Daniel Negreanu is NOT the 2019 World Series of Poker POY champion. Jonathan Depa wins the Poker Masters $10,000 Short Deck. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Negreanu stripped of 2019 WSOP POY Award
Days after Daniel Negreanu was celebrated as the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year award winner, a shocking twist. Apparent 2nd place finisher Robert Campbell has now being declared the winner of the sought-after honor after a calculation error, denying Daniel Negreanu his third WSOP POY award.
It all started on Friday morning when TwoPlusTwo poster “iskander” noted that results from WSOP Event #68 had incorrectly listed Daniel Negreanu as finishing 36th in the event and earning 213.1 POY Points. As the poster pointed out, Negreanu did not actually cash in the event, which could put him at a total of 3861.78 points behind Robert Campbell and Shaun Deeb for third place. By late afternoon on Friday, the World Series of Poker acknowledged the mistake as a “clerical error” and declared Robert Campbell as the ultimate winner.
We've been made aware of an error on the 2019 POY leaderboard. After verifying results and points, Rob Campbell (@SonicJaxx2019) is the 2019 POY.
We'd like to apologize for this error, and offer our sincere congratulations to Rob!
Please read our full statement below. pic.twitter.com/QqZaczMDJz
— WSOP (@WSOP) November 8, 2019
BonusCodePoker was among those having fun with the mixup:
— Pokerlolz (@pokerlolz) November 8, 2019
– Jonathan Depa is the latest winner at the Poker Masters after taking down the $10,000 Short Deck for $133,200 defeating a small field of 37 entries over two days. To win the title, Depta defeated Alex Foxen ($88,800), Erik Seidel ($59,200), Jorryt Van Hoof ($37,000), Ben Yu ($29,600) and Sam Soverel ($22,200) at the final table.
On Friday, the $10,000 8-Game entered a second day with a final table that included Jared Bleznick, Brandon Adams and Nick Schulman. Also on Friday saw the start of the $10,000 Big Bet got underway at 12 PM ET. Action will continue through the weekend with a pair of $25,000 High Rollers.
Poker fans can continue to keep up with all the action through live streams on PokerGo, requiring a monthly subscription of $10.
– Edward Norton adds fuel to the Rounders 2 rumors with comments on The Rich Eisen Show, saying now might be a good time to see what the characters are up to.
– The PA Online Lottery paid its largest prize ever earlier this week when a player hit a $300,000 prize while playing Cash Buster Extreme. The previous record is believed to be a $200,000 prize that was earned in last March playing Fast Buck Basketball.
– A look at the top five NBA teams and who is most likely to bring home a championship during the 2019-2020 season, using futures from the BetRivers PA online sportsbook.
– Friday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video is part 2 of CFTheNatural’s “I Told You” series, which reviews a variety of Pot Limit Omaha concepts. In this episode, CFTheNatural goes over stacking off without the nut flush.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Andrew Neeme bets on the Masvidal vs Diaz fight before hopping into a $2/$5 NLHE game at the Wynn poker room:
– After losing $6,000 during a previous session, Brad Owen sits down at the poker room at the Hollywood Park Casino where he plays some $5/$5.
– Phil Galfond streams some Pot-Limit Omaha during Splash Week Accelerator on Run It Once Poker: