Dani Stern retires from poker

One high stakes star calls time on the game while a legend of the nosebleeds has hinted he may be making a return.

Poker is still a relatively new game in its modern form and as such a 31-year-old can retire after what is considered a 'long career'. 

That's what has happened with Dani Stern, better known as 'supernova9' on PokerStars and 'ansky451' on Full Tilt, who started playing when he was 18 but announced his retirement last week on Twitter:

Stern has over $3.7 million in live cashes but is best known as an online cash player. This year he is down $777,373 online, mostly courtesy of some epic seven-figure swing PLO battles with 'BERRI SWEET'. 

Ivey is coming back?

When one door closes another usually opens and this week an interview has surfaced where Phil Ivey gives a (perhaps slightly forced) hint that he might be back on the poker circuit next year. 

Citing family issues and spending most of his time in Asia as a reason for his absence, it looks like the widely agreed best player in the world might be back in the better publicised games in 2018:

Biggest winners and losers so far in 2017

TOP WINNERS

trueteller
Timofey Kuznetsov
Profit:$1,667,920
'BERRI_SWEET'$1,439,170
Viktor Blom$1,179,628

TOP LOSERS

sami kelopuro
Sami Kelopuro
Loss:$1,213,327
Dani Stern$777,373
'8superpoker'$589,029

 

Winner/Loser stats provided by HighStakesDB.com.

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