CardsChat Presents: Big champions for the Week

The Polk/Negreanu dustup is performed, an unregulated online competition pays the champion a lot more than a million bucks, live tournament poker has returned in Las vegas at the Venetian, and Michigan becomes the state that is latest to go fully legal. It’s a wild-wild mix of dramatic action, live and online, among amateurs and pros around the world (with Brazilians making a notable showing). Here’s who booked big victories in the game for the week ending Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021:

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Heads-up NLH vs. Daniel Negreanu

It was a dominating way to beat one of the poker players that are best on the planet. This week, for an additional $499,858 as he finished off the 25,000-hand heads-up no-limit hold’em challenge against his nemesis with a resounding $1.2 million profit after giving Daniel Negreanu not quite a glimmer of hope last week, Polk won all three sessions. Polk left little doubt as to who is the superior heads-up player (not before their match began in November) that we didn’t already know it. He observed up their win by delivering a Masterclass on what he dismantled Negreanu.

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In the 4th installment of its Venom Poker Series, venerable site that is offshore attracted 3,774 entries into its $2,650 NLH main event, generating a $9.4 million prize pool. (Not quite a record, but enough to surpass the $8 million guarantee.) When the dust settled at the table that is final PORKNOMAR completed at the top after leading from beginning to end. The brazilian grinder that is online member of the Midas Team capped off a dominant display with J♦ J versus A♣ J♠ of fellow Brazilian ‘SmashedAvocado’ (aka Yuri Martins). A board that is dry the cooking pot, the name, and much more than $1.1 million to Kropmanns.


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Rolle proved you don’t need certainly to begin a table that is final a chip lead to finish on top. The crusher that is online mind coach at Raise the Edge went from eighth destination to champ in GGPoker’s latest $10,300 regular — all while streaming their comeback go on Twitch. Weaving through a table that is final of online pros, Rolle was still a short stack (4:1 chip disadvantage) by the time he got heads-up. After clawing his way to the lead, he closed out the victory over a field of 210 by limping with A♣ 6♣ to induce a shove from the aggressive Brazilian Michael Zhang (“mczhang”), who obliged with Q♦ 10♥. An ace on the flop was enough to give Rolle the thrilling win.

This event honored the late, great WPT commentator and hero Mike Sexton with a $10,300 online version of the WPT Montreal event he won in 2016. It came with a $1 million guarantee and no rake. (The extra $300 from 125 entries went to the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, a Sexton-family chosen charity.) Daniel Dvoress, an tournament that is underrated with over $15 million in real time tourney winnings, shipped it. The Canadian that is 32-year-old previously a WSOP online bracelet in the 2020 Millionaire Maker for nearly $1.5 million. Something tells us this won’t be the time that is last, a coach for Phil Galfond’s Run-it-Once training website, makes CardsChat’s variety of big champions.

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Sung Joo Hyun

WPT Deepstacks Venetian
Las Las vegas

$205,335 (+ $3k Championship entry)

This $1,600 buyin WPT Deepstacks at the Venetian, regarding the 25% occupancy vegas Strip, received 812 entries (across two time 1s) this week that is past. Sung Joo Hyun outlasted them all for his first poker that is live win. The success happens the rear of a 2020 WSOP that is online braceletfor $162k) in the $500 Deepstack NLH event. Check out Sung’s winner’s vid for a glimpse at what live multitable tournaments look like these days, while also providing the V a commercial for the safety that is antiseptic of indoor, eight-handed festivals.

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Online Poker Players in Michigan


A decade after Ebony Friday, poker players in Michigan are finally in a position to play online poker that is fully legal. PokerStars MI launched on Monday, making the Wolverine state the fifth in the nation (following Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania) to offer poker that is onlinealong with on-line casino and activities wagering). Along with a bill recently granted allowing liquidity sharing, Michiganders might be playing across state lines by the final end of 2021. PokerStars is first in Michigan, but it won’t be the— that is last, Partypoker and much more will come online within the months and years ahead.

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