Hit and Run: WSOPE Day 7 Recap; Negreanu Adversary Gets FBI Scrutiny; GPL Q&A Highlights

Steve Ruddock : October 15th, 2015


WSOP Europe keeps rolling along. Daniel Negreanu does not wish some people well. Highlights of yesterday’s Global Poker League Q&A call. And more.

Recap of WSOP Europe Day 7

Event #4: Ryan Hefter booked a win for the United States by taking down the Monster Stack tournament for $200k. The win is not only Hefter’s first bracelet, it’s his third career cash and his first cash over $3,394.

Event #5: With a final table that included Shaun Deeb, Jonathan Duhamel, Scott Clements, and Noah Bronstein, it was Uruguay’s Alex Komaromi that walked away with the coveted gold bracelet in the €2,200 8-Game Mix event.

Event #6: At the time of writing, Event #6, a €3,250 No Limit Hold’em tournament, is down to just 11 players, including Fabrice Soulier, Alex Rocha, and Sam Chartier. Argentina’s Mario Lopez is the current chip leader.

Event #7: the €550 PLO tournament pulled in just over 500 entrants (503 to be exact).

More updates available at WSOP.com live reporting.

Quick Hitters

- Don’t cross Daniel Negreanu. Apparently if you cross Kid Poker you’ll be investigated by the FBI at some point and will be the subject of a Twitter brouhaha about when its acceptable to wish prison justice on someone who has wronged you.

- Poker Fuse interviewed one of the legislators pushing for online gambling expansion in California, Assemblyman Mike Gatto. When asked about the frustration level in the poker community over California’s stalled efforts he offered a four word response, “I share their frustration.”

- Part Time Poker’s Alex Weldon sat through the three hour conference call hosted by Alex Dreyfus where he unveiled even more details about his Global Poker League. Here are the highlights from the call.

- Speaking of Dreyfus, he recently posted his second blog on the Huffington Post, where he laid out his belief that video games could bring about the downfall of poker.

- PokerStars increased their Spin & Go jackpots to a whopping 10,000 buy-ins. Of course your chances of hitting one of these jackpots is 3-1,000,000.

- FanDuel has hired a Sheldon Adelson lobbyist to make their case in Washington DC.

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