Short Stacks: A’s Moving to Las Vegas, Negreanu Shares His WSOP Schedule

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A huge high-stakes game on Thursday, a new baseball team in Las Vegas, and Daniel Negreanu releases his World Series of Poker itinerary are some of the short stacks CardsChat picked up in its latest orbit of poker news.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu cashed 12 times at the 2022 WSOP but still finished the series with a $1.1 million loss. He’s shooting for a full slate again in 2023. (Image: PokerGo)

PokerGO, the online poker streaming service and broadcast partner of the World Series of Poker, will live-stream a special High Stakes Poker episode tomorrow (Thursday, April 27).

The game will have a minimum buy-in of $100,000 with $200/400 and $400 big-blind ante. The players will be the usual band of high stakes show-offs: Eric Persson, Jennifer Tilly, Matt Berkey, Nik “Airball” Arcot, Doug Polk, Rob Yong, and Bill Klein.

Berkey and Arcot are currently in the middle of a heads-up grudge match. In May, Arcot will join casino-chain owner Persson, Doordash founder Yong and others in a million dollar buy-in game on Hustler Casino Live.

The game starts at 2:30 p.m. PT.

Adam Hendrix featured in local paper

The Anchorage Daily News’ Josh Reed wrote a nice feature article on Adam Hendrix, who grew up in Anchorage and is now a professional poker player who was recently named as a member of the WSOP Poker Thrill Team, along with Patrik Antonius, Espen Jorstad, Vanessa Selbst, Samantha Abernathy, Landon Tice, and Ethan “Rampage” Yau.

Hendrix is number-one on the money list for players from Alaska, and just passed the $4 million tournament winnings mark last month.

Oakland A’s moving to Las Vegas

The Oakland A’s bought a big chunk of property and will soon make Las Vegas a three-league town.

“For a while we were on parallel paths (with Oakland), but we have turned our attention to Las Vegas to get a deal here for the A’s and find a long-term home,” A’s President Dave Kaval told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday. “Oakland has been a great home for us for over 50 years, but we really need this 20-year saga completed and we feel there’s a path here in Southern Nevada to do that.”

The Rio, the former home of the WSOP, and it’s large lot of land was reportedly one of the 20 locations being considered by the A’s, but the baseball organization decided on the 49 acres that sits on across the I-15 from T-Mobile Arena on the corner of Dean Martin and Tropicana Avenue. It’s also only a mile from Las Vegas’s NFL stadium.

A $1.5 billion 30,000-seat ballpark with a partially retractable roof will be built on the site. The property was sold by Red Rocks Resorts.

The team hopes to begin play there in 2027.

Daniel Negreanu releases WSOP schedule

The mortals among us will plan all year to play in one WSOP event. Then there are entities like Daniel Negreanu, who signaled he will again chase the Player of the Year honors by playing a filled-to-the-brim schedule of events.

He listed 88 events, starting with the $25,000 High Roller right at the start. That’s close to a million dollars in buy-ins for the 2004 WSOP POY — the first year a POY was awarded. In 2019, he briefly thought he won the POY, but an error discovered in the point tabulations a few days later put Negreanu into third.

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