Hit and Run: WPT Champ Nearly Crowned; Million-Dollar Spin & Go On Twitch
The WPT Championship is down to two, with a live stream. And another huge Spin & Go is triggered at PokerStars. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.
The World Poker Tour World Championship is down to two, after the best known players — Carlos Mortensen and Tony Dunst — were eliminated. Dunst was at his second straight final table in this event. Former WPT champ Alexander Lakhov and Asher Conniff are currently heads-up for the title. Almost a million dollars up top. Live updates here.
Live stream below:
A million, live on Twitch
So, PokerStars has been running its million-dollar Spin & Go promotion — the three-person hyper tourneys where you could win a million bucks for a $5 entry fee. One was triggered earlier this month, but the latest one was even bigger news, as it was broadcast live on Twitch. Friend of PokerStars Jamie Staples was grinding when it happened, so he pulled it up and his followers watched along with him. Check it out:
Today in Micon news…
The latest on the arrest warrant that is out for Seals With Clubs (a bitcoin poker site) founder Bryan Micon, who is wanted for allegedly running an unlicensed online poker site.
There was also this report, that came out of the raid on Micon’s home in February, in which he apparently attempted to buy Lock Poker and make all its players whole. Lock recently closed its virtual doors.
—Challenges of Innovation in Poker Part 6: Ideas for the Future.
–Updates from the France Poker Series Monaco main event, which precedes the European Poker Tour Grand Final.
–At least 50 players are plunking down €100K to play in a tournament:
50 players confirmed for the EPT Grand Final €100k SHR http://t.co/i4FB7A0sQh
— Kevin Mathers (@Kevmath) April 29, 2015
–Vanessa Rousso is on the latest Poker News podcast.
–Are “freebuy” tourneys the next big thing? Entry is free, but you pay to get back in.
–Online ring game traffic? Not doing so well.
–Will Republican presidential candidates support the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, the bill that would ban online gaming in the U.S.?
–Penn National Gaming agrees to buy the Tropicana Las Vegas.
—An absent chip leader makes for an interesting final table dynamic.