Hit and Run: Day 2 of WSOPE; UKGC to Examine 3rd Party Software Aids; WSOP.com Fall Series

Staff : October 12th, 2015


Updates from the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe. The UKGC is going to tackle the use of third-party software in online poker. Who will and who should be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame?

WSOP Europe rolls along

Event #2, a €550 No Limit Hold’em tournament dubbed Oktoberfest saw 2,144 players enter, generating a prize-pool of just over €1 million. Four players, including 2015 bracelet winner John Gale remain in the hunt for the title.

Event #3 will also crown a champion today as eight players remain in the €3,250 buy-in PLO8 tournament. Among the remaining players are Mike Leah, Benjamin Pollock, and Poker Hall of Fame finalist Max Pescatori.

Day 1 of the €1,650 Monster Stack event drew a crowd of 560 players. at writing there are still 470 players vying for the title, with two Germans, Jens Patzner and Andreas Wiese at the top of the leaderboard. In third place is Triple Crown winner David Kitai.

More updates available at WSOP.com live reporting.

UKGC to Examine Third Party Software

According to a report from PokerNews.com, the UK Gambling Commission will conduct a review of third-party software aids in online poker games.

The use of such tools has long been debated within the poker community, but this is the first time a review of this magnitude will be conducted, and the findings and conclusions could have a ripple effect across the online poker world.

Quick Hitters

- WSOP.com will host concurrent Fall Tournament Series in Nevada and New Jersey from October 25 – November 1. The eight event series will have guarantees of  $60k (New Jersey) and $80k (Nevada).

- The Poker Hall of Fame is turning into quite the controversial topic, and Earl Burton of PokerNewsDaily does his best to determine who should be inducted and who will be inducted.

- The crAAKKer blog tackled the return of PokerStars to the U.S. with an in-depth analysis of what the company will and won’t do for the industry. It’s a long, but worthwhile read.

- Part Time Poker’s Alex Weldon combed through the online poker forums and here are the highlights  he feels worthy of being included in our weekly Forum Finals series.

- Poker Update experienced a case of multiple personality disorder this week as the site asked the question “should online poker players care about DFS?” The site then published an article for and an article against what I’ll coin as #DFSmatters.

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