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Poker & Pop Culture: Jessup’s ‘The Cincinnati Kid’ More Than Just Pulp Fiction

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Richard Jessup’s short and entertaining novel inspired the plot of a great poker film.

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Vanessa Selbst on ‘The Moment’ with Brian Koppelman

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst recently appeared on Brian Koppelman’s podcast ‘The Moment’ and we talked about some of the topics that were discussed. Koppelman, who wrote Rounders, asked several very personal questions and Selbst offered very honest and open insights into her life during this interview. Click here to listen to the full interview: http://youtu.be/hu5UmG6OKZM

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Vanessa Selbst on ‘The Moment’ with Brian Koppelman

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst recently appeared on Brian Koppelman’s podcast ‘The Moment’ and we talked about some of the topics that were discussed. Koppelman, who wrote Rounders, asked several very personal questions and Selbst offered very honest and open insights into her life during this interview. Click here to listen to the full interview: http://youtu.be/hu5UmG6OKZM

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Your Chance to Play Against Boxing Legend Carl ‘The Cobra Froch’ at WPT500 November 9-16

WPT is gearing up for the kick-off of the inaugural WPT500 at Dusk Until Dawn this weekend! And now the £1,000,000 confirmed occasion gets even much more thrilling with the look of Nottingham neighborhood sporting hero Carl ‘The Cobra Froch’.  Using his boxing title out of the ring and to the felt, 4-time entire world champion groups up partypoker professional Mike Sexton to contact shuffle up and deal and then engage in the partypoker WPT500 at 12pm GMT on Saturday November 15.

WPT caught up with Froch in advance of the function with a quick Q&ampA about WPT coming to Nottingham.

WPT:  How does it truly feel to have the may of the WPT in your residence metropolis?

Carl Froch: “It’s fantastic to have the WPT occur to my hometown of Nottingham. It’s a outstanding town and one that the gamers are heading to enjoy discovering when they are not playing, but they will also see that the wonderful people below and at DTD love their activity, their poker and will welcome them with open up arms. We’re a very pleased and competitive bunch here and I am certain that will rub off on these taking part in it will be a wonderful pair of months below.”

WPT: Are there any parallels in between poker and boxing &#8212 maybe bluffing, retaining tranquil underneath stress?

CF: “There are a great deal of similarities in the mental facet of boxing and poker. Sometimes, when I look at a heads-up game, I feel about being encounter-to-encounter with an opponent in the ring and like the poker gamers, you are seeking into their eyes to consider to get into their heads, see what they are considering: do they seem scared, self-confident, intimidated? You can just take study a whole lot into another fighter from that and of program, becoming able to successfully study an opponent is a massive furthermore in poker – and of course, concentration is enormous has make one particular error in each and you can be knocked out.”

WPT: Who would get in a heads-up poker match, Carl Froch or Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr?

CF: “Come on, there’s only one winner – The Cobra! I think that a heads-up sport with JCC would be just like a struggle with him, two warriors who are not ready to give an inch. It might not go on that long as we’d the two stand our ground and not be bullied by the other, we’d most likely each transfer all-in with some rubbish just to prove a stage – that we can conquer the other one particular no matter what! You can wager your daily life although that we’d equally battle as challenging with the playing cards as we hopefully will if we can get it on in the ring.”

WPT: Who would you relatively fight in the ring, Stuart Pearce of George Groves?

CF: “Well George is a prime fighter but I have received to go with Psycho – he’s a Nottingham legend and a correct hard gentleman, just like me! He’d be able to just take the very best George can toss at him and appear again with more. I’d most likely educate him how to throw that big correct hand way too!”

WPT: Any suggestions for trying to keep focussed at the tables for a long time?

CF: “Again, like in poker, emphasis is so crucial in boxing. I have experienced initial-hand from George Groves that an opponent can get you off your match ahead of you have even begun. Everyone is different of course, some people can talk and speak but continue being in handle of their feelings and their methods, whereas other individuals have to focus one hundred for every cent and not engage with other players. Winners are usually the types who are able to execute their recreation prepare even if other individuals are striving to disrupt them.

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Essential details:

Event information-

  • Carl ‘the Cobra’ Froch will be taking part in the turbo heat from twelve.00 GMT on Saturday November 15
  • partypoker offers WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn will feature seven day 1’s scheduled Sunday November nine- Friday November 14.
  • WPT five hundred working day 2 is on Saturday fifteen with Last Desk on Sunday 16.
  • The purchase-in is £500 (10% withheld) with one particular re-entry for every day allowed.
  • The total partypoker WPT United kingdom competition reside routine starts this Thursday November six at twelve.00 GMT with warm-up action and a hundred WPT500 offers confirmed!
  • Dusk Until Dawn are also holding a £3,000 entry WPT Major Function from November 18 &#8211 23 and they will be working nightly dwell satellites for this from 6 – eighteen November, all of which begin at 21.00 GMT and will be both £50 or £100 re-purchases with in between one and five £3000 seats confirmed
  • Ultimate on-line qualifiers on partypoker for $ five,000 Primary Celebration deals take spot this Sunday at 21.20 GMT
  • For the entire partypoker WPT United kingdom pageant plan see: http://www.worldpokertour.com/Shared/Tournaments/Seasons/Time_XIII/partypoker_presents_WPT500_at_Dusk_Till_Dawn.aspx

Knockout Gamers Get together-

  • On Saturday November fifteen at 21.00 GMT, DJ Spoony will host the official occasion party
  • Win a signed pair of Carl Froch boxing gloves
  • Amusement which includes pool tournament, quizzes and boxing game titles with thrilling prizes to be received

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Your Chance to Play Against Boxing Legend Carl ‘The Cobra Froch’ at WPT500 November 9-16

WPT is gearing up for the kick-off of the inaugural WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn this weekend! And now the £1,000,000 guaranteed event gets even more exciting with the appearance of Nottingham local sporting hero Carl ‘The Cobra Froch’.  Taking his boxing title out of the ring and to the felt, four-time world champion teams up partypoker pro Mike Sexton to call shuffle up and deal and then play the partypoker WPT500 at 12pm GMT on Saturday November 15.

WPT caught up with Froch ahead of the event with a quick Q&A about WPT coming to Nottingham.

WPT:  How does it feel to have the might of the WPT in your home city?

Carl Froch: “It’s fantastic to have the WPT come to my hometown of Nottingham. It’s a brilliant city and one that the players are going to love exploring when they are not playing, but they will also see that the great people here and at DTD love their sport, their poker and will welcome them with open arms. We’re a proud and competitive bunch here and I am sure that will rub off on those playing; it will be a fantastic couple of weeks here.”

WPT: Are there any parallels between poker and boxing — perhaps bluffing, keeping calm under pressure?

CF: “There are a lot of similarities in the mental side of boxing and poker. Sometimes, when I watch a heads-up game, I think about being face-to-face with an opponent in the ring and like the poker players, you are looking into their eyes to try to get into their heads, see what they are thinking: do they look scared, confident, intimidated? You can take read a lot into another fighter from that and of course, being able to successfully read an opponent is a massive plus in poker – and of course, concentration is huge has make one mistake in both and you can be knocked out.”

WPT: Who would win in a heads-up poker match, Carl Froch or Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr?

CF: “Come on, there’s only one winner – The Cobra! I think that a heads-up game with JCC would be just like a fight with him, two warriors who aren’t willing to give an inch. It might not go on that long as we’d both stand our ground and not be bullied by the other, we’d probably both move all-in with some rubbish just to prove a point – that we can beat the other one no matter what! You can bet your life though that we’d both fight as hard with the cards as we hopefully will if we can get it on in the ring.”

WPT: Who would you rather fight in the ring, Stuart Pearce of George Groves?

CF: “Well George is a top fighter but I’ve got to go with Psycho – he’s a Nottingham legend and a proper hard man, just like me! He’d be able to take the best George can throw at him and come back with more. I’d probably teach him how to throw that big right hand too!”

WPT: Any tips for keeping focussed at the tables for a long time?

CF: “Again, like in poker, focus is so important in boxing. I’ve experienced first-hand against George Groves that an opponent can get you off your game before you have even begun. Everyone is different of course, some people can talk and talk yet remain in control of their emotions and their tactics, whereas others have to concentrate 100 per cent and not engage with other players. Winners are always the ones who are able to execute their game plan even if others are trying to disrupt them.

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Key facts:

Tournament info-

  • Carl ‘the Cobra’ Froch will be playing the turbo heat from 12.00 GMT on Saturday November 15
  • partypoker presents WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn will feature seven day 1’s scheduled Sunday November 9- Friday November 14.
  • WPT 500 day 2 is on Saturday 15 with Final Table on Sunday 16.
  • The buy-in is £500 (10% withheld) with one re-entry per day allowed.
  • The full partypoker WPT UK festival live schedule starts this Thursday November 6 at 12.00 GMT with warm-up action and 100 WPT500 packages guaranteed!
  • Dusk Till Dawn are also holding a £3,000 entry WPT Main Event from November 18 – 23 and they will be running nightly live satellites for this from 6 – 18 November, all of which start at 21.00 GMT and will be either £50 or £100 re-buys with between 1 and 5 £3000 seats guaranteed
  • Final online qualifiers on partypoker for $ 5,000 Main Event packages take place this Sunday at 21.20 GMT
  • For the full partypoker WPT UK festival schedule see: http://www.worldpokertour.com/Shared/Tournaments/Seasons/Season_XIII/partypoker_presents_WPT500_at_Dusk_Till_Dawn.aspx

Knockout Players Party-

  • On Saturday November 15 at 21.00 GMT, DJ Spoony will host the official event party
  • Win a signed pair of Carl Froch boxing gloves
  • Entertainment including pool tournament, quizzes and boxing games with exciting prizes to be won

 

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World Poker Tour® Announces “The Road to the FIAT® Final”

New ClubWPT.com™ Sweepstakes to Award
2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Automatic

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Los Angeles, CA (October 7, 2014) — The World Poker Tour® announced today The Road to the FIAT® Final, a brand new online promotion on ClubWPT.com/FIAT with the FIAT brand that will award a 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Automatic and a WPT® VIP experience to the winner. Players will compete in daily, weekly, and monthly step qualifiers to gain entry into the series-ending FIAT Final on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 p.m. ET. ClubWPT™ will fly the winner to a televised WPT® Main Event in Season XIII, where he or she will accept the prize and be featured in a future episode of the World Poker Tour.

Daily qualifiers began on October 1 on ClubWPT.com, and The Road to the FIAT Final continues with weekly quarterfinal qualifiers and monthly semi-final qualifiers before ending in the FIAT Final on January 25. To get started on The Road to the FIAT Final, visit www.ClubWPT.com/FIAT.

An expression of dominance, the “wicked” 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Automatic is built to thrill, featuring a 1.4L 16V MultiAir® Turbo Engine, 160 horsepower, a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission, performance suspension, a turbo boost gauge, and 16-inch performance aluminum wheels. On the inside, drivers will enjoy a premium FIAT audio system, BLUE&ME® hands-free communication, and an interface that supports both Bluetooth® and USB devices.

As with the World Poker Tour’s impressive roster of other partners, including Monster® Headphones, Skrill, DraftKings, and luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot, The Road to the FIAT Final will showcase FIAT at WPT events and on televised broadcasts.

“This is one of ClubWPT’s most valuable promotions ever and we are proud to partner with FIAT, a legendary brand,” said WPT President Adam Pliska. “The winner of The Road to the FIAT Final will enjoy a World Poker Tour VIP experience and drive away in a 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Automatic with some serious bragging rights. Add this to the $ 100,000 in cash and prizes ClubWPT members can win each month, and it demonstrates great value in being a ClubWPT member.”

Players can sign up at www.ClubWPT.com/FIAT today to start playing poker online at the only site backed by the prestige of the World Poker Tour. No purchase is necessary for the ClubWPT.com sweepstakes and the service is void in states where prohibited. For full rules, click here.

For more details on World Poker Tour events, sponsors and promotions, please visit www.WPT.com.

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Rich Ryan – richard.ryan@wpt.com

About World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 13th season, which airs on FSN in the United States. Season XIII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. ClubWPT.com also sponsors Season 2 of the new WPT Alpha8 series of super-high roller poker tournaments which is currently in production and which airs on FOX Sports 1 in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to WPT.com.

About FIAT

Born over fifty years ago, it was more than just a car. It made history. It gave Italians the ability to move freely and with confidence – after the devastation of World War II. A liberating form of self-expression, the FIAT 500 was built to satisfy our insatiable love for each day. For FIAT, a company founded in 1899, this was a rebirth. The start of a legend. A modern symbol for Italian design. Some cars go down in history for their technological or stylistic innovations. Others deserve to be remembered for the role they’ve played in the daily life of an entire generation or country. But few succeed in combining the two – technology and sentiment – and leave an eternal mark. Now in over 80 countries, it has evolved into a beloved global icon, winning the hearts of passionate drivers, motor journalists and judges alike, most recently winning 60 international awards, including being named 2008 European Car of the Year and 2009 World Car Design of the Year. Additionally, FIAT MultiAir Technology was recognised as the “Single Most Innovative Engine Technology” of 2010 by the International Engine of the Year Awards panel. Now that’s love. This vehicle of change is now coming to America. Deeply rooted in Italian culture, values, sentiment and sensibilities, it will, like its ancestors, not just blend in. It will fully liberate your passion for life.

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Thinking Poker Podcast Episode #80: Peter “The Saurus” Morris

On this week’s episode of the Thinking Poker Podcast, Nate and Andrew discuss the gap concept in poker, break down an interesting hand from a charity tournament, and talk with battle rapper and poker player Peter “The Saurus” Morris about the similarities between battling and poker, his history, and more. 
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WSOP 2013: Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi Intimidating on Day 3

Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi is overwhelming ample to enjoy towards, enable alone when he has a stack this dimension. Lynn Gilmartin catches him on Working day 3 of the Main Celebration.
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WSOP 2012: Dan O’Brien Talks about ‘The Final Table’

Jason Somerville has been coaching Russell Thomas and brought on a video crew to record the process. Dan O’Brien associate produced the YouTube video series and talks to Sarah about it.
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