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In and Out List: Stars Hits 75 Billion, Kid Poker Loses a Million
Every week we tip our hats to three do-gooders and wag our fingers at three ne'er-do-wells in the poker world.
This week’s List features 75 billion hands on PokerStars, Devo’s latest win and the end of an independent poker website, along with Jamie Gold, Daniel Negreanu and the Global Poker Index.
Buckle up. This is the In and Out List.
Poker’s In List: January 30 – February 5, 2012
Chopping the 75 Billionth Hand on PokerStars: IN
Earlier today PokerStars hit its latest milestone, hand 75 billion. And to celebrate they gave away $140,000.
And it gets better. The milestone pot was chopped, meaning two players had their prizes doubled!
edroqui07 and acer2831 both made the same seven-high straight and took $42,810 and $34,600, respectively.
Here are the payouts for the 75 billionth hand and their chat box reactions, courtesy of PokerStars Blog.
edroqui07: $42,810... "yeeeaaaaaaaaaa"
i-268: $19,450... "awesome, ty"
ant_poker: $19,010... "ooooh"
pavl007: $16,970... "enough for a sandwich" (but presumably a very big one)
We really like the sound of a $16,000 sandwich.
tcash777 for Live Updating his $2/$5 Game Against Jamie Gold: IN
Two Plus Two forum poster tcash777 sat down in a $2/$5 game at the Trop in Las Vegas and found the poker room’s namesake Jamie Gold sitting to his left.
He’s In this week because instead of sitting starstruck, or the much worse ask-for-a-picture, he started a thread about it.
Drawing on the vast number of bored slackers knowledge and experience available in NVG he asked for help. The feedback wasn’t exactly helpful, and his cell phone ran out of batteries before he could get much of a dialogue going, we're still commending him for taking the initiative.
Bryan Devonshire for Winning a Second WSOPC Ring: IN
The man known in the poker world as Devo has won a second WSOP Circuit ring, and a spot on this week’s In List.
Bryan Devonshire defeated the venerable Paul “Eskimo” Clark heads-up and pocketed $55,291. In total 228 players bought into that $1k event at Caesars Las Vegas.
Devonshire narrowly missed the 2011 November Nine, finishing 12th in the Main Event for over $600,000. He’s now got close to $2 million in lifetime earnings.
Poker’s Out List: January 30 – February 5, 2012
Subject: Poker for Closing its Virtual Doors: OUT
Subject: Poker, the website that has become synonymous with secret-source Full Tilt Poker news, has packed up shop and will no longer be publishing new articles.
Site founder NoahSD announced that he was getting into the online poker security consulting game, and would therefore be unable to present the kind of independent news for which the site was revered.
Feature writer Diamond_Flush has started a new blog, however, and will continue to follow the Black Friday debacle as it develops.
Daniel Negreanu for Bubbling the $250k Down Under: OUT
Some might call it cruel but we’re putting Daniel Negreanu Out this week for nailing one of the biggest bubbles in poker, the $250k Super High Roller at the Aussie Millions.
Negreanu posted yesterday about what it’s like to go out in fourth and lose $250,000, instead of finishing third and winning $800k.
To make matters worse Negreanu spent the next evening with Patrik Antonius, the one who busted him out of the Super High Roller with jacks against A-8. Antonius, his wife Maya, plus Jason Mercier and his fiancée all went to the Aussie Open finals for that epic Nadal/Djokovic finale.
11 Players from the Global Poker Index: OUT
Earlier this week 11 players were knocked off the weekly Global Poker Index ranking. The GPI ranks the top 300 live tournament players in the world.
Among those bumped off the list was Maria Ho, who has been in the top 300 since the 2011 WSOP, and Cornel Cimpan, who earned over $3 million in 2009 but hasn’t done a whole lot lately.
Still in the number one spot is Erik Seidel whose 2011 was among the greatest in poker history. Seidel has been number one 14 of the 32 weeks the GPI has been in existence. That’s more than any other player.