Weekend Warm-Up: Catching up on the stories from this week on PokerStars
Another weekend is before us, but first here are the stories from the week on PokerStars.
• ACOP playing down to a Main Event final table
• PokerStars School adds to its Twitch roster
• Poker In The Ears latest
• Daniel Negreanu talks poker on TV
• What you didn't know about Victor Ramdin
ACOP in full swing
As you read this the 2017 ACOP Main Event is well into Day 4, playing (into the early hours) down to a final table. Luckily for us, those early hours are more like late afternoon hours (if you're in Europe at least). That means you can follow along without even the slightest pang of fatigue, unlike our blog team reporting court side.
Dominik Nitsche led the last 23 going into today. You can find out the latest though by reading or coverage of the Main Event in Macau, which you can find here.
There's more to it than just the Main Event. The High Roller kicks off today, and you can follow live updates of that by clicking here. Meanwhile, visit our main coverage page for details on all the winners so far.
Meet the newest member of the PokerStars School Twitch channel
This week we featured an interview with the newest Twitch Streamer to the PokerStars Schools channel, Brian "BFizz11" Fite. In it Fite talks about his poker career, and how early success led him towards coaching.
Alas it turned out to be a false start in terms of the stream, which was held up for technical reasons, but Fite should be on air in the next week or so. In the meantime you can read the full interview here.
Poker in The Ears
Our latest episode - featuring Oscar nominee/WSOP bracelet winner Jennifer Tilly, is now available...
"Joe has decreed that this episode is a 'Halloween Special'. Why? Jennifer Tilly - star of horror classics like 'Bride of Chucky' and 'Seed of Chucky' - is this week's special guest. Jen is an Oscar nominee and WSOP bracelet winner. She talks movies and poker, including her memories of playing in televised events in Europe during the boom years.
"Meanwhile, the boys celebrate THEIR return to TV (#PSCMonteCarlo is currently airing on Channel 4 in the UK & Ireland, and is available to watch on #PokerStarsTV in the rest of the world). And Kate Bell from Madrid answers questions about the Mike Myers movie 'So I Married an Axe Murderer' in 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Want to come on the show and win prizes?
"Hit us up: #PokerInTheEars. Oh yeah, and please make sure you rate, review and subscribe to the podcast!"
Negreanu on TV
PokerStars returned to television screens this week with the start of coverage from the PokerStars Championship in Monaco earlier this year (in the UK and Ireland at least - if you're not in those countries you can watch the first episode on PokerStars.tv).
As we wrote this week poker on television has evolved over the past decade, actually two decades. One of the main stars of the poker screen in that time is Team Pro Daniel Negreanu, who spoke to the Blog about his experiences on televised poker. Read the full interview with Kid Poker to see what he had to say.
What you did not know about Victor Ramdin
He's one of those poker players who has managed to stick around the game for decades, a sign that he must know something about how to be successful. For Team Pro Victor Ramdin that success has not been confined to the poker table.
In our feature this week, Ramdin talks about poker, growing up in Guyana, and his time spent raising money to help people back home. It's a great read, and even if you've known Victor for a long time you'll learn something new. You can read it here.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.