Hit and Run: Spin & Go’s Turn 1; Brutal 1-Outer at EPT Malta; Press Conference a Fail for RAWA Advocates

Steve Ruddock : October 28th, 2015


PokerStars Celebrates 1 Year of Spin & Go’s. RAWA proponents give us a good chuckle. O’Doyle O’Dwyer RULES! More commentary on the Poker Hall of Fame.

PokerStars celebrates 1 Year of Spin & Go’s

PokerStars Spin & Go tournaments are in the midst of their one year anniversary celebration, and according to PokerFuse, six players have become millionaires during the celebration.

During the celebration PokerStars has added $1 million Spin & Go’s at both the $.50 and $5 price point ($1 million Spins are already possible at the $100 buy-in). The $5 Spin and Go tournaments will payout $1 million once in every ten million tournaments for a limited time.

RAWA Press Conference a dud

Yesterday the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling announced they would be holding a press conference on Wednesday (that’s today) to make sure everyone is aware of their version of “facts” when it comes to online gambling.

The announcement was one of the most absurd and hastily crafted announcement you’ll ever see; full of typos and errors.

According to the Poker Players Alliance, the press conference itself wasn’t any better, as it was sparsely attended, with one attendee telling the PPA, it was “painful.”

Quick Hitters

Transplanted American Steve O’Dwyer continues to dominate the European poker scene, this time he took down the EPT Malta High Roller tournament, besting online legend Illari “Ziigmund” Sahamies during heads up play. Because he plays almost exclusively in Europe, O’Dwyer has quietly amassed over $10 million in career tournament earnings.

- The FSTA (that’s the Fantasy Sports Trade Association for those of you new to DFS lingo) has created a new control board, headed by former Obama acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris, that will help the DFS self-regulate itself.

- The debate raging over the Poker Hall of Fame’s criteria is unlikely to die down very soon. Here’s my take on the topic, and why I feel the entire process needs an extreme makeover.

- Shannon Schorr was the beneficiary of one of the dirtiest river cards ¬†you’ll ever read about, as his gutterball straight flush draw “got there” against the nut flush of his opponent.

- Poker rulings are often controversial, but as Alex Weldon relays in this column, sometimes a player can avoid controversial rulings by removing any ambiguity from their declarations and/or actions.

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