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Exclusive Interview Jack Effel on William Kassouf: 'Our Job Is Not To Make People Mute'

William Kassouf is the main character in the World Series of Poker broadcasts by ESPN. WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel tells all about the backstory and why he gave him a one-round penalty.

New Book, New Challenges for Poker Brat Phil Helmuth

World champion, 14-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and a New York Times bestselling author Phil Hellmuth Jr. talks about the challenge of writing his own autobiography and life as the Poker Brat.

Five Thoughts: The One Drop Debate, The William Kassouf Conundrum and a Poker Hall of Fame Redo

This week's Five Thoughts includes debate about the Big One for One Drop, the Poker Hall of Fame, William Kassouf dominating ESPN's coverage of the 2016 WSOP Main Event, the door's closing on the Trump Taj Mahal, and a Twitch charity stream.

The Railbird Report: Why Doesn't Jared Bleznick Get Along With People in Poker?

This week's Railbird Report discusses ESPN's decision to feature Jared Bleznick, who as of late has had a more contentious relationship with the poker community, last week's biggest pots online and the leaderboard.

Five Thoughts: The GPL's Marketing Fail, ESPN's Stale Jokes and the End of the UKIPT

This week's Five Thoughts include opinions on the Global Poker League, ESPN and UKIPT.

What Do the Rules Say About Using a Push/Fold Chart at the World Series of Poker?

PokerNews discusses whether players should be allowed to use a push-fold chart at the WSOP, consulting the WSOP rule book to judge against a recent kerfuffle between Jason Mcconnon and Kenny Hallaert.

For The Good of the Game: Matt Savage Looks Back on 25 Years in Poker

Over 25 years in poker, Matt Savage has become the most recognizable and accomplished tournament director in the game and has helped guide the game's global growth in the modern era.

Five Thoughts: Tapping The Glass, Getting The Monkey Off Your Back and Becoming MasterChef

Live poker's all-time leading money winner becomes a world champ online, the Global Poker League returns to online competition, a WSOP Main Event winner talks about the state of the game, one runner-up finally wins, and another ends a run on...

A PokerNews Debate: Did William Kassouf Deserve A Penalty?

The poker community appears to be lining up against World Series of Poker Tournament Director Jack Effel and his decision to give outspoken Brit William Kassouf a penalty after the entire situation played out on ESPN last week. So PokerNews...

Throwback Thursday: Behind the Scenes of ESPN at WSOP 2013

A look behind the scenes of the ESPN World Series of Poker Coverage from 2013 from Kara Scott, Lon McEachern and others, who tell Lynn Gilmartin what it takes to produce their stories.

Examining The Fine Line Between Problem Gambler and Poker Pro

The Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling Keith Whyte says very little separates problem gamblers from most professional poker players.

The Weekly Turbo: "bencb789" Wins WCOOP Super High Roller, PokerStars Announces Rewards Changes

Miss any PokerNews stories this week? Well, here’s your guide for navigating the waters of what was most popular in poker this week, just so you don’t fall behind with this edition of the Weekly Turbo!

A PokerNews Debate: Should The Hall of Fame Induct Chris Moneymaker?

PokerNews' Marty Derbyshire and Mo Nuwwarah debate whether Chris Moneymaker meets the criteria to enter into the Poker Hall of Fame

TSN to Broadcast 2016 WSOP in Canada

Canadians can now view ESPN's coverage of the 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) on TSN.

The 2016 November Nine: Seat 5, Cliff Josephy

New York broker turned online-poker legend and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Cliff Josephy will occupy Seat 5 and be in the lead when the November Nine kicks off.

ESPN and WSOP Release Fall Coverage Schedule

Check out the TV schedule for the WSOP on ESPN, which opens with the Global Casino Championship on Sept. 6, followed by Main Event coverage Sunday nights starting Sept. 11. Explores Poker in Emerging India Market

Poker is booming in India, with private games all the rage in the world's second-most populous country.

Jason Mercier Talks Bracelet Bets and More on ESPN's Dan Le Batard Show

2016 WSOP Player of the Year Jason Mercier appeared on ESPN's "Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz" on Tuesday to discuss this summer's big bracelet bets.

Emotions Run High for Gaelle Baumann, Last Woman Standing in 2016 WSOP Main Event

Gaelle Baummann was the last woman standing in the 2016 WSOP Main Event, but he run ended in 102nd place.

Michael Niwinski Making a Name for Himself in the 2016 WSOP Main Event

Michael Niwinski, a 25-year-old psychology grad from Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada who grinds online cash games for a living, is making a name for himself on the top of the chip counts in the 2016 WSOP Main Event