Hit and Run: Colman Denied at SHRPO; Martin Jacobson Documentary; Pokerfest returns With a Twist


Four final tables were in action at the 2015 SHRPO, including the Main Event. A new documentary on 2014 WSOP Main Event Champ Martin Jacobson debuts. Poker’s changing strategies. And more.

Martin Jacobson documentary

2014 World Series of poker Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson  is the subject of a new documentary series. Here is Part 1:

Zazay denies Colman back-to-back SHRPO titles

It was quite a final table down in Florida, with Daniel Colman looking to win the SHRPO Main Event for the second consecutive year. Not to mention Randy Pfeifer’s massive chip lead and the presence of tournament star Paul Volpe. Despite all of these storylines, the eventual winner was Omar Zazay, who won the first major title of his career and took home the $1 million first-place prize.

As noted, Randy Pfeifer took a massive chip lead into the final table of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event, but despite his advantage he mustered only a 5th place finish.

Colman did a bit better, but was eventually eliminated in 3rd place, while Volpe was the second player eliminated, finishing the tournament in 8th place.

Quick Hitters

– PTP’s Alex Weldon has started a new series where he examines the shifting trends in poker strategy over the past several years. The first installment is quite intriguing and I expect this series to keep getting better.

– Delaware’s iPoker revenue experienced a small decline in July, marking the third consecutive month the industry has shrunk. On a positive note, new registrations were up, perhaps a sign that the interstate agreement in place with Nevada is starting to lure people back to the online tables.

David Eldridge, Fabrizio Gonzalez, and Jason Mercier win at SHRPO.

– Party Poker is bringing back their Pokerfest tournament series. 80 events will take place at pasrtypoker.com with another 10 Pokerfest Live events taking place at the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham.

– News of the weird: Doc Sands challenges Doug Polk to a fight, Polk asks for 6 months to train, Sands needs 24 hours to decide whether to accept.

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