Hit and Run: WSOPE Main Event Underway; DFS Woes Continue; Barny Boatman Wins 2nd Gold Bracelet


The 2015 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event has begun. DFS fallout continues. Barny Boatman wins his second WSOP gold bracelet at the WSOPE in Berlin. And more.

Recap of WSOP Europe Day 8

Event #7:Facing a very tough final table in the €550 PLO tournament was no big deal for longtime poker pro and former (current?) Hendon Mobber Barny Boatman. Boatman secured the victory to earn his second career gold bracelet.

Event 8: After a little bit of controversy about start times, Day 1b of the €1,100 No Limit Holdem reentry event boosted the overall number of entries to 546. With the turbo format it took only two days for Georgios Sotiropoulos from (surprise, surprise, Greece) to best a final table full of top tier U.S. talent including Brian Hastings, Asher Conniff, Byron Kaverman, and John Racener.

Event #9: Day 1a of the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event is coming to a close and a small, but tough field of 109 players registered for the opening starting flight. Tomorrow’s Day 1b will need to see a pretty solid turnout for the tournament to keep pace with previous incarnations of the tournament.

Upcoming: Day 1b of the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event will take place on Monday. The High Roller tournament (the final event of the series) gets underway on Wednesday.

More updates available at WSOP.com live reporting.

Quick Hitters

– Poker Strategy is looking into the future and trying to find the perfect location for the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe tournament series to be held.

– Part Time Poker’s Alex Weldon breaks down and odd, but interesting hand, from Event #6 of the WSOPE between Mario Lopez and Farid Jattin.

– Here’s a complete breakdown of Barny Boatman’s resume building win in the PLO event at the WSOPE.

FanDuel seems to be doing a much better job blocking players from Nevada than DraftKings; as Legal Sports Report explains, this could mushroom into even more problems for the already distressed site and industry.

– RAWA sponsor Jason Chaffetz now wants to hold hearings on DFS.

– Dan Chaparian explains why the current crisis is likely not the DFS’ industry’s last, and why every future mistake will likely be headline making news.

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