You've listened to all The Lederer Files at PokerNews.com, right? Even people who don't play poker (are there people that don't play poker?) have so we figure you're in the know as to what it's all about. Just in case you aren't, you'll have to keep reading if you want to know the latest.
The Irish Poker Awards follow the staging of the British Poker Awards in London last week. Sponsors BoylePoker.com and organizers Bluff Europe have announced that voting is now live for the Irish Poker Awards. We'll tell you how to vote, keep reading.
PokerStars has a 'chief trouble maker' on their pro team, have you figured out who it is? We cheated, we read about it so we already know. Keep reading.
Cake Poker players get Juicy Stakes - whether they wanted them or not. Suddenly the game changed...or was it the poker room that changed. Keep reading to find the answer.
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Howard Lederer joins TwoPlusTwo PokerCast
Since Black Friday the conversations coming from the Full Tilt Poker's board of directors/owners/borrowing poker players are related to the soft sound of silence. Until recently when Howard Lederer sat for an eight-hour exclusive interview with PokerNews.com.
Now that Lederer has started talking to the media, he's continuing to enlighten the world from his POV and spent a four-hour phone interview trying to answer follow-up questions on the TwoPlusTwo PokerCast.
CFO Gil Coronado's role in the financial downfall of the company was just one of the discussions on the radio show.
PokerStars Team Pro Chief Troublemaker
Liv Boeree! She likes to do things on a dare - her personality is running over with mischief. Boeree did an interview with Joanne Haslam on the PokerStars Blog, it's filled with tidbits of must-reads. This is one:
PSB: You have a degree in Astrophysics, does that help? And does poker suit academic types?
LB: Look at Selbst, she's a genius, and she does well. So many successful players are smart people. But you don't have to have an academic background, you just need to have a dynamic intelligence. Someone like Sam Trickett is a good example of that, he's super smart, but you don't need to have an academic background to be one of the best.
PSB: How do you think Rafa Nadal will do now he's playing at PokerStars?
LB: The fact that he's someone who's been so dedicated to any one thing, that has got to work in his favour. He's put so much energy into tennis and become the best in the world, if he can apply just 100th of that to poker he'll be very good. If he wants lessons, he knows who to ask!
Go take a look - literally - at the pictures in the blog post, Boeree is one very good looking chic...and she can play guitar, Baby!
Read More at PokerStars Blog.
The Irish Poker Awards
The British Poker Awards in London just drifted off into poker history and true to progress marching forward, organizer Bluff Europe and sponsor BoylePoker.com announced that voting is live for the Irish Poker Awards.
The awards will be held at the Regency Hotel Dublin on October 21st, during Boyle Poker’s International Poker Open. Pick your favorite from a list of 13 categories that include Best Tournament Player, Best Cash Player, and Irish Poker Legend. Nominees have been chosen by a committee of industry experts.
Organizer Michael Caselli said, “Following on from the massive success of the British Poker Awards, we can’t wait to put on a great show for the Irish Awards, especially at such a fun event as the IPO. It’s really a time when the Irish Poker community comes together to let its hair down and this will give us the chance to honour that community and celebrate Irish Poker in general.”
Read more about it at calvynayre.com.
Cake Poker Players Migrated
It appears that United States players on Cake Poker, Fugu Poker, Colt Poker and HiLife Poker were migrated to Juicy Stakes Poker. Calvinayre.com's Ed Drake has an opinion piece up on the move relating that Cake Poker will no longer be accepting US players and player's entire US real money player base is going to be migrated over to Juicy Stakes Poker.
All of the player balances, loyalty levels, and gold chips will also be moved to the player's Juicy Stakes Poker account.