The Nightly Turbo: High Stakes Golf, High Stakes Poker Lineup, and More
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In Case You Missed It
Sometimes poker gets a bad rap, but if not for poker or poker players, all the money being raised for various charities wouldn't be. You can join others in a few charity tournaments that are coming up soon if you want to. Curious? Read Poker Players Continue Their Philanthropic Ways
The weekend is almost here and you know what that means. We will soon find out who will be the next World Series of Poker champion. There's a chance that Peter Eastgate will be ousted as the youngest Main Event champ ever if Joe Cada has it his way. Find out more about this young gun in our WSOP profile.
Poker is always looking for its next ambassador — someone who will promote the game and increase its popularity. What happens if Darvin Moon wins the Main Event? What about Phil Ivey? Maybe Jeff Shulman or Eric Buchman? Find out our pick for best poker ambassador.
Want to win your way to the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure? Well, 320 step tickets are being offered to help get you there. Play the November Nine freerolls for your shot. Find out more in PokerStars November Nine Freeroll Series Starting Soon!
PartyBets takes Ivey to Win
Phil Ivey is seventh in chips going into the World Series of Poker Main Event final table this weekend. That's not stopping anyone from betting on him though. PartyBets.com has made Mr. Ivey the outright favorite to win at 7-2. Ivey was at 175-1 to win the Main Event earlier this year. When the Main Event started, he was at 100-1.
“Has the world gone mad? Ivey is a short stack and Moon is a massive chip leader with 30% of the chips in play. It just doesn’t make sense but the punters just keep coming for Ivey and we have had no choice but to make him favourite because of our large six figure liabilities and the consistent interest,” said a PartyBets spokesperson.
“Phil Ivey is the most well known pro to the public and this has to be a sentimental bet for action on the tournament. It is hard to imagine, more astonishing, that a player can be favourite with just 5% of the chips in play. I regard Ivey as the best player in the world and it would be nice to see him win but as everyone knows chips are power,” said PartyPoker ambassador, Mike Sexton.
Chips are power, and Darvin Moon, the man with the most, is at 4-1. Eric Buchman's odds are at 9-2, Antoine Saout at 16-1, James Akenhead at 14-1, and Jeff Shulman at 6-1.
Why don't you sign up for a PartyPoker account and get some extra money to bet on your favorite of this weekend?
The Godfather of Poker
Doyle Brunson's autobiography, "The Godfather of Poker," hits bookshelves next week. In it, he talks about how his father was a very talented poker player. His father “had played poker for years and years and helped support us with his winnings, but coming from a Baptist-influenced town, he never talked about it,” explains Brunson.
He talks about disciplinary action at his university for gambling, and how he used to lie about his profession because of the stigma attached to the game of poker. Of course, the book is filled with stories of Amarillo Slim, Jack and Benny Binion, Chip Reese, and Johnny Moss. You can pick up the 372 pager at your bookstore on Nov. 11.
Read more at OnlinePoker.net.
If you're going to be in Canada this weekend, more specifically, Toronto, maybe you should check out the Canadian Poker Expo. There will be World Series of Poker Academy seminars, Betfair is hosting a couple of tournaments, and you may even have a shot at playing against a Full Tilt Pro, not to mention all the free stuff you can pick up at these expos.
Find out more at CanadianPokerExpo.com.
High Stakes Golf
Daniel Negrenau and Patrik Antonius are probably battling each other on the course as you are reading this. They're in a high stakes golf match, and yesterday, Antonius and crew won. Who knows how it will go today. Also, there are a few people taking sides for this match. According to Wicked Chops, rumor has it Erik Sagström and possibly Phil Ivey flipped a coin to pick sides in a $200,000 bet. RawVegas.tv was on hand to give us the scoop on how it went down yesterday.
High Stakes Poker Lineup Announced
We got a little present in our inbox this morning. We know who's going to be on "High Stakes Poker" and we might share it with you. OK, OK, we'll let you in on the secret too. Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Doyle Brunson, Tom Dwan, Eli Elezra, Antonio Esfandiari, Sammy George, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth, Andreas Hoivold, Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, Allan Meltzer, Daniel Negreanu, Dennis Phillips, and Lex Veldhuis will all be on season six of "High Stakes Poker."
The show will premiere on Feb. 14, 2010, on GSN with Gabe Kaplan and Kara Scott calling the action and interviewing players.