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WSOP Champ Angel Guillen says Poker is Big in Mexico

Since winning an NLHE event along with $530,548 at the 2009 WSOP, Angel Guillen has become one of the biggest figures in Mexico's poker scene. So if there's anybody who is dialed into Mexican poker habits, it is Guillen. That said, it's little surprise that PokerNews chose the WSOP champion to answer some of their questions about how poker is doing in Mexico.

A Closer Look at Barbero, Brenes, Guillen - The 3 Dropped PokerStars Pros

PokerStars recently lightened their roster by three players, choosing not to renew deals with Humberto Brenes, Jose "Nacho" Barbero and Angel Guillen.

Brenes explained that he and Stars mutually chose not to renew his contract. No reason beyond this was given for why the Costa Rican won't be on Team PokerStars any longer. As for Barbaro and Guillen, they appear to be casualties of Stars' retooled regional policy.

Dan Colman still preaching Same Message after ESPN's Big One Coverage

Dan Colman "does not care about poker," and he wants to make sure everybody knows it. The 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop champion had more to say on the matter after watching ESPN's coverage of the tournament. Colman takes exception to the way that everybody is bashing his non-reaction to winning - with some even questioning if the 24-year-old really knows himself yet.

Colman specifically pointed out comments made by ESPN commentator Lon McEachern and poker pro Daniel Negreanu. Here's a look at some of Colman's tweets:

Could Daniel Negreanu beat 25/50 Online? He'd "bet a Million" on It

Most would say that Daniel Negreanu has earned his chops in poker, having won 6 WSOP bracelets and $29.8 million in live tournaments. But do his live tourney skills translate well to high stakes online poker?

Some players suggested no during a recent debate that sparked up on twitter. The whole thing started following ESPN's coverage of the 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop, in which Negreanu placed second. People were questioning some of his moves, to which Kid Poker responded by tweeting the following:

Sam Trickett almost hustled in Arm Wrestling

With over $20 million in live tournament winnings and a second-place finish in the 2012 WSOP Big One for One Drop, Sam Trickett is one of the world's most-famous poker players. So perhaps this is why an arm wrestling champion recently targeted the famed rounder in a hustle attempt.

Blogging about the experience, Trickett wrote that he was playing Pot Limit Omaha at the Palm Beach Casino in London. He had a pretty rough day at the tables, losing £35k throughout the session. So he began having some drinks and eventually left the game to go rail his friend at another table.

Greg Merson Inks Deal with WSOP's Poker Site

For the past couple of years, Greg Merson has remained one of the best poker pros to be without a sponsorship deal. However, all of that has changed now that he's inked a deal with the WSOP's online poker site.

Interestingly enough, information of the signing wasn't supposed to be released by either WSOP.com or Merson. Instead, players at the WSOP's Nevada poker site began complaining that Merson had switched screen names. Previously under the "Toddmcshay," name, he was suddenly grinding under his own "Greg Merson" handle.

Naoya Kihara hopes Poker Interest will explode in Japan

Two years ago, Naoya Kihara made big waves after winning a 2012 WSOP $5k Pot-Limit Omaha tournament along with $512,029. Ever since then, he's been trying to build interest around the game in his native country of Japan.

Through a recent interview, Kihara explained that legal poker in Japan would be huge. "People love to play games and gambling in Japan," he said. "So I'm pretty sure the poker market grows huge if the poker is legalized in Japan."

10-Time WSOP Champ Johnny Chan plays in Team USA Basketball Camp

How do you know when you've got money? When you can afford to drop $8,500 to participate in a fantasy basketball camp for adults.

10-time WSOP champ Johnny Chan recently played in the Team USA Fantasy Camp. ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin was sent on assignment to cover the event, and was pretty impressed that the poker legend was on his team. McMenamin tweeted the following:

Poker legend/basketball novice and my teammate out here in Vegas, Johnny Chan.

WSOP Record Holder Phil Hellmuth dresses like Baby

As many poker players know, Phil Hellmuth is nicknamed the "Poker Brat." And he really took this nickname to a new level by dressing up like a baby for a recent Poker Night in America episode.

How Viktor Blom earned $500k by skipping the 2014 WSOP

The World Series of Poker is often seen as a place where poker players' dreams can come true. This being said, it's little surprise that over 80,000 players descended upon the Rio this summer in search of glory and riches. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, however, was not one of these players. Instead, the Swede chose to stay at home and earn a fortune playing high stakes online poker.