In this article, we deliver you a couple of selected poker videos of the past week.
Hellmuth vs. Negreanu in at the World Series Final Table
The 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada has come to a close. We’ve seen plenty of exciting action, and there was quite enough drama left for the last week as well. Just to bring up one example, two of the game’s greatest legends, 16-time gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and 6-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu was in the last 3 standing in the $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. Negreanu has been chasing his 7th World Series gold since 2013 (during that time, Hellmuth added 3 to his tally), so it was an emotional ride for old Dnegs. So much so that when Hellmuth spiked a river against him in an all-in pot, he picked up and threw a chair to the ground out of frustration. You can watch the incident in this video by PokerGO. However, in the end, neither of the legends won, “third wheel” Jeremy Ausmus took home the title.
The Best of Hollywood by PokerStars
“Hollywooding” is a common term in poker jargon. It refers to the performance a player puts on at the table for deception. At times, it is acceptable and good strategically; at other times, it’s downright inappropriate. The PokerStars YouTube channel put together a compilation of the best acting poker players have to offer. It features, among others, Samantha Abernathy. Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Tony G.
Matt Berkey in a $288K Pot at Hustlers
For our next video, we bring you a huge pot that developed in the Hustler Casino’s high stakes live streamed cash game. Solve for Why founder Matt Berkey ripped it in on the turn with a check-raise for more than twice the average full-time annual salary in the US, $177,000, which ballooned the pot up to $288,000. He was holding Jack-high for a double gutshot straight draw. His opponent, a man named Dylan, ultimately folded what was the best hand – Queen-high…
The Last WSOP Vlog of the Year by Daniel Negreanu
To properly bid farewell to the 2021 World Series of Poker, let’s take a look at Negreanu’s last vlog about the series. “Kid Poker” ultimately had a very successful fall in Vegas, with 16 (!) cashes that produced him around $400K in profit. However, there is one thing he could feel just a little unsatisfied about: he won no bracelet, as we wrote above, since 2013. His “hail Mary” effort was in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event, the last on the schedule. Alas, it did not work out for him.