Tournoi de poker Battle of Malta
La Battle of Malta 2014 est désormais dans les livres d'histoire, et après une nouvelle édition de tous les records et un festival plus gigantesque que jamais, nous ne pouvons qu'être fier de l'évènement poker incontournable qu'elle est devenue.
Voici quelques-uns des records de cette Battle of Malta 2014, troisième du nom.
- Plus gros field pour un tournoi de poker disputé à Malte : 1447 entrées (Main Event)
- Plus grosse affluence sur un jour unique pour un tournoi de poker disputé à Malte : 926 entrées (Jour 1B)
- Plus gros prizepool de l'histoire pour un tournoi à 550€ de droit d'entrée en Europe (701 795€)
- Plus gros premier prix de l'histoire pour un tournoi à 550€ de droit d'entrée en Europe (140 000€)
- Plus gros tournoi indépendant (non-affilié à un Tour) en Europe en 2014.
Avec 593 entrées, le tournoi annexe "deuxième chance" Siege of Malta à 220€ a également dépassé toutes les attentes, et aura délivré un premier prix de 24 000€, tandis que le tournoi Deepstack turbo à 220€ aura lui attiré 266 joueurs et établi un prizepool de 77 046€. Pour les résultats détaillés de ces tournois ainsi que ceux du Pot-Limit Omaha Knight Crusade et du High Roller Grandmaster, vous pouvez vous rendre sur notre page des classements.
On dit que les pros on un sixième sens, et certains ont en effet eu le nez creux puisque étaient notamment venus croiser le fer et s'amuser Fabrice Soulier, Johnny Lodden, Leo Margets, Gaëlle Garcia Diaz, Luca Pagano, Dominik Nitsche, Dermot Blain, Sofia Lövgren, Luca Moschitta, Andreas Hoivold, Marcin Horecki, Guillaume Diaz, Ludovic Riehl, Rupert Elder, ou encore Steve Watts.
Un merci tout particulier également à nos vainqueurs des Trophées PokerListings 2014, Thor Hansen, Dominik Panka, et Shannon Shorr (via vidéo), qui ont pu montrer qu'ils méritaient réellement leur récompense, ainsi qu'à notre présentatrice Maria Ho, avec qui il est un réel plaisir de travailler et qui a pu montrer qu'elle était une superbe ambassadrice pour le jeu de poker.
Nous sommes totalement ravis de cette Battle of Malta III, mais nous restons à l'écoute de nos joueurs, sponsors et invités, afin de continuer à grandir et d'améliorer tout ce qu'il est possible pour la Battle of Malta 2015 et au-delà. Nous souhaitons réellement nous inscrire en tant que destination poker numéro 1 pour les joueurs à bas et moyens enjeux, et rester l'un des plus grands tournois en Europe pour les années à venir.
Vous pouvez envoyer un e-mail à notre coordinatrice Ivonne Montealegre à battleofmalta(@)pokerlistings.com avec vos remarques... mais aussi pour être parmi les premiers à réserver votre place pour la Battle of Malta 2015 ! Plus de détails à venir très prochainement.
Tournoi de tous les records avec 1447 participants pour sa troisième édition, la Battle of Malta 2014 a sacré son nouveau champion tard dans la nuit. Meilleur Français cette année, Hugo Lemaire termine finalement 5ème.
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Behind the Scenes: PokerListings and the Battle of Malta
For the second year in a row the PokerListings Battle of Malta set the record for the largest poker tournament ever held in Malta and this year we're taking you behind the scenes to find out what goes into one of Europe's hottest low buy-in poker events. Starting at the PokerListings video studio in Vancouver we fly to Malta to see if the 2014 Battle of Malta will cover the €500,000 guaranteed prize pool. We also go inside the PokerListings.com head office to learn the story behind one of the most successful online poker affiliate companies in the world. Watch the full video and check PokerListings.com for more action from the 2014 Battle of Malta.
Panka, Hansen, Shorr Receive 2014 Spirit of Poker Awards in Malta
At the 2014 Battle of Malta, PokerListings honored three very special poker players with the Spirit of Poker Awards. Dominik Panka, Thor Hansen and Shannon Shorr took the second-ever SOPA awards in the categories of Rising Star, Living Legend and Most Inspiring Player, respectively. Both Panka and Hansen were in Malta to receive the award but Shorr was unable to attend and sent in a video acceptance speech. Each player beat out a tough lineup of poker pro's and received more votes in order to win. Check out the video and watch Battle of Malta host Maria Ho present the awards, plus a few words from each of our winners.
Thor Hansen Reflects on Epic, Inspiring Poker Life (w Johnny Lodden)
Thor Hansen was a teenager when he took over his brother's stack in a poker game and went on his first heater. Now, over 50 years later he's been around the world and seen more of what the poker world is all about than almost anyone. Hansen received the Spirit of Poker Living Legend Award at the 2014 Battle of Malta and spoke candidly about one of the most epic and inspirational poker journeys ever. Starting in Oslo in the 1960s Hansen played in poker clubs, at the racetrack and even in the woods. “Poker came naturally to me. I was playing a little bit of pool and I was always into gambling. I went to the racetrack when I was seven years old,” said Hansen. “I never thought about what I was going to become. Poker just meant so much to me so quickly I never thought about anything else. I just wanted to play poker. So that's what I did.” In his 20s Hansen began travelling. He set a course for Las Vegas and on his first trip won a WSOP bracelet and did well in the cash games. Hansen talks about how, years later, he became close friends with poker legend Stuey Ungar and went on to play for Larry Flynt in his famous seven-card stud game in LA. Hansen is joined by Johnny Lodden, one of Norway's most successful poker players ever. Lodden talks about how Hansen was and continues to be an inspiration to poker players in Norway and beyond. Check out the full interview and keep watching PokerListings for poker player interviews, short documentaries and poker strategy video.
Lennaárd Crushes BOM Deluxe, Bergman Pulls Off Surprise Proposal
This year at the PokerListings Battle of Malta there was more than poker on the schedule. Two men met to settle years of bitter rivalry in the boxing ring, on the poker felt and on the chess board. Ken Lennáard is a well-known poker player and writer in Sweden and it was in the comment section of his blog that he first met Andreas Bergman. Harsh words followed, mostly from Bergman if you believe Lennáard's story, before Bergman suggested they meet face to face to put their beef to rest once and for all. We captured it on video and although it didn't pan out the way we hoped, the ending surprised us all. Check out the full short documentary to see the story unfold for yourself.
GPI's Alex Dreyfus: It's the Right Time to Start Sportifying Poker
Two and a half years ago Alex Dreyfus bought the Global Poker Index with the intention of making it the worldwide standard for poker rankings. He now says he's accomplished that goal and is looking forward to making poker a mainstream sport. Dreyfus competed in the PokerListings Battle of Malta, the biggest poker event in Malta's history, and says the event's low buy-in and major-tournament feel are a key way poker brands can attract new players to the game. Dreyfus says it's a format that's largely missing from the European tournament scene but that globally it's actually the fastest-growing style of poker event. Dreyfus goes on to explain his new projects the Global Poker Masters and the Global Poker League, two new initiatives to make poker more marketable to a mainstream audience. Through both events Dreyfus hopes to create a system where the best poker players in the world don't have to buy-in to major events, but can instead compete for big prizes supported by team owners and advertising sponsors, similar to professional golf. Check out the full interview and stay tuned for more interviews and highlights from the 2014 Battle of Malta.
Jan Peter Jachtmann Rates Best German PLO Players, High-Stakes Scene
Jan Peter Jachtmann is a high-stakes poker player from Germany who specializes in Pot-Limit Omaha but he took a shot in No-Limit Hold'em at the 2014 PokerListings Battle of Malta. Jachtmann runs down the list of who he thinks are the best German PLO players, plus talks about the new season of German High Roller, the country's most successful televised high-stakes cash game. Jachtmann also discusses his print magazine POKERBLATT and it's future after PokerStars recently pulled their advertising purchases. Check out the full video and keep watching for more from the 2014 Battle of Malta.
BOM Host Maria Ho Recaps Action-Packed 2014 Battle of Malta
PokerListings.com has been to poker tournaments all over the world but we've never seen an event with the passion and excitement on display at the 2014 Battle of Malta. It not only broke it's own record for the biggest poker tournament in Malta history, with 1,447 entries, it brought together hundreds and hundreds of amateur poker players from all over Europe and gave them a major international tournament experience at a buy-in that's accessible even to low-stakes players. BOM Host Maria Ho did an amazing job anchoring the videos and interacting with fans and players, and she's back for one final event recap video to show you everything the Battle of Malta has to offer. After four huge days of poker Bulgarian Antoan Katsarov made a heads-up deal with local Maltese poker player Alan Brincat that saw Katsarov take home €122,000 and a killer Battle of Malta trophy. Check out the video for the winner interview, tons of footage from the Main Event and side tournaments, plus an inside look at the BOM VIP Player Party that was definitely one of the best parties in the poker world. The Battle of Malta will be back next year, bigger and better than ever, and we hope to see you there.
Katsarov Beats Brincat in Record-Setting 2014 Battle of Malta
The 2014 Battle of Malta was the biggest poker tournament Malta has ever seen and after four action-packed days of poker it was Bulgarian Antoan Katsarov edging out the local favourite Alan Brincat to take the title, the trophy and the first-place prize. The two fought it out until the casino's 5am hard-stop and since Katsarov had roughly 65 per cent of the chips he became the 2014 Battle of Malta champion. The top two prizes were chopped according to chip equity which worked out to €122,750 for Katsarov and €107,250 for Brincat. BOM Host Maria Ho was on hand to present both players with their trophies and bring you up to speed with the daily highlight video. Check that out for a quick wrap-up and keep an eye out for the full 2014 Battle of Malta recap video coming soon.
Girls, Drinks, Dancing at Off-the-Hook BOM VIP Player Party
The Battle of Malta VIP Player Party was definitely not your average poker party. The vibe was electric, the women were beautiful and the drinks were flowing. Hundreds of poker players descended on The Villa at Le Meridien to relax after a few days of intense poker action, and the party did not disappoint. Check out our full VIP Party video for a taste of the action and keep it locked on PokerListings.com
Rupert Elder: “After Taking a Break I'm Back and Ready to Play”
Former EPT Champion Rupert Elder took a break from poker for almost a year but is back in action at the Battle of Malta and says he's more motivated than ever to crush on the felt. Elder has been living in Edinburgh just a few blocks from fellow poker pro Dominik Nitsche. During his time off Elder joined a table-tennis league but admits he mostly just shows up to tournaments and loses. Elder has earned almost $2 million playing live poker tournaments but says with its small buy-in the Battle of Malta reminds him of the tournaments he used to play when his career was just starting out. Elder says it's great to play an event where the emphasis is on fun but you can still win a massive prize. Check out the full interview and keep it locked on PokerListings.com for more video updates from the 2014 Battle of Malta.
BOM Highlights Day 2: Bubble Bursts, Quest for a Champion Begins
261 players returned to the felt for Day 2 of the 2014 Battle of Malta and with 170 getting paid it didn't take long before we found ourselves on the bubble with a shortstack all-in and at risk. Check out the daily BOM Highlights show featuring Maria Ho to see the bubble hand, plus footage from the packed BOM VIP Player Party at the Villa at Le Meridien overlooking the Mediterranean. Day 2 finished with 35 players and tomorrow we'll be playing down to a champion. €141,000 is on the line for first, plus one of the coolest trophies we've ever seen, so it's safe to say the remaining players will be battling hard when they hit the felt. Check out the highlight video for a taste of the action and stay tuned to PokerListings.com tomorrow to find out who becomes the 2014 Battle of Malta champion!
Brendan Doogan Qualified for Battle of Malta for 1 Cent
Scotsman Brendan Doogan has been playing low-stakes online poker for years and decided to take a shot at the step-satellites for Battle of Malta on 888poker, starting at just 1 cent. He fought his way through six different qualifiers to win his BOM package and managed to cash in the Main Event for €1,250. Doogan says he's had a blast and he'll be playing tons more qualifiers in the future. Check out his conversation with BOM Host Maria Ho to hear more about his incredible journey. Stay tuned to PokerListings.com for more video updates from the 2014 Battle of Malta.
Sofia Lövgren Folds Jacks Preflop Against Aces, Kings and Queens
Swedish poker pro and 888poker ambassador Sofia Lövgren is a local and no stranger to the PokerListings Battle of Malta. This year she's had a crazy time on the felt and managed to dodge a serious bullet by folding pocket jacks when three of her opponents had pocket aces, kings and queens. A jack hit the flop but there was also an ace so it's a good thing she was able to let them go. Lövgren chats with BOM Host Maria Ho about what it's like living in Malta, what she thinks of the biggest poker event ever held on the island and how she got her start playing poker. Check out the full video and stay tuned to PokerListings.com for more video updates from the 2014 Battle of Malta.
Day 2 Shuffle Up and Deal and Thanks to Battle of Malta Sponsors
BOM Host Maria Ho is still in this event but took a few minutes to announce shuffle up and deal and to thank all our amazing sponsors that made the Battle of Malta the biggest poker tournament in this island's history. 888poker, Betsafe, Betsson, Everest Poker, Poker 770, RedBet, TurboPoker, Planet Win 365, NordicBet, BetClic have all sent qualifiers here to the Battle of Malta to help crush the €500k guaranteed prize pool by over 40%. Check out the full video and keep an eye on PokerListings.com for more updates from the 2014 Battle of Malta.
BOM Highlights Day 1B: 1,447 Players Build €700k Prize Pool
The second Day 1 flight is done at the 2014 Battle of Malta and with a final count of 1,447 entries it's officially re-set the record for the biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta. It also crushed the €500k guarantee by over 40 per cent. Check out the daily highlight video featuring BOM Host Maria Ho and tons of up-close footage straight from the Battle of Malta. We spoke to poker players from all over Europe and we also attended the BOM Hilton Cocktail Party that went down last night right next door to the casino. Tomorrow we'll be playing down to the final table and you can follow all the action with videos, news, interviews and photos on PokerListings.com.
Will Tonking Makes 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine
Will Tonking is a professional poker player but he's never had an opportunity like this before. Tonking has made the biggest final table in poker, the WSOP Main Event November Nine, and has a chance at the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion of poker when he returns to Las Vegas in a few months. Tonking is from New Jersey and before this event had just $93,000 in live tournament earnings. He's already guaranteed more than $730,000 for making this table and has a chance at much more. Check out this November Nine video interview to get to know Tonking better and keep watching PokerListings.com this November to find out who will become the next world champion of poker.
Felix Stephensen is First WSOP November Niner from Norway
Felix Stephensen is a 23-year-old poker pro from Oslo, Norway, who now lives in London playing online Pot-Limit Omaha. Stephensen admits that he has very little experience playing Texas Hold'em or live poker tournaments but that didn't stop him from making it to the final table of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Stephensen is guaranteed at least $730k for making the 2014 November Nine but has a chance at the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion. Stephensen enters the final table second in chips and with nearly three months to study up on his opponents and Hold'em strategy he's got a great shot at becoming the first-ever Norwegian poker world champion. Check out the full video interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Felix Stephensen and check back in November to see if Stephensen will come out on top.
Martin Jacobson Makes 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine
Martin Jacobson has a chance to become the first Swedish world champion of poker in history after making the 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine final table. Before this event Jacobsen had earned almost $5 million playing live poker events. He's got to triple that total in November when he'll be competing for the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion. Jacobson had played in seven WSOP Main Events before this and had never made it to the dinner break on Day 2. He told PokerListings this year felt totally different. Jacobson also said he didn't have a single losing level for four days. Get the whole story on 2014 WSOP November Niner Martin Jacobson with this in-depth video interview.
Jorryt van Hoof Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine Final Table
For two straight years Dutch poker players have made the final table of the WSOP Main Event and this year it's Jorryt van Hoof looking to become the first-ever world champion of poker from the Netherlands. van Hoof has been a successful Pot-Limit Omaha cash-game player for years and even owns the poker website nederpoker.com. Before this event he only had $350,000 in live tournament earnings. He's already guaranteed over $730K for making this final table but he's got a chance at up to $10 million should he emerge victorious in November. van Hoof explains to PokerListings
Foosball Champ Billy Pappas Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine
Billy Pappas told PokerListings he's never played a poker tournament with a buy-in bigger than $500 but thanks to a backer buying him into this event he's got a shot at the title of world champion and $10 million. If Pappas can do it he'll add that title to the five world championship of foosball titles he already has. Pappas works as a poker dealer when he's not traveling the world playing foosball and said that the $730k he's already guaranteed will change his life in a big way. We can only imagine what would happen if he won eight figures. Pappas said he was inspired to play poker when a friend turned $1 into $27,000 in two days on PokerStars. Pappas enters the November Nine final table sixth in chips and will be looking to chip up against a line-up he admits has more poker experience than him. Check out the full video interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Billy Pappas and keep watching PokerListings.com to start your own poker journey.
Bruno Politano is First Brazilian to Make WSOP November Nine
Bruno Politano is the first to ever make the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event and according to Politano, he's going to have an entire country cheering him on in November. "This is not just my dream. This is a country's dream," Bruno told PokerListings.com. Politano has been playing poker for many years but still doesn't consider himself a pro. He owns a women's fashion store in Brazil but it's safe to say he'll be able to do whatever he wants if he wins this event and the $10 million first-place prize. "Until yesterday poker was the second most important thing in my life but today it's the first." Check out the full WSOP November Nine video interview with Bruno Politano and keep watching PokerListings for the latest and greatest poker content.
Poker Pro Dan 'dsindy' Sindelar Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine
Dan Sindelar is originally from a small town of 800 people in Nebraska but moved to Las Vegas to pursue his dream of playing poker professionally. He's been at it for almost a decade and although he's had success in cash games and tournaments both online and live, nothing he's done even comes close to this. In November Sindelar will have a shot at $10 million and the title of world champion. Sindelar's father Bill is a world champion power-lifter and Dan told PokerListings that he wants to win so there can be two world champions in the Sindelar family. Sindelar enters the final table fifth in chips but is certainly considered one of the stronger players remaining. Check out this full November Nine video interview with Dan Sindelar to get to know him better.
Mark Newhouse Amazes with Back-to-Back WSOP Main Event Final Tables
Mark Newhouse is an experienced professional poker players who is on the verge of the biggest opportunity of his poker career, again. One year ago Newhouse made the final table of the 2013 WSOP Main Event and somehow he's managed to do it again in 2014. Last November Newhouse returned to the Rio with a shot at the world championship but ended up being the first player eliminated. Going into this year's finale he's third in chips and has vowed he will not finish ninth again. Newhouse told PokerListings what this accomplishment means to him and how much last year's experience will help him in November.
Eddy Sabat Finishes 16th in 2014 WSOP Main Event
Eddy Sabat has been playing poker professionally on the live tournament circuit since 2007 and had the biggest opportunity of his career today in Las Vegas. Unfortunately Sabat busted just a few spots shy of the November Nine. The consolation? A $347,521 payday. Sabat brought his live tournament total to over $2.3 million and posted another six-figure score to his resume. PokerListings spoke to Sabat before he busted and it was clear that this experience meant a lot to him. "As someone who has dedicated his life to poker this is a dream come true for me," said Sabat. And in addition to the $347k, Sabat also said he'll be taking very valuable poker experience away from the seven days he's spent playing in this WSOP Main Event.
Martin Jacobson Flying Swedish Flag on Way to WSOP November Nine
Eight of the remaining 13 players are from countries outside of the United States and flying the flag for Sweden as head in to the November Nine is veteran poker pro Martin Jacobson. The only Swede left, Jacobson has been playing professionally for the last six years and in that time has racked up over $4.8 million in live tournament earnings. Jacobson is already guaranteed $441,000 but if he can hold on until the final table, he'll have a shot at $10 million and the title of world champion in November. Jacobson is very well-respected among elite live tournament pros and said in the interview he's doing his best to keep calm and take it one decision at a time. It was obvious this win would mean the world to him but he also said he's not going to get ahead of himself and make plans for money he hasn't yet won. Check out the interview and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Bruno Politano Gunning to be First Brazilian Poker World Champion
Bruno Politano has been playing poker for 12 years but he's not a professional. The Brazilian owns and operates a store back home but said poker has been very good for his bankroll. This is Politano's second time in Las Vegas but depending on how today goes he might be coming back again this November to play the final table. Politano has cashed four times at the WSOP already this summer and so far today has been controlling the action at his table. Before this Main Event Politano only had $110,000 in live tournament earnings but he's already guaranteed almost $350,000 in this event. Poker is already exploding in Brazil and having a Brazilian make the November Nine, and potentially become a world champion, would drive that growth even further. Check out the full interview and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Luis Velador Could Become First Mexican World Champion of Poker
Mexican-American Luis Velador has been playing poker for 15 years and in that time has won two WSOP gold bracelets. This year is the first time he's gone deep in the Main Event and if he can make it a little deeper he'll make poker history as the first Mexican world champion of poker ever. Velador is also the only multiple bracelet winner left in this field. He won a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event in 2008 and a $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha/Hold'em event in 2010. Velador told us he was a tile-setter before picking up poker and that it took him roughly five years of playing before he was winning enough to quit his job and play poker full time. Velador has over $1.45 million in live tournament earnings but he could increase that in a big way if he can make this final table. Check out the full video interview and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Maria Ho Scores Second 'Last Woman Standing' Title in WSOP Main Event
Maria Ho first hit television screens as the last woman standing in the 2007 WSOP Main Event and now, seven years later, she's done it again. The host of the 2014 PokerListings Battle of Malta finished 77th out of 6,683 players, taking home over $85,000. PokerListings spoke to Maria following her elimination to find out how tough it is to come close to the biggest final table in poker for the second time. While she's proud of the accomplishment it's clear Maria had bigger plans than a 77th-place finish. This November Maria Ho will be joining PokerListings.com for the third-annual PokerListings Battle of Malta, Europe's hottest low buy-in poker event. Check out the interview and head to the Battle of Malta page for more information. http://www.pokerlistings.com/battle-of-malta
Mark Newhouse Hunts Back-To-Back WSOP November Nines
Last year Mark Newhouse made the final table of the WSOP Main Event and right now he's on course to become the first player to do it two years in a row. Newhouse has been in the game for a long time and he's seen more ups and downs than most. In 2006 he won the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open for $1.5 million and has admitted to making a few bad decisions after coming into so much money. Last year Newhouse made the November Nine and said that if he won millions of dollars he'd be in a much better position to use the money responsibly. Unfortunately last year Newhouse was the first player out at the November Nine final table. He scored over $730,000 but it was clearly a big disappointment. Now, one year later, he's got a second chance. Check out the full video interview below and keep watching PokerListings for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Bryan Devonshire is the Ron Swanson of the Poker World
Bryan "Devo" Devonshire might be shaggy and wear a hat but it's clear he's the Ron Swanson of poker. Devonshire has the kind of calm and collected mastery of manhood that's only possible through a liberal helping of working with your hands, spending time outside and alcohol. Great men have achieved this level throughout history but thanks to Ron Swanson it's a goal no longer reserved only for those who read Hemingway or Steinbeck. Our hope is that Devonshire will win the WSOP Main Event and act as an example for a new generation of poker players who so desperately need a strong male role model to show there's a big wide world out there beyond the poker room, a world of manly things like river-rafting, beards and making love to a woman. Check out the full video interview to find out why poker needs a champ like Bryan Devonshire and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Jason Koon vs. The Mountain (Teaser for Short Documentary)
PokerListings.com brings you a teaser for its upcoming short poker documentary with high-stakes poker pro Jason Koon. We learn about climbing the stakes in poker and moving forward in life from one of the brightest minds in the poker world. Jason Koon has racked up almost $3.5 million in live tournament earnings and routinely plays some of the biggest buy-in poker events in the world. Koon is an American but after online poker was shut down in the US on Black Friday, he moved to Vancouver to continue to play poker on the internet. Now he lives with fellow high-stakes pro Ben Tollerene and uses Vancouver as a launching pad to travel the world playing poker. In the next month PokerListings.com is shooting a special short poker documentary to tell Jason Koon's unique story. Check out this short teaser now and keep an eye on PokerListings.com for the full documentary coming soon!
Xuan Liu Poker Mini-Doc: Easy Game Episode 8
The eighth and final episode of PokerListings.com's short poker documentary series takes us to Toronto, Canada to get to know one of poker's fastest rising stars, Xuan Liu. A respected online and live pro, Liu has been immersed in the live tournament circuit for the last few years. She's already made two major final tables and she's got more than $1.4 million in live earnings. But in addition to much success at the poker felt, we learn that Liu's values go far beyond becoming the best poker player in the world.
Easy Game Episode 7: Matt Salsberg
Matt Salsberg has written and produced TV shows like Weeds and Entourage but in the last couple years he's spent at least as much time at the poker table as in the writer's room. For the seventh episode of our short documentary series Easy Game we fly to LA to talk to Salsberg, his family and Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. We also follow Salsberg to the LA Poker Classic to speak with long-time WPT commentator Mike Sexton.
Easy Game Episode 6: Terrence Chan
Terrence Chan has been a big part of the poker world for more than a decade. First as a member of the team that developed PokerStars and later as a high-stakes, heads-up Limit Hold'em specialist. You could say Chan had it made. So why did the 32-year-old from Vancouver, Canada put it all on the line to pursue a career in mixed martial arts? In the latest episode of our poker documentary series Easy Game, we follow Chan in Vancouver to find out.
Easy Game Episode 5: Dan 'Jungleman12' Cates
In the fifth episode of our ongoing poker documentary series Easy Game we travel to Malta to bring you the legendary Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates. Cates is one of the most successful high-stakes poker players in the world and he gives us his poker story plus insight into the world of online nosebleed cash games. Keep an eye on PokerListings.com for more episodes in the Easy Game series.
Easy Game Episode 3: Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb is one of the original online tournament grinders and we flew to Mexico to shoot the latest episode of Easy Game as he played the biggest tourney in online poker, the WCOOP Main Event on PokerStars.com. Deeb shares his story and tells us how a college dropout from New York became one of the most successful online poker players in the history of the game. Stay tuned for more episodes of our Easy Game mini-documentary series as we show you the many sides of online poker culture.
Easy Game Episode 4: Griffin 'Flush_Entity' Benger
In Episode 4 of our ongoing poker documentary series EasyGame we travel to Toronto to visit the formerly number one ranked online poker player on the planet: Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger. Over the last few years Benger has made millions of dollars playing poker on the internet, and that was all after being one of the world's top-ranked Counterstrike players. Playing video games took Benger around the world as a teenager but it was nothing compared to what he's accomplished in poker. Join us as we tell the story of one of the most competitive and successful gamers ever.
Easy Game Episode 1: Barry Greenstein
PokerListings.com is kicking off its new poker video series "Easy Game" with one of the greatest poker players to ever play the game. Barry Greenstein has been one of the most successful poker pros in the world for decades and he invited PokerListings.com into his home to give you the benefit of his experience.
Easy Game Episode 2: Matt 'ADZ124' Marafioti
Matthew Marafioti is one of the most controversial poker players in the world. He's won millions of dollars playing online and live but his career has been plagued with criticism for his extravagant lifestyle and outspoken personality. In this new video series PokerListings.com explores one side of Matt Marafioti in his home in Toronto, Canada.