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In this edition of our PokerGuru 3-Bet, we take a look at the growing popularity of the shared liquidity project among poker franchises with partypoker joining the bandwagon by merging the player pools from its French and Spanish markets. We then discuss the commencement of this year’s Poker Hall of Fame public nomination process while briefly explaining the process of nominations and eligibility criteria. Last but not the least, we talk about the new book that poker enthusiast and Billionaire Bill Perkins is working on, that according to him will help people optimize their lives.
After PokerStars officially began its shared liquidity, partypoker has now become the newest franchise to join the bandwagon. Shared online poker liquidity was first started by PokerStars in January 2018. It was done in order for internet poker companies to unite Europe’s divided markets. Starting with the merging of French and Spanish player pools, PokerStars then went on to amalgamate its Portuguese platform to the shared European pool.
Following in the footsteps of PokerStars, the GVC Holdings subsidiary, partypoker also combined the French and Spanish online poker platform under its .eu platform which went live on June 4. Although several upgrades have already been made to its Spanish domain .es, the operator has promised many more changes to come in both the French and Spanish platforms.
After successfully joining in the shared liquidity project, the company has decided to double its multi-table tournament (MTT) schedule for its French players, whilst allowing its Spanish players to once again play the MTT format which had previously been removed from the its Spanish platform.
Its that time of the year again in the poker world. The nominations for the 2018 Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) inductee are open to the public. The process of nomination has not changed much from last year. Poker lovers and enthusiast can visit the nomination page – http://www.wsop.com/phof/- and offer their opinion on the official honour.
Established in 1979, this award, owned by Caesars, is currently operated by the operational framework of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), with the nomination process also starting with the beginning of the WSOP in June. The procedure continues for two months. The PHOF annual honours two individuals from the poker industry following a standardized nomination and election process.
Page visitors can nominate several players and industry professionals (non-players). The eligibility criteria for a nominee includes: having played against acknowledged top ranked players, high stakes players, 40 years or above in age, a consistently good performer, respected among competitors and colleagues, has been in the game for a long time and last but not the least has made a substantial contribution to the poker industry (especially in case of non-players).
With the completion of the public nominations process, the top 10 nominees are then reviewed by the PHOF election committee. Thereafter, the voting process begins.
Phil Ivey and the late David “Devilfish” Ulliot were the inductees in 2017.
The popular Instagram personality and amateur poker player Bill Perkins recently announced that be will be writing a book on how to optimize life. Perkins, who has over $2.5 million in live tournament earnings and streams online poker sessions with Jeff Gross and Dan Bilzerian, uploaded an image on Pintrest which read, “Working on a book about maximizing life”
On his experience of writing the book he said, “There is so much work and so many directions to go within this subject.” The book aims to build a “methodology of having the most fulfilling life of their choosing, no matter what path they choose.”
Perkins believes that his book will be able to assist people to achieve their personal goals that in turn will help them to optimize their lives. Although no release has been set for the book, the author is confident that previews of few chapter may be available for the poker community in 2019.