The Hit and Run: DDOS Attacks Behind PokerStars Issues?; Former Poker Pro Dominates Jeopardy Again

Dustin Gouker : April 15th, 2015


Could cyberattacks be the reason for PokerStars’ recent lag and server issues? And Alex Jacob is three-for-three on Jeopardy. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

Jeopardy champ x three

Alex Jacob, a former poker pro, has been taking the world of the game show Jeopardy by storm. He has dominated the show in his first three episodes. And he is a pretty awesome Twitter follow, too. Even for just the retweets he digs up.

He seems like he’s set to go on a big run, which would be fun to see. And he has already won $72,000. Could more poker players look to take game theory to Jeopardy? Also, you can follow along at

PokerStars problems

Betfair reported a recent spate of distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. Now, some are theorizing that this could be the cause of PokerStars’ recent problems. We’re not sure we’ll ever hear confirmation on that, but it’s fair to wonder.

Quick hitters

–An ESPN story mentions how NBA star Rajon Rondo is good at poker.
–So is Open-Face Pineapple Texas Hold’em a good game? Game designer Alex Weldon takes a look.
A tribute to Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott.
–Pennsylvania’s legislature will hold a hearing looking into a bill that would legalize online poker.
–One woman won three events in three days at the 2015 Spring Poker Round Up in Pendleton, Oregon.
–We’re not sure anyone is really transitioning from limit to no-limit, these days, but here’s a story about it anyway.
–Jordan Spieth won The Masters at 21. As we learn from BLUFF, it’s not uncommon for youngsters to do well in big poker tournaments, as well.
–There were eight online Triple Crowns in just six days.
Maria Ho gets ready for the World Series of Poker.
–888 pro Jessica Dawley does an interview with
–The March gaming revenue results from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement are out. Online casinos had a good month, but online poker rooms did not.
–Updates from the UKIPT Nottingham.

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