Anything Barry Greenstein can do Daniel Negreanu can do. That's what we learnt last night when Mr Negreanu won the High Stakes Showdown on Pokerstars. A few weeks ago we reported that his high stakes rival Barry Greenstein took down the $10,000 heads up shootout event which had previously been won 3 times in 4 weeks by Sorel Mizzi, now Kidpoker has took down the $50,000 first prize.
Negreanu and Greenstein both joined Team Pokerstars earlier this year, with Negreanu being the most recent addition to the roster. Since joining every time he plays online the chat box is awash with observer chat from his army of fans. I myself watched last night as he played heads up against malicous222 and not only were the observers starstruck, so was his opponent, asking his advice and for critique on his play (Bear in mind this was a $10,000 heads up match and malicous222 is a highly rated internet pro).
Daniel is one of those players that creates a frenzy amongst poker fans wherever he goes, live or online. His confirmation for the inaugural APPT and EPT events caused headlines in all the poker press and he is likely to be one of the most watched players later on this week at the WSOPE. By signing to Pokerstars he has ensured them an army of railbirds who have migrated from his previous site, Full Contact Poker.
The numbers may be low for the High Stakes Showdown but the quality is immense. Some of the highest rated cash game players online sign up to the event and now it clearly has caught the eyes of the big names of the bricks and mortar game. With Greenstein and Negreanu now both winning the biggest game on Pokerstars you can expect to see a few more household take a stab in the new railbirds favourite.
Ed Note: High stakes, low stakes or no stakes, Pokerstars has something for everyone.