WSOP Hit and Run: Negreanu on Cusp of November Nine; Hellmuth Inspires; GPI Raises $4.9M

Staff : July 14th, 2015


Daniel Negreanu is closing in on the WSOP Main Event final table. The last woman sitting is now standing, after Kelly Minkin is eliminated in 29th place. Phil Hellmuth may have a slightly warped view of his reach. And more.

WSOP roundup

Event #68: WSOP Main Event Day 6: Updates

Daniel Negreanu, perhaps the most recognizable and popular poker player in the world, has made his deepest World Series of poker Main Event run since finishing 11th in 2001. Negreanu is in 8th place with 27 players still in the hunt, and if he can survive Day 7 we are guaranteed one of the most talked about and anticipated final tables in WSOP history.

Other name players still in contention include Justin “Stealthmunk” Schwartz, Anton Morgenstern, Pierre Neuville, Blake Bohn, Fedor Holz, and Max Steinberg.

Starting Today:

The Main Event! Day 7.

WSOP Quick Hitters

The last woman standing, Kelly Minkin, was dispatched late on Day 6, finishing the 2015 WSOP Main Event in 29th place. And for another year Barbara Enright (1995) continues to be the only woman to reach the final table.

Brian Hasting’s rollercoaster 2015 World Series of Poker came to a close on Monday when he ran pocket Kings into pocket Aces and was eliminated in 49th place. The jokes quickly rolled in on Twitter.

@RemkoMedia @Joeingram1 Last Irish guy busted in the Main i guess #NoelHayes

— THE GTO DADDY (@SomersetPapi) July 13, 2015

The extremely polarizing Justin Stealthmunk Schwartz is still in the hunt for the 2015 WSOP title.

Poker Update put together a nice handy compendium of the bracelet winners from the 2015 WSOP.

Showing absolutely no regard for Betteridge’s law, Barry Carter asks the question: Do we still need the November Nine?

Non-WSOP Quick Hitters

The Global Poker Index has raised $4.9 million allowing them to go forward with their plans to launch the Global Poker League in 2016, PTP’s Alex Weldon talked with GPI head honcho Alex Dreyfus earlier today to get the complete story.

We have a new entry for the Hyperbole Hall of Fame as Phil Hellmuth is apparently an inspiration to “hundreds of millions of people.

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer has rescheduled his online poker bill. It will now be heard at an August hearing.

The monthly Barstool poker tournament at is tomorrow night.

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