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Poker news of the week: Negreanu wins WSOP Player of the Year title by mistake
Hello gamblers! A poker week was pretty interesting! Negreanu wins WSOP Player of the Year title by mistake, In the Canadian casino Lac-Leamy a lucky guy hit a jackpot of $ 500,000 and Natural8 blocked access for players from 12 countries. But first things first.
Negreanu wins WSOP Player of the Year title by mistake
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 8, 2019
After the completion of the European stage of the World Series of Poker – WSOP Europe – the winner of the Player of the Year race was determined. After counting the points, which was earned by poker players throughout the year in the series’ tournaments, Daniel Negreanu was named the WSOP Player of the Year 2019.
A world-famous professional gambler was extremely happy. It was important for him to win the honorary title after last year he was removed from the podium of the most profitable players in tournament poker. In addition, Negreanu is the only one who earlier managed to win the trophy the WSOP Player of the Year twice and become the owner of this title three times.
But … the WSOP made a mistake in the calculations.
As it turned out, Negreanu was accidentally awarded 213 points for getting into the cash of the online event of the World Series of Poker (Event # 68 $ 1,000 1,000 No No Limit Hold’em Championship), although in fact the poker player did not get into the prizes of this tournament.
Representatives of the World Series of Poker admitted that there was a technical error in the calculations and officially apologized to the players.
The WSOP 2019 player is Robert Campbell. The Australian got into the prizes of the bracelet tournaments 13 times this year, of which 6 times he played at the final table and twice became the champion.
As a result of the points recount, Robert Campbell topped the ranking of Player of the Year WSOP 2019, Sean Dib took second place, and Negreanu became third.
Well, next time managers should carry out calculations more carefully. I don’t know what Daniel Negreanu feels is this situation but we know that he is one of the strongest poker players in the world and next time he will definitely get this prize.
Julien Martini: from 0.5 BB to Champion Poker Masters Big Bet Mix
In the top 3 of the $ 10,000 Big Bet Mix tournament at Poker Masters 2019, French professional Julien Martini lost almost all of his chips. He has only 0.5 BB left on the stack. But this did not stop him from making a grand comeback and winning the victory. Moreover, it was important for the player to get a trophy.
In heads-up, Martini defeated the Austrian high roller Kahle Burns. But the most exciting struggle unfolded in the top 3, until the Dutch pro Jorryt van Hoof left the game after a triple all-in.
2019 Poker Masters Event #5 Big Bet Mix Results
Jorryt van Hoof
That was a great job! To lose a half of a big blind three-handed in this Event and then comeback and take the win! Julien Martini is a really pro poker player! Congratulations!
In the Canadian casino Lac-Leamy a lucky fellow hit a jackpot of $ 500,000
There was a hand- что это in the Canadian casino Lac-Leamy that carried a BadBeat Jackpot to the table for the players. The first gambler- Semaan had a quad tens on the showdown, and there were four jacks from his opponent Yvon Lalonde. In this case, it is a jackpot, according to the casino rules.
At that time, the prize fund amounted to $516,000 and it was necessary to lose a quad or more tens, as our heroes did, in order to get it. According to the rules, 40% of the progressive prize pool goes with the losing hand to the game. Fadi, who lost, received 40% of the jackpot ($ 206,000), and the winner Yvon with jacks received 20%, which amounted to $ 103,000.
Also, five other table players didn’t stay without prize money. Everybody earned $20,000, and the remaining $103,000 was shared between casino guests who were at other poker tables at that time.
BadBeat jackpots are always a big deal. It’s a situation when everyone at the table becomes Facebook friends! I think they will never forget that bad beat in the best of ways. I don’t know about the destiny of this casino. They paid a huge amount of money. Let’s hope that everything will be alright.
Natural8 blocked access for players from 12 countries
Natural8, a part of the GGNetwork group, is one of Asia’s famous gaming websites. There are not only Asian gamblers play on this platform, but Europeans are hunting on Asian chips as well.
There were no limits on the signing up until recently, but the situation in this aspect has changed now.
Natural8 users received an e-mail indicating a list of countries that will be blocked from accessing the game:
Based on the text of the letter, the players of these countries were given time to withdraw funds from their gaming accounts. In the future, access for these poker players to Natural8 will be blocked. The main reason for this decision was a change in the laws that relate to online games.
This is a very interesting situation. Is it because of the European regs? and Asian company is trying to protect its compatriots? I know that many rooms reduced poker tables to protect less experienced gamblers from more experienced. Maybe is it the same situation? What do you think?
It is all the news for now! Onlinecasinopolice reminds you one more time: play on trusted and accredited casinos only. Do not fall into tilt and everything will be fine!