Phil Ivey spotted heading to Australia. PokerStars Caribbean Adventure begins its final weekend. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Phil Ivey Could Be Playing Aussie Millions
Some possible good news for Phil Ivey fans. Poker pro Nipun Java snapped a picture of Phil Ivey as the pair headed to Australia. Next week, Australia hosts Aussie Millions and Ivey is no stranger to the event. He’s a three time $250,000 Challenge Winner and told PokerNews in 2016 that the Aussie Millions is his favorite stop on the poker tour. The Aussie Million begins next Wednesday in Melbourne.
Unfortunately for Ivey and his fans the top pro has been seen more in the courtroom than at major tournaments during 2017. Ivey had indicated last year that he plans on playing more poker in 2018.
— PokerNews (@PokerNews) January 12, 2018
Day 4 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event began on Friday with 47 players remaining and a chip lead by Karl Stark. By late afternoon, 17 players remained with David Peters on top with over 2 million chips. Koray Aldemir, Liv Boeree and Adrian Mateos are among the other notables still alive in the tournament as the day will end with 16 remaining.
Elsewhere at the PCA, Jason Koon took down the $25,000 Single Day High Roller for a prize of $421,080. In winning the event, Koon beat an impressive final table that included Nick Petrangelo, Benjamin Pollak and Isaac Haxton.
With the win, Jason Koon moves up over $11 million in live tournament winnings and 53rd on the All Time Money List.
— PokerStarsBlog (@PokerStarsBlog) January 12, 2018
Many of the players from the $25,000 Single Day High Roller bought in to play the $25,000 High Roller event which began on Friday and will run through Sunday.
Continue to watch the action all weekend long below:
– Daniel Negreanu isn’t immune to being bum hunted:
Honestly not many things more pleasurable then beating a full $50-$100 game for $30,000 and then seeing this the minute you quit the game.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 11, 2018
– Molly’s Game grossed $9.6 million in box office receipts from January 5th to January 11th, putting the movie in 6th place for the week. The Aaron Sorkin directed movie has now earned $16 million over its first three weeks of release.
– Earlier this month, Vanessa Selbst surprised the poker world with an announcement that she was retiring from poker to manage a hedge fund. Barry Carter from PokerStrategy takes a look at the question of when it might be time to quit the game and try something new.
– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is a continuation of the “$215 MTT Review” series. In Epiosde 3, AAPoker examines the mid to late part of the multi table tournament.