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Kenney, Holz Join Former Champion Kempe in Being Chosen for 2018 Super High Roller Bowl

After missing out on being selected in the “blind draw” for the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl, former champion Rainer Kempe and high roller stalwarts Bryn Kenney and Fedor Holz have been selected to play in this year’s event. The “second round” selections by the host casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, and the broadcaster of the tournament, Poker Central (through its PokerGO streaming outlet), were announced on Thursday. Although it lacked the fanfare that came with the lottery draw of the “first 30,” it is arguable that these 15 players chosen are players that deserve to be in the field. The 15 players who have been added to the capped 48-player are (and in alphabetical order): Brandon Adams Dennis Blieden Antonio Esfandiari Seth Davies Antanas ‘Tony G’ Guoga Fedor Holz Matt Hyman Rainer Kempe Bryn Kenney Jason Koon Tom Marchese Bill Perkins Doug Polk Jake Schindler Dan Smith Perhaps because

Humans Being Drubbed By “Libratus” At Halfway Mark

At the halfway mark of the rematch between professional poker players and a poker-playing computer program, the program – known as “Libratus” – is drubbing the professionals in a Pennsylvania casino. As the two sides prepare to enter the ninth day of competition, “Libratus” (programmed by the computer scientists at the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science) has marched out to a respectable $ 471,600 lead over the four professional players battling against it. To this point in the match (40,340 of the 120,000 hands have been played, or slightly more than one-third of the action), only Dong Kim has losses that could realistically be reversed and he is $ 29,506 in the hole to “Libratus.” The other three competitors – Jimmy Chou ($ 113,728), Daniel McAulay ($ 141,877) and Jason Les ($ 186,489, and for the second time losing against the computer, but more on that in a minute)

Seats Being Taken for Global Poker League’s Inaugural Championship Playoff

With one week left in the season, the seats are being grabbed by teams for the Global Poker League’s inaugural Championship Playoff. In one conference, there is only one slot left to be filled while, in the other conference, literally everyone is still alive. In the GPL Americas, two of the playoff seats had been grabbed earlier this month. The Montreal Nationals, who have been at or near the top of the standings throughout the season, grabbed one of the playoff spots. With a good showing in the final week the Nationals can seize the #1 seed in the playoffs, but it will take some work to hold off a team that truly has been their nemesis. The L. A. Sunset clinched their playoff slot at the same time as the Nationals and have been hanging around looking for a chance to catch up with them. Only 11 points back,

Peter Eastgate Reflects on WSOP Championship Event Win – Is Being World Champion a Curse?

For many of us in the poker world, being the next victor in the World Series of Poker Championship Event would be a lifelong dream, the epitome of playing the game. Becoming poker’s next World Champion is the goal of anyone who seemingly has ever picked up a hand of cards and a few poker chips. But is being poker’s World Champion a curse rather than a benefit? 2008 World Champion Peter Eastgate was recently the feature of an interview with Dirk Oetzmann of PokerListings.com in which Eastgate made several controversial remarks. Playing at the WSOP Circuit event in Tbilisi, Georgia, as a guest of the online sports betting/casino/poker site Adjarabet, Eastgate honestly answered Oetzmann’s queries as to where he has been over the past seven years in regards to poker. For some it may come as a surprise that Eastgate isn’t very interested in pursuing the lifestyle of the