News Update: March 28th, 2012

March 28, 2012, Posted by Daniel.Smyth

News Update: March 28th, 2012

In today's news update we hear what Daniel Negreanu has to get off his chest this week, see a new victim fall in the wake of Black Friday and check out the latest action from Macau. 

Negreanu’s Rant

As expected Daniel’s Negreanu’s latest weekly rant contained a lot of discussion regarding his recent ban from 2+2.

Released today, the 20 minute video featured the man himself lamenting about the incident and its ultimate conclusion. While he went someway to admitting he may have been in the wrong, he disliked the way the mod, who he affectionately named “The Banhammer”, treated the situation.

Aside from 2+2, Negreanu talks in brief about Full Tilt, the iSeriesLIVE and his trip to L.A. to watch Huff and Stapes perform on stage; a clip of which is included in the video.

As is now becoming common, Daniel’s vlog is compulsive viewing and well worth a few minutes in between grinding.


Elie Pleads Guilty

With his Black Friday trial hanging ominously in the air, Chad Elie decided to take the easy option and plead guilty to the judge. doj

The admission of guilt came on Monday when Elie admitted to Judge Lewis Kaplan that he knew his conduct was wrong in regards to processing online poker payments.

As a result, Elie has agreed to forfeit the $500,000 he earned from the venture.

In addition to this he now faces a maximum of 5 years in prison. However, if things go his way then he’ll likely only serve 6 to 12 months of that sentence.

While fellow defendant John Campos has yet to follow the similar path, it seems likely he may do the same as the pair have, up until now, had very similar stances following their indictments.


Hansen Heats Up Macau

It seems as though the high stakes action is starting to heat up again in Macau as a Danish poker website has reported the Gus Hansen is back in the game.

According to a statement given to the site by Hansen, he’s: “back where stakes are high and everyone loves to gamble.”

He goes on to say that he’s been joined in the game by Tom “Durrrr” Dwan and the UK’s Sam Trickett. The stakes are currently $1,300/$2,600 with a $5,000 straddle in play.

According to the pots have already grown to epic proportions and thanks to some positive variance he’s been on the end of some them.


Side Action

Whether you think he’s a fish or a genius, there’s no denying that Gus Hansen is one of the most entertaining poker players in the world.

So, for today’s side action, we’ve dug up a classic clip from the Great Dane. Enjoy.

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