Negreanu on poker books and those that write them. New Jersey DGE addresses delays in PokerStars’ licensing. Tollerene wins the $51k PokerStars WCOOP Super High Roller.

Negreanu on poker authors and coaches

There is a debate raging on the 2+2 forum after Daniel Negreanu wrote a blog proclaiming only elite level poker players are capable of teaching the game. Actually, what Negreanu said was a bit more nuanced than that [bold mine], …”It’s not really possible to be a mediocre, or losing poker player, but also be an elite poker coach.”

Most of the debate is centered around the notion that because poker requires real-time decisions, it’s possible that someone may not be able to rise to the challenge in the heat of the moment, but could conceivably analyze the situation after the fact and make perfect decisions.

Quick Hitters

– -Golden Nugget is closing its free-play online poker site.

– There was a new development in the ongoing legal battle between the Santa Ysabel tribe and the state of California, as the state and federal lawsuits against the tribe have now been combined.

– DGE Director talks about the long process of licensing PokerStars in New Jersey during an audio interview with Global Gaming Businesses’ Roger Gros. Another article published today talks about Chris Christie’s alleged involvement in the process.

– The latest installment of Poker Update’s Presidential Poker is out, and there was a big shakeup after a couple of high-profile candidates dropping out of the race.

– Our countdown of the 2015 Poker Hall of Fame finalists continued yesterday with a look at the life of the colorful and innovative Terry Rogers.

– Ben Tollerene can now boast that he has won the largest buy-in online poker tournament in the game’s history, after defeating an elite field in PokerStars WCOOP $51,000 buy-in Super High Roller event. And as we pointed out earlier today, not a single Top 20 betting favorite paid out.

– 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Champ Jonathan Duhamel won a preliminary event at the Borgata Poker Open. This was Duhamel’s’ third tournament victory of the year.