Daniel Negreanu’s $8.3m runner-up finish on Tuesday in the $1m the Big One for ONE DROP has vaulted him past Antonio Esfandiari to the #1 spot on poker’s all-time money winner list.
Meanwhile,Phil Ivey’s legal team is trying to use “luck vs. skill” as a way to get his Borgata lawsuit dismissed.
Daniel Negreanu Now Poker’s All-Time Money Winner After ONE DROP Runner-Up
To say Daniel Negreanu is having a good 2014 World Series of Poker is a bit of an understatement.
On Tuesday, Negreanu finished runner-up in the $1 Million Big One for ONE DROP and earned $8.28 in prize money.
The best part about his runner-up finish? Unlike many pros playing in the event, Negreanu had a lot of his own action (rumored to be 44% and, according to agent Brian Balsbaugh, shared the wealth by selling 13% of his action on Twitter.
For those doing the math Negreanu will keep around $4m of the $8m won on Sunday and a minimum $5,000 investment returned $41,440. (We’ll let him worry about figuring out his taxes.)
With his runner-up finish in the ONE DROP Negreanu has cashed nine times this summer at the 2014 WSOP. He has two runner-up finishes with the other coming in Event #13, the $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Event.
Negreanu is once again #1 atop poker’s All-Time Money list. He has a total of $29.79 million. Antonio Esfandiari is second with $26.24 million and Phil Ivey is third with $21.43 million.
Phil Ivey Files to Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit – Claims Winnings “All Skill”
We’ve all heard the “Luck vs. Skill” argument in poker, but luck vs. skill in baccarat?
Phil Ivey’s legal team filed a motion on Wednesday claiming that the $9.6 million won from the Borgata in 2012 from mini-baccarat came from pure skill.
Ivey and a partner are currently being accused of detecting defects on the back of cards and using that information to take advantage of the casino.
Ivey’s lawyers argue the suit is a “nothing more than an attempt to justify its own negligence, motivated by its subjective intent to take as much money from Phil Ivey as it could during his specially arranged and agreed visits.”
The motion to dismiss also claims that neither Ivey nor his female companion touched the cards or any other equipment on the table. The lawyers also claim that casino employees could have noticed the flaws in the cards that gave Ivey his edge.
They are also arguing that a six-month statute of limitations has passed for the casino to file a suit.
Phil Ivey recently won his 10th career WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix. He is tied with Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson for second all-time.
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