WSOP Champ Pockets $1.2m; Former Pro Wins $5m in DFS
Former poker pro and poker coach Aaron 'AEJones" Jones did even better this past weekend winning $5 million playing Daily Fantasy Sports.
Finally, the Women in Poker Hall of Fame is taking nomination for the Class of 2016.
Main Event Champ McKeehen Wins Over $1.2 Million at PCA
2015 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen is proving that his run during the November Nine was no fluke.
During the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure earlier this month McKeehen pulled off a pair of runner-up finishes to win over $1.28 million.
His first runner-up finish came during the $100,000 Super High Roller Event. He made the final table and ultimately heads-up play against Bryn Kenney before finishing second and walking away with $1.22 million.
Less than a week later he finished runner-up in a $5k 6-Max Turbo side event and earned another $62,100.
McKeehen has rocketed up various All-Time Money Lists since winning the Main Event in November. He's presently #1 All-Time in Pennsylvania, #19 on the U.S. list and 29th on the overall All-Time Money List.
McKeehen has $11.1 million in career earnings and it appears that he's just getting started.
Aaron Jones Wins $5 Million in DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship
We don't often talk about Daily Fantasy Sports here but in this case we will make an exception.
Aaron "aejones" Jones this past weekend took down the DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship for a cool $5 million.
Many of you might remember Jones from his days as the owner and face of LeggoPoker.com and later as a coach on Ivey Poker and Ivey League.
Jones was one of the more prolific online poker players following the poker boom but has been less involved in the industry in recent years.
Jones joked on Twitter that he would retire if he won the $5 million prize. He was among 10 finalists in the championship and ultimately walked away with the life-changing $5 million prize.
We wish Aaron the best in his "retirement," which means we will see him back at the poker tables by June.
Women In Poker Hall of Fame Nominations Underway
The nomination process for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame is presently underway over on WIPHOF.com.
Fans can fill out a form and nominate the female players or industry members that they feel embody the values of the WIPHOF.
The requirements for induction into the WIPHOF are as follows:
- A candidate must have been active as a player or industry leader for a minimum of 10 years prior to election and 35 yrs of age or older.
- Player/industry leader must have contributed to the world of poker in some significant way. This person can qualify by either winning major poker tournaments, or by making significant contributions to the industry of poker.
- Player/industry leader must be a proponent of women in poker.
- All nominees must be approved by a committee of the Board of Directors and the Inductees.
- Nominees must agree to terms & conditions of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.
The WIPHOF was formed in 2008 and inducted members annually until 2012. Afterwards they switched to inducting members every two years.
Some of the pros already inducted into the WIPHOF include Jennifer Harman, Barbara Enright, Linda Johnson, Kathy Liebert, Cyndi Violette, JJ Liu, Susie Isaacs and Marsha Waggoner.