June 22nd – Daily Deal

On today’s Daily Deal by Poker News Daily, we round up Monday’s action at the two-thousand ten World Series of Poker which featured a huge name take down a bracelet and take a look at Time Magazine’s article about online poker math brats.

Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily.

Once again we’ll begin with huge news from the Rio in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. In a dramatic comeback victory, Phil Ivey won his eighth bracelet in the three thousand dollar horse event. He battled against four other bracelet winners at the final table including Jeffrey Lisandro, John Juanda and Bill Chen. Ivey battled Chen heads-up and faced a three to one chip deficit when heads up play began. He is now tied with Erik Seidel for fifth place in the career bracelet list. After he had won the event he said, “I think I can win 30 gold bracelets. I think I can reach that if I keep playing and stay healthy.” At this pace, Ivey would reach 30 bracelets when he reaches 48 years of age.

In the June twenty eighth edition of Time Magazine, which is currently on newsstands, writer Dan Kadlec authored an article entitled “Attack of the Math Brats.” In it, Kadlec broke down the rapidly changing landscape of the poker industry, focusing specifically on the growth of the internet generation. Eleven-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth told Time Magazine why he turned in a losing year in two-thousand nine:

“The reason I won eleven bracelets is my ability to read opponents. These new guys are focused on the math. And they are changing everything.”

For those who aren’t familiar with why online poker players are so successful, Kadlec broke it down in black and white by saying “If the long term is defined by, say, a thousand tournaments, that was a lifetime for pros, who could compete in maybe thirty live tournaments in a year. But when you play online, you can play thirty tournaments a night.”

Despite the article being slanted towards the overwhelming success of online poker pros like David “The Maven” Chicotsky, one established veteran isn’t sold. Mike Caro, known to the poker world as the “Mad Genius,” told Time, “I know I’m pretty much alone in this view. But I actually think these internet kids are easier to read.”

Finally, PND would like to wish all the dads out there a happy belated Father’s Day. Poker pros extended their well-wishes over the weekend, including this gem from Joe Sebok that appeared on Twitter:

“Happy Father’s Day to the big man, @barrygreenstein. A bracelet seems like a good gift to give yourself.”

Nice encouragement, Joe. Thanks for joining me on The Daily Deal. Thanks for joining us as always here at Poker News Daily.com and be sure to come back for more of the latest in poker news. I’m Sean Gibson and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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