WSOP 2017: Negreanu’s fail and WCGRider’s win


The main poker event of the year – World Series of Poker 2017 – runs for over a week now. This time it has one significant change – no more November Nine! Poker gods have finally heard our players! This year Main Event is going to end like any big tournament there is. The level of interest towards it won’t decrease due to a gigantic break between the main part of event and final table. Amen.

We won’t be telling you much about the winners of various events below. This is too boring. Let us just highlight the most notable moments of the series. In particular: Daniel Negreanu’s try to win 7th bracelet (he almost did it!), Douglas Polk’s win in $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, Colossus III.

Negreanu and the pillows

One of his latest videos in mostly about heads-up against Abe Mosseri in $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Championship, where American Canadian took the second place ($240,290). This is his best result so far.

Daniel Negrean_Abe Mosseri

Negreanu will remember WSOP 2017 as a biggest nightmare as he is going to play almost every event. Exhausting difficult marathon is known to almost any professional player. We will see what’s going to be the result. Daniel is fresh and on the roll so far.


And it keeps improving. You don’t see a blogger who wins $3,686,865 in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year – every day. Polk won the event $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, beating Bertrand Grospellier in heads-up. The latter, by the way, made a deep run in  PokerStars Championship Sochi Main Event recently.

He made a video about this event (several videos, in fact):

$111,111 High Roller for One Drop 2017 results:

  1. Doug Polk (USA) – $3,686,865
  2. Bertrand Grospellier (France) – $2,278,657
  3. Dario Sammartino (Italy) – $1,608,295
  4. Haralabos Voulgaris (Canada) – $1,158,883
  5. Chris Moore (USA) – $852,885
  6. Martin Jacobson (Sweden) – $641,382
  7. Rainer Kempe (Germany) – $493,089
  8. Andrew Robl (USA) – $387,732
  9. Mike Kamran (USA) – $312,006.

We would like to note, this year the event had just 130 entries. There were 183 entries in 2016! Fedor Holz won there and took home almost $5,000,000. To be honest, this is quite strange that high rollers lost their interest to it so quickly.

This is not the only such a news of this kind.

Colossus Collapse

One of the central events of the first days of WSOP 2017 was massive tournament Colossus III with buy-in of $565 and $1,000,000 guaranteed for the first place. Last year it had 21,613 buy-ins! This time organizers of the tournament faced an unpleasant surprise of just 18,054 buy-ins… That is still a lot and really great, but much less than last year.

Prize fund almost reached the mark of $11 million, and the third version of event had prize fund of only $9 million.

The winner got his million of dollars, but it wasn’t that big of a deal really.

colossus 3

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