The Hit and Run: Open-face Pineapple Texas Hold’em; Poker Pro Wins Jeopardy

Dustin Gouker : April 14th, 2015


A new poker game is invented? And what former poker pro won the popular American game show? It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

Jeopardy champ

Alex Jacob — once known for being quite the poker player — is apparently pretty good at trivia. Jacob, who has $2.5 million in live tournament earnings — is now the reigning champion of Jeopardy! He won $23,200 — pretty good money for Joepardy, not very good money for poker. Story here. Jacob, for his part, is taking it all in stride:

Watch it below, before it gets pulled from YouTube:

New poker game

A new game was apparently invented at the UK Student Poker Championships: open-face pineapple Texas hold’em. Is this the new thing in poker? Or just something crazy invented by some students? Details here.

Quick hitters

PokerStars pro Liv Boeree details what she would do if she were prime minister of the United Kingdom.
–Want to learn about New York’s “most elusive women-only poker game?” Vogue has the story.
–The latest in our series on the challenges of poker innovation: Successful Experiments.
–PokerStars is attracting a lot of cash game players with its Millionaire Month promotion.
–The new television network Poker Central is planning to launch later this year.
–Reports from the completed Mid-States Poker Tour Potawatomi Casino Main Event and Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw. And updates from the UKIPT Nottingham.
–A rundown of everything you ever wanted to know about VIP programs for online poker in New Jersey.
–Ed Miller tells you how to beat loose games.

Get your daily dose of poker news with the PTP Hit and Run.

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