Art Papazyan wins his second WPT title in as many months. More delays in Pennsylvania’s efforts to regulate online gambling. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
Papazyan is Victorious at WPT Maryland
Art Papazyan won his second World Poker Tour title in five weeks when he took down the WPT Maryland at Live! Casino Main Event on Wednesday night. Papazyan had won his first title when he was victorious in the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event. He becomes only the 26th player to win two WPT titles.
In winning WPT Maryland, Papazyan takes home a $389,405 first place prize, adding to the $668,692 prize he won 5 weeks ago after beating Phil Hellmuth heads-up. The win pushes Papazyan over $1 million in lifetime live tournament winnings. With the win, Papazyan now has a commanding lead of the Player of the Year race, with more than twice as many points as the next two players – Guo Liang Chen and Jay Lee.
— Chad Allan Holloway (@ChadAHolloway) October 5, 2017
– More delays for online gaming regulation in Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House fell short of passing a revenue package to fund the state budget. The House and Senate will be back in session on October 16th, but the budget discussions — along with the online gambling language — may be delayed until 2018.
– Poker Masters Jacket winner Steffen Sontheimer was recently asked on Joe Ingram’s podcast about Phil Hellmuth skills in today’s game. Watch below:
— gN PapiGTO 🚀🚀 (@Joeingram1) October 3, 2017
– Bryn Kenney continues to hold his lead in the GPI Player of the Year and GPI 300 leaderboards. While top 10 of the GPI Player of the Year standings has not budged over the last week, Dan Smith (+1), Ari Engel (-1) and Dario Sammartino (+4) moved slightly in the standings.
– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day takes a look at a new classic series on “$25NL 6-max” games. This episode is part 1 in a 4-part series.