With so many personalities and poker related content out there to consume, it may be hard to catch it all but don’t worry. Each week, Poker Central’s “Don’t Look Now” series will get you up to speed on everything poker and video from the last week. From highlights, “viral” content, quick hits from social media and on-demand PokerGO content, “Don’t Look Now” brings it all together.
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) August 30, 2017
Each year, the World Poker Tour’s stop at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino is one of the year’s biggest events. The 2017 edition of the Legends of Poker Main Event was not only big, with 763 players building an over $2.7 million prize pool, but it also had some historical significance. The World Poker Tour has now officially awarded more than one billion dollars in prize money, with long-time WPT fan TJ Shepard officially claiming the one-billionth dollar with his 47th place finish. The historic Legends of Poker Main Event could get even more historic tomorrow, when the final table streams live on PokerGO, as JC Tran is still in contention for his third-career WPT victory and newly appointed WPT *Raw Deal analyst Phil Hellmuth is battling for his first-career WPT win.
— Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) August 29, 2017
Over the last few months, Phil Hellmuth has been all over the place. From courtside seats at Golden State Warriors games, to World Series of Poker final tables, to Barstool Sports podcasts, and the New York Times. The media tour surrounding the recent release of his book, Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth’s Autobiography, led him to another podcast this week before the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event. The 14-time WSOP bracelet winner joined author Tim Ferriss on The Tim Ferriss Show, to discuss everything from goal setting, to marriage, money management, and his own poker success.
After No Limit Hold ‘Em took over his YouTube channel when Poker After Dark debuted earlier this month, Joe Ingram got back to his roots this week. Ingram played a $25/$50 Pot Limit Omaha session with streamer extraordinaire Bill Perkins and the PLO authority broke down some of the action. Ingram is currently continuing his PLO video rush, live streaming partypoker’s $100/$200 Pot Limit Omaha game, featuring Sam Trickett and Viktor Blom.
When Joe Ingram isn’t churning out NLH or PLO content, the prop bet king will be pitting some of poker’s biggest names against each other on PokerGO’s newest original series, Major Wager. The reality series will feature head-to-head battles with Daniel Negreanu, Sam Abernathy, Brian Rast, Antonio Esfandiari, and Jeff Gross, putting each to the test in different prop bets. Some serious bragging rights are on the line and Ingram will bring you the action September 5, when the series premiers on PokerGO.