Two short stories from the land of PokerStars including a new sponsorship deal with the Italian Poker Open, and an appearance at the 2017 GoPro Conference in Las Vegas by Daniel Negreanu.
PokerStars has entered an agreement with the Italian Poker Open (IPO) to become the tour’s primary sponsor.
The largest online poker room this side of the homeless man sleeping in front of me severed ties with all regional poker tours in 2014, in a move that kickstarted the PokerStars Championship and Festival vision.
Since that announcement, PokerStars has turned back the clock a few times, more notably changing the name of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas back to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). The PokerStars brand was in your face during the recent Asian Championship of Poker (ACOP) in Macau, and now Stars places another regional tour under the protective wing of the PokerStars banner with the IPO.
As Brad Willis points out on the PokerStars Blog, the IPO was born in 2011 with no more than 300 entrants. These days the IPO holds three events per year, attracting thousands of some of the most attractive, hand gesticulating people in the world.
All three events schedule for 2018 take place at the Casinò di Campione. Here they are:
Jan 3-8: €600,000 Guaranteed Main Event
Apr 24 – May 1: €1m Guaranteed Main Event
Oct 30 – Nov 6: €1m Guaranteed Main Event
The buy-in is €550.
Satellites for these events are running on PokerStars.it
Daniel Negreanu Speaks at the GoPro Convention
For many people, the words ‘Network Marketing’ is about as inviting as using a razor blade as tooth floss, but not in the world of Daniel Negreanu.
The face of PokerStars took some time out from feuding with Hollywood celebrities over their sexual preferences to speak at the 2017 GoPro Convention in Las Vegas.
Not to be confused with the extreme sports camera that made Nick Woodman a billionaire, GoPro is the seminal piece of literature that Network Marketers turn to when they want to learn how to attract more clients.
The author of GoPro is Eric Worre, a Network Marketing professional, who also loves his poker. Worre’s accomplishments include winning $326,764 after defeating 2,251 entrants to win the 2015 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Main Event in the Venetian. $137,280 for finishing behind Bryn Kenney and Ali Fazell in a 2016 $25,000 Aria High Roller, and most recently, appearing on the $25,000Poker After Dark “Voice Carry” event finishing sixth.
I really enjoy public speaking. Inspiring people to reach higher and work harder fulfills me and it feels like a life worth living. pic.twitter.com/nlM0fB5uYq
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) November 17, 2017