By: Pocket Bullets Paris
There are very few people that impress us with what they are capable of. Johnny Manziel has impressed us with his incredible athletic abilities on the gridiron. Paul McCartney continues to amaze us with his musical brilliance and his continuing endurance under the bright lights of any stage. Rafael Nadal has blown our minds in all of his thirteen Grand Slam wins.
And in our world of poker, “Dolly” Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Stu Ungar among many others, have all been an overwhelming inspiration holding our attention on poker all these many years. Phil ‘The Brat” Hellmut, with his 13 WSOP championship bracelets, has been one of our all-time favorites at the poker tables. Daniel “The Kid” Negreanu with his six WSOP bracelets, has awed us on more than one occasion.
But time moves on and favorites are bound to eventually fall. We’ve already told you about the dramatic loss endured by Phil Hellmuth, and now we have the latest loss, suffered yesterday by Negreanu when Paul Volpe took away his chances for a seventh bracelet by defeating him in Event #13: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship.
This was Volpe’s first bracelet, first WSOP final table. He walked away with $253,524 while Negreanu can still smile while adding another $156,674 to his poker winnings.