Norton Hints at Rounders 2
Saniker leapfrogged Phil Ivey in late November to finish the month as the game's top earner but Ivey still finished up over $600,000.
Meanwhile, Edward Norton may have inadvertently spilled the beans that Rounders 2 is not in development as has been rumored.
Saniker Earns $1m in November, Ivey Finishes Up $600,000
Phil Ivey was the top high-stakes earner for much of the month of November but was unable to hold onto the lead thanks to a streaking German player Saniker.
Ivey still managed to finish third overall for November with a solid $602,315 in earnings.
Ivey put in the most volume during November in terms of hands played, logging 24,723 hands in high stakes action. His winnings would have been higher in November if not for struggles in 2-7 Lowball.
Saniker was the only player in November to crack the $1 million mark. A late surge at the end of the month allowed him to finish up $1.01 million on the month. The majority of his winnings have been in Triple Draw and he continues to dominate in the game heading into December.
Heading into the final month of the year Dan 'jungleman12' Cates is still online poker's top earner with over $3.2 million in combine earnings between Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars.
Punting-peddler is the only other player above $2 million and has $2.3 million in earnings this year. Patrik 'FinddaGrind' Antonius is third with $1.5 million.
Ed Norton Calls Rounders 2 "a Possibility"
One of the big rumors in the poker community the last couple of years has been that Rounders 2 was "in development" and could be coming to the big screen in the next couple of years.
A recent interview with one of the film's potential stars would seem to indicate that these rumors are false.
Edward Norton, famous for his role of 'Worm' in the original film, was on David Letterman recently and was asked about a sequel to the film.
Norton replied, "I think there is a possibility of it. Yea we couldn't have had more fun making that movie. That was one of the best gangs of people ever. We did it right on the cusp of what became kind of the resurgence of the poker phenomenon.
And I think Matt and I talked later...we should have negotiated like a 5% rake on every poker pot that was played after that. Then we could have made the film with our money!"
If a film were really "in development," wouldn't the stars at least be informed? The fact that he talks about it as a "possibility" would seem to indicate a new film is not on the way and poker fans are engaging in wishful thinking.