Author Maria Konnikova Began Playing Poker for Book ‘Research,’ Won Big and Quit Writing Before Completion
Author Maria Konnikova began writing The Biggest Bluff, a book on using poker skills to become a better decision-maker but has put that project on hold to play poker full-time after winning more than $200,000 conducting “research” at the poker tables.Author Maria Konnikova quit writing a poker-related book before completion because she was busy winning too much money at the poker tables.
Deadwood is rich in poker history, but in the South Dakota town where Wild Bill Hickok met his end holding aces and eights, it had been nearly a decade since there had been a tournament like the 2018 MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship, which went down this past weekend.(Image: MSPT)Since 2011, Silverado-Franklin Casino had hosted the South Dakota State Poker Championship as a standalone event.
The 2018 Partypoker Live Millions Grand Final Barcelona is proving to be quite the poker festival.We already highlighted wins by Davidi Kitai and Andreas Eiler, and now another trio of big-name pros have joined them.
For the first time in 49 years, the 2018 WSOP will feature a big blind ante format in eight gold bracelet events.The 2018 WSOP will feature a big blind ante format in eight gold bracelet events.
Jaime Staples had one of the best weeks of his life during Run It Up Reno after winning nearly $200K between poker and his highly publicized weight loss bet.In the end, the title came down to DJ Fenton and Paul Sampson with the latter at one point holding an 11-to-1 chip lead.
The Macau Poker Cup 28 wrapped up over the weekend at the PokerStars Live Macau City of Dreams and awarded four more PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC) Platinum Passes, each worth about $30,000.In the final hand, Martinez moved all in holding K♠4♣ and Badziakouski called with a dominating K♦10♦.
Daniel Negreanu wagered on winning the 2018 US Poker Open, and is needling Phil Hellmuth in the process.com) The US Poker Open consists of eight tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, running from Feb.
The 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event attracted 1,249 entries, which created a $1,873,500 prize pool.After finishing 158th in the 2016 WSOP Main Event, Jason Strasser came to a realization that his game was outdated.
The 2018 PCA is entering its final stretch, and some notable players have claimed titles in the past few days.Maria Konnikova, a bestselling author who only learned to play poker a year ago, took down the PCA National Championship, while seasoned veteran Steve O’Dwyer emerged victorious in the $50K High Roller.
A year of big changes may be coming for Atlantic City and New Jersey’s gambling industry.In the second place, New Jersey might emerge the winner from a legal battle against major US sports leagues over the legality of sports betting in the state and the nation.
Jaime (left) and Matt (right) Staples are attempting to get their weights within one pound of each other within a year to win $150,000 from Bill Perkins.(Image: PokerTube) Man Attempts to Eat $1,000 of McDonald’s, Fails Miserably We begin this 2017 prop bet recap with an epic fail.
Few players had better years than Wisconsin’s Eric Baldwin in 2009 and 2010, winning more than $1.Things slowed down over the next six years for “Basebaldy,” however, as he moved to Las Vegas and started a family.