In tonight's line-up we have Cole South leaving CardRunners as both an instructor and owner, Brandon Adams on 60 Minutes not talking about poker, and more.
In Case You Missed It
The second day of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final saw 413 players hit the felt, but only 116 survive. See who made it through in the recap.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team is bringing you all the action from the World Series of Poker Circuit event in Las Vegas. See who showed up and who will see Day 2.
The FTOPS XVI is underway and already, 15 events are in the books. We've got the results, the leaderboard, and what to watch for. Check out FTOPS XVI in Full Swing for more.
Did you miss the NAPT on ESPN this week? No need to fret. Here's your recap.
Two Virginia congressmen, Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher, have taken it upon themselves to try to persuade their colleagues not to accept any appeals to the UIGEA, which is scheduled to go into effect June 1.
They've written a letter that is now circulating in Washington urging Congress to oppose any appeals saying that, "gambling wreaks havoc on our nation's families, especially our youth and problem gamblers." They've gone so far to put in a story of a college student who committed suicide because of an enormous gambling debt.
Pokerati.com has more.
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South Moving On
Cole South recently posted a blog on CardRunners, the online poker training site he is part owner of and also an instructor on, stating that he was departing from the site as both an instructor and owner.
According to South, it's a personal decision that has more to do with him than the site. "In the past year I have at the same time been a full time student, a professional poker player, and an owner/instructor of a poker training site, and I've found myself spread too thin. Leaving Cardrunners has been an incredibly tough decision for me, but it will allow me to focus on playing poker and completing my degree," he said in the blog.
His CardRunners blog has more.
View From the Rail
Gloria Balding and crew scoured the tournament floor at the European Poker Tour Grand Final and caught some of the action as it was happening. Then she caught up with a few of the players to talk about the hands they were involved in. Check it out below.
Adams on Adderall
Recently, 60 Minutes did a feature on the drug Adderrall. It focused on how college students use the drug to study and focus on their work. Katie Couric talks to University of Kentucky students, a professor from UK, a doctor, and Brandon Adams — yes, the poker player.
There was no poker talk in this interview, Adams confessed to using Adderall in college and when writing his book. He also says it's common in all professions, as well.
Check out CBSNews.com for more.