Poker in the News — Weekly Round-up for June 15, 2018

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Jun 15, 2018

Negreanu Joins Masterclass Project

High-earning poker ace joins an elite group of successful people sharing their knowledge online

One of the most financially successful and popular players in international poker, Daniel Negreanu, has joined the instructor’s roster on the MasterClass project, an online learning facility where the public can access the expertise of globally successful individuals like film director Martin Scorsese, singer Christina Aguilera and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Negreanu holds six prestigious World Series of Poker winner bracelets and has accumulated earnings in excess of $30 million in a glittering career both online and in live tourneys.

He revealed in an announcement this week that he had been approached by MasterClass to provide online tuition in poker. He said that although there were other poker tuition sites, the top MasterClass quality in production and instructors was appealing, and he saw it as an opportunity to expand the game to a wider audience through its mainstream nature.

However, he cautioned those who do not know how to play poker that his courses may be too advanced for them. His target audience appears to be intermediate or struggling players who already have an understanding of the fundamentals of the game and seek improvement.

The Negreanu course initially includes seven sessions on tournament strategy and spotting tells, and then develops to 33 or more learning sessions covering topics such as cash and online play. Students are provided with a downloadable class workbook and have the opportunity discuss issues and ideas with Negreanu.

Here’s a sample of what you can expect:

World Series Of Poker Europe Schedule Released

Ten bracelets and more than Euro $13 million in prize money await contestants

The schedule for the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe, which will again be staged at the King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, has been released. It includes ten bracelet events and guarantees totalling Euro 13 million across the tourneys, which will take place between October 9 through November 2.

The full schedule is available on the WSOPE website, where fans will immediately notice that the contentious Euro 1,650 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event (it only pulled in just over 90 entrants last year) has been given the chop…making for one less bracelet event this year.

Another change is the absence of a One Drop charity event, with the Euro 1,100 buy-in Little One for One Drop being replaced by a Euro 1,650 buy-in PLO/NLHE Mix carrying a Euro 200,000 guarantee.

Other than that, the schedule offers a good mix of game variants and types that includes Mixed Games, Colossus and High Roller action and culminates in a Euro 10,350 buy-in WSOPE Main Event, which this year has a guaranteed prize pool of Euro 5 million.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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