of the online poker boom. Some of these classic hands were played against the like of Phil Ivey, Eli Elezra, Patrik Antonious and Phil Hellmuth. The Ivey hand with straight-over-straight was over $1.1 million.
How about a new poker show with a twist? Rush Street Production, the masterminds behind Poker Night in America launched a new poker-themed show called The Final Table. This unique show is hosted by Joe Stapleon with Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari as studio analysts. In addition, Maria Ho and David Tuchman are also co-commentators. You can now watch the pilot episode.
The conclusion of the 2016 WSOP Main Event is looming. The November Nine kicks off in Las Vegas on Sunday at 8:30pm ET on ESPN. Here's your chance to catch up and binge watch the episodes of the WSOP Main Event. Or if you saw them already, it's a good time to re-watch your favorite moments like the insane blow up between Griffin Benger and Will Kassouf.
LUCKBOXES is a new 30-minute scripted comedy series written and directed by Ryan Firpo (who also directed the documentary film Bet, Raise, Fold). The pilot episode is complete and the trailer for LUCKBOXES was released this week to much fanfare. According to its Twitter bio: “LUCKBOXES is original scripted comedy series about two brothers who turn to online poker to save their childhood home from foreclosure.”
David Williams appeared on the finale on MasterChef, but he narrowly missed out on winning the entire reality TV cooking competition that seeks out the best home cooks in America. The judges called it the "closest result in MasterChef history," but Shaun O'Neale, a DJ from Las Vegas, edged out the poker pro. Williams conceptualized his own menu and prepared three dishes for the finale. His appetizer was Beet Cured Salmon with Soft Boiled Egg, Filo Dough, Salmon Roe, and Caviar. For his main entree, Williams served Cabbage-Wrapped Guinea Hen with Foie Gras, Morel Mushrooms, and a Wine Cream Sauce. For dessert, Williams showed off some serious skills with Stuffed Cherries with White Chocolate Glaze, Cherry Compote, and Cookie Crumble. Guest Judge Wolfgang Puck said David Williams was his pick to win the competition, but in the end, Chef Gordon Ramsay and the panel of judges selected Shaun the DJ. David Williams didn't become America's top home chef, but he came damn close despite nearly slicing off his thumb early in the finale. As his amazing run on MasterChef came to a close, Williams showed the culinary world that he's not just a bad-ass poker player, but he can hold his own against America's top chefs.
PokerStars TV compiled their top 5 poker rivals. This latest list includes Tony G twice, plus Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel, Dan Shak, Vanessa Selbst, and Maurice Hawkins. Find out which ones have developed friendly and not-so-friendly rivalries over the years.
Ever wonder who is among the worst of the worst blow ups on a live stream or on TV? PokerStars compiled their Top 5 Worst Blow Ups and of course, Phil Hellmuth tops the list. Tony G is included twice, because we all know The G loves to needle his opponents. Also included in this special compilation video… Andrew Robl, Max Greenwood, Vanessa Selbst, Kevin MacPhee, and Ryan D'Angelo. And yes, we get a classic confrontation with Tony G vs. Phil Hellmuth.
Poker pro David Williams is still alive on the reality TV show MasterChef hosted by Gordon Ramsay. He survived another episode when his team won a wedding reception challenge in which they had to cook scallops and a rack of lamb. Williams was never really in jeopardy for the episode, so he advanced without any problems. He is now among the final 17 contestants seeking the title of Master Chef.
David Williams is the latest poker pro to attempt a crossover into reality television. Williams will appear on Season 7 of MasterChef hosted by Gordon Ramsay on the FOX network. Williams has nearly $8.5 million in live winnings and even won a WSOP bracelet in 2006, but he's most known for his runner-up finish at the 2004 WSOP Main Event (losing heads-up to Greg ‘Fossilman' Raymer). Williams will be one of 40 contestants and among six aspiring chefs from Las Vegas. He passed the audition and Ramsay commented that Williams was a “bloody good chef.” Season 7 of MasterChef debuts in June.
Have you seen the vintage footage of Donald Trump sharing tips at the poker tables? Talk about five minutes of pure gold! In a compilation video comprised of different interviews over the years at the U.S. Poker Championships, the front-running Presidential candidate and Atlantic City casino owner offered up golden nuggets of business wisdom that made him highly successful.
Poker Central debuted their episode of Pokerography featuring 2003 WSOP Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker. It's truly a rags to riches overnight story for Moneymaker, a mild-mannered account who won his seat into the WSOP Main Event on a PokerStars satellite, flew out to Vegas, beat Sammy Farha heads-up, and the rest is history.
Who said knowledge of useless trivia doesn't pay? Poker pro Alex Jacob earned in excess of $400,000 on the TV game show Jeopardy. Last week, Jacob took down $250,000 for winning Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions. Earlier this year, Jacob binked 6 straight matches on Jeopardy and earned $150,000, which placed him at the Top 20 on the all-time money list.