The Nightly Turbo: Poker After Dark, Sky Poker Tour, and More
Tonight's Nightly Turbo has your preview of Poker After Dark nicknames week, the remaining dates of the Sky Poker Tour, and more.
It's Monday. That means yesterday was Sunday, and that means it was poker's biggest day on the virtual felt. But you already knew that didn't you? The results are waiting for you in The Sunday Briefing.
Kentucky is trying to seize 141 Internet gambling-related domain names and the state's supreme court is expected to rule on the issue soon. Find out when the ruling is due and what it means for your favorite poker sites in Kentucky's Domain Name Seizure Ruling Soon.
New Instructor at DragTheBar
Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt has just signed on as the lead instructor at poker training site DragTheBar.com.
"Dusty is one of the top mid-to-high-stakes players in the world, period," said DragTheBar.com CEO Hunter Bick. "He's played so many hands at such a high win rate that his depth is simply unmatched. But as good a player as he is, he's an even better instructor. It's unusual to find someone who can do both. We don't want our site to just have good poker players as coaches — they must be well spoken and great teachers too. Dusty embodies those qualities better than anyone."
Schmidt resigned from Stoxpoker.com last week after a three-year stint. He joins 11 other coaches at DragTheBar. A membership will get you access to the training videos, blogs and forums.
Find out more at Gambling911.com.
Sky Poker Tour
There are four more stops on the Sky Poker Tour, so if you missed any of them, you still have time. You can take your next shot at the tour on March 6 when it rolls in to the G Casino Luton, England, about 30 miles south of Central London. The May 8 stop will be at the Alea Glasgow, Scotland, and then on July 10 the tour will stop at Aspers Swansea, Wales. The Grand Final will be on September 11 and 12 at Dusk Til Dawn in Nottingham, England, about 125 miles from London.
Find out more at OnlinePoker.net.
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Gloria Balding caught up with Wayne Bentley in the Bahamas at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. He talks about his game and wanting to be a professional poker player.
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Poker After Dark Nicknames Week
The theme of Poker After Dark this week is "nicknames week." The six players playing this week are commonly referred to by their nicknames more often than they're real names.
One player is also making her debut on the show: Annette "The Huntress" Obrestad will be mixing it up with the boys this week because she is now of legal age to play poker in the U.S.
The "boys" include Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, Erick "E-Dog" Lindgren, Phil "The Unabomber" Laak, and Phil "The Poker Brat" Hellmuth.
You can catch all the action beginning tonight at 2:05 a.m. We don't want to ruin it for you, so we won't give you all the details, but one player runs the risk of being blinded out. You'll see a quick knockout and some heckling and whining, but that should be standard with some of the players seated at the table.
Check out Poker After Dark on NBC.com for more.