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It’s been a while since we had a really good poker movie. Fingers crossed: The people behind Molly’s Game recently finished filming in and around the Toronto area, with the movie expected to hit North American screens sometime in 2017. They’ve brought out the big guns, too. Jessica Chastain will play the lead role, alongside the likes of Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Brampton’s own Michael Cera... [read-more]
Is Libratus a Calling Station - Bodog Poker Blog
By: Paul Hewson   Our dystopian nightmare has finally arrived: The computers have beaten the humans at no-limit Hold’em. The “Brains vs. AI” challenge at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh has come to a merciful end, with the Carnegie Mellon University poker bot known as Libratus (Latin for “balanced”) beating four professional players for the equivalent of nearly 15 big blinds per 100 hands, which is... [read-more]
Poker and MMA Make Strange Bedfellows - Bodog Poker Blog
By: Paul Hewson   Terrence Chan is one of the better poker players ever to come out of Hong Kong. Now based in Vancouver, Chan has over $1.2 million in tournament earnings to his name, including four cashes at the 2016 World Series of Poker. Oh, and he’s 3-1 lifetime in mixed martial arts. Officially, Chan is listed at 3-0, but he lost via decision in the first round of a WMMAA (World Mixed... [read-more]
By: Paul Hewson   Canada has long been a source of quality players for tournament poker. Names like Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel and Mike “Timex” McDonald roll off the tongue. But none of these players can hold a candle to Alan Ari Engel right now. He was the top Canadian on the 2016 Global Poker Index and has shown no sign of slowing down yet. He’s No. 1 on this year’s leaderboard at press... [read-more]
Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo: The Future Is Now - Bodog Poker Blog
By: Paul Hewson   Like any other sport, poker is all about making adjustments. Sharp players change their strategies to get the most value out of their opponents. The games themselves change, too. Poker used to be played with 20 cards; now it’s 52. Draw and stud poker used to be the norm; now it’s Texas Hold’em, which first popped up in the 1920s. Texas Hold’em’s popularity will change, too. As... [read-more]

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