Pokerfarm Daily News Re Cap
Jan. 21, 2012, Posted by Pokerfarm
WPT Magazine interviews Pokerfarm’s Sam Trickett
One of the most successful players in 2011, Pokerfarm’s very own Sam Trickett, shared his thoughts with the WPT Magazine.
Somewhere around this time last year, Sam won the Aussie Millions High Roller event. A few days later nobody was surprised to see him snatch a second place finish in the Super High Roller tournament. These two phenomenal results were just the beginning of what was to be a fantastic year for the British pro.
Trickett also won the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event for a round sum of 1 million €, with the final table action being aired by Eurosport. Not to be mistaken for a tournament-only player, Sam showed his immense skills on the green felts of Macau, China. He was one of the biggest winners in the biggest live cash games in the Far East.
Galfond’s blog entry stirs up discussion over the state of games
Phil Galfond, one of the most respected players in the poker world recently shared his thoughts on the current state of online games and proposed some changes.
WSOP bracelet winner and BlueFirePoker founder admitted that the current situation in online games is not very bright and shared his proposals with the community. His detailed analysis covers a range of topics including data mining, anonymous tables, screen name changing, round-robin type games (much like Rush Poker) and much more.
This single blog post (although by a powerhouse name) caught the eye of many within the poker world, whether they agree with Phil’s points or not. It will be interesting to see if any of his ideas get implemented in the near future.
Zynga considering real-money gaming
Zynga, the developers of the biggest online poker platform are said to be revising their position on real-money gaming.
Furthermore, a company spokesperson was quoted saying they’re in talks with several potential partners should the legislation come to pass in the United States. This could be a sure-fire sign that online gambling legislation bills could be introduced sometime this year.
‘We build games and experiences that our players want and love. Zynga Poker is the world’s largest online poker game with more than 7 million people playing every day and over 30 million each month. We know from listening to our players that there’s an interest in the real money gambling market. We’re in active conversations with potential partners to better understand and explore this new opportunity.’
When the biggest social games developer openly speaks on matters like these, there is no doubt that something is going on behind the political curtains.
The most ridiculous poker hand ever played
Surely, there are plenty of candidate hands for that role. But this one simply stands out.