We recap some stories you may have missed including a bad beat on a toilet break and Doug Polk shows some respect for KidPoker.
Tony G resigns from Parliament
When live poker gets back to normal it might be a whole lot more interesting in 2021 as it looks like Tony G is coming back.
It appears his six years in Lithuanian politics is at an end as he has resigned from the Lithuanian Parliament yesterday, with a view to returning to business and poker.
The Baltic Times reported that not being able to see eye to eye with Labour Party chairman Viktor Upaskich was the final straw for Tony.
Yesterday, I decided to resign from the Lithuanian Parliament for a number of important reasons – I don’t think I can exact the change desperately needed in national politics. I now focus on business – maybe I may have some more time to play some poker! 🚴 https://t.co/QhrEJ8rtWL
— Antanas Guoga (@TonyGuoga) January 13, 2021
Negreanu has improved, says Polk
Last night Doug Polk ended a five match winning streak from Daniel Negreanu in fine style, winning $119,609 over 600 hands and taking his overall profit to $603,683.
One of the strangest thing about this whole challenge is that the hatchet between the two men has been buried considerably and this week we saw Polk do something nobody expected, he praised KidPoker’s game.
It seems he thinks Negreanu has improved greatly since the start of the challenge and suggests any edge he enjoyed over him is getting lower by the day:
I gotta say @RealKidPoker is playing just night and day better than at the start of the challenge. I still think I have the edge but I wouldn’t be surprised if its pretty low at this point. Gotta give credit where credit is due.
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) January 12, 2021
The ultimate bad beat?
We have seen our fair share of crazy bad beats in Bad Beat Jackpot games but this really must have stung.
A Reddit user posted that the Bad Beat Jackpot in his local casino hit when he was in the bathroom meaning that he missed out on a piece of the $53,000 jackpot.
As one poster commented, had he stayed at the table the dealer would have dealt out two more cards and as such the Bad Beat Jackpot hands would never have been dealt, so he can take comfort in the fact he would never have won any money.
Came back from the bathroom to see the bad beat hit for 53k at my table. Missed out on the table share, most expensive bathroom break I’ve ever taken. from r/poker
OK maybe this is worse
Not a poker story but it’s a Crypto story so most of you will realise how insane this is.
Stefan Thomas has a hard drive with $240 million in Bitcoin on, but he has forgotten his password. He now has two attempts to input his password or the Bitcoin will self destruct.
He is now appealing for help from the tech community to try and find a way to find his password before attempting the last two tries.
Crazy story! Man has two guesses to unlock bitcoin worth $240m – BBC NewsIf you want to get exposure to BTC without a wallet you can invest through listed company @CypherpunkHODL – 9th largest BTC holder and I am on board! https://t.co/VDTa864mg3
— Antanas Guoga (@TonyGuoga) January 14, 2021
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Barry Carter is the editor of PokerStrategy.com and the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, Poker Satellite Strategy and PKO Poker Strategy