Negreanu in WSOP Hall of Fame?

  • Last week WSOP announced ten finalists for this year's Hall of Fame. Is Daniel Negreanu the most worthy candidate to be inducted?

  • This week we talk bout Pokerstars' come back to the U.S. online poker market, WSOP Hall of Fame and Full Tilt Poker Heads Up Showdown Challenge without Gus Hansen.

    PS and FTP get green light in NJ

    After Amaya Gaming purchased Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker brands, the return to the U.S. market seems to be much smoother. So much so, New Jersey Sen. Ray Lesniak sees Pokerstars granted NJ license in a few weeks. Likely, even before WSOP Main Event Final Table.

    So, it's not a question of will they return but rather when. Once they do, will Pokerstars wave their magic wand gain and conquer online poker in U.S.?

    Truth is very simple. In more than one year that online poker has been legislated in three states it’s probably safe to say that it has been under performing. Will Pokerstars return change anything?

    What do you think? Leave comment on our Facebook or Google+ page.

    Is Negreanu worthy of WSOP HoF?

    It’s official, Negreanu is among this year’s finalists. Keep in mind, this is only the first year when Negreanu is eligible due to the minimum age restriction (40). 10 names this year include some first-timers like Bruno Fitoussi, Bob Hooks, Ted Forrest and Jack McCelland.

    Negreanu will also have to beat the returning nominees like his good friends Jen Harman, Mike Matusow, Humberto Brenes, Chris Bjorin and Huck Seed.

    Negreanu has spent his career promoting poker and has achieved incredible results. Currently he is No.1 poker player on the all-time money list according to Hendon database. He’s certainly the biggest name for all the relatively young poker players and fans but who can deny legends like Hooks, Forrest or Brenes?

    Do you think Negreanu should be inducted this year? Keep in mind, some years not one, but two finalists re inducted to the HoF. Which two would be your picks?

    Hansen a no-show at Heads Up Showdown

    Last week FTP announced $50,000 heads-up challenge between their sponsored pros – Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom. The game had to take place on Sunday, 14 September but due to “unforeseen circumstances” Hansen was not there.

    As a solution, producers brought a Pokerstars pro Jake Cody as a last-minute substitute. After Stud and Triple Draw games there was a tie between two professionals. However, Viktor Blom came out on top at the last NL Hold’em game and won his $50,000.

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