Who are the first members of this year’s list of the most influential people in poker? And the latest about a probe into PokerStars parent company Amaya. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.
BLUFF started rolling out its “Power 20″: It’s listing of the poker personalities who are influencing the game and the industry the most this year. New Jersey governor Chris Christie checks in at No. 15. Check out Nos. 11 through 15 here. There are lots of new faces this year, especially in Nos. 16-20:
–The latest on an investigation into possible insider trading before Amaya Gaming’s acquisition of PokerStars.
–More on the new poker-only network that will produce TV coverage of the $500,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl at Aria in Las Vegas this summer.
–80 percent of the petitions for funds from the old Full Tilt Poker have been paid, reportedly.
–A tribute to Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott.
–Could the Irish Open be a European Poker Tour stop next year?
Hearing rumors the Irish Open is going to be an @PokerStarsEPT stop next season. Sounds good!
— Frank Op de Woerd (@webjoker) April 8, 2015
–Speaking of the Irish Open, more on the epic slowroll (read the comments from Griffin Benger).
–Steve O’Dwyer makes a jump in the BLUFF player of the year race.
–How should you defend against an open raise?
–Are women-only tourneys good for poker?
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