Power Up adds new features and moves closer towards launch. Poker Masters completes Day 1 with Brian Rast as chip leader. These stories and more are in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
PokerStars’ Power Up Moves Closer to Launch
PokerStars’ new game, Power Up has got one step closer to a full release. Over the last couple days, the esports-like poker game has added unique structures, a series of new features and Mac support as it continues its play money alpha test.
The new game is one of the most highly anticipated in recent years and PokerStars hopes to release a real money version before the end of 2017. US Poker recently took a comprehensive look at the new game and its potential impact on online poker.
In other PokerStars news, the top online poker site has decided to halt Beat the Clock Sit and Gos, which were five minute timed Zoom tournaments. Despite faring well in a test targeted to Russian players, the tournament format has failed to appeal to reach widespread popularity.
– A total of 35 players entered Day 1 of the $100,000 Poker Master’s Event #5. PokerNews reports that Byron Kaverman will join the tournament today as well, bringing the total to 36. The $1.5 first place prize pool will mean that the winner of the event will likely also win the Poker Masters Jacket, assuming a player who has high in the Jacket standings doesn’t also finish with a good performance.
Day 1 on Monday finished with Brian Rast as chip leader with Justin Bonomo in 2nd and Daniel Negreanu in third. The action will resume at 2 PM PT on Tuesday.
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— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) September 19, 2017
Here is a look at the chip counts after Day 1, which includes some big names:
– It’s hard to believe but WSOP.com Nevada has now been around for four years. The Las Vegas Sun recently spoke with Bill Rini, the head of online poker to discuss the first four years of WSOP.com in the state.
– Latest WCOOP winners include power2prut with a $373,000 score in the Sunday Million and Pedro “Zagalo87” Zagalo with a $419,038 first place showing in the PLO-H 6-Max.
– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is part 6 of 6 on building a poker bankroll. This episode looks at getting maximum value through range reading.