A round-up of news from partypoker including a brief update on Day 1A of the Online Mosconi Cup MILLIONS event, a great Sunday for Philipp Gruissem, Fedor Holz after a chef, Mosconi Cup news, and an appearance at the cash game tables from Michael Jordan.
Each time I cough, the guy sitting in front of me looks back. A snide, I want to stick your head in a guillotine so you stop firing your diseased phlegm into the back of my neck. Of course, none of my germs is hitting his neck; they’re all smacking the back of his head.
You don’t get this problem when you’re home. You can cough as much as you like. You can eat fake meat and fart, and nobody cares. Maybe there’s a future to this online poker thing?
It’s coming up to a year ago since partypoker announced a new global live tour called MILLIONS. They started by smashing guarantees with the same frequency that boxers crush punching bags.
The word on the street was unanimous. partypoker was becoming the next PokerStars. I’m not so sure the same feeling is out there.
Tom, Rob, John and the team missed the MILLIONS North America guarantee and followed that up with a few scissors short of a full barber kit in the Caribbean Poker Party (CPP).
The last thing they need right now is for the $20m GTD Online MILLIONS to turn into a blocked sink of an affair.
Day 1A gives me hope that they could get back to hitting home runs.
On Sunday, 1,574 entrants (1,332 unique, 242 reentries) shaved $7,870,000 from the $20,000,000 prize pool, and 230 players will take up the fight on Day 2. Leading the way is partypoker ambassador, Philipp Gruissem. Teammates Anatoly Filatov and Joao Simao, also made it through, as did Chris Moorman and Viktor Blom.
The prize pool was a new daily record for the online giant.