Hit and Run: Ivey’s New Car Commercial; Mizzi Misses WPT Final Table
Phil Ivey is selling you cars again. And Sorel Mizzi misses his shot at a big title. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.
The big news at the World Poker Tour Amsterdam was Sorel Mizzi, who was trying to win his first title in a major tour (i.e. WSOP, EPT, WPT). He was doing well late, but ultimately went out in 10th place. That left the final table with little star power. Jason Wheeler, an online pro who won the high roller event in Amsterdam, is alive. Steve Warburton is the chip leader. Updates here. The live stream is on a delay here.
In other WPT news, you can win your way to the WPT500 this July in Las Vegas via PartyPoker NJ.
Phil Ivey is apparently still trying to sell us Chrysler 300s. While we think the first one — where he appeared only briefly — was awesome and made us want to buy the car, we’re not getting the same vibe from this one. Story here, or just watch it below.
In other Ivey news, he won half a million dollars online, and is no longer the biggest loser this year.
In our daily wrap-up of all the World Series of Poker nuggets you can find on the interwebz:
—George Danzer talks about his run to the WSOP player of the year title last year.
—Great ways to qualify for this year’s tournament series.
–A look at Phil Hellmuth’s best WSOPs.
—Pro athletes to watch for.
—Five shows to see while you’re in Vegas.
–Chris “Moorman1” Moorman wins his 25th Triple Crown.
–New York becomes the latest state to consider legislating online poker; it’s not clear, yet, what kind of chances this bill has.
–Even if you’re not for regulation of online casino games and poker, maybe you should be.
–A column by Ari Engel, who explains how he reconciles his life in poker with his religious beliefs.
—Updates from the Spring Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars.
–The latest in PokerNews.com’s casino poker for beginners.
–A bill about poker in Nebraska appears to be in limbo.
–GVC Holdings is trying to take over bwin.party.
–Macau casinos continue to suck at creating revenue.
–The latest on high-stakes poker pro Paul Phua and his continued fight against an alleged illegal betting scheme based on the World Cup.