Daniel Negreanu recently made news when he posted about how he lost over $1.1 million in the 53rd World Series Of Poker (WSOP). Maria Ho revealed her favourite hand from WSOP ME. Both these pros played the $25,000 WSOP Fantasy League which had 14 teams participating and was shipped by Team Maria Ho which scored 1,140 points. They also set a record as the second team ever to crack the 1,00 point mark in league history. The runner-up in this event was Team Negreanu with players like Josh Arieh, Dario Sammartino, and Chino Rheem, who managed to get 837 of the team’s 973 points.
The second runner-up was Team No Gamble No Future, a PokerGo squad that included Negreanu, Alex Foxen, Sean Winter, Jason Mercier, Eugene Katchalov among others. This team walked away with $50,000 from the final $350,000 pot. Before WSOP, the 14 teams took part in a live draft and placed their bid on various players based on their perceived value. Each team was allotted $200 to spend on the chosen eight players.
Six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb were the highest valued players in the 25K Fantasy League bidding. The points for this fantasy league are based on a draft pick’s performance during the WSOP. The deeper the run, the more points players rack up. So, any player who won a bracelet got 50 points, and players outside the top 18 got one point.
Negreanu failed to reach the final table in a bracelet event in the 2022 edition of WSOP. This is the first time since 2011 that something of this sort has happened, and Negreanu only managed to rack up 125 points for his team, No Gamble, No Future. During the bidding process, he went for $111, but the PokerGO squad did not get many points from DNegs. Deeb, who played for Team Dan Shak and was sold for $110, scored 281 points.
The other player on this team was Phil Ivey, who was worth 258 points and was one of the best deals for the team as he was sold for $33. Although Ivey played quite well, the rest of the team wasn’t of much help, due to which they ended up in fourth place and could not make it in the money.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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