Seneca Niagara Brings the “Mouth,” the “Grinder” and the Deep Stacks Poker Tour for the First Ever Televised Event in Western New YorkJanuary 19, 2012 - 10:26am
By Barbara Rogers
Back by popular demand, thanks to Seneca Gaming and Entertainment, Deep Stacks Poker Tour rolls into Seneca Niagara February 14 through February 19. Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi and Mike “The Mouth” Matusow head up the popular crew. John Wood and his hard working Seneca Niagara staff prepare for the first ever Texas hold’em show down to be televised in Western New York. The events promise plenty of action and fun, including a couples-only, no-limit hold’em tournament. See the entire schedule on page 11 of this issue.
by Wendeen H. Eolis (Updated 01/20/12 6:58 EST)
The Parade of Unsung Departures - Updated
Special Note: This article updates the author's breaking news and follow up story about PokerStars CEO Gabi Campos ' departure plans, taking into account relevant communications--not marked confidential--between Poker Stars and the reporter.
In a personal email to this reporter one day after publication of the breaking news, PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg confirmed "Gabi's (Campos) departure. Hours after Poker Player Newspaper broke the story, Poker Stars gave an exclusive statement to Poker News, attributed to "top officials" of the Company :
“Poker Stars announced today that Gabi Campos has decided to step down from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2012, to pursue other opportunities. The company thanks Gabi for his hard work and commitment and wishes him the best in all his future endeavors. A search for Gabi’s replacement is under way.”
by Haley Hintze
DUHAMEL HOME INVASION
The saga of the late-night home invasion robbery of WSOP Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel turned ever stranger with the arrest of former Duhamel girlfriend Bianca Rojas-Latraverse and three Montreal-area men in connection with the case. According to evidence presented at the arraignment, Rojas-Latraverse, 20, orchestrated the break-in in which Duhamel was beaten and briefly hospitalized, which was physically carried out by two of the three others since arrested. Taken in the robbery were over $100,000 worth of euros and Canadian currency, a special PokerStars Rolex watch commemorating Duhamel’s WSOP win—which has since been recovered—and the platinum-and-diamonds WSOP winner’s bracelet, which remains missing. This is proof positive that, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”