The Weekly Turbo: May Festivities Keep Poker Rolling

Weekly Turbo:

This week, it’s finally May. So while you celebrated a day off from work or Star Wars Day or even Cinco de Mayo, players everywhere were still on the grind.

Here’s what you missed.

The Winner’s Circle

Adrian Mateos

Adrian Mateos won €908,000 in the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €50K Single-Day High Roller.

Italian online poker pro Alessandro Sienna took his talents to the live felt and won a nine-handed final table of the €550 MPN Poker Tour Malta Main Event in record time for €35,000.

Ewald “SPEWTARD” Olivera had a Sunday to remember April 30, securing the largest online poker tournament cash of his year when he won the PokerStars Sunday Million, $155,588.

Gareth Howard, car body shop repairman by trade, triumphed in the star-studded 2017 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Walsall Main Event and plans to use some of the £28,845 prize money to fund a trip to Las Vegas.

Cassidy Battikha scored the biggest cash of his career and his first tournament cash to hit The HendonMob early Tuesday morning after winning the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada for $84,050.

Imad Derwiche outdueled his most experienced opponents and emerged victorious in PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® €10,300 PLO High Roller. He took home ‎€174,600.

Philipp Gruissem beasted through the field, applying all the pressure on the bubble and never relinquishing the chips he gathered at the 2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® €25,500 Single-Day High Roller.

Joseph Macari grabbed the lion's share of €164,700 prize pool at the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Dublin over the weekend, attracting a field of 549 entrants and beating the €150,000 guarantee by €14,700.

Playground regular Ivan Driard scored the victory, taking home the champion’s trophy and a top prize of $3,223 after an even chop with heads-up opponent Steve Ulloa-Torres in the Playground Poker Spring Classic PLO Bounty.

The Game Changers

Boris Becker swaps tennis coaching for a partypoker patch, returning to the poker felt.

Even playing for tiny stakes of 10 cents got these 55-95 year-olds in trouble. Here’s the latest from Canada.

Being reflective as a poker player helps you learn better and deal with ups and downs, said Fedor Holz.

Cash Game Festival’s Martin 'Franke' von Zweigbergk is sending his prop bet opponent, Janar Kokk, to Hrubieszów.

The 2017 Poker King Cup Macau features 12 action-packed events along with satellites.

888Live Festival guarantees more than €700,000 to be won in Barcelona.

Bryn Kenney adds to his GPI Player of the Year lead after his PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Super High Roller win. All the movement in this Global Poker Index.

We were on site for the "Social Experiment" tournament in California and got reactions from players.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

Matt Berkey

Matt Berkey shares poker advice, and tells about a memorable "Big Game" hand with Jean-Robert Bellande.

Raising with second-best stud hand on third street? Consider position, dead cards and number of opponents.

Sometimes a bet serves multiple purposes, as Jonathan Little shows in an early-level tournament hand.

Learn the difference between opponents' "elastic" and "inelastic" calling ranges and get more value.

The bad beat jackpot at TigerGaming is bigger than ever before.

A goal in the middle stage of a sit & go is to preserve your fold equity by shoving and calling correctly.

Check Tape

Kevin Hart, Daniel Negreanu

Kevin Hart made a large announcement with Daniel Negreanu last week. Here’s the raw footage.

Maurice Hawkins describes himself in three words.

Faraz Jaka talks preparedness for the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Cash Game.

Freddy Deeb is back making waves at the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event. Here’s where he’s been the past few years.

Bryn Kenney takes another super high roller title and PokerNews got the first interview off the table.

The camera crew was given exclusive access to Joe “Stapes” Stapleton’s hotel room at PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo.

Andreas Høivold steps out of Day 1b of the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo to talk about his upcoming surgeries, among other things.

Dutch darts legend Raymond van Barneveld is at the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino. You can bet he’s playing in the upcoming poker darts challenge.

Royal Flush Girl Jeannie Duffy is at the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo for a couple different reasons. Let her explain.

The PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Players Party had transformers!

Fedor Holz is undoubtedly one of the world's best players. Here are the secrets to his success.

Jason Mercier is going to be a dad. Here’s what that means for his poker career.

Right to Play is a charity that works with PokerStars to help children in Africa.

Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Selbst and Fatima Moreira de Melo have been challenging players to a battle off the tables. Instead, they’re hitting the tennis courts.

Successful poker stars explain what it takes to stay at the top of their game.

Gus Hansen lives in Monaco and is playing some cash games at the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino. He recently spoke with PokerNews about an interaction he had with Dan “Jungleman” Cates recently.

Fatima Moreira de Melo and Raymond "Barney" van Barneveld help challengers win the darts challenge.

Skill vs. chance: How much of our lives do we control? Psychologist and author Maria Konnikova looks for answers via NLHE with help from Erik Seidel.

Charlie Carrel analyzes a hand from the €100k Super High Roller event he played.

Poker pros weigh in on who’s poker’s biggest degenerate.

Randy Lew and Celina Lin talk all things SCOOP, including the fun new Bubble Rush tournament.

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