Poker News: Negreanu Leaves PokerStars, Tiger Jam & More

Poker News Roundup

This week’s poker news starts off with a story of a bad beat on a final hand. Don’t feel too bad for the victim, though, as Tiger Woods has had plenty of big wins in his career.

Tiger Woods Suffers Bad Beat To Russell Westbrook At Charity Poker Event

When it’s your tournament, you hope things go your way. Unfortunately for Tiger Woods, that wasn’t the case.

Woods was hosting the Tiger Jam, which is a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament where proceeds go to charity. He was upstaged by NBA star Russell Westbrook, who handed Woods an epically bad beat. Westbrook, who was among the many celebrities on hand for Tiger’s eighth annual Poker Night at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, was locked into a heated clash with Tiger on one of the final hands. Westbrook and Tiger both went all-in before the dealer made the flop. Tiger was holding a King of clubs and an Ace of spades. Westbrook was holding a pair of Queens, one of clubs and the other of diamonds. When the dealer turned an Ace, Tiger began to celebrate since he had a pair of Aces, which is pretty good hand to have in heads-up play. However, Tiger’s premature celebration didn’t last long as a Queen also came up on the flop, giving Westbrook a three-of-a-kind. Westbrook would win the hand and send a disappointed Tiger home hoping for better luck.

At the end of the day, everyone who participated was a winner as the annual event has now raised more than $21 million for the TGR Foundation, which is Woods’ charity.

Negreanu, PokerStars Part Ways

Daniel Negreanu recently celebrated another major milestone in his life by announcing that he had celebrated tying the knot with poker personality Amanda Leatherman. Less than a week later, Negreanu had a very different type of announcement that caught plenty of poker fans off guard.

Negreanu has announced that he had ended his 12-year relationship as an ambassador with PokerStars. The six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner thanked plenty of members of the PokerStars staff by name and explained that it was his intention to focus on starting a family with his new bride.

The 44-year-old poker pro currently sits in second-place on the all-time tournament earnings leaderboard with $38.7 million, sitting behind only Justin Bonomo. Negreanu is the latest of several high-profile ambassadors that have parted ways with PokerStars in recent years. That list includes Jason Mercier, Barry Greenstein, Vanessa Selbst, Bertrand Grospellier, Randy Lew and Victor Ramdin.

Deadwood Shootout Announced For November By Card Player Poker Tour

For the first time in the history of the Card Player Poker Tour, the company will make its way to Deadwood, South Dakota for a highly anticipated event.

The 2019 CPPT Deadwood Shootout $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event will take place at the Silverado-Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Compex from November 8th through the 10th. The Silverado-Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex is built at the top of Deadwood’s historic Main Street.