HNR 2/24: $5M Guaranteed Sunday Million; Poker’s Top 20?

Dustin Gouker : February 24th, 2011


The Sunday Million will hand out $5M in March, a list of the most influential people in poker, and catching up with PeachyMer. Read more in today’s PTP Hit and Run.

$5M guaranteed in Sunday Million: Yep, that’s right. That’s the tournament on March 6, not this weekend, however. First place gets $1M guaranteed and a Lamborghini. Story here.

The most influential people in poker?: Card Player took a stab at making a list of the top 20 movers and shakers in the world of poker here. In a list that could probably be debated for some time, Howard Lederer was No. 1. Seems like a pretty good list though.

High stakes roundup: What’s been going recently in the nosebleed online cash games? Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond slows down the money making machine known as Gus Hansen. Jared “harrington25” Bleznick loses half a million. And Isildur1 is licking his chops at getting a shot at fishy.

What’s going on today? Look below:

New stuff at Full Tilt: Here’s a look at what changed in the latest software update, including one-click seating for ring games and some alterations to the lobby.

Video cam poker at 888: 888 Poker has introduced a functionality where you can play online poker via webcam — i.e. your fellow players can see you while you’re all playing on the virtual felt. Story here.

EPT Copenhagen: The European Poker Tour stop in Denmark is down to 24, and your leader is Per Linde. Kevin “kice32″ Iacofano is also still alive.

Hi PeachyMer: Interview with the newest PokerStars pro Mer “PeachyMer” Brit here; there’s a super long thread at 2+2 about her if you are a poker forum donk. According to the story, she’s a sweet Southern woman who loves photography, volunteer work and horses. Sounds like your typical online poker player to us.

N.J. online gambling bill: The efforts to regulate online gambling and poker in the U.S. often revolve around the revenue aspect, and rightfully so. But a lot of people forget about the regulation part of it. Right now, at least in the U.S., it’s pretty easy to gamble online no matter what age you are, and many people who are opponents of online gambling don’t really seem to realize that. With regulation, it would be much more difficult for minors to play online, if proper age verification were employed at U.S. facing sites. Story here in which the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association CEO Joe Brennan speaks on the issue.

After FTOPS: Scott Clements won the $10k heads-up event in the recently completed FTOPS tournament series at Full Tilt. Interview with him at Card Player TV below:

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