PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event enters Day 2 with a familiar face. Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General faces online gambling questions. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event Begins
The Main Event of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas continued on Monday with another 470 entrants bringing the total to 699 heading into Day 2 on Tuesday. James Juvanic began Day 2 as the chip leader with 271,800. The prize pool is currently set at $3.2 million.
Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame is among those who entered the action in Day 1b and advanced into Day 2 with 74,000 in chips. This wasn’t the first major tournament that Paul had participated in, having previously entered the World Series Main Event as well as the Global Poker League. Former New England Patriot and Oakland Raider Richard Seymour also entered and had 28,000 chips heading into Day 2.
Poker fans can watch the action unfold live via PokerStars TV or below:
– Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions spoke today at a confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. During questioning Session was asked about his views on the 2011 Department of Justice opinion which stated that the Wire Act was only applicable to sports betting. Despite saying that he was “shocked” by the decision, Session didn’t go as far as to say that he would seek to overturn that decision.
– After a few years out of the spotlight, Tow “durrrr” Dwan appears to be back as the face of Paul Phua’s training site, PaulPhuaPoker . Phua recently posted a short conversation with Dwan on YouTube, which you can find below.
– The PokerStars TCOOP will be guaranteeing $15 million in prizes for the tournament series beginning on January 18th. The schedule will be comprised of 65 events over 12 days and feature a $1,000 buy-in Main Event on January 29th that will guarantee $2.5 million.