Glad to be back from my studies and blogging again, looking forward to 2011, and it's already shaping up to be an interesting year.
It's been a busy few weeks for the poker community:
Pokerstars pro Daniel Negreanu gets off to a cracking start in 2011 by overtaking Ivey in the all time money list after his second place finish in the $100k super high roller event at the PCA. I have a feeling these two might be swapping places on a regular basis as long as Ivey stays motivated to play tournaments. 38 runners for such a high buy-in and the appearace of Guy Laliberté are both good things for the poker world. Looking forward to seeing the TV shows as this was all filmed for
As much as I hate to give them any more blog space than they already have, Phil and Annie leaving UB is a big story, and I expect the bigger story will be where they end up. I'm not sure how marketable Annie is (and I assume her brother might be able to help her at FTP, where she fits the current team quite well) but Phil clealry has appeal as he's on every TV poker show going, including the big game. Will be interesting to see how this plays out, and if Phil will hold out on legeslation details before signing a new deal.
Pokerstars Home games looks like an interesting concept, I have to admit I haven't looked into this in much detail yet, but the option popped up on the client today and I like the overall concept, great idea for Stars, hope it brings more players to the wider game too. Might even have to get my old home game online!
It's shaping up to be an interesting year already, no new years resoltions from me, but I will be trying to play as much as possible this year, especially before the summer.