$170 million loss and more from WSOP

  • The story goes a long way back but only recently reached the surface. A poker player has lost a $170 million deal due to US gambling laws. Ouch. Also, we bring you more stories from ongoing WSOP.

  • A poker player loses $170 million

    You wonder who that might be and how did he lose it? The story goes that in 2006 Daniel Negreanu’s poker website Full Contact Poker was buzzing and he even had a deal to sell it for $170 million value.

    However, after UIGEA was passed in 2006 that decided online poker future and Negreanu lost his deal.

    Yesterday GPI and Pokernews held a Google Hangout featuring Daniel Negreanu. He talks about the $170 million deal, ways to make game better and a lot of more. You can watch it below.

    WSOP 2014 continues

    As WSOP continues, more winners arise. Some you have never heard about before but some have claimed titles before. Here’s a short overview of what has been going on:

    Event #13 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball saw 87 players enter with 16 ending in the money including Mike Watson, Greg Mueller Ashton Griffin. The Final table included Biran Rast, Jason Mercier, Rep Porter and finally, two remaining players: Paul Volpe and Daniel Negreanu. The battle ended in Volpe winning his first WSOP bracelet.

    Event #14 $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or better with 1,036 players saw Nicholas Kost take down his first WSOP event.

    Event #15 $3,000 NL Hold’em Six Handed was another deep run event for Phil Hellmuth. But he ended in 8th while Davidi Kitai bested the field to become the first European to win 3rd WSOP bracelets.

    Event #16 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball attracted 348 players with Todd Thuan Bui coming out a winner to claim $124,510 for his efforts.

    Event #17 $1,000 Seniors NL Holdem Championship won by Dan Heimiller, sometimes called “Angy bird’s villain”. An astounding 4,425 players entered boosting the prizepool to almost $4 million. The winner, Heimiller took home $627,462.

    Event #18 $10,000 Seven Card Razz was the biggest buy-in tournament of the day with $1 million prizepool and 112 players, a lot of which you know well (Daniel Negreanu, Dan O’Brien, David Bach, Briand Hastings, Paul Volpe). All of them ended up in the money for at least $18,000 but almost $300,000 went to the winner – Germany’s George Danzer who won his first WSOP bracelet.

    Currently ongoing are Events #19 $1,500 NL Holdem, Event #20 $3000 NL Hold’em Shootout., Event #21 $1,000 NL Hold’em and Event #22 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.

    You can find all the reports and updates at WSOP.com and Pokernews.