I was the original young poker chick to enter the live poker tournament circuit from online play. Being the first official pro to sign with IronDuke.com is very flattering. The site is really growing.
San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) December 12, 2008
The biggest names in the world of poker share the secrets of their success as well as their unique stories with top news site PokerNewsDaily.com. From 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion Peter Eastgate to top female tournament pro Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh, the poker news site has been abuzz with visitors checking out what their favorite poker stars have revealed.
Peter Eastgate chided himself for his subdued celebration following his recent $9.1 million win. The Dane told Poker News Daily, "That was the most ridiculous celebration scene ever because I didn't even celebrate. If I had to redo it, I would have gone crazy. You need to show the world that you are very happy to win." Eastgate also revealed he was exhausted headed into heads-up play, but tried to conceal the fatigue from his opponent, Ivan Demidov, so that the Russian would not drag the event out to take advantage of the situation.
Shortly after becoming the first official poker pro to sign with a site on the Merge Gaming Network, Jennifer Leigh - known as Jennicide in the online poker world - told Poker News Daily, "I was the original young poker chick to enter the live poker tournament circuit from online play. Being the first official pro to sign with IronDuke.com is very flattering. The site is really growing." Leigh has posed for FHM Online and also appeared in the May 2008 edition of Playboy Magazine.
Team PokerStars Pro member Daniel Negreanu revealed that the $50,000 buy-in HORSE event held annually during the WSOP was partly his idea: "I talked with WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack. It brings back a bit of Old Vegas, where tournaments had 150 players instead of 8,000. Each year, there's a very good chance that a well-known professional will win." Negreanu also suggested that if he weren't playing poker for a living, he would be pursuing a career in film or writing.
Finally, World Poker Tour Host Mike Sexton, who contributes a monthly column to Poker News Daily, talked up the abilities of the late Stu Ungar: "If Stu Ungar were alive today, he would be far and away the top superstar in the poker world and the greatest star on the World Poker Tour. I believe that he had that kind of talent." Ungar tragically passed away in 1998 at age 45.
Other poker player interviews that can be found on Poker News Daily include WSOP November Nine members Dennis Phillips and David "Chino" Rheem, Andy Bloch, Eric "Rizen" Lynch, Tiffany Michelle, Annie Duke, Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad and Katja Thater.