August 26th – Daily Deal
On today’s Daily Deal, Poker News Daily visits the Legends of Poker final table, Sorel Mizzi finds himself in hot water once again, and the World Series of Poker Main Event Day 2A airs on ESPN. It’s all coming up… RIGHT AFTER OUR COOL INTRO!
Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily. The World Poker Tour‘s Legends of Poker tournament from the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles wrapped up late last night. Part time poker player Andy Frankenberger took the event down for seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Frankenberger told me before the event that the money didn’t mean much to him as he’s already done well for himself on Wall Street and that he was gunning for the win. Well, mission accomplished as he beat out pro Kyle Wilson heads up for the victory. The next stop for the WPT is London England for the London Poker Classic.
Recent activity across several of the online poker forums is once again indicating that noted pro Sorel “Imper1um” Mizzi may have been involved in an attempt to rig multi-table tournaments. In a conversation between Steve “thorladen” Weinstein and Mizzi that popped up over the weekend on TwoPlusTwo and PocketFives, Mizzi proposes to Weinstein the use of remote PC access programs such as GoToMyPC.com to access computers in different locations. These programs allow a person from one location to be able to use another computer – using the accessed computer’s IP address. Named in the potential scandal were Chris Dombrowski, known online as “cdbr3799” and Aditya “Intervention” Agarwal. However, both have responded on PocketFives saying that they had no part in any cheating. Mizzi attempted to shed some light on the subject by posting:
“The conversation in question contains bits and pieces of information from several conversations I’ve had with Thorladen and others over the course of about a year. It was quite a while ago, but if I had to guess I would say the conversations occurred from two-thousand eight to two-thousand nine while I was sponsored by Betfair.”
Wherever the truth is in the most recent hubbub regarding Mizzi, his track record in the poker world has been mixed. He has served multiple suspensions for various violations of the terms and conditions of PokerStars and Full Tilt. However, he’s also piled up three point two million dollars in live tournament earnings since 2006.
On Tuesday night, the World Series of Poker Main Event continued airing on ESPN. This time, Day 2A was highlighted and featured nine former Main Event champions gunning for a repeat performance. Embattled PokerStars pro Daniel Negreanu was seated at the feature table, with cash game specialist Patrik Antonius at Table Two.
One of the highlights of the night was Antonius cracking pocket aces with five-three after flopping two pair. ESPN poker commentator Norman Chad added, “Patrik and I go to the same health club. He just works out a few more days a week than I do.” You can catch the two-thousand ten World Series of Poker Main Event every Tuesday at Nine P-M Eastern Time on ESPN.
Thanks for joining us as always on The Daily Deal and if you haven’t already be sure to bookmark Poker News Daily and come back every day for the latest poker news. Catch us on twitter at www.twitter.com/pokernewsdaily. I’m Sean Gibson and until tomorrow have some great runs tonight in your tournaments!