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Mike Watson Wins PCA, Super High Roller Bowl & Gambling Fun Facts

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Sir Watts Strikes Again

We star with Canadian poker sensation Mike Watson. Can this guy play or what? He always seems to be in the mix, usually at High Roller events, and this time at the very prestigious PCA 2016 main event. ‘Sir Watts’ topped  a stacked field of 928 players to take down his 1st EPT title and $728,325. The 31 year old now has more than $9 million in lifetime earnings and boy would we love to have him on the show. What do you say Mike?

“It means a lot to win a main event with a big field and especially the PCA being one of the flagship events of the EPT, and really a premiere event in the whole poker calendar. It has special meaning to me that Steve Paul-Ambrose won it ten years ago. He was a mentor to me and that makes it extra sweet.”

Anthony Gregg finished 2nd.

Special mention to Marty McCormick of Scotland, who qualified for the PCA thru a $27 satellite on PokerStars, finished 13th or smooth g for 50k. Well done sir…and thanks for the drunken entertainment on twitch poker. We’d love to have you on  the show as well Marty.

Super High Roller Bowl

Poker Central, the world’s first 24/7 poker TV network, has announced plans for its second SHB, this time a $300k buy-in with a 49 seat cap. 

“There are few poker events that can change the landscape of the game overnight — the Super High Roller Bowl is one of them. The 2016 Super High Roller Bowl will be even more exciting than last year’s!”

  • Clint Stintcomb

By the way, Brian Rast defeated Scott Seiver last year to claim the whopping $7.5 million first prize.

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Did you know? 

Writer Damon Runyon allegedly based the character Sky Masterson, the gambler-hero of The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown (on which the musical Guys and Dolls is based), on legendary gambler Titanic Thompson, who is thought to have taught all of his pro-bet, hustling tricks to Amarillo Slim.

Action Man: One of Titanic Thompson’s partners in “the hustling game” included pool player Mnnesota Fats, who considered Titanic a genius, “the greatest action man of all time”.

Pay Cut?
In an era when top pro golfers were lucky to earn $30,000 a year, Thomas (who, after a misprint in a New York newspaper, let people think his name was Thompson) could make that much in a week hustling rich country club hackers. He was once asked if he would ever turn pro? He replied, “I could not afford the cut in pay”.

A Putt for his Life?
Once, during a discussion about golf, Doyle Brunson said that if he had to pick one guy to make a 10-foot putt for his life it would be Puggy Pearson. Not Nicklaus, nor Palmer, nor Watson. Puggy Pearson!
“He’s the greatest pressure putter I’ve ever seen,” Brunson said.

Watch Video
Chicago Cop is caught on video playing online poker while driving in his police cruiser.

Walk of Fame
In 2004, the World Poker Tour created a Walk of Fame, inducting poker legends Doyle Brunson and Gus Hansen, as well as actor James Garner.

Poker Hall of Fame Inductees, November 9, WSOPE, Poker Central w/ Maria Ho & more!

Hey High Rollers:

Always remember, treat poker like an English dinner: “They’re the FISH and you’re the CHIPS!”

In case you missed it, be sure to check out our latest interview with Maria Ho, one of the best poker players on the planet, three times the last woman standing in the WSOP main event, close to $3 million won playing live tourneys, and now host of her own show on Poker Central on Twitch Poker. Listen Now: HERE

Poker Central
Poker Central will be delivering non-stop poker television including exclusive poker tournaments, celebrity players, professional tips, movies, and more. The ownership group includes the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari. Finally.

And the Inductees are?

       

Poker legends Jennifer Harman and John Juanda will be inducted in the Poker Hall of Fame in 2015. The duo beat out other greats like Max Piscatory, Dave Ulliot and Carlos Mortensen and were selected by a 16-member media panel and the 23 living members of the PHOF.
Poker Hall of Fame

Congrats…well deserved!

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Jonathan Duhamel Wins WSOPE High Roller
The Canadian, and 2010 WSOP main event champion, has taken down the €25,600 star-studded High Roller event for €554,395. It’s Duhamel’s 3rd bracelet, the 2nd this year after taking down the $111,111 Big One for One Drop in Las Vegas. In 2010, he pocketed close to $9 million after defeating John Racener heads-up to become poker’s world champion.
Tidbit:
 After his main event victory Duhamel donated $100,000 to the Montreal Canadiens (NHL) Children Foundation.

2015 WSOPE Results
(Berlin, Germany)
Event #1: €2,200 6-Handed NLHE, Makarios Avrimidis (€105,000)
Event #2: €550 Oktoberfest NLHE, Dietrich Fast (€157,749)
Event #3: €3,250 8-Handed Pot Limit Omaha, Richard Gryko (€126,345)
Event #4: €1,650 Monster Stack NLHE, Ryan Hefter (€176,205)
Event #5: €2,200 8-Game Mixed Event, Alex Komaromi (€65,740)
Event #6: €3,250 NLHE, Pavlos Xanthopoulos (€182,510)
Event #7: €550 Pot Limit Omaha, Barny Boatman (€54,725)
Event #8: €1,100 Turbo NLHE Re-Entry, Georgios Sotiropoulos (€112,133)
Event #9: €10,450 Main Evemt, Kevin McPhee (€883,000)
Event #10: €25,600 Jonathan Duhamel (€554,395)

November 9 Betting Odds?

Chip leader Joseph McKeehan: 7/5

Zvi Stern: 7/2

Neil Bluemenfield: 6/1

Pierre Neuville: 6/1

Max Steinberg 7/1

Thomas Cannuli: 12/1

Joshua Beckley: 12/1

Patrick Chan: 25/1

Frederico Butteroni: 25/1

Winner = $7.7 million!!!

Joseph McKeehan
Did you know?
This 24 year old native of North Wales, Pennsylvania, the 2015 WSOP November 9 chip leader with 63 million, won the world RISK championship in 2010. Tidbit: The best roll in Risk is three 6’s. In 2014, McKeehan finished runner-up in the inaugural Monster Stack event earning more than $800,000.

Fun Fact: Fellow November 9’er Max Sternberg won his main event entry through a $27 NBA satellite on Draftings.

Did you know?
Buster Douglas was a 45-to-1 dog to beat Mike Tyson.

“The biggest change in my life now is just knowing that if I don’t make smart decisions, my child might not eat.”
– Tuan Le, Owner of back-to-back WSOP bracelets and 2 World Poker Tour (WPT) titles.

Poker & MMA?

Poker pro’s Olivier Bousquet & JC Alvarado have agreed to an MMA fight with the winner to receive a 6-figure payday. Alvarado wins he gets $120,000, Bousquet wins and he gets $150,000. Who you taking? No date or venue. Alvarado has MMA experience….but weighs less.

The Richest Poker Game Ever?
High Roller Radio interviewed Michael Craig, author of The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King, chronicling the showdown between billionaire banker Andy Beal and a group of Las Vegas pros called ‘The Corporation.’  The Corporation won millions but not before withstanding a huge threat to their bankroll:
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Poker Legend Puggy Pearson, Ivey v Bilzerian, Gambling Fun Facts

Hey High Rollers, hope you are winning at the tables and the cards have been kind. Bubbled a few events as well recently but had a nice score this past weekend, chopped the daily $25 Omaha Hi Low for $447. Sweet!

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Puggy Pearson Quotes

Hall of Famer and WSOP main event world champ.
“I’ll play any man from any land, any game he can name, for any amount he can count…provided I like it.”

“Ain’t only three things to gambling; knowing the 60-40 end of the proposition, money management and knowing yourself.”

“Losing is like smoking, it’s habit forming.”

“The real things to know is that folks will stand to lose more than they will to win. That’s the most important percentage there is. I mean, if they lose, they’re willing’ to lose everything. If they win, they’re usually satisfied to win enough to pay for dinner and a show. The best gambler’s know that.”

Poker Tips for Beginners

Implied Odds = The estimated amount of money that you can expect to win if you complete your drawing hand, regardless of the immediate odds the pot is currently laying you.

Value Bet
What Is It?
A bet made with the intention of being called in order to extract more money or chips from a likely worse hand. Value bets are made when a player’s hand has a positive expectation.

“Aces are larger than life and greater than mountains.”
– Mike Caro

Gamers Spend Money
A new report says nearly half of all social gamers spend money on the activity rather than just continuing to play for free. Most are men between 21-and-35 but 41% are women. The social gaming market is $2.9 billion in the US.

Fun Casino Facts
It’s thought Roulette was invented by the well-known scientist Blaise Pascal as a result of his attempts and numerous tests to create a perpetual motion machine.

Alec ‘Traheho’ Torelli
Alec Torelli is a high stakes cash game terror, who recently crushed his opponents on Poker Night in America Florida for close to $60,000 over two days. He’s a regular in Macau at nose bleed stakes and writes for Card Player magazine. Listen now to our fantastic chat:

For his ‘Hand of the Day’ check out his blog site www.alectorelli.com

Phil Ivey versus Ban Bilzerian
Dan Bilzerian is currently estimated to beworth around $150 million while Phil Ivey has a net worth of around $100 million. While Ivey has the inferior net worth, the majority of Ivey’s worth can be attributed to poker while much of Bilzerian’s wealth allegedly comes from his family.

Did you know?
Dan Bilzerian recently signed a sponsorship deal with the fantasy sports site DraftKings. Bilzerian has a whopping 1.25 million followers on twitter and 11.5 million on Instagram.
NOTE: Phil Ivey has over $23 million in live tournament earnings, 10 WSOP bracelets, a WPT title.

 

Soccer Star Hits Royal Flush

Neymar da Silva Santos Jr, the Brazilian football star who represents PokerStars, has generated a lot of buzz online for the hands he’s been getting. In August, 2015, Neymar Jr hit a royal flush in spades on a board reading KSpade Suit 5Club Suit 4Heart Suit 10Spade Suit QSpade Suit during a €50 Super Stack tournament. He later went on to make the final table, though it was completely insignificant money for him. He makes at least $30 million a year. He posted a photo of the hand on Instagram and it was liked more than 510,000 times. Good publicity for PokerStars.

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