PokerStars weekend review (8th July 2013)

It is, as they say, all going off. The World Series Main Event is due to start its third and final starting day in a few hours, adding to the 2,885 players (or so) that have already given the $10,000 Big One a spin. We're covering the WSOP stateside on the blog with some great articles, such as this one about living legend Doyle Brunson.

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Doyle Brunson: what have you achieved?

Talking of legends, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu is still battling for the 2013 WSOP player of the Year title against British PokerStars regular Matthew 'MUSTABET' Ashton. Ashton won $1.7m in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championships and Negreanu immeditately answered with a runner-up finish in the 2-7 Triple Draw to Eli Elezra for $107,055. I told you it was going off. And anything can happen in the Main Event. Vegas in the summer time, it's a crazy place (as Theo Jorgensen can tell you).

2013 WSOP Player of the Year
1. Matthew Ashton, 649.75
2. Daniel Negreanu, 598.34
3. Loni Harwood, 487.20
4. David (Bakes) Baker, 475.35
5. Donald Nguyen, 466.13

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"Where's that Ashton kid?"

While thousands of grinders might be in Sin City trying to win it all there were thousands more filling their pockets and punching the air in the comfort of their own home, happily avoiding the cold air conditioning that's plagued the WSOP 2013. dreammancy won the Sunday Million for $181.207.36 and gppsromon topped the Wam-Up for $80,422. They were just two of the big Sunday winners. You can check all out all of the PokerStars weekend winners here.

Also, did you know that Fixed Limit Week started today? All week long there's going to be bonuses, boosts and freerolls. Check out Fixed Limit Week here.

is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. WSOP photo courtesy of PokerPhotoArchive.com

Rick Dacey
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