Juanda Crosses $20 Million in Live Tournaments
Poker Hall of Famer John Juanda is now the 11th player in poker history to move past $20 million in lifetime live poker tournament earnings.
Juanda moved past the $20 million mark at the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo earlier this month after making final tables in back-to-back events.
His first final table came in the €25,500 NL Eight-Max Shot Clock Event. He finished 3rd in that event for €266,500 ($290,534 USD).
The next day Juanda again made the final table, this time in the €25,750 PSC High Roller Event. The event had 187 entries and a €4.58 million prize pool.
Juanda navigated his way through a final table that included Charlie Carrel and Dario Sammartino to make it heads-up with Julian Stuer. He wasn't able to take the title but his runner-up finish earned him $684,900 ($747,332 USD). This was enough to move him past $20 million in lifetime live earnings.
Juanda now has $20.15 million in live earnings, ranking him 11th all-time. In the past he's ranked as high as fifth on Poker's All-Time Money List. He's also 1st on Indonesia's All-Time Money List.
What's most impressive about his $20 million in earnings is that he's accomplished the feat over the course of 20 years. That's an impressive average of $1 million for each year he's played professional poker.
On the surface, $20 million in 20 years may not look impressive, but consider the fact that his career started in 1997 when a six-figure score was a career highlight rather than a regular occurrence.
Juanda has found a way to stay successful in every era of modern poker, making his feat all the more impressive.
Negreanu to Spend Over $1M in Poker Tournaments This Summer
Daniel Negreanu is planning a big summer in Las Vegas. And he’ll have to spend big to accomplish it.
Earlier this week, Negreanu posted his summer schedule on his blog at Full Contact Poker. It started with a complete list of events that he plans to play at the 2017 World Series of Poker. He plans to play 40 events and spend $384,600 in total buy-ins.
In addition Negreanu says he’ll play in several High Roller Events outside of the WSOP including the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria. Overall, Negreanu plans to spend around $1 million in total buy-ins.
Negreanu also stated his lofty goals for the summer in the post. He plans to win $1.5 million, 3 WSOP bracelets and win WSOP Player of the Year for the third time.
His focus will be on mixed games at the WSOP as he doesn't enjoy playing NL tournaments without a shot clock. He also plans to document his journey this summer with glimpses into his preparation and mindset as he tries to accomplish his lofty goals.
Negreanu is presently #1 on Poker's All-Time Money list with $33.15 million in live tournament earnings. Erik Seidel is now within $1 million of those totals, so Negreanu needs to have a big summer to help put some distance back between himself and Seidel.
Negreanu presently has 6 WSOP bracelets. Winning 3 this summer would tie him with Johnny Moss for third all-time. Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan are presently tied for second all-time with 10.
Calvin "cal42688" Anderson Wins Record 8th SCOOP Title
The winningest player in SCOOP history extended his record with a victory in SCOOP #13H, the $530 3-Max Turbo Zoom Progressive Knockout.
Anderson overcame a large field of 1,572 entries to take down his 8th career SCOOP title. The victory earned him $62,919.67 in prize money along with $18,524.09 in bounties.
The fast pace of play allowed for the event to conclude in a mere five hours and Anderson managed to take the chip lead about 2 hours in. He retained that chip lead for much of the remainder of the event, only relinquishing it twice.
Ultimately, it was Anderson heads-up with WilsonJLD and he started the match with a slight chip disadvantage. However, he quickly retook the lead and jumped out to a massive lead prior to the final hand.
In the final hand, Anderson's Ah-9d outran WilsonJLD's Ad-Qd to give him his record-extending 8th SCOOP title. In addition to his 8 SCOOP titles, Anderson has 2 WCOOP titles to give him 10 career COOP titles on PokerStars.