The Nightly Turbo: LeBron James Plays Poker, Phil Hellmuth's Grand Entrance, and Patrik Antonius Ready for a Fight?
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We sat down with Daniel Negreanu recently for our newest feature, Off the Felt. He talked to us about superstitions, eating a cheeseburger, and what happened to him in the bathroom. Check out Off the Felt for the interview.
Bet you never thought The Godfather could help your poker game. Well it can, and From the Big Screen to the Final Table: The Godfather will tell you how.
We're sure you remembered to watch the WSOP coverage of the Main Event on ESPN last night, but if you didn't or you want a recap in case you missed something, we have you covered.
Erik Cajelais is a bracelet winner. He won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the £2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha event at the WSOP Europe in London today. We tell you how he went from not too many chips to a lot of chips and a bracelet, in this recap.
Taking Over London
Phil Hellmuth will be taking over London on Saturday when he makes his grand entrance to the World Series of Poker Europe. While it is still not clear how he will make his grand entrance, we're going to take a stab at it and say it's going to be royal. If you're in London and are curious as to where you can catch the show, he'll be meeting his lovely ladies (because what's a Hellmuth entrance without scantily dressed ladies) at the corner of Leicester Square at 12:50 p.m. and he'll be at "The Empire" at about 1:00 p.m. If you don't remember his WSOP entrance this summer, check out the video below.
PokerStars is in yet another music video. Earlier this year, Daniel Negreanu made a cameo in Katy Perry's video for Waking Up In Vegas and then its logo appeared throughout the Fabolous video for My Time. Well, PokerStars has done it again folks.
Rapper, Drake, is the next on the list for PokerStars. His video for the song Forever features LeBron James, or RealLeBron (his screen name on PokerStars in the video) playing what seems to be two games on the online poker site. The song is from the soundtrack for the movie More Than a Game, a documentary about James.
Check out the video over at Pokerati.
WPT Borgata Poker Open
Day four of the WPT Borgata Poker Open started with 27 players who will play down to six today in Atlantic City. Currently, the ten players left are on dinner break. The chip leader, Ivan Mamuzic, has over 7 million chips with his closest competition, Jeremy Brown, sitting behind a 4 million chip stack. All players left are guaranteed at least $39,976.
The World Poker Tour has continuous coverage of the event.
New Member for Team Unibet
It has been announced that 20-year-old Jens Kyllönen has signed a one-year deal with online poker site, Unibet. Although he can't play in the U.S. yet, Jens recently won the EPT Scandinavian Open for over $1 million and is third on Finland's All Time Money List.
"Jens is a very talented player who has already gained lots of experience despite his age. It's great to have him aboard," said Unibet spokesperson, Lilsa Matinvesi.
Coinflip.com has more.
Patrik is Ready For a Fight
In a recent interview with Inside Poker, Patrik Antonius gives us a little insight into what he thinks about some online poker players. He thinks Phil Ivey is the only player with an edge over him. He also respects Gus Hansen's game and thinks it is better than OMGClayAiken's and Urindanger's.
Don't let his striking good looks fool you. Patrik is a big fan of mixed martial arts and although he says he won't be fighting, he has extended an offer to fight Mark Vos. He says he would let Vos punch him for three minutes and give him one round to try and win. Antonius apparently wants to break Vos' nose. Picture that right now. We know you are.
InsidePokerMag.com has the full interview.
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