Hit and Run: Mizzi in Running for WPT Title; GPI + WSOP = ?

Sorel Mizzi goes after his first World Poker Tour title. And what does the GPI’s relationship with the WSOP mean for poker? It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

GPI + WSOP

The Global Poker Index revealed more of the details of its deal to power the World Series of Poker player of the year award. Some people seem to be up in arms that the BLUFF formula isn’t being used any more. But really, we’re in favor of one ranking system for everything. Three different live tourney ranking systems? That’s excessive. We’re not even sure we care if it’s the GPI. But let’s just pick one and forget the others. End rant. Interesting, the last two PoYs don’t change if you use GPI’s formula. More here.

In other WSOP matters, some travel tips if you are playing. And six players primed to make a bracelet run. And the best tournaments to play outside of the Rio. And…that’s it, for now.

WPT

Sweden’s Fredrik Andersson is attempting to go wire-to-wire at the World Poker Tour Amsterdam; he leads with 16 players left, and he also led after day 1A. Live updates here. The biggest name left is Sorel Mizzi, who has $10 million in lifetime earnings, but has never won a WPT, WSOP or EPT main event. We couldn’t really believe that until we double checked it. Former WPT champ Giacomo Fundaro is also still alive.

Also, scenes from the player party:

Quick hitters

Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates is playing a live event…in Georgia? The country, not the state.
–The lowdown on the conference call from Amaya, which indicates the company is still on track to launch PokerStars in New Jersey later this year.
–Gen. Wesley Clark, who sits on the board of Amaya Gaming (aka PokerStars’ parent company), doesn’t have a good track record of lending his name to businesses.
–An awesome spinoff of the “mean tweets” idea, but for poker:

–The World Series of Zombies is coming to eat your brains:

Updates from the Spring Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars. Calvin “cal42688” Anderson won a SCOOP event for the sixth time.
–A look at the results from New Jersey gaming and iGaming from April.
–Learn how to float in pot-limit Omaha.

On Twitter: @Dustin Gouker

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