Laplante Wins Bracelet In WSOP 2016

There are some poker players seeking the spotlight while many others simply stay away from it.


Only a few poker players have something substantial to say to the world. Ryan Laplante is one of those kinds. He takes immense pride in saying that he is the champion of the World Series of Poker. There is no hesitance shown when he openly calls himself as a gay man. He believes in feeling proud of what you are and who you are. The player chose these words when he won the gold bracelet in WSOP 2016 held in the month of June.

Laplante has overcome all his fears that he faced as a child and is a highly confident man today. He has in fact shown the world how good a champion of poker actually is. Besides earning the first bracelet in the WSOP, the player also racked up 12 cashes completely as he finished in the top 25 in WSOP Player of the Year tournament. Laplante is not the only gay poker player, yet his sexual orientations are always brought up by the media during interviews. He does not mind being gay now that it is legalized in many states of the United States, there is no problem at all. more

Trump is the ‘Ultimate’ LAG, says Phil Hellmuth

The World Series of Poker main event 2006 champion Jamie Gold already pressed on the presidential debate on Fox News, and now the 1989 champ is offering his thoughts on this situation as November comes in.
In a chat show with TheStreet, the fourteen time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth stated that Donald Trump, who is an ex casino owner in the Atlantic City, is the ultimate “loose-aggressive player.”
Hellmuth told that when someone plays against a loose aggressive player, you think of a harpoon. You nail them with a harpoon, on one big pot for all their chips. They are a big target, and Trump is a big target.
As the whole party nomination procedure comes to a close, Donald Trump has stayed the favorite to get the GOP nod and go against Hillary Clinton, the former First Lady of the United States. But his comments came as a boomerang and it created a backlash.
To deal with this, he later tweeted: “I’m not against [Donald Trump], just noticed the parallels between him and a loose-aggressive poker player.” Hellmuth did say Trump is “so smart” and “resilient.” more

Police raids two cafes in Nashville, seizes poker machines

On Tuesday, 10 video poker machines were seized by the authority following raids at two Nashville cafes.

The police saw the machines in hidden backrooms in both businesses, as per the officials. They seized four at the Sky Cafe at 2424-A Nolensville Pike and six at Phuong Tay Cafe, located at 3745 Annex Ave.
In a recent release out on Tuesday, police said that staff members at Phuong Tay Cafe were seen to be giving gambling patrons in cash for credits gained on the poker machines. The police stated that 4 payouts were made to a police operative back in October, as well as same types of payouts were made on two times at Sky Cafe. They added that in both businesses the poker machines were placed in hidden backrooms adjacent to the kitchens. As a whole, 10 people were egressed state misdemeanor gambling references in the raid.

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Secret For Being A Better Poker Player

One of the most prolific poker players of the world and most prolific of Canada has disclosed one important thing that helps him make better poker player. Daniel Negreanu is such a poker player that has won six World Series of Poker bracelets, a place of the poker Hall of Fame, and two European Poker Tours. Daniel Negreanu is such a poker player that is also known by the name of the ‘Kid Poker’ for he started his career as poker player in his early age when he was just 23 years of age.

This professional poker star has appeared in Millionaire Matchmaker, as well as he has also a small appearance in a video of Katy Perry – ‘Walking up in Vegas’. He is also considered to be one among the top poker players of the previous decade.

But, this poker star is not like other stars especially in regard of the choosing food. He is not a person who prefers taking burger chomping & beer swilling. He has been living as vegan since 9 years. At present, he is working on a documentary of James Cameron; the documentary is bound for revealing the truth about the Myth ‘Real Man Eat Meat’. more

Canadian Poker Pro Jonathan Duhamel parts way with PokerStars

PokerNews learned from close sources that Team PokerStars Pro and the Canadian poker professional Jonathan Duhamel will not be partnering in the future. The champion of 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event has parted ways with the PokerStars and not many details have come up about the breakup.

The poker room refused to divulge the contractual terms of Duhamel as well as the reasons for breaking, but it was confirmed by PokerStars that they are no more partners and the information was shared with PokerNews by a representative.

Earlier this month there were rumors of the Duhamel and PokerStars ending the sponsorship deal immediately after Jonathan showed up at World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown at Boucherville, Quebec and the 27 year old poker pro was not wearing the regular PokerStar patch as was normal. You also don’t find the name of Duhamel in the Team PokerStars members list that is published regularly at the website of the poker room.

Duhamel has been a member of the Team PokerStars Pro from January 2011, and presently he is figured in the all time money list of Canada at the second spot. According to HendonMob, his live event earnings have been arrived at 12,786,360. Apart from the 2010 WSOP chief Event victory, Jonathan has a remarkable career results such as the 2011 European Poker Tour Deauville High Roller for €200,000 top place, 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller on second place with earnings of $634,550 and 2013 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship second spot with a prize money of $207,630. more