Gus and Viktor Out at Full Tilt
Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom are out as pros at Full Tilt and Jorryt Van Hoof is the favorite to win the WSOP Main Event based on odds released this week.
Also, Daniel Negreanu will host a celebrity poker tournament with proceeds helping St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom No Longer Full Tilt Pros
In a move that wasn't completely surprising Full Tilt has ended its deals with pros Gus Hansen and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom.
The pair had been featured prominently on Full Tilt's website prior to a recent redesign.
News of the potential move started swirling the news sites on Monday after all images of both players had been removed from the website and the recently updated client.
Full Tilt confirmed the pros' departure on Tuesday and called it part of the site's drive to focus more on non-poker games and creating experiences with everyday players rather than focus on paid spokesmen.
Van Hoof Favored to Win Main Event According to Bovada
Bovada has released its odds for the 2014 WSOP November Nine and the overall chip leader Jorryt van Hoof is the current favorite heading into the final table at 57/20, just slightly under 3/1.
Felix Stephensen, second in chips with 32.8 million, is currently 4/1 to win it all. Mark Newhouse is currently 5/1 to win the Main Event.
This is his second straight November Nine final and he will start third in chips. The odds for the remainder of the final table are as follows:
Andoni Larrabe - 7/1
Martin Jacobson - 8/1
Billy Pappaconstantinou - 10/1
Dan Sindelar 15/2
William Tonking - 12/1
Bruno Politano - 16/1
Negreanu to Host Charity Poker Tournament for St. Jude
Daniel Negreanu has always been vocal about giving back to those less fortunate and he is putting his words into action.
Negreanu was recently announced as the host of the St. Jude Celebrity Poker Tournament to be held November 8, 2014 at the Vdara in Las Vegas.
Negreanu will join Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth and a host of stars from the worlds of poker and Hollywood in an evening with a purpose.
Participants can enter the charity tournament for as little as $1,000 or as high as $10,000. Those putting up the full $10,000 will have a chance win a 2015 Corvette Stingray while other players will have the opportunity to win prizes that include private parties, vacations, a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package and poker lessons with Negreanu.