HNR 2/11: Hansen Owns High Stakes, New Online Poker Bill

Hansen owns, while Isildur1 does not, at the high-stakes tables, and a new online poker bill in the U.S.? It’s all in today’s edition of PTP’s Hit and Run.

New federal bill to regulate online poker in the U.S.: Yep, maybe. This time, a bill similar to the failed Harry Reid bill could be put forth by a Republican. Read the details of the effort expected to come later this year.

In other good news for online gamblers in the U.S., one of the staunchest opponents of online poker and gambling, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) will be retiring in 2012. He was one of the driving forces behind the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Story here.

Weekly high-stakes report: Gus Hansen, after a huge week, is now up $2 million. For more on the Dane, Patrik Antonius, Isildur1, Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey. Check out our recap here.

For a look at what’s going on in online cash games today, check out the graphic below:

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Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies had been MIA at the tables, until recently. Story here about his recent return to action.

Jared Huggins’ story: If you frequent 2+2’s online poker forums, you probably know Jared Huggins’ story of going from homeless to not homeless thanks to the kindness of people in the poker community. If you don’t, or if you do, you can watch a video on what RelaxedPrecision is up to:

Scooping: Part two of The Scoop with Justin “robert07” Young from Card Player TV appears below. Enjoy:

WSOP Circuit national championship qualifiers: We’re in the first year of a revamped WSOP Circuit, which culminates this year with a national championship before the real WSOP. Story here tells us who is already in for the event in Vegas.

FTOPS: Pretty slow day for FTOPS events in the tournament series at Full Tilt, with no one registering a six-figure score. Get a recap of the action here.

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