New Nadal Video for PokerStars

Español: Rafael Nadal, en el torneo ATP de Tok...

Español: Rafael Nadal, en el torneo ATP de Tokio 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PokerStars just released a new video featuring Team PokerStars SportStar Rafa Nadal. The video features Nadal learning how to bluff by pretending to be an ordinary guy (who bares an uncanny resemblance to Rafa Nadal) working at a golf clubhouse. Check out the candid reactions below.

This is latest video from Nadal and PS who earlier released a TV spot  showing off PokerStars mobile app.

Daily Poker Update

*Antonio Esfandiari‘s success continued as he took down the second event of the WSOPE.  The € 1000 entry fee for the event was only 1/1000 of  what he paid to enter the Big One over the summer. Antonio outlasted a field of 626 players to win his third bracelet and managed to take the lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race.

2005 WSOP gold bracelet

2005 WSOP gold bracelet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

*In other tournament news, PokerStars player “maratik” took down the Main Event of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). A small stakes grinder, maratik won entry to the Main Event through an FPP satelite. Outlasting 1825 players, maratik agreed to a deal at the final table (after stating “I wont million”)  which earned him over $900,000. By being the last man standing he won another $100,000 and the championship title and brought joy to all those who were rooting for the underdog to win.

*More Howard Lederer interviews are on the way. The Two Plus Two pokercast will be interviewing Howard Wednesday night and releasing the podcast Thursday. Howard will have at least one more interview in the near future, as must-read  poker journalist “Diamond Flush” tweeted earlier:

Tom Dwan apparently just watched the Lederer Files and tweeted some thoughts:

Read more at Durrrr’s Twitter here.
GSN High Stakes Poker

GSN High Stakes Poker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Master of the poker parody video SrslySirius outdid himself with his new video Howard Lederer Confesses Everything.

For more great videos check out his youtube channel SrslySirius
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The Poker World Responds to The Lederer Files

Here’s a collection of some of the many responses to the Lederer Files that have popped up online over the last few days.

It’s only right to start with Matthew Parvis who actually conducted the interview. He gives his thoughts in a written article on PokerNews- The Lederer Files: The Process and Opinions

Not exactly Edward R. Murrow

Next is an interesting blog from Bill Rini. He offers his unique perspective on the videos as someone who actually worked for Full Tilt in the past.

A Review of The Lederer Files (Parts I – IV) and Andy Bloch Interview
Covers the first 4 parts of the interview and has this “BaghdadHoward” photoshop:

Well played Rini

And The Lederer Files Parts 5, 6, and 7 covers the end of the interview.

Daniel Negreanu took a brief respite from tweeting to conduct a short interview with PokerListings. Negreanu: Ivey, Juanda Will Refute Lederer Files

Haralabob tweeted a blog will be out soon with his thoughts:

Barry Greenstein (barryg1) made a post on 2+2 with his take here.

Barry Greenstein moments after winning event #...

That’s a Cosby sweater!

Poker commentator Jesse May just published a blog The Lederer Files: Remaining Questions.

Barry Carter also wrote a blog- The Lederer Files from a Poker Media Perspective.

And finally, if you missed it here is the great montage of Lederer’s interview:

 

Cliffs of Lederer Interview

 

Someone on 2+2 made a great montage of Howard Lederer‘s interview. If you didn’t get to catch all 7 parts of the PokerNews interview this should give you an idea of what it was like:

The thread can be found here: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/lederer-i-dont-know-montage-enjoy-1249671/

 

Howard Lederer Interview Part 7

Finally, the exciting conclusion to the Lederer Files is here! Will Howard apologize to players? Who will he throw under the bus this time? Find out all this and more in Part 7!

Daniel is ready!

In part 7 of the PokerNews interview with Howard Lederer, Lederer talks about closing a deal between Full Tilt Poker, the DOJ, and PokerStars on top of addressing Full Tilt’s customers one last time before the site relaunches under PokerStars management.

Howard Lederer Interview Part 6

Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In part 6 of the PokerNews interview with Howard Lederer, Lederer discussed the effect of the DOJ’s Amended Complaint on Full Tilt Poker, player loans, Groupe Bernard Tapie, and the emergence of PokerStars as a potential buyer.