We recap some stories you may have missed including why Moneymaker left PokerStars and the GGMasters Player of the Year.
Huge pot on High Stakes Poker
If you haven’t already started watching the return of High Stakes Poker on PokerGO, the action is getting more exciting.
We have our biggest pot to date on the show as Rick Salomon and Bryn Kenney duked it out in a hand worth $868,200.
Still a way off the show’s record pot which stood at $1,227,900 but it looks like we are building up to something.
Why did Moneymaker leave PokerStars?
The poker world was shocked when PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker left the site this month after 17 years of being their biggest brand ambassador.
Last week he did his first interview with Jamie and Marle on The Rake to tell us more about it.
He discussed how COVID played a part and hinted that a new endorsement deal might be on the way:
GGMasters Player of the Year
GGPoker Pro Daniel Negreanu
You may recall that last year GGPoker hosted a year long leaderboard for the best performer in their weekly GGMasters event.
Poland’s Marcin Dziubdziela was the most consistent player in that event for 52 weeks and won a package worth more than $100,000.
Specifically that is 50 tickets to the $1,050 GGMasters High Roller, 50 tickets to the $150 GGMasters and $50,000 of tournament dollars.
Cruel turn for Lex
Finally, a sick beat for Lex Veldhuis when he turns a set last night’s $10,300 Blowout event at PokerStars:
Should Kenney have folded the river? Let us know in the comments:
Barry Carter is the editor of PokerStrategy.com and the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, Poker Satellite Strategy and PKO Poker Strategy