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Poker Face Could Be Rendered Ineffective by New Technology

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Poker players use a stoic face and manner to disguise their hand strength. But poker faces could become totally ineffective due to new technology. Poppy Chum, chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories, believes that technology will soon be able to see right through people’s emotions—no matter how good of a poker face they have. Keep reading as I discuss how this tech will work and if it can be useful in poker. Technology Will Read Eye Dilation and Carbon Dioxide Exhalation Crum told Phys.org that the upcoming tech will use a combination of sensors and artificial intelligence to reveal many emotions, …

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PokerStars 2018 SCOOP Schedule – Record $65 Million Guaranteed

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PokerStars have been running their Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) for 10 years. And this year’s edition figures to be the biggest SCOOP yet. PokerStars are guaranteeing $65 million in guaranteed tournaments for the 2018 SCOOP. And players can look forward to at least one tournament every day that will feature a $1 million prize pool. The 2018 SCOOP will run from May 6-21 and feature Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels. Players will be able to buy into tournaments for as low as $2.20 and as much as $25,000. Overall, the SCOOP will offer 61 events, or 183 …

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Poker Pros Jaime and Matt Staples Win $150k Weight Bet with Bill Perkins

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Brothers Jaime and Matt Staples made a weight-transformation bet last year with high-stakes poker player Bill Perkins. Jaime, who weighed 304 pounds (138 kilograms), and Matt, who weighed 135 pounds (61 kilograms), had to weigh the exact same amount within a year. This meant that Jaime needed to lose a tremendous amount of weight, while Matt had to pack on pounds. They were able to recently accomplish this feat, both weighing in at 183.3 pounds (83 kilograms). Jaimie lost over 120 pounds, and Matt gained 48 pounds. Poker Brothers Win $150,000 from Perkins Perkins gave the Staples brothers 50-to-1 odds …

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Chris Moorman’s Poker Career: From Stacking Shelves to Making History

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Chris Moorman was one of millions of people who took up online poker in the mid-2000s. The game was in a boom at this point, and Moorman was part of a crowd that wanted to ride the wave to success. Most of these players are long gone. But Moorman is an exception, though, having won £10.4 million ($14.7m) in online poker tournaments, which is more than anybody else in history. The Brighton, UK native recently looked back at his early poker career and explained how he rose from a struggling university student to the best online tournament player. Let’s look …

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Doug Polk: From High Stakes Poker to Cryptocurrency Star

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Doug Polk made his fame through poker as one of the best high stakes players in the world. He’s earned over $2 million in online cash profits along with another $9.5 million in live tournament winnings. Polk has also created a successful YouTube poker channel, with hundreds of videos and 180,000 subscribers. But as successful as he’s been in poker, Polk switched his focus to cryptocurrencies in December 2017. The result is nothing short of a success, because he’s already one of the biggest cryptocurrency YouTubers. One reason why Polk has done so well with cryptocurrencies is because much of …

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PokerStars India to Launch Soon

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India are growing faster than any online poker market right now. And PokerStars are set to take advantage of this trend with a new Indian-based site. PokerStars’ parent company, The Stars Group, have partnered with Sugal & Damani to open an online poker room. No details have been offered so far on when the site will open. The Sachar Gaming Private Limited group own Sugal & Damani, which currently have a rummy site that hosts the Khelplay online poker room. Sugal & Damani also operate other businesses, including financial technology services, real estate listings, and a lottery. PokerStars Accomplishes Long …

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Poker Pro Jake Cody’s £43k Roulette Spin Goes Viral

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Jake Cody has already gained a great deal of fame through his poker career. But the British poker pro became even more famous recently after he made a roulette spin that went viral. Cody was fresh off winning a £2,200 No Limit Hold’em High Roller event at the UK Poker Championships. And he collected a £42,670 (US$59,393) payout for his efforts. But rather than keeping the winnings, Cody did the unthinkable – he wagered the entire £42,670 prize on a roulette spin. This scene took place at England’s Dusk Till Dawn Poker Room & Casino. And owner Roy Yong was …

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Poker Champ Ludovic Lacay Becomes Intern at London Startup

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Ludovic “Ludo” Lacay has had an excellent poker career, winning $3,272,752 in live tournaments. But he’s moved on to a new challenge after accepting an intern position at a London startup. That said, let’s look back on Lacay’s poker career and also discuss why he decided to walk away from his lucrative poker career to become an intern. Early Success Leads to Sponsorship Lacay began his poker career as a 19-year-old in Tolouse, France, because he “thought that poker could be something [he] could be good at.” After gaining experience in online poker, he transitioned to the live poker world. …

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Doug Polk Calls Daniel Negreanu “Hypocrite” & “Embarrassment” to Poker

High stakes poker pro Doug Polk and Podcast of the Year winner Joey Ingram recently did a joint podcast. They discussed some of the biggest issues that are affecting the online poker community. And one of the most-interesting topics revolved around Daniel Negreanu and his constant support of PokerStars. Negreanu is sponsored by PokerStars and frequently supports many of their initiatives. This is why he became one of the main subjects of their podcast. Polk took this chance to bash Kid Poker and question his motives. That said, let’s discuss some of the controversial things that the two had say …

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Michigan Poker Player Hits $1m Poker Jackpot after Seeing Meteor

Kenny Tallent was driving to the Motor City Casino in Detroit, when he saw a rare occurrence: a giant meteor flashing across the Michigan sky. “It was like a big, green flash I saw out of the corner of my eye,” he recalled. “My first thought was it was a nuclear bomb or something.” Tallent told Wwmt.com that his night only got better when he later helped trigger a $1 million bad beat jackpot while playing poker. “Maybe seeing the meteor was a precursor to my luck that night,” said Tallent. How Tallent Delivered the Bad Beat Tallent has been …

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