Facts and figures. They make the world go around and, more often than not, tell a story without letting opinions or biases get in the way. Which numbers from the past week tell that story and what quick opinions do we have?
$1,946,911 – The biggest story of the first week of the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo and perhaps the biggest story of 2017, has been the unbeatable Bryn Kenney. The New York-native won another Super High Roller title last week, earning just shy of $2 million in the process. Kenney also completed the High Roller triple crown, winning $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000 buy-in events, all before the mid-way point of the year.
727 – The biggest storyline since the rebranding of PokerStars LIVE events has been the up and down nature of Championship fields. While Panama may have been underwhelming in terms of field size, Macau and now Monte Carlo are impressing. The PSC Monte Carlo Championship drew 727 entrants and built up a nearly $4 million prize pool.
$1,456,708 – The back and forth between Erik Seidel and Daniel Negreanu at the top of the all-time money list is something that we love to talk about but, as it turns out, Seidel likes to talk about it too. He joked on Twitter that Negreanu had a voodoo doll of him that Kid Poker was poking as Seidel finished 3rd in the PSC $50K High Roller, a result that drew Seidel within $1.5 million of Negreanu at the top of that all-time list.
71 – Moving away from poker and to the realm of daily fantasy sports, a slightly long-standing record fell this past weekend. Owners of Anthony Rendon on DraftKings, who was celebrating their fifth anniversary this weekend, earned 71 FPTS thanks to a six hit, three homerun, ten RBI and five run effort on Sunday. That total broke Josh Hamilton’s record of 69 FPTS, which stood since DraftKings first offered daily fantasy baseball in 2012.
28 – The start of May means one thing; we are less than a month away from the start of the Super High Roller Bowl. It also means we are one step closer to finding out who will be the celebrity guest that rounds the field out at 56 entrants. To be the first to find out what big-name star is joining the world’s biggest buy-in tournament, follow Poker Central on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.