WATCH: Tom Dwan on I Am High Stakes Poker

Lee Davy catches up with the elusive Tom “durrrr” Dwan during the Triton stop in Montenegro.

With almost an hour of chat on the cards Davy talks to Dwan about his poker journey, as well as digging into what makes Dwan tick.

At times it almost feels like a therapy session, as Davy asks broad reaching questions such as asking what does freedom mean to Dwan.

Watch below.

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Meet the Double Platinum Pass Winners

Brazilian recreational player Paulo Milani and “Knitting Mom” Jennifer Carter have won the Platinum Pass to PokerStars PSPC event for the second time in a row.

Remember the knitting mom who scored a $30,000 Platinum Pass package last year by outlasting a field of 21,000 players all while making supper, taking care of kids and knitting a sweater?

Well, she has won the Platinum Pass again.

Jennifer Carter, who lives in Canada secured yet another $30,000 package by qualifying online at PokerStars via the ongoing Mega Path promotion.

Jennifer will be heading to play the PSPC event for the second year in a row. This time the PSPC event will take place in Barcelona, Spain next year in August 2020.

“I don’t know how I did it,” she told PokerStarsBlog. “Because it’s me. I can’t beat $.01/.02 online! It’s unbelievable. I was literally baking muffins during this tournament, doing dishes. And then in Step 4 I was just sitting in my bed knitting. I don’t have a bankroll because I can’t even win a $1 tournament. But I can win the biggest ones. I just don’t get it.”

She is not the only player to have won the Platinum Pass twice.

Paulo Milani, who won his entry through the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) last year became the first double Platinum Pass winner.

How did he win it? You guessed it right! Mega Path qualifiers.

“I found this Mega Path, a very affordable way to win,” Paulo told Alan Ferreira of SuperPoker. “It’s not easy, but you have to be persistent and thank goodness I’ve got it,” he said.

The Mega Path satellite system is currently the only route available online and we believe it is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to win a Platinum Pass.

The online qualifier starts with a $2 Sit & Go culminating in a final step 3: PSPC Qualifier tournament guaranteeing one Platinum Pass to the winner.

PokerStars is running this promotion in the majority of PokerStars’ markets including the Indian and European segregated rooms.

If you’re looking for more details on this promotion or if you’re looking for other ways to qualify for PSPC 2020, check out our “How to Win a Platinum Pass to PSPC 2020 in Barcelona” article published on our sister site pokerfuse.


Yep, We Are Still Talking About the WSOP Player of the Year

Here we round up some of the latest podcasts on the matter.

A week ago Daniel Negreanu thought he had won the WSOP Player of the Year accolade for the third time in his career.

However, there was an administrative error, which stripped the title from Negreanu and saw the POY title awarded it to the much loved Robert Campbell.

In an upset which has been gracefully handled by Negreanu, it hasn’t stopped the haters from accusing Negreanu that he knew the numbers were baked all along.

Negreanu has jumped on the podcast circuit to tell his side of the story as well as updating his Full Contact Poker blog.

Here we round up some of the analysis and interviews on the matter.

Negreanu is interviewed by PokerNews’ Sarah Herring as he breaks down his feelings on the matter.

Here is Negreanu on the DAT poker podcast:




DAT Poker Podcast Episode #53”>DNegs Is NOT (?) Your 2019 Player Of The Year


This Week on DAT Poker Pod: Seth Polansky, VP of Communications for Caesars/WSOP joins the show to discuss the huge mishap that caused player of the year to be incorrectly awarded to Daniel. The gang discusses all of the drama from the weekend, the accusations thrown at Daniel and what could have been done differently.


Listen to what Jamie Kerstetter & Marle Cordeiro on The Rake podcast from Run It Once has to say.

Bernard Lee interviews Negreanu:




The Bernard Lee Poker Show 11-12-19 with Guest Daniel Negreanu


Daniel Negreanu was originally announced as the 2019 WSOP POY, but due to a calculation error, that was changed. He joins Bernard Lee to talk about it.


Negreanu appears on Cracking Aces:




Ep 27 – The Daniel Negreanu Interview Episode


Daniel Negreanu joins the show fresh off of winning- and then not actually winning the 2019 WSOP POY. He gives his thoughts on Shaun Deeb and Doug Polk, changes that need to be made to the WSOP in general, and gives a ton, and we mean a TON, of insight into changes that need to be made in the poker world in general. It’s nearly an hour with Kid Poker, buckle up, leave a 5 star review, and enjoy!


And of course, Joey Ingram is investigating the case:

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Run It Once Poker Offer Chance For 101% Rakeback

For a limited time, players at Run It Once Poker have a chance at earning the equivalent of 101% rakeback during the special 50 for 50 promotion.

Sound Good? Wanna play now? Sign up here and also get up to €600 in deposit bonuses!

Here’s how it works…

Be one of the first 50 players to win a hand after 19:00 CET and you will earn an additional 50% in rewards for 24 hours. Counting the 51% from Splash the Pot, that makes a total of 101%!

The additional 50% in rewards apply to all hands played from 19:00 – 18:59 CET the following day.

You can check the lobby to see how many players have qualified already that day. Once all 50 spots are filled, all players that qualified will receive a confirmation email.

For those that don’t win one of the first 50 hands, you can still get in on this promotion through the 50 for 20 Raffle.

Players that don’t qualify as one of the first players to win a hand that day will get one entry for every hand played between 19:00 and 07:00 CET. Soon after the raffle will take place and 20 winners will be notified by email. Again, the additional 50% in rewards are applied for the hands played the following day between 19:00 – 18:59 CET.

Click on this link to sign up to Run It Once Poker and in addition to the chance to earn up to 101% rakeback you can get a 100% deposit bonus on every deposit you make during your first 30 days (up to a maximum of €600).

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Major WSOP F*ck Up!

Daniel Negreanu Stripped of POY Title

Error In Points Tally Discovered

You’re not going to believe this one.

Four days after congratulating Daniel Negreanu on his 3rd World Series of Poker Player of the Year title, the WSOP has acknowledged a mistake in its points calculations and stripped Kid Poker of his award.

Just days ago, the WSOP was congratulating Negreanu…not any more.

It appears the error was discovered by Alex Elenskiy of the Russian language poker news site, Gipsyteam.ru

Apparently, Negreanu was awarded an extra 213.1 points for cashing in $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship (Event #68) – an event in which he did not actually cash.

As a result, Negreanu dropped to third, giving Rob Campbell the title, with Shaun Deeb placing 2nd.

At the time of writing, the WSOP Twitter account has yet to address the issue, but Pocketfives received a statement from WSOP officials:

“We have confirmed an error was made in our results for WSOP Event #68, affecting places 32-46. As a result, Daniel Negreanu was given 213.1 points erroneously in this event. We deeply regret this error and its impact,” the statement read. “Recalculating our Player of the Year results has an impact to the standings. Robert Campbell finishes in 1st place in the now final results, with Negreanu dropping to third place. Again, we apologize profusely for the error in our calculations and the impact it has had.”

Matt Glantz added some context.

Daniel is still formulating his thoughts.

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