Hit and Run: Hellmuth on Twitch?; Big Chinese Poker Tourney Shut Down
Phil Hellmuth says he’s going to start live streaming. And a blow to poker in China. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.
Poker Brat streaming?
Phil Hellmuth on Twitch? Yes, please.
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) April 15, 2015
Hellmuth berating online donks for their poor play? Who wouldn’t want to watch that?
Not open-face Chinese poker
Many think China could be a huge untapped market for poker. And that was proving true at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Nanjing Millions, which had drawn 2,300 entrants. But the tournament was shut down by authorities for suspected illegal gambling. More here.
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