Shanahan Wins MSPT FireKeepers Main Event

The 2017 Mid States Poker Tour (MSPT) held in Michigan had attracted the largest field in the history.


There is no doubt about the massive success of the event as it had 1,066 entries registered for the FireKeepers Casino event in Battle Creek in MI State. The MSPT $1,100 no-limit hold’em main event had a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool and this had tripled three times due to the huge turnout for the event.

Mike Shanahan, an attorney from Indiana State, was lucky to have taken part in this prestigious event as he walked away victorious from the event and took home a whopping $216,829. This tournament is recorded to be the largest poker tournament in the history of poker events in the Michigan state. It is a great honor for Shanahan to beat the strong 1,066 entries at FireKeeperes event and to win such huge prize money.

Mike said that he felt that this was the best he has played poker for a long time and was looking good at the table for the past couple of years. He really enjoyed his time at FireKeepers and was happy to dig deep and to finish the tournament on a high. (more…)

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Paul Wasicka won the championship WSOP Circuit $5,000 no-limit Hold’em in Tunica, Mississippi.


In the event Wasicka competed with 96 players and topped the field beating all of them. As a prize money he got the amount of $139,422. With this win, the total career earning of the player is now $7,768,115.

When the tournament began with 96 players, Wasicka was hopeful and wanted to win the tournament. After a few rounds of the game, Wasicka reaches to the final with 9 players in the competition. When the final day of the tournament began, Wasicka defeated everyone and entered in the final battle. (more…)

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Adam Schwartz the a professional poker player has joined the broadcast management team of Poker Vision Network (“PVN”).


He will be working as Director of Poker Programming. PokerVision Network (“PVN”) is the subsidiary company of ePlay Digital Inc and the news about joining of Adam Schwartz has been confirmed by PVN.

Mr. Schwartz has vast experience in the field of TV programming and has hosted many big events. He has competed on the world stage successfully as a professional player of poker. He has also hosted the event Twoplustwo Poker Podcast. Twoplustwo Poker Podcast is one of the top and trusted source for getting news related to poker and hearing the commentary of various events. Not only this, but also Mr. Schwartz has served the Score Television Network and Rogers SportsNet for Canadian Poker Tour as color commentator for TV broadcasting. (more…)

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If you thought that football and poker are different ball games entirely, that might not be so.


That is definitely something that Phil Hellmuth and Jim Harbaugh will beg to differ on. Both are friends while the share different professions. Jim is a football coach at Michigan while Phil Hellmuth is poker legend who is well known for his exploits on the poker table. Both have a close friendship between them. Harbaugh picked up poker at the time when the online poker industry was in a boom. It was at a time when he started to coach at Stanford. At such a time he became friends with Hellmuth. They met at a basketball game at Stanford. Both men have common roots from Palo Alto in California.

Hellmuth is a bracelet winner fourteen times at WSOP, is nothing short of a legend in the game. He has become a popular and frequent visitor at Harbaugh’s coaching areas, whether he is in San Francisco or at Palo Alto. The friendship is quite close and it has culminated to Harbaugh imparting advice to Hellmuth even. (more…)

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With the World Series of Poker main event on the news everywhere, most of the celebrated players of the event are on the highlight as well.
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That is also about those who make it to the final table. Gordon Vayo is one such player. He reached the third place in the final table this year. Hailing from Bloomington in Illinois, his career has seen him win cash prizes in World Series of Poker events. When he is asked as which is his favorite book on poker, he talks about Doyle Brunson’s Super System. He says that he was reading it during his freshman year in college. It was a technical book to read and the only ever book he has read on poker.

When it comes to choosing his favorite poker player, he states that he used to be a fan of Phil Ivey. He considered that man to be his god. Now that he plays himself it is difficult to point out a single favorite player as there are so many players he interacts with and unique skills in them that he admires. When asked about his favorite poker room, he talks about The Venetian in Las Vegas and the Bellagio as well as Aria Resorts and Casino. (more…)

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An all new poker related show would be hitting the screens of poker enthusiasts everywhere very soon. The show named Inside Poker with Matt Savage is all set to premiere on 7th March, on Poker Central, announced the network announced in a press release.
Poker Central, the only 24/7 poker network in the world, was introduced in previous October and is now available on a series of streaming sets. Coverage of Super High Roller Series as well as well known archived programs such as Poker After Dark anchored the network quite early, but viewers were foretold the original content as well.
Inside Poker would offer on that promise as well-known event director Matt Savage arranges in-depth interviews with well known figures in the poker community and invites cameras inside the ropes as he travels to different poker tournaments. The premiere show, which airs on 7th March, at 9:30 EST, would feature Mike Matusow, the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Greg Merson, as well as World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart.

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