Friday Wrap: Negreanu banned, FT sale coming soon and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 23, 2012 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

Poker News BoyThis is our weekly look at the top stories in the world of poker. This week all was fairly quiet on the tournament front, but there was plenty of rumor, gossip, and speculation to more than make up for it! This week we saw a high-profile banned from 2+2, more Full Tilt sale rumors, and even some news on the Black Friday criminal trial front.

Daniel Negreanu banned from 2+2

In the strange world of poker forums almost nothing is surprising, but this week’s news that Daniel Negreanu had been banned from 2+2 definitely caught the poker world off-guard. The official explanation was that Negreanu was spamming the boards for the upcoming iSeriesLIVE poker tournament, but as you’ll see in THIS article there are two sides to the story!

Full Tilt sale rumors gain ground

After Gaming Intelligence and eGaming Review posted articles last week about an impending sale of Full Tilt poker to Groupe Bernard Tapie apparently it was’s turn to quote their unnamed sources who stated a deal was coming close to completion.

Of course, after everything we have been through over the past year the poker world is taking a wait and see attitude towards these rumors, but in the meantime if you are looking for a little ray of hope of recovering your Full Tilt funds you can read our write-up on these rumors HERE.

Party Poker Premier League roster taking shape

There is only a single roster spot (along with the two qualifier spots) left in the Party Poker Premier League lineup. The latest addition was Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who joins Patrik Antonius, Vanessa Selbst, Sam Trickett, Tony G, Luke ‘FullFlush’ Schwartz, Erik Seidel, Andy Frankenberger, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Eugene Katchalov, Tom Dwan, Phil Laak, and Daniel Cates for the Party Poker Premier League V tournament in Vienna.

For more on the Party Poker Premier League roster and event you can check out our article HERE

Daniel Tzvetkoff turns over 90,000 documents for Black Friday trial

Two of the men indicted and awaiting trial in the Black Friday crackdown, Chad Elie and John Campos, received some very bad news this week as the prosecution submitted some 90,000 documents handed over by payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff.

Tzvetkoff was arrested in 2010 and many feel his arrest and subsequent cooperation with law enforcement led to Black Friday. Among the documents Tzvetkoff turned over were private E-Mails with Elie and Campos.

You can read the full details of the story HERE

Tournament action

The only major tournaments currently taking place in the poker world are the PokerStars LAPT Championship in Chile and the PokerStars ANZPT Championship in Sydney. We’ll be sure to have a full report from both of these events as they finish up this weekend.

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