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Broken Cunix Pieces Win TogetherIf ever there was a bravery award in poker then Shawn Cunix would win it hands down. Despite breaking his collar bone whilst saving his son from an oncoming car, he's gone on to claim the WPT Jacksonville title.
Cunix started the final table as the chip leader and despite having his arm in a sling, he continued to gather chips from the start.
As the field began to shrink and players started hitting the rail, only James Calderaro was left standing in Cunix's way.
Despite being at a chip disadvantage, Cunix erased Calderaro’s chip lead before surging into a dominant lead. From there he continued to pressure Calderaro until he scooped the final pot, his first WPT title and $400,600.
Negreanu Taking it to the LimitPokerStars' penchant for high stakes heads-up matches is being taken to new limits this weekend with a Fixed Limit Hold’em fiesta.
Daniel Negreanu will be representing the site against the secretive “rUaBot” in a Limit Hold'em Challenge. Despite not knowing his opponent’s identity, Daniel is very aware of the online grinder’s game:
@RealKidPoker: “I'm playing some Limit Hold’em genius on PokerStars. My goal is to not get crushed! HAHA. #kidisgood.”
The match will be played at $200/$400 and each player will have a $75,000 bankroll. The pair will begin their duel at 2pm ET and battle until 1,250 hands have been completed.
High Stakes Health ChallengeIf you love added value and are looking for a new challenge then Sorel Mizzi’s new blog post should make for exciting reading.
After thanking Black Friday for giving him a break from his computer and allowing him to “explore other avenues in life", he goes on to describe his new fitness venture.
|Could You Win the Mizzi Challenge?
Now living a more healthy lifestyle, Sorel wants other players to do the same. He closes his blog by asking players to "start a three-month fitness program aligned with your goals.”
Everyone who enters will have their progress judged by four different people, with the winner receiving personal coaching (and possible staking) from Mizzi.
High Stakes Corner“!P0krparty¡” ended a mammoth session as yesterday’s biggest winner. The high stakes grinder is renowned for his lengthy, if infrequent, visits to the virtual felt and managed to log 10,636 hands and $119,126 profit in the past 24 hours.
In contrast "EireAbu” and “Isildur1” didn’t fare so well at the virtual tables. The former dropped $168,180 while the latter saw their online roll drop by $87,489.
Although “Isildur1” experienced the rough side of variance yesterday, that certainly wasn’t the case at this year’s PCA High Roller event. You can now watch Viktor’s victory courtesy of PokerStars TV.