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. Read more “Shanahan Wins MSPT FireKeepers Main Event”

Schwartz Joins PVN As Programming Director

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. Read more “Schwartz Joins PVN As Programming Director”

Hellmuth And His Friendship With Harbaugh

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. Read more “Hellmuth And His Friendship With Harbaugh”

Mustapha Kanit triumphs €936,500 prize money at EPT Grand Final €50K Super High Roller event

The fast paced European Poker Tour Grand Final of the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino with €50,000 Super High Roller took just one action packed day to end.   On Monday morning at 3:30 AM the final hand was dealt, after the play was started off on Sunday just after 12:30 local time.

At the closing of the registration sixty six entries were confirmed and a prize pool of €3.2 million was in order. The €936,500 top prize was destined to be owned by the Italian, and Mustapha Kanit had live tournaments earnings amounting to almost $2.7 million before he registered in to the event. This is the biggest paycheck for the young player and the other biggest of Kanit came as early as 2014 when he finished at the fourth spot netting $492,600 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,500 High Roller event.

The top 10 players remained in the table it became a battle to win short stacks and Vladimir Troyanovskiy was eventually eliminated to become the “Bubble Boy” of the event. There went the tenth place, and Scott Seiver reaching a money event in super high roller was relegated to the ninth. The field then followed by by Andrei Streltsou, Mark Teltscher, Ivan Luca and the German trio of Fabian Quoss, Martin Finger and Fedor Holz to the payout desk. Read more “Mustapha Kanit triumphs €936,500 prize money at EPT Grand Final €50K Super High Roller event”

Dennis N. Phillips resume is an impeccable piece to confound critics

Poker continues to offer lucrative avenues to talented players to garner earnings and also mint accolades.

With the increased popularity of the World Series of Poker, players who are willing to climb higher on their career ladder can utilize local tournaments not only to enlarge their bankrolls but also as leeway to high-profile tournaments. The chances are limited but may come across your career path at any moment.

Dennis N. Phillips first qualified to enter the 2008 WSOP Main Event via a $200 Satellite event Harrah Casino. On getting the opportunity, he played leaving nothing to chances as chip leader at the final table but placed 3rd in his heat. Nevertheless, this did not halt his career but strengthened him to venture into other notable tournaments where he has performed incredibly well.

The most endearing accomplishment he has made throughout his career is his third position at the WSOP in 2008, at the final table he merely missed winning as he did not have cards essential for winning the hand but took home a stupendous $4,517,773. Read more “Dennis N. Phillips resume is an impeccable piece to confound critics”