WCOOP Main Event held this weekend. Michigan odds increase to regulate online poker. These stories and more can be found in the Friday Hit and Run.
PokerStars WCOOP on Sunday Guarantees $10 Million
This is a huge weekend for online poker tournaments. Notably, the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event is being held on Sunday at 2 PM ET. PokerStars is guaranteeing $10 million in the event and awarding at least $1.5 million to the winner. Players can still qualify through a variety of methods including WCOOP Spin & Gos, the Stars Rewards pirate chest promotion and daily $55 satellites or $3.30 qualifiers.
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) September 22, 2017
In recent WCOOP results, Connor Drinan won his second WCOOP championship in the $530 Eight Max Pot Limit Omaha to win a $38k first place prize. Carster, kkopghy, 0$kar15 and Jack ‘jAkDAriPAA’ O’Neill also took down recent titles.
– Hopes are high for Michigan to regulate online poker and other casino games this year.
– The WPT Borgata Poker Open final table is set with Jia Liu, Gregory Weber, Thomas Paul, Cliff Josephy, Guo Liang Chen and Matt Parry battling for the title. At the time of this writing, Gregory Weber holds a modest chip lead.
– The inaugural Poker Masters got most of the poker world’s attention this week, when Steffen Sontheimer took home the Purple Jacket. PokerNews took a look at the top five moments from the Poker Masters. On the other end of the spectrum, frequent contrarian Martin Derbyshire from US Poker called the series “flawed and unsustainable” and relatively hidden behind PokerGo’s subscription service.
– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is Part 3 of 6 on moving up in stakes to $25NL. This episode analyzes opponent ranges to exploit fish and regs.