The Weekly Turbo: Gearing up for November Nine, Leaving October Behind


Now that you’re about to settle into November, ‘tis the season for a break. Just kidding. ‘Tis the season for an appropriately-timed Weekly Turbo, giving you all the poker news you need to make it seem like you’re an educated railbird.

The Winner’s Circle

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Ka Him Li won the 888live Poker Festival London Main Event for £45,300 after beating Shah Raza heads up, with an ace to ride out the board to triumph and a trophy.

David Peters was online poker's biggest winner this weekend after taking down the Sunday Million. This and more in the Sunday Briefing.

Jakub "Olorionek" Michalak won the EPT Malta Single-Day High Roller for €178,133, his second largest live score to date. His opponent Rocco Palumbo managed to turn a ton of outs, but didn’t hit anything on the river, and that would be enough for Michalak to take the win.

2003 WSOP Main Event champion, Chris “MoneyNJ800” Moneymaker, chopped the NJCOOP-23 to collect $15,493 in second place. Jesse “ROU$EY” Elliot was the biggest winner of the weekend, shipping the event for $17,818 in a heads-up deal with the champ.

Brian Yip won the 2016 Boyaa Poker Tour Main Event for 560,000 HKD. Steven Siu won the Turbo Deep Stack and The Mainland China Team won the Worldwide Squad Tournament.

Dylan Linde won the WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond Main Event for $348,269 over a field of 1,308 players.

The World Poker Tour teamed up with celebrity hosts Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Andrew Garfield and Gene Simmons to raise money and awareness for Mending Kids, a charity that raises money to help provide surgical care for children in need around the world. The event raised enough money to help more than 100 children.

The Game Changers

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Today, get your poker lesson from Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Napoleon, Mike Caro and Sun Tzu.

The Microgaming Poker Network released a new tournament schedule, including the Fright Fest, and a new Mac client.

This week’s Five Thoughts dive into some interesting questions: Are William Kassouf’s 15 minutes of fame up? Is Justin Bieber good for poker? Read on for the rest of Marty Derbyshire’s thoughts!

And because one set of five thoughts is not enough, here's Five More Thoughts. This time, it's on what to expect from the 2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table. We also ranked the final tables for you.

PokerNews and Advanced Poker Training ran 100 AI bot simulations of the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table, then ran a three part series presenting the result and strategic analysis. This is a recap of the series.

888poker Ambassador Sofia Lövgren shares advice on how to build up your bankroll from the micro stakes.

A PokerNews debate that is taking on a story that has crossed into mainstream media: Was Griffin Benger justified in attacking William Kassouf? #checkyourprivilege

If you’re having trouble distinguishing between all the “Brunos” in poker, now’s your chance to set the record straight with 11 random questions with Bruno Foster and Bruno Kawauti.

Playground Poker hosted the first WPT Montreal five years ago with the WPT and partypoker.net. This year’s televised Main Tour stop will be the centerpiece of the Playground Poker Fall Classic, scheduled from Oct. 30 to Nov. 17.

Gambling giant Playtech has agreed to pay approximately £14.9 million (€16.7 million/$18.2 million) for 90 percent of the issued share capital of ECM Systems, a UK-facing bingo software and hardware solution company, diversifying its portfolio.

This week, PokerNews provides a retrospective on the November Nine, which started this weekend, taking a look back at the players, stories and key hands from each of its nine years.

WSOP Europe signed a multi-year deal with King's Casino Rozvadov, which will be home to the tour in 2017 and into the foreseeable future.

The £1M Guaranteed WPT500 UK has added value for players of the first two live Day 1s at Dusk Til Dawn.

Kenny Hallaert is the third November Niner to wear 888poker patches at the 2016 WSOP Main Event.

Damon Smith, a 19 year old suspected of planting a bomb in a London tube station Oct. 20, was playing poker the day before the attack. He won £500 in an online poker tournament.

More than 140 years ago, Henry Winterblossom knew about poker math, player profiling and tilt control. It may have been one of the earliest strategy titles.

PokerStars will hold and sponsor the third annual Chad Brown Memorial Charity Poker Tournament during its debut festival in New Jersey Nov. 3.

When it comes to poker, Atlantic City has a storied history already, but not exactly a long one. Here's a look back at the past, present and future of poker in Atlantic City.

World Poker Tour eventsare now airing in the United Kingdom on the free-to-air channel Front Runner.

Does talent make a successful poker player? Alex Fitzgerald's new book argues practice makes perfect.

This week's installment of Inside Gaming reports on Caesars' largest operating unit having at last reached an agreement with a holdout creditor so it can precede with bankruptcy resolution efforts, tells of the Las Vegas Sands being investigated for possibly allowing fronts for high rollers, and shares news of lawmakers voting favorably for a California casino relocation and the massive construction plans for the Wynn Boston Harbor.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands


Don't let calling stations (loose-passive players) frustrate you. Here are five ways to profit from them.

Bust opponents and win cash in the exciting TigerGaming bounty tournaments. It’s that simple.

Jonathan Little rivers a flush, but the board has paired. Do you bet big, bet small or check and be wary?

Win up to 5,000 times your buy-in in the BetVictor Fish Party Jackpot Sit & Go tournaments. If that doesn’t rock your socks, then win a hand at showdown and receive a €1,500 MPN Poker Tour package!

Take a stroll down memory lane with "Back to the Classics," a new 90's-themed amazing tournament from EnergyCasino.

Gordon Vayo vs. William Kassouf, Michael Niwinski vs. Vayo and James Obst vs. Qui Nguyen: How would you play these WSOP ME Day 7 hands?

Partypoker is feeling generous, guaranteeing 50 Caribbean Poker Party packages, worth $6,000 each.

Belgian pro Davidi Kitai offers thoughts about being the table's big stack deep in a tournament.

$1 million is being given away during the Unexpected Giveaway promotion at 888poker. Learn more here.

Learn to take it down! Go for the win with final table strategy for big, medium and short stacks.

Who will win the 2016 WSOP Main Event? Let's see what the betting market thinks.

Mo Nuwwarah reviews a hand he played at the WSOP-C Hammond that left him second-guessing his play. What would you do?

Check Tape

Michael Mizrachi Calling the Clock

Two minutes with Michael Mizrachi sponsored by @kowatches: Who's your favorite brother?

This week on the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Matthew Parvis were joined by PocketFives Editor-in-Chief Lance Bradley and Sasha Salinger. The crew discussed 888Live London, EPT Malta, the epic “check your privilege” hand between Griffin Benger and William Kassouf and some picks and predictions for this weekend’s November Nine.

PokerNews asks David Kitai what his strategy is as chip leader of the EPT Malta Main Event.

Dar'ya Hulyk grabbed our attention on the featured table of the EPT Malta Main Event. We asked this fresh face how she got her start in poker.

Jake Cody, Jaime Staples and Dawid Paczka take their chances at a live Spin & Go. Can they spin €500 Up to €10,000?

Fabrice Soulier talks to PokerNews about living in Malta, the EPT Malta turnout and the EPT GPL Team Event.

PokerNews catches up with professional poker hobbyist Dan Shak about his experience in the Big One for One Drop and being one of the chip leaders Day 2 of the EPT Malta Main Event. The question is, will he play One Drop next year?

Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot is doing commentary for the 888Live Poker Festival London. But before the action get under way Sarah Herring pulls him aside to talk about his experience at TwitchCon!

Many players are inclined to covet their poker strategy, but with more than $10,000,000 is online winnings, Chris Moorman is happy to share, discussing his second book.

Sarah Herring asks 888 Partner and Twitch Streamer Henri “buehlero” Bühler eight random poker and Twitch questions.

Antonio Esfandiari shares his thought process in a hand against Daniel Negreanu during the Super High Roller Bowl.

Melanie Weisner and Dominik Nitsche have been friends and foodies for years. Sarah Herring tests their knowledge of each other in this version of The Besty Diaries.

Oanh Bui explains some of her most outrageous tweets.

Sin Melin describes her thought process in a hand broadcast on the neverlucky.tv stream during 888Live in London.

When it's warm and sunny in Malta, you have to get out on the water!

Sarah Herring talks to 888 Ambassador Sofia Lövgren about tips she would give to players starting at micro stakes to develop as a poker player.

Cate Hall can't get away from the casino here in Malta and gives her take on the Phil Ivey case decision.

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William Kassouf reacts to Jack Effel's ruling during the WSOP. He also explains his edge and ability to put all his featured tablemates on tilt.

Sarah Herring talks to Sam Grafton about being on the Final Table at 888Live in London with several other Brits and he comments on the poker scene in the UK.

888live London champion Ka Him “Hunt” Li discusses the big pay jumps, playing heads up and why you should never get discouraged when you are the short stack.

PokerNews heads to the penthouse of the tallest building in Malta for an open bar players party.

Kitty Kuo is in the middle of the clubs, bars, and strip clubs scene in Malta. She tells PokerNews about negotiating for hotel upgrades, pretending to be famous and being better at poker than her husband Russell Thomas.

PokerNews decides to change gears and talk with players about the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election. Eugene Katchalov offers his unique perspective as an American now living in the Ukraine.

Maria Ho chats with PokerNews about her recent nonstop poker travels and Twitch Con.

Check back in next week for more PokerNews poker news!

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