The Weekly Turbo: Nursing WSOP and U.S. Presidential Election Hangovers

Donald Trump in Nevada

This week is a fun one because it’s the first week after WSOP. There are still plenty of tournaments going on, but for those of you nursing hangovers from that big win, check out the news for this week.

The Winner’s Circle

Alan Findlay

Alan Findlay is the winner of Event 1 at the 2016 Seneca Fall Poker Classic for $19,546 after making a three-way deal with Amin Akhlagi and Maurice Sussem.

Luis Rodriguez Cruz won the 2016 partypoker WPT UK Main Event for £200,000, placing him in the WPT Champions Club after getting two hearts on the river to boost his king-deuce hand above the ace-six of Chris Yong.

The United Kingdom’s Marc “railthe23price” Wright won two tournaments in a single night at partypoker. This and more in the latest edition of the Sunday Briefing!

Michael “LeftSid3” Haberman Jr. notched his biggest single cash in his online poker career with a victory in the NJ/888poker NJ $50,000 Ultimate Warrior for $13,500. He has almost $700,000 in online tournament cashes, despite being restricted from playing on large online poker networks available to other players around the world.

Frenchman Jean-Pierre Didier has won the first WSOP Circuit Ring at the 2016 WSOPC Caribbean Festival. He called with ace-seven to spike a seven in the window and come out victorious against Patrick Alain who four-bet shoved with ace-jack.

Francois Graton-Valiquette won the NL Hold’em Deepstack Turbo at the Playground Poker Fall Classic, earning a top prize of $4,545.

Michael Lech has won the World Series of Poker Circuit Ring in the Six-Max event of the WSOPC Caribbean Festival, banking $6,400.

Matthew Donaldson won $132,917 after topping Ari Engel heads up at HPT St. Charles.

Daune Fernandez won Event #3: The $250 Frenzy and Karam Saleh won Event #6: $220 NL Hold’em 50/50 Bounty at the Playground Party Poker Fall Classic.

Daniel Azancot bested Ingrid Etienne in a heads-up battle to take the WSOP Circuit Monster Stack at the Caribbean Festival in Sint Maarten.

Wai Kin Yong, the son of well-known high roller Richard Yong, won the Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event for $2,080,557.

Lukas Soucek won the $1,100 NL Hold'em Deepstack Freeze at the Playground Poker Fall Classic for $51,600. Jean-Philippe Piquette took the $550 NL Hold’em Freeze for $28,420.

The Game Changers

Presidential chips

Poker has often been used to explain an especially unusual and contentious presidential campaign. This election is no different.

Good for the game? Daniel Negreanu and Marty Derbyshire say 2016 WSOP ME champion Qui Nguyen is good for poker.

Coming out of the first PokerStars Festival NJ, Neil Johnson has learned some valuable lessons, including marketing issues and trying to understand player needs.

The rumors are true: Gus Hansen is about to re-enter the gambling world.

Questions posed by the Dutch Senate could further delay an online gaming bill becoming law in the Netherlands.

The Master Classics of Poker is returning for its 25th anniversary to the Holland Casino Amsterdam with 25 action-packed events from Nov. 12 through Nov. 26. Mark your calendar.

Part how-to-play, part entertainment, "Webster's Poker Book" from 1925 indicated poker's growing popularity.

The 888Live Rozvadov Festival at King's Casino runs Jan. 26 through Feb. 5 with combined guaranteed prize pools of €600,000, dozens of live satellites and cash games running around the clock.

PaddyPower paid out voters who placed their chips on Hillary Clinton winning the election, a €4 million mistake.

New Jersey voters rejected casino expansion outside of Atlantic City by record margins Tuesday.

Winfred Yu responded to inquirers, saying Tom Dwan is doing fine and hasn't been kidnapped or fallen into the hands of the Triads.

Looking a few spots below Fedor Holz in the 2016 Global Poker Index Player of the Year Top 10, three players are moving up as the race enters its final two months: Justin Bonomo, Ari Engel and Bryn Kenney.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands


How many buy-ins do you need in your tournament bankroll? Like most things in poker, it depends.

Antonio Esfandiari beat Daniel Negreanu with the worst hand. "I'd been trying to bluff Daniel Negreanu for 15 years and finally it worked out," he said.

Early in a €5K EPT event, Jonathan Little plays position, firing three postflop bets with not even a pair.

Bad hold'em habits include playing too many hands, playing out of position, being predictable with bets. How many of these common five no-limit hold'em mistakes were you guilty of when starting out?

Having gained some experience, some poker players don't realize bad habits they've already adopted. Here are five mistakes intermediate players make and what to do about them.

New to PokerStars and you don't know where to start? Here are some basic tips to help.

The iPoker Network is the place to be during November because sites on this busy network are running the €100,000 Autumn Missions promotion.

Check Tape

Parker Talbot

When Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot started streaming virtual reality poker, the poker community got excited. Pokernews' Sarah Herring talked to Talbot about how this could revolutionize online poker.

Sarah Herring called the clock on William Kassouf, giving him two minutes to answer as many questions as he can. One question: What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Reading an opponent as weak, Sin Melin reraises the turn with jack-high at the 888Live Poker Festival. Watch her discuss the two hands here.

Lead image courtesy of Flickr/Darron Birgenheier

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