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In today’s 3-Bet we’re taking a look at a ridiculous new Supernova record, Joe Sebok trading poker for wine and Daniel Negreanu starting 2013 with a heart-felt rant.
1) Online Player Alex Wice Makes Supernova… In 39 Hours
Grinding machine Alex Wice
While many people around the globe were still sleeping off their hangovers, online poker players Alex Wice and "MouldyOnions" were involved in a mad dash to become the first player to earn 100,000 VPPs on PokerStars in 2013.
Incredibly it only took Wice 39 hours and 25 minutes to hit 100,000 VPPs. He reached the landmark yesterday. It’s the fastest that anyone has hit Supernova status in PokerStars history.
For his considerable feat Wice earns a bonus 100,000 frequent player points to spend in the PokerStars store and will be commemorated in the 2013 PokerStars Collectible Card Deck.
It was a painful ending for MouldyOnions who led for much of the challenge before problems with his table-opening software slowed him down and ultimately let Wice pull off a come-from-behind victory.
With Supernova complete, the next milestone will be the first player to hit 1,000,000 VPPs to earn Supernova elite status. Andrew "azntracker" Li and George Lind III have won that honor in the past.
Long hours? Early mornings? Physically arduous tasks? It’s still got to be better than representing UB Poker.
3) Daniel Negreanu Starts 2013 with Rant on Outcast Poker Players
Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu didn’t wait long to unveil his first video rant of the year. Negreanu uploaded a video to YouTube yesterday that focused on his plans for 2013.
Interestingly Negreanu’s #1 goal for 2013 doesn’t have much to do with him actually playing poker. Instead he says that he wants to do whatever he can to help the poker community.
He also mentioned that he wants to help outcast poker players. Does that mean he’s going to reach out to Howard Lederer? Find out in the video below:
About Arthur Crowson
Arthur has been involved
exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker
where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a
then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the
Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for
PokerListings.com writing news stories, covering poker tournaments,
interviewing players and capturing it all with his trusty Canon camera.
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