Hit and Run: Cate Hall Beats Mike Dentale, Valentin Vornicu Wins Ninth Ring

Cate Hall has prevailed over her frequent Twitter sparring partner Mike Dentale. PokerNews interviews Ema Zajmovic. Valentin Vornicu wins his ninth ring. And more.

The Tweets Heard Round the World

A heads-up confrontation between Cate Hall and Mike Dentale has been in the works for quite a while now. Cate enjoyed a string of good results during her first year as a prominent figure in poker. Mike found her attitude objectionable and began criticizing both her play and her personality on Twitter, and the two have sparred ever since.

After months of hype from Poker Night in America, the grudge match finally went down this weekend. A possible three freezeout sessions were scheduled, but Cate won the first two for the shutout, bringing the contest to an early halt. You can watch the match below.

Quick Hitters

– The WPT recently received its first “open event” woman champion, Ema Zajmovic. PokerNews has an interview with her and those who’ve played against her, detailing her ascent into poker history.

– Valentin Vornicu won Event #12 – $365 Turbo at the WSOPC Los Angeles, giving him his ninth ring and putting him in a tie with Alex Masek for most all-time. After winning his eighth last year, he told PokerNews that being the record-holder was a personal goal of his.

– Robert DellaFave at OnlinePokerReport takes a look back at PokerStars’s first year in New Jersey.

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