Daniel Negreanu’s latest video release seems more whine than a rant, but he is playing the Big One Drop, and so is professional gambler Haralabos Voulgaris. The Shulman clan is making the WSOP a family affair, and Joe Barton (R-TX) will hold a Town Meeting at the WSOP June 30th. Read on for the full scoop….
Daniel’s Latest Lambast
We are not sure if this week’s edition of Daniel Negreanu's Weekly Rant is a rant or a whine (with cheese please) about his bad luck so far at the World Series of Poker.
Maybe it is just the camera angle from here, but doesn’t his head look way too big for his body? And what is it with the facial hair? Is this a bad 5 o’clock shadow or is Daniel trying to grow a beard? Listen in and watch the video below to decide for yourself.
Oh yeah, he also comments on the tournaments he will be playing, like the Big One For One Drop; talks about the Fantasy poker league; how players’ short bankrolls due to Full Tilt Poker affects the WSOP, and he promises a future ‘proper’ rant.
Haralabos Voulgaris Buys $1 Million seat for One Drop
One less seat to the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop event will be available thanks to some smooth dealing by professional gambler Haralabos “Joe” Voulgaris.
According to PTPRPoker, Keith Hamilton won a seat in a $25,000 One Drop qualifier via a slot-machine promotion. Instead of playing in the One Drop qualifier however, Hamilton had Carlos Nahas play for him and Carlos won.
In the past few weeks, Voulgaris has been Tweeting that he was interested in playing the big event, and started negotiating with Hamilton and Nahas to buy their seat. Read the full story at PTPRPoker.com.
Shulman Family Sets WSOP Records
Barry Shulman is a very well known figure in the world of poker, not only is he the CEO of Card Player magazine, but he is a great poker player who won the 2009 WSOP Europe Main Event. His son, Jeff Shulman, the editor of Card Player magazine, is a poker pro who was a Main Event November Niner in 2009, and has earned over $3.4 million in career earnings. Both father and son have made final table appearances this year at the WSOP, but it is Mrs. Barry Shulman who has put the family in the history books this week.
Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman became the eighth woman to make a final table at this year’s WSOP and the first open-event female bracelet winner since 2008.
Not only did she accomplish this in the biggest poker tournament of the year, but she had to beat a field over 4,000 strong in the $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship to claim the title.
In the process of winning Event #29, Allyn made history again when she became the third member of her family, after Barry and Jeff, to make a final table in a week – a WSOP record. Read the full WSOP.com story here.
PPA Town Hall Meeting to Be Held at WSOP
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) never misses an opportunity to rally their troops to get online poker licensed and regulated, and the World Series of Poker is the perfect rally spot.
Everyone is invited to attend the PPA Town Hall meeting which will be held in Las Vegas at the Rio during the World Series of Poker® on Saturday, June 30th, starting at 12:15 PM in the Belize Room. On hand to address the crowd will be poker advocate and Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX), who is the supporter and sponsor of H.R. 2366, the Online Poker Act.
Everyone who supports an individual’s right to play poker should plan to attend this free event and join in the discussions which will focus on the issues facing the national poker community. Other key figures joining in the Q&A will include PPA Executive Director John Pappas, Director of Grassroots and External Affairs Drew Lesofski, Nevada State Director Lupe Soto, and PPA Vice President of Player Relations Rich Muny.
If you want the freedom to play poker online in the United States - please attend this important meeting on Saturday, June 30th in the Belize Room at the Rio and RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
(RSVPs are not required, but appreciated.)
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