Hey High Rollers, Alex Jacob’s impressive run on Jeopardy is over. He amassed winnings of more than $150,000 and will be back for the tourney of champions. Incidentally, he wrote, “what is twitter?” when he should have written, “what is Instagram?” Did you know? Jacob has $2.6 million in lifetime poker winnings?
DNegs on Twitch
On April 20, 2015, Daniel Negreanu launched his online real-money poker streaming career on the Amazon’s Twitch.tv in style. In a three-hour session, ‘Kid Poker’ managed to win $50,000 in ring games, playing $400/$800 8-game on PokerStars. His first appearance on Twitch days before when he streamed play-money games on PokerStars. This broadcast attracted a mind-blowing 150,000 unique viewers and netted him 4,000 subscribers.
What does Lon Mceachern think of his partner in the booth Norman Chad?
“The first time I walked into Binion’s in 2003, I took one look around the room at the cast of characters and realized this job was going to be everything I’d ever dreamt of,. I swear, I asked myself, ‘Where has this been all my life?’ Then, after I watched the first show before it aired, I was so impressed at the gritty, real-life gambling feel these new producers had given it, it was just unbelievable.”
– Norman Chad on living the poker dream.
German Pro Marquis Gruissem on Charity
“After I had player poker nonstop for four or five years I got the point where my motivation got lost and it got boring. I thought, ‘Why am I doing this? I have a little bit of money in the bank, but why else am I doing this?’ That sucks. So I was thinking about what to do and I decided that I should try to be an effective altruist, somebody who thinks how he can help other people most effectively. I came to the conclusion that the thing I could do best right now is playing poker, that’s my skill. So if I give a 10 percent piece of my earnings to charity, the better I play the more money I can make and the more impact I can have. So that is a big motivation for me, when playing poker isn’t always fun, I get back on track and stay motivated through that.”
Duhamel and PokerStars Part Ways
2010 world champion Jonathan Duhamel is no longer a sponsored team pro at PokerStars, the website announcing in April, 2015. The Canadian’s departure follows 2009 world champ Joe Cada being cut from the roster in 2014, and is just another in a long list of pros leaving the site. Can you say ‘Black Friday’? Since the US justice Department cracked down on online gaming in April, 2011, poker advertising dollars have vanished leading to a severe drop in poker television.
Jon Stewart Blasts Governor Christie on Marijuana versus Online Gamblng
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Did you know? Sam O’Connor, AKAN ‘Silver Dollar Sam’, dealt the first ever game of Hold’em played in Las Vegas. True story, happened back in 1960, O’Connor was a dealer at the Golden Nugget. O’Connor has written a couple of books, Tales of Old Las Vegas and How to Dominate $1 and $2 No Limit Hold’em.
Did you know? Actor Eric Bruskotter, star of the movies Major League 2 & 3 and Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story, is an avid poker player and a regular at the Commerce Casino in Las Vegas. Bruskotter doesn’t play in any Hollywood home games because he thinks they’re “lame”.
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