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.

published 10 months, 3 weeks ago • by permalink

Negreanu Wins WSOP Player Of The Year, ElkY Wins Second Bracelet

It was quite a finish to the WSOPE that played out in Rozvadov this past month.

Daniel Negreanu secured the honor of WSOP Player of the Year after one hell of a grind. It is a title that Negreanu has held twice before, making this his third ever WSOP POY title.

For anyone following the vlog’s DNegs has been churning out over the course of the series, the amount of grit and determination he has showed in order to take down the title has been amazing to watch.

Elsewhere, partypoker pro and high stakes poker pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier won the WSOP Colossus for €191,172 last night—earning the second WSOP bracelet of his career in the last event of the series.

Huge congratulations to the pair.

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PokerStars Mind Sports Ambassador Jennifer Shahade To Be

Lead Ambassador for PokerStars Pennsylvania

Jennifer Shahade is very excited about the PokerStars PA launch!

Marketing activities have already begun for PokerStars PA as they gear up to launch in Pennsylvania today.

Chess grandmaster and PokerStars Mind Sports Ambassador Jennifer Shahade was seen wearing a PokerStars PA patch at the recently concluded UFC 244 event held in New York.

“I’ve been a mindsports ambassador for PokerStars for a few years, but the PokerStarsPA patch is very exciting because I live in Philly and will get to play online from home!” Jennifer wrote on Twitter.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Shahade is a two-time US Women’s Chess Champion, author, speaker, and also a professional poker player.

While Shahade has been an ambassador for PokerStars for many years, she now becomes the first ambassador to represent PokerStars PA.

Approximately six hours from now, PokerStars will be soft-launching in Pennsylvania.

Check out our “Everything You Need to Know Ahead of PokerStars Launch in Pennsylvania” Article published on our sister site pokerfuse.

The article answers all the questions that you may have about the launch of PokerStars in Pennsylvania including at what time PokerStars PA will go live, the MTT schedule for today, and other commonly asked questions.

published 10 months, 3 weeks ago • by permalink