April fools the poker community
As serious as poker can be, when April 1st comes around we often get surprised by the creativity of the April Fools jokes in the poker community. 2019 was no different. Here are some highlights of this year’s April 1st. Blom’s Bankroll Management course on Upswing Poker Poker’s biggest troll Doug Polk had a field day. He tweeted about a series of new courses that will be offered on his poker coaching site Upswing Poker and started with a Bankroll Management course by the notorious splasher Viktor Blom: Really excited about the new material we’ve got lined up in the near future @UpswingPoker. Heres just a taste of some of it. pic.twitter.com/8rbbsQ9cik — Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) April 1, 2019 But that was not all. Polk had a go at Allen Kessler (“Big Stack Poker”), Doc Sands (“Acting Quickly”), Phil Hellmuth (“Tilt Control”), Daniel Negreanu (“Conveying Information”), PokerStars, Will Kassouf and many more including Doug Polk himself (“How to dress for success”). pic.twitter.com/uxTshe3oYv — Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) April 1, 2019 The poker Twitter community gobbled up this trolling festival with hundreds of “Likes” for each post. Jason Somerville and Team “Carve It Up” Run It Up entered the social media sphere on April 1st with a post about hand-crafted wooden J’s that could be ordered from the store as personalised editions. “Buy your personalized J and join Team Carve It Up!” We are excited to unveil… “The New and Improved J Carver” Hand-crafted J’s will be available in our store starting today! Buy your personalized J and join Team Carve It Up! pic.twitter.com/ZBHrY9AUH6 — Run It Up (@runitup) April 1, 2019 PokerStrategy report on a PokerStars’ new variant Fusion Split Showtime Spin & Gos And PokerStars got in on the joke. PokerStrategy published an article announcing a new PokerStars variant and as it turned out, PokerStars liked the idea and actually added a freeroll including $5,500 in prizes (Mainly Sunday Million buy-ins) to “celebrate the launch” – it was standard Hold’em however. £1 million Super Short Deck Triton event Probably the most believable April Fools joke came from Triton Poker. They announced to be “pushing the boundaries of innovation” by offering a Super Short Deck event at the upcoming Triton Series Montenegro that would only include 20 cards per deck, tens through to aces. In addition to that the buy-in of £1 million would become the biggest buy-in tournament in televised poker history, beating the €1 million buy-in at the “Big One for One Drop” event in Monte Carlo 2016. Triton had announced in the past that they would beat this record soon and the poker community had waited for the news to come. This made this April Fools joke so elaborate, and don’t we all actually wish it was true anyway? The post April fools the poker community appeared first on Somuchpoker.