WSOP Main Event champion reveals swaps and new cash game show is coming to PokerGO

The 2022 Main Event champion reveals his take on the World Series of Poker, a wife robbed after leaving an Iowa casino and a poker superstar’s birthday are just a few of the little stacks CardsChat has picked up in the orbit of last week’s poker news.

Espen Jorstad had 56% of himself in the WSOP Main Event (Image: WSOP)

WSOP Main Event champion Espen Jorstad has released his results for his summer in Vegas.

He revealed he had 56% of his own action in the Main Event, trading 44% with 14 other players. A lucky friend had 7.5% of the Norwegian in the Main Event, who paid $10 million for first.

Espen, along with partner Patrick Leonard, also won the tag team event for $75,000.

He cashed in four events this summer, including the Main Event, and says he won nearly $30,000 before the Main. He did not include his results online, but said he won more than $10,000.

Add in $5.6 million from the Main Event victory, and that changes everything for the poker streamer.

In 16 events, Espen fired 26 shots, most of them in the $2,200 Mystery Bounty event at the Wynn where he shipped five buy-ins. He didn’t cash out.

Several other players, including Daniel Negreanu and Scott Ball, have been transparent with their buy-ins and results from this series. Negreanu, who was dragged on the embers after collapsing in the $250,000 high roller event, didn’t have a good streak.

He lost over a million dollars.


Woman robbed after leaving Iowa casino

A woman who won two slot machine jackpots at an Iowa casino was the victim of a dramatic robbery while driving home.

According to a report on the local CBS affiliatethe unidentified woman who won two jackpots worth a total of around $10,000 last Tuesday was chased off the road by two cars after leaving the Prairie Meadows Casino in Des Moines.

According to police, Timothy Spencer then got out of one of the cars, smashed the driver’s side window with a handgun and snatched the woman’s purse with the prize money inside. The victim of the robbery was not physically injured and was able to give a good description to the police. The criminal complaint says police traced Spencer to the crime through casino surveillance, which shows him watching the victim win, following her into the casino and leaving when she did around 3 hours of the morning.

The police are still looking for the other suspects.

Spencer was charged with first degree burglary, first degree larceny, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime with force and possession of a controlled substance. Spencer denies his involvement.


Doyle Brunson says there are no more autographs

Texas Dolly took a look on eBay last week and didn’t like what he saw.

There are nearly 450 Brunson items listed on eBay, mostly “Super System” books and autographs of everything from playing cards and poker chips to glossy photos. They range from 75 cents to hundreds of dollars.

So if you’re one of the lucky ones who’s landed an autograph from Texas Dolly over the years, brace yourself, because he’s not signing anymore. But again, there is always eBay.


New cash game issue on PokerGO

Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks have turned their “No Gamble, No Future” podcast into a show on PokerGo.

Premiering August 1, “No Gamble, No Future” will feature the current roster of poker stars and gambling aspirants. Platt, a WSOP announcer, and Hanks, PokerGO’s programming director, are the hosts.

The first installment is a $200-400 game with a minimum buy-in of $100,000. Some of the players who will appear in at least one of the series’ 13 episodes include Maria Ho, Rob “Boston Rob” Mariano, Nick Schulman, Eric Persson, Patrik Antonius, Lynne Ji, Jimmy D’Ambrosio and Matt Berkey.

The show will air on the subscription channel on Mondays and Thursdays through November.


Happy birthday Daniel!

Today is Daniel Negreanu’s birthday. The man who is still known as “poker for kids” is 48 years old.

Negreanu started playing poker and pool when he was 15 years old. He moved to Vegas at the age of 22 to try and turn pro, but failed before returning home to Toronto to rebuild his bankroll. Two years later, he won his first of six WSOP bracelets, beginning his journey to become one of the most recognized and successful poker players of all time. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2014.

He has more than $21 million in WSOP winnings.

This buys a lot of vegan cakes and ice cream.

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Bob Pajich

Bob Pajich is a poker journalist, creative writer, and poker player who has never encountered any suited connectors he doesn’t like. If you liked what he writes, follow him on Twitter: @PondHockey2.

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