06 Apr 13

Daily Rewind: Ivey is God, WPT Barcelona, High Roller Loses £1 Billion

In today's Daily Rewind the experts weigh in on Phil Ivey, who has also announced his Caesars Cup Team. We have the latest from WPT Barcelona and we learn about the High Roller who lost £1 billion in 14 months.

The Daily Rewind is your one-stop-shop for a sharp review of the day in poker. Join us here for a mix of the latest news and a more irreverent insight into the poker world. Today we discovered the following topics for you:

Ivey is God, reveals Caesars Cup Team

As the build up for the new Bet Raise Fold documentary increases, a new outtake from the movie has been revealed, where the experts discuss why Phil Ivey 'is God':



Ivey has also revealed his picks for the Caesars Cup, which takes place next week during the WSOP APAC. The formidable lineup of Daniel Negreanu, Greg Merson, Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari.

WPT Barcelona Day 1A

http://resources.pokerstrategy.com/2013/04/05/cates.pngWith all the bracelet fever taking place in Australia you would be forgiven for not knowing there were other tournaments taking place. One such notable event is the €3,500 WPT Barcelona Main Event, which started yesterday.

106 players bought in for Day 1A yesterday, with 59 making it to Day 2. Among the notable survivors we have Kevin MacPhee, Marcin Wydrowski, Toby Lewis, Bryn Kenney, Steve O'Dwyer and Daniel 'Adminjunglemandan' Cates.

Day 1B is already underway, stay tuned to the Daily Rewind for more updates.

The Magician has made it

You know you've made it when a huge billboard with your image is hanging high in Times Square. One Drop champion and poker's current hottest property Antonio Esfandiari proved he is one of the most famous players on the planet right now with this shot from the heart of New York:

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High Stakes Corner

The WSOP APAC is not the only focus on the Crown Casino right now with the media, there is also the small matter of a businessman who has lost £1 billion there, including AUD $164 million in five hours.

According to the Daily Mail, real-estate tycoon Harry Kakavas is taking the Crown Casino to court in an attempt to get some of his money back. He claims the casino knew he had a serious gambling problem, but they lured him back to their high roller tables anyway.

Kakavas is said to have played for up to $300,000 a hand at baccarat and has even served jail time for stealing $286,000 from friends to feed his habit.

Daily Signoff

Why does everyone think Ivey is the greatest? Because of stuff like this: