Hit and Run: AEJones Wins $5m at DraftKings; Jason Mo Antagonizes PokerStars; PokerStars Meets With Players
A tweet by controversial poker player Jason Mo leads to his PokerStars being frozen. PokerStars with meets with high stakes players. Aussie Millions update. And more.
PokerStars meeting with players
PokerStars and representatives from the high stakes community will meet today to see if they can hash out some concord that will put an end to the calls for boycotts, and end the vitriol and growing rift between the two sides.
It’s unlikely the players will accept any compromise that doesn’t include an extension of Supernova Elite benefits through 2016, something it seems unlikely PokerStars will cave on.
It’s somewhat unclear what the players expect to get out of this meeting, as Daniel Negreanu’s tweet about it seems to indicate this is an informal exchange of ideas, rather than two parties meeting to hash out an agreement on the changes that went into effect January 1, which is what Dani Stern appears to be expecting.
Off to Montreal for a player meeting with @PokerStars as part of an agreement to have regular meetings with players on all things poker.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 18, 2016
— Dani Stern (@TheRealAnsky) January 18, 2016
On a more macro level the two sides need to find some way to bury the hatchet, or they simply need to break it off… the longer this lingers the worse it will get for both sides.
– Online poker legend Aaron Jones AKA AEJones is the latest poker player to make the successful switch to daily fantasy sports, as Jones was the winner of DraftKings $5 million Fantasy Football World Championship.
– Two players added the title Aussie Millions winner to their resumes, as Kevin Blackwood and Nam Le won preliminary events on Sunday. To keep up to date on all the happenings down under I highly recommend the PokerNews live reporting team.
– The PokerStars vs. the high stakes poker community kerfuffle crossed the line this weekend following an unnecessary tweet from Jason Mo. The Twitter dust up concluded with Mo’s PokerStars account frozen, and it’s quite possible he will be banned from the site in perpetuity.
– After switching to a biannual induction process, the Women in Poker Hall of Fame has begun their selection process, with the public nomination stage now underway. The WIPHOF inducted 17 women between 2008 and 2013, and for those of us disillusioned the Poker Hall of Fame criteria, the WIPHOF seems to have it figured out.