Isaac Haxton defeats Isildur1, Daniel Negreanu rants on Ray Bitar and other stuff, and Iowa nears regulated online poker. It’s all in the Wednesday edition of the PTP Hit and Run.
Haxton beats Isildur1: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom had a lead in the delayed SuperStar Showdown at PokerStars with Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton. But he couldn’t hold on to a $100K advantage when the challenge resumed Tuesday, as Haxton ended up winning the heads-up cash game match of 2,500 hands by $5,000. Get all the details here. That makes Haxton 2-0 against Blom in SuperStar Showdowns.
Blom also lost $500K at the tables recently.
Negreanu’s rant: Daniel Negreanu is back with another rant, this time taking aim at Ray Bitar (again), Jeffrey Pollock and Erick Lindgren. Check it out below:
EPT update: There are a lot of pros at the European Poker Tour’s Madrid stop, including the current chip leader Mike “Timex” McDonald. Live updates here. Melanie Weisner and Kevin MacPhee are also doing well on day 2.
More from the scene:
Regulation roundup: There’s been a lot going down on the regulation front in the United States. Here’s a quick look:
—Iowa’s Senate approved a bill that would allow regulate online poker in the state.
–The American Gaming Association has said it’s going to push for regulation at the federal level this year.
–Online gaming is off the table in Mississippi, for now.
–And in kind of related news, Bovada (the bodog site for U.S. players) isn’t accepting players from Maryland.
–And in Spain, there’s a bit of drama over licensing for online poker.
–Eugene Katchalov and Yevgeniy Timoshenko are joining the Party Poker Premier League V in April, joining the likes of Tom Dwan, Erik Seidel, Patrik Antonius, Sam Trickett, Vanessa Selbst, Luke Schwartz, and Tony G. More here.
–PokerStars has the Sunday Million show for this Sunday’s $6 million guaranteed, which includes PartTimePoker members Toode and BluffingX: