Dani "Ansky" Stern Bids Farewell to Poker

Dani "Ansky" Stern Bids Farewell to PokerOver the years, Dani Stern has earned a good living playing poker, either as a high stakes online cash grinder, or competing at live or online events on the tournament circuit. However, the player has now decided to call an end to his career as a poker professional, and on Friday made the following announcement on twitter:
“Farewell poker world. It has been a wild and crazy ride, and I will miss it. On to new adventures”
As far as his online data is concerned, Dani Stern’s biggest success seems to have come from his tournament endeavors, having won $3,695,729 playing live events, and a further $2,121,417 playing online, the majority of which was won playing on PokerStars under the screen name supernova9.
Stern’s online cash game results, on the other hand, tell a completely different story, with the pro having lost $297,648 as “Ansky451” on Full Tilt, and a further $1,439,781 as “supernova9” on PokerStars. In fact, Stern has failed to enjoy a single winning year playing his preferred high stakes PLO cash games on the site.
In 2014, for instance, Stern lost -$58,300 on PokerStars, followed by -$240,722 in 2015, and -$227,947 in 2016. This year, however, Stern’s losses have started to increase at an exponential rate, with the pro having shed a further -$777,373 from his bankroll. Interestingly, most of Stern’s losses in 2017 have been through playing PLO against ‘BERRI SWEET’, who has won $1,439,170 this year on PokerStars, and a little over $2 million since joining the site.
Stern’s epic fail against ‘BERRI SWEET’ was subsequently picked up by a number of tweeters responding to his retirement message, with Joseph Cook writing:
“Post the ev graph v Berri Sweet as your last gesture please gov. You retire as a nobel top 20 all time online poker player. All the best.”
A good-humored Stern replied by a posting a graphic showing a steeply sloping graph, but in general the tweets he received were mostly ones of well wishes, and thanking him for his efforts in the poker community over the years, including defending the rights of players. In 2009, Stern also entertained the poker community by appearing in his own TV reality show called “2 Months, 2 Million“, along with his poker buddies Jay Rosenkrantz, Emil Patel, and Brian Roberts.

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