June 16th – Daily Deal
On today’s Daily Deal, PND celebrates one of our reporters making a final table at the World Series of Poker. On other news, Maxim Magazine profiles four hot internet players and UB offers to take fifty players to the Main Event.
Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily.
PND is celebrating the success of one of our own. Online player and poker writer JD McNamara is the chip leader at the final table of event twenty-four, a one thousand dollar no limit hold’em tournament that had over thirty two hundred entries.
McNamara made moves early and often during Tuesday’s action, and he took the tourney lives of Dean Schankin, Joseph Grenon, and Yordan Mitrentsov. Just before this episode of The Daily Deal was taped, we were able to reach McNamara on the phone and talk to him just before he sat down at the Final Table of Event #24 at the World Series of Poker.
The entire PND staff will be railing JD this afternoon as he plays for a shot at a bracelet and half a million dollars. Take it down, JD!
Over the next two weekends, the online poker site UB.com and the free training site UB.net will be giving fifty players the opportunity to earn their way to the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. UB.net is currently running qualifying freerolls leading up to a final event on June twenty seventh. The winner will get a twelve thousand dollar Main Event package. Those willing to invest some money should head to UB.com, where fifty more packages will be up for grabs this weekend. Team UB Pro Phil Hellmuth is looking forward to lots of UB badges at the tables:
“I can’t wait for the Main Event this year. With over one hundred players getting ready to join UB at the series this year – plus another fifty coming through the big guarantee on the twentieth – I think there’s going to be a lot more UB players winning this year.”
Maxim Magazine is getting the poker fever. The news outlet recently brought joy to the poker world with a sexy photo spread featuring the lovely EPT champion Liv Boeree and the July issue of Maxim profiles four of the top young guns in the world of poker: Isaac Haxton, Justin Bonomo, Scott Seiver, and Steve O’Dwyer. The article, “From Geeks to Gangsters,” follows the four players for a day, talking about Bonomo’s model girlfriend, Haxton’s morning routine, and how close the foursome is – they even have a piece of each other’s action as a sort of poker syndicate to reduce variance. Haxton told Maxim:
“The game will keep changing, but with Justin [Bonomo] and Scott [Seiver] and the rest of our guys, we’ll always be ready for battle, whether online or at tournaments. Figuring it out is the fun part.”
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