The Hit and Run: Negreanu, Adelson, Baazov In Power 20’s Top 10

Dustin Gouker : April 9th, 2015


Daniel Negreanu still wields a lot of power, according to BLUFF’s Power 20, but who rules them all? It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

Power 20

BLUFF continued to release its “Power 20″ — a rundown of the most influential people in poker today. Here are Nos. 1 though 5 and 6 though 10, released today:
No. 10: Adam Pliska, President of the World Poker Tour
No. 9: Brian Mattingley, CEO, 888
No. 8: Jeffrey Haas, director of poker,
No. 7: Daniel Negreanu, PokerStars pro
No. 6: Michael Hazel, interim CEO of PokerStars
No. 5: Norbert Teufelberger, CEO of
No. 4: Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP
No. 3: Mitch Garber, CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment
No. 2: Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (for his role in leading opposition to online poker and iGaming)
No. 1: David Baazov, CEO of PokerStars parent company, Amaya Gaming

Also, the Global Poker Index’s Alex Dreyfus, never shy about sharing his opinion, gives his top 20.

Quick hitters

–New “Friend of PokerStars” Jaime Staples gets sponsored, then ships a big score. Must be nice!
–Our Alex Weldon takes a look at video of the PROvsPRO Elite Invitational, a 10-man single table tournament hosted by Phil Galfond’s training site Run It Once at PokerStars.
–Updates from the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul. And caught up with Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky:

–The weekly update from the Poker Players Alliance.
–Highlights of the latest Sunday Million:

–PokerStars parent company Amaya Gaming continues to rid itself of its B2B products.
–Pooling of online poker players across state lines in Nevada and Delaware is off to a slow start, but the World Series of Poker could change things. New Jersey online poker is also having issues.
–The France Poker Series is back for a fifth season.
–Some tips on the seemingly easy task of remembering your hole cards.
–’s latest podcast talks about the epic slowroll from the Irish Open.
An interview with poker author Ed Miller.

Get your daily dose of poker news with the PTP Hit and Run.

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