What do Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan have in common? And getting ready for the World Series of Poker. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.


We’re just a few days away from the start of the World Series of Poker, but there’s an odd silence in the poker community. Why is that? Our Alex Weldon takes a look. Among the weirdness is Phil Ivey’s apparent decision to not play a ton of bracelet events.
In other WSOP news:
–Predictions from BLUFF and PokerNews.com.
–Jason Mercier is going bracelet hunting. And Mercier is one of PokerStrategy’s players to watch.
–The mechanics of playing at the Rio.

Stars in Macau

There are often a lot of baller poker players in Macau for the high-stakes games, but this week, Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan and Tom Dwan were all on hand for the grand opening of the Poker King Club Macau. Apparently they didn’t get the memo that gambling in Macau is dead.

Quick hitters

–Poker Pro Anna Khait is reportedly on the next season of Survivor.
–In the Spring Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars, Dong “Donger Kim” Kim beats Andrew “RunThisTable” Lichtenberger in a heads-up event. Other recent winners include Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit and Alexander “Sussie Smith” Roumeliotis.
–A look at how the gambler’s fallacy applies to poker.
–Delaware’s online poker revenue is on the upswing.
–PokerStrategy.com has adjustments you should make when playing in a 10x Spin & Go.
–An interview with poker tells expert Zachary Elwood.
–The latest on the status of online poker legislation in California.
–Updates from the Eureka Poker Tour Hamburg.