The WSOP is finally changing the November Nine. And some big names are winning online titles. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.
The World Series of Poker held its annual conference call, as we’re about two weeks away from the start of the proceedings in Las Vegas. The biggest news? The November Nine — the final table of the main event — will now take place over three days, not two. Hopefully, that means we avoid the 12-hour marathon from last year. Get the lowdown here, or check out the blow-by-blow of everything that was said from PokerNews.com’s live blog.
In other WSOP news, a look at some players to watch who could use a comeback.
Pros owning SCOOP
A lot of big names are having success early on in the Spring Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars. PokerStars pro Jason Mercier has taken down two titles, so far. Online phenom Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz grabbed a victory, as well. And Sorel Mizzi got in on the winning action, too.
–Sen. Harry Reid is all for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, with or without a carveout for online poker.
–The aforementioned Mizzi is near the chip lead at the World Poker Tour Amsterdam. Live updates here. More from the scene:
–A report from the completed Latin America Poker Tour Panama, won by Shakeeb Kazemipur for $180K.
–A report from the WSOP Circuit Main Event at Harrah’s New Orleans.
–The latest in our series on the challenges of innovation in poker. This time: Bullseye.
–Parx Casino in Pennsylvania is pushing for in-person registration if online gaming goes live. Which is a really awful idea.
–A story from a mainstream newspaper with poker pro Jessica Dawley, on battling sexism in poker.
—Limit games return to WSOP.com in Nevada, and they’ll be back in New Jersey, soon, too.
—Knowledge is power in poker.
–The week in poker podcasts.