Some exciting news: my new book is now official! Spoiler alert: the champion is “@Erik_Seidel”:https://twitter.com/Erik_Seidel—and he’s *the* absolut… https://t.co/DvB9Ufmv6a— Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) March 10, 2017
Is that my completed manuscript? Why yes. Yes it is. https://t.co/n5jhOj6axA— Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) October 21, 2019
The poker community were quick to jump on twitter to congratulate the author and poker pro—her comments section a veritable who’s who of poker alumni.
Back in 2017 Konnikova said that she thinks Sidel will reclaim the number 1 all-time money title from Daniel Negreanu by the time her book is out. Looking at the stats as of today, that looks like a long shot for many reasons.
In July 2018 Justin Bonomo clinched the top spot knocking Negreanu down into second place. Since then Negreanu has slipped into third place, as Bryn Kenney sits in the top spot. Kenney took down the Triton High Roller in the summer which saw him win over $20 million in prize money—jumping from 6th to 1st place on the all-time money list.
Seidel sits in 5th place, $20 million behind the top spot.
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.