Hit and Run: Day 3 of the WSOPE; Delaware iPoker Struggles; New iPoker Software Available


Gale comes up short at WSOPE. Delaware’s online poker industry posts its worst month to date. Jason Chaffetz wants to be the next Speaker of the House. And more.

Recap of WSOP Europe Day 3

John Gale’s remarkable run in Event #2 came to an end with a runner up finish to Dietrich Fast. Gale, a cancer survivor, who won a bracelet at the 2015 WSOP in Las Vegas, would have been one of the feel good stories of the year in poker.

Event #3 is down to just two players and it’s Richard Gryko and Mike Leah battling for the bracelet and the six-figure score the winner will leave Berlin with.

Partway through Day 12 of the Monster Stack tournament there are just 49 players still in contention. Among the players still in the hunt are Simon Deadman, Andy Black, Niall Farrell, and Adrian Apmann.

101 players registered for Event #5, a  €2,200 8-Game Mix tournament.

More updates available at WSOP.com live reporting.

Quick Hitters

– Russ Head is the latest WSOP Circuit Series champion thanks to his victory in the WSOPC Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event, pocketing a cool $123k in the process.

– Is remote commentary on Twitch the future of live tournament poker? Our own Alex Weldon examines the positives of the new medium and offers up some potential improvements.

– Delaware’s legal online poker industry posted its worst month to date in September, collecting just $24,523 for the month. This is concerning, as the linking of Delaware and Nevada was supposed to be a positive for the state, so far the benefits haven’t materialized.

– The iPoker Network has completed a major overhaul of their software, and players at the top tier sites on the network (bet365, William Hill Poker, and Coral Poker) can now download or upgrade the new software.

– RAWA sponsor wants to be the next Speaker of the House, but according to US Poker he’s drawing to a two outer with one card to come.

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