Saturday, July 07, 2007

Shuffle Up and Deal

The main event at the World Series of Poker started Friday in Las Vegas, and Daniel Negreanu, one of the premier players in the world, was our guest Friday night/Saturday morning on "Sports Overnight America" on the Sports Byline USA Radio Network.

We covered a lot of territory in this interview and Daniel, one of the top spokesmen for poker, had plenty to say about the state of the game just hours before was to begin his quest for poker's biggest prize. You can listen to the interview by clicking here (MP4 file in Quicktime format).

On a sidenote, a dropout from the University of Pittsburgh was the first player eliminated. Luke Staudenmaier, 21, who paid the $10,000 entry fee himself, lasted all of nine minutes. He went all-in with $20,000 after being raised.

"I was excited," he said. "I thought I was going to be the chip leader and double up immediately."


Darren Heitner said...

Any name on the guy who took out Staudenmaier?

dawizofodds said...

The player was not identified.