The fourth annual GPI American Poker Awards has been scheduled for Feb.(Image: American Poker Awards) Much like the Academy Awards, minus the politics and about 50 million viewers, the APA’s hand out hardware to winners in various categories.

(Image: USA Today) Below I break down the games for a quick overview of how the matchups are looking from a Las Vegas perspective.Key Betting Stat The point total has gone UNDER in Atlanta’s last five games.

5 million in live tournament earnings, including a third-place finish in the EPT9 Barcelona Main Event.“I’m really happy to be joining team Partypoker,” Jouhkimainen said.

se vote in five categories for those they’d like to see win a Swedish Poker Award.(Image: Lina Olofsson/PlanetWin365) Mattsson’s Continued Domination For the second year in a row, Mattsson was named Swedish Player of the Year, making the first time any player has taken the title in consecutive years.

Fernando Habegger (aka “JNandez”) decided his best next move was to separate from Doug Polk and Upswing Poker to launch his own poker training website.(Image: Upswing Poker) The relationship between the two poker pros appears to be strained now that Fernando has decided to resign from Upswing Poker and take his PLO expertise to what will soon become his own poker training site.

During four-handed play in the 2018 PCA $100,000 Super High Roller, Bryn Kenney had two-thirds of the chips in play.Heading into the tournament, no one had cashed for more in the PCA $100K than Kenney, who made the money four times in seven runnings.

The Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, is site of the 2018 Aussie Millions, which is always a favorite stop for players willing to make the long flight.This year’s Aussie Millions Main Event begins Jan.

Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino is introducing a “live dealer” online game that takes traditional Texas hold’em and transforms it into a casino game.(Image: YouTube/Ezugi) Online Casino Hold’em is the latest addition to Golden Nugget Online’s casino floor of digital live-dealer tables, where online players bet on cards dealt by real humans in their Atlantic City casino.

The Poker Sports League (PSL) has partnered with the Discovery Channel’s parent company to broadcast the first ever poker event on Indian TV.The Poker Sports League is bringing the team poker concept to India, and later this year their tournaments will be broadcast on DSPORT, an upstart Indian sports network connected to the Discovery Channel (Image: Sportskeeda) Now into its second season, the PSL is looking to capitalize on a strong online following.

Jason Mercier, pictured with his wife Natasha and newborn child, has decided to go all-in on being a family man and thus had ended his relationship with PokerStars after eight years.In the past year, Mercier married his longtime girlfriend and fellow poker pro Natasha Mercier (nee Barbour), and three months ago she gave birth to their first child.

The 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure kicked off over the weekend, starting with the PokerStars Championship Player of the Year.Nick Petrangelo won $100k at the 2018 PCA to move into 64th place on poker’s all-time money list.

Julian Carroll has resubmitted a bill to legalize sports betting in anticipation of PASPA being overturned.” With a motive behind his legislative push, Carroll reconfirmed that tax revenue from any new sports betting would support pensions and civil services.

Most recently, the Gibraltar-based gaming company signed Martin Jacobson, 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champion, who’ll join Dominik Nitsche and Chris Moorman on the 888poker Team.In 2014, Jacobson navigated a field of 6,683 players to make that year’s November Nine, albeit as the short stack.

Though that hardly constitutes “high stakes” in a poker world where players can regularly be found trading six-figure pots, it still sets a bar that tends to differentiate recreational players from pros.“The addition of NL800 and PL800 had contributed to short-handed games and slightly faster loss rates of recreational players at our higher stakes.

Las Vegas oddsmakers expect all four home teams to win this weekend as the NFL playoffs get underway.Will Alex Smith be the quarterback who finally leads the Kansas City Chiefs back to the Super Bowl?

Despite some massive tournament wins in recent years, Erick Lindgren is being sued by PokerStars for more than $ Former Full Tilt poker pro Erick Lindgren is being sued by the Rational Group, parent company of both PokerStars and Full Tilt, for more than $2.

Poker players from around the world will descend on the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, for the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which runs from Jan.Christian Harder, an American pro with over $4 million in lifetime live tournament winnings, is the defending main event champion.

Adrian Mateos edged out Bryn Kenney, 2017’s winningest tournament poker player, by just 26.65 points to become the 2017 GPI Player of the Year.

The New Year brought with it the end of the annual race to become online poker’s biggest cash game winner of 2017.Two players finished with seven-figure profits, with BERRI SWEET ($1,769,395) edging out Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov ($1,454,838) for the honor.

After having read Molly Bloom’s autobiography, I was excited to see the public premiere of “Molly’s Game” on Christmas Day.Like so many Hollywood dreams that begin in a bar, she was soon discovered by a man who ran an underground high-stakes poker game for wealthy businessmen and celebrities.