PokerStars sees strong numbers in the Sunday Million Live. Poker After Dark returns with more big names. These stories and more are in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
PokerStars Live Draws Large Field
PokerStars Sunday Million Live, a new crossover event, saw an impressive 5,045 entries to the event final on Sunday. Coming out on top was Germany’s Phillip Salewski who won €111,674 after a 4-way deal was negotiated. PokerStrategy noted that the field was the largest tournament ever in continental Europe.
The event began online with the standard €220 buy-in, but then moved to a Day 2 in Kings Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. With the large field, a total of 512 players made the money.
In other PokerStars news, “veeea” won the Progressive Knockout event for his second WCOOP title. More results from yesterday can be found here. Meanwhile, Steve Ruddock says that PokerStars’ new satellite policy is a step in the right direction.
– Another online series getting underway this weekend is the 888poker XL Eclipse, set to guarantee $8 million over 197 events spanning 15 days. A $1,050 Main Event held on September 24th will guarantee $1.5 million.
– Poker After Dark action this week includes appearances by Daniel Cates, Doug Polk, Isaac Haxton and Nick Schulman. Poker fans can watch the action from PokerGo for $10 a month. Poker After Dark is held at 5 PM PT through Thursday.
– In a recent interview with PokerListings, German poker player Jan-Peter Jachtmann says that there is an indisputable trend towards Pot Limit Omaha. Jachtmann says that at many poker festivals in Europe that players will find more PLO players than Hold’em players.
– Jamie Staples took a recent tour of Bill Perkin’s “Singularity” boat, which was featured in his latest vlog. Streamboat2 dates are changing due to Hurricane Irma heading towards the Virgin Islands.
– Grinderschool poker training video of the day is a look at two more high stake hands from jinmay. This episode concludes the 3-part series on high stakes hand reviews.