Hit and Run: WSOPE Day 6 Recap; GPL Q&A with Alex Dreyfus; PokerStars Adds Video Poker
WSOP Europe Day 6 recap. A couple of fundamental problems with DFS. Alex Dreyfus hosts a live Q&A to discuss his Global Poker League. And more.
Recap of WSOP Europe Day 6
Event #3: Eight players returned to Spielbank Casino to vie for the PLO8 title, and in the end it was Richard Gryko who, after a four hour heads-up duel, managed to outlast Canadian poker pro Mike Leah to win his first bracelet.
Event #4: The Monster Stack tournament is down to the final table with a very cosmopolitan, but also very unknown final table.
Event #5: The €2,200 8-Game Mix event is down to just three players: Alex Komaromi leads the way with 549,000 chips; Noah Bronstein is bringing up the rear with a stack of 194,500; and Scott Clements is right in the middle with 387,000 chips. The trio will play for the bracelet on Thursday.
Event #6: At the time of writing, Event #6, a €3,250 No Limit Hold’em tournament, has 255 registered players, with two levels to go before registration closes.
More updates available at WSOP.com live reporting.
– I wrote a couple articles on DFS that were published today and they somehow had nothing to do with the recent controversies. The first details (the lack of) deposit bonuses at DFS sites, and the second offers up a few suggestions to help close the skill gap in DFS contests.
– With RAWA struggling to gain any momentum its supporters have apparently come up with a new scheme to impose a “moratorium” on online gambling expansion. As The Who sang, “meet the new boss; same as the old boss.” Whatever term you decide to use, it’s still a prohibition of online gambling.
– Alex Dreyfus hosted a live Q&A today where he welcomed any and all questions in regards to his attempts to “sportify” poker with his Global Poker League today. We’ll have a recap of the best (and perhaps worst) questions in tomorrow’s H&R.
– Speaking of the GPL, Poker Listing’s Ken Lennaard is certainly buying into the concept. In a recent article Lennaard writes that “the future is here,” and the players who embrace the GPL will be stars.
– PokerStars has added video poker machines to its online casino client in select markets. The addition of video poker is a big step forward for the PokerStars casino, which launched less than a year ago.