Daily Grind: Challenge match, Lock’s new cashier and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 02, 2013 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

PokerNewsBoy MascotEvery day the poker world is inundated with more news, reports, and gossip, than any of us can read. At PokerNewsBoy.com we understand that there are only so many hours in the day, and only so much time you can set aside to follow all of the stories taking place, so we have come up with the Daily Grind as a solution. The Daily Grind will make sure you don’t miss any of the more obscure poker stories, wrapping up the day in poker in one neat, concise, column.

Today I’ll take a look at a few stories happening around online poker, including Lock Poker’s new cashier, the heads-up challenge match between Daniel Negreanu and PokerStars vs. Gus Hansen and Team Full Tilt, and IveyPoker.com’s newest sponsored pro, Toby Lewis.

Lock Poker’s new cashier

Lock Poker has been receiving a ton of criticism as of late for their slow withdrawal times, but this week rumors have been abound about a new Lock Poker cashier option available to VIP players. The new VIP cashier is supposed to cut-down on the wait time some of the high-volume players at the site, and according to a Lock Poker representative is expected to be unveiled in the next week or two.

IveyPoker.com signs Toby Lewis

IveyPoker.com’s roster is still growing, and it seems that whoever is signed to the site makes a high-profile final table in the near future. Case in point, Toby Lewis. Lewis, a 23 year-old Brit, was signed by Ivey Poker and proceeded to make the final table of the Season XI WPT LA Poker Classic.

Here is a look at the current roster for IveyPoker.com:

1. Phil Ivey – USA

2. Patrik Antonius – Finland

3. Jennifer Harman – USA

4. Greg Merson – USA

5. Cole South – USA

6. James Dempsey – UK

7. Josh Brikis – USA

8. Jonathan Tamayo – USA

9. Gillian Epp – Canada

10. Matt Giannetti – USA

11. John Eames – UK

12. David Peters – USA

13. Balazs Botond – Hungary

14. Mike Leah – Canada

15. Matias Gabrenja — Argentina

16. Justin Pechie — USA

17. Alex Bolotin — USA

18. Dan Shak – USA

19. Christian Harder – USA

20. Jackie Glazier – Australia

21. Griffin Benger – USA

22. Ronnie Bardah – USA

23. Kevin Vandersmissen – Belgium

24. Matthew Frankland – UK

25. Dan Smith – USA

26. Andrew Lichtenberger — USA

27. Aaron Jones – USA

28. Jon Jaffe – USA

29. Christina Lindley – USA

30. Toby Lewis – UK

Heads-Up Challenge Match between PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker

The challenge Match between Daniel Negreanu and Team PokerStars vs. Gus Hansen and Team Full Tilt Poker is starting to take shape, with the latest news updating the where and who; the when and how has already been somewhat determined.

This week Negreanu named ElkY and Ike Haxton as the players that will take on Gus, Tom Dwan, and Viktor Blom. The match will also apparently take place on Full Tilt Poker, so US railbirds will be out of luck.

We’ll keep you posted as more details come to light.

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