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Global Poker League Team Selection = Draft Day

Hey High Rollers, a bit of poker history today as the Global Poker League held its first ever player draft and it was broadcast live on twitch poker with Joe Stapleton, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu as your commentators. The GPL will feature 12 teams and some of the best poker talent on the planet. Some picks were surprising and that left a number of top ranked players, from the pool of 200 available, off the final roster. Make no mistake about it, everyone wants to be involved in this. Here is a look at the teams, the captains and the players.

Mustapha Kanit

Mustapha Kanit       #1 Pick Overall

Rome Emperors
Captain: Max Pescatori
1st Pick: Mustapha Kanit
2nd Pick: Dario Sammartino
3rd Pick: Timothy Adams
4th Pick: Walter Treccharichi

Montreal Nationals
Captain: Marc-Andre Ladouceur
1st Pick: Mike McDonald
2nd Pick: Martin Jacobsen
3rd Pick: Pascal LaFrancois
4th Pick: Xuan Liu

New York Rounders
Captain: Bryn Kenney
1st Pick: Jason Mercier
2nd Pick: Tom Marchese
3rd Pick: Kevin Macphee
4th Pick: Jason Weiler

San Fransisco Rush
Captain: Faraz Jaka
1st Pick: Phil Galfond
2nd Pick: Anthony Gregg
3rd Pick: Kitty Kuo
4th Pick: Anton Wigg

Las Vegas Moneymakers
Captain: Chris Moneymaker
1st Pick: Anthony Zinno
2nd Pick: Jonathan Duhamel
3rd Pick: Jake Cody
4th Pick:
 Jonathan Little

Sao Paulo Mets
Captain: Andre Akkari
1st Pick: Darren Elias
2nd Pick: Byron Kaverman
3rd Pick: Thiago Nishijima
4th Pick:
 Joao Pires Simau

London Royals
Captain: Liv Boeree
1st Pick: Igor Kurganov
2nd Pick: Vanessa Selbst
3rd Pick: Chris Moorman
4th Pick: Justin Bonomo

Moscow Wolverines
Captain: Anotoly Filatov
1st Pick: Dzmitry Urbanovich
2nd Pick: Vladimir Troyanovskiy
3rd Pick: Andrey Pateychuk
4th Pick: Sergey Lebedev

LA Sunsets
Captain: Maria Ho
1st Pick: Fedor Holz
2nd Pick: Olivier Busquet
3rd Pick: Eugene Katchalov
4th Pick: Chance Kornuth

Berlin Bears
Captain: Philipp Gruissem
1st Pick: Brian Rast
2nd Pick: Sorel Mizzi
3rd Pick: Dominik Nitsche
4th Pick: Jeff Gross

Paris Aviators
Captain: Fabrice Soullier
1st Pick: Bertrand Grospellier
2nd Pick: Davidi Kitai
3rd Pick: George Danzer
4th Pick: Mike Leah

Hong Kong Stars
Captain: Celina Lin
1st Pick: Weiyi Zhang
2nd Pick: Raiden Kan
3rd Pick: Dong Guo
4th Pick: Bryan Huang

Did you know? Pascal LeFrancoisSelected by fellow Canadian Marc-Andre Ladoceur, this Montreal Canadiens fan appeared topless in his WSOP bracelet photo – a first!

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Gambling Movie Quotes – Poker and Casino Fun Facts

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Gambling Movie Quotes

“Do you know the difference between a hustler and a good con man? … A hustler has to get out of town as quick as he can, but a good con man – he doesn’t have to leave until he wants to.”

The Hustler
“I’m the best you ever seen, Fats. I’m the best there is. And even if you beat me, I’m still the best.”

“In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.”

Steve Allen
“I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind.”

The Sting
“What was I supposed to do – call him for cheating better than me?”

Dumb & Dumberer
Lloyd: “I’ll bet you 20 bucks I can get you gambling before the end of the day!?”
Harry: “No way.”
Lloyd: “I’ll give you 3 to 1 odds?”
Harry: “Nope.”
Lloyd: “5 to 1?”
Harry: “Nope.”
Lloyd: “10 to 1?”
Harry: “You’re on.”

“I’ve often seen these people, these squares at the table, short stack and long odds against them. All their outs gone. One last card in the deck that can help them. I used to wonder how they could let themselves get into such bad shape and how the hell they thought they could turn it around.”

The Hangover
Stu: “I’ll tell you another thing … 6 to 1 odds are our car is beat to shit.”
Phil: “Stu, not now.”
Stu: “Seriously, how much do you wanna bet? It’s like fucked up beyond all recognition?”
The Empire Strikes Back
C-3PO: “but sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to one.”
Hans Solo
: “Never tell me the odds.”

(From the sequence where Han Solo barrels the Millennium Falcon into an asteroid field to escape the Empire. It’s then that C-3PO decides this would be a great moment to do some math.)
If you must play,
decide upon three things at the start:
the rules of the game,
the stakes,
and the quitting time.

Chinese Proverb
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