Daily Grind: Negreanu’s reality choice, Isildur1 and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 13, 2013 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

Poker News BoyEvery 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 couple of new signings in the poker world, as well as the schedule for the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship.

Negreanu chooses……

This week poker pro Daniel Negreanu appeared on the Bravo reality TV show, Millionaire Matchmaker. Negreanu’s appearance was the highest rated episode in the show’s history, pulling in a 1.4 share according to preliminary reports.

I won’t ruin it for those of you that want to see the episode: You can check out the episode by visiting BravoTV.com and checking out their schedule for the numerous re-airings of the show.

Blom’s Heater turns into a Cooler the back to a heater

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom fame stems from his rollercoaster ride at the high-stakes poker tables, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the Team PokerStars Pro found himself up over 44 million in the first week of January. It also wasn’t much of a surprise when Blom started giving a lot of that profit back, dropping some $500,000 in a single day, as this is his MO at the high-stakes poker tables.

That being said, Blom turned it around fairly quickly and booked another big win this weekend, once again topping the $4 million mark for earnings in 2013 –and we still have over 11 months to go in the year!

You can follow all of the high-stakes online action at www.highstakesdb.com

NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship roster leaks

While the official roster has yet to be released (a little odd considering the tournament begins in less than two weeks) a number of poker players have been informing their fans and social media followers that they will be at Caesar’s Palace for the 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

Among the players that have confirmed they will be playing are:

* Greg Merson

* Viktor Blom

* Faraz Jaka

* Chris Moneymaker

* Andy Frankenberger

* Olivier Busquet

* Greg Raymer

* Will Failla

* Dan “Jungleman” Cates

Other players expected to be in attendance are the mainstays like Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel, and Phil Ivey.

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