The Hit and Run: WPT vs. WSOP; Ivey Hunting Game in Asia

Dustin Gouker : April 8th, 2015
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The World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker go heads-up. And where is Phil Ivey trying to find a poker game? It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

WPT vs. WSOP

For the second straight year, the World Poker Tour is putting on a tournament in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker. Again, it doesn’t seem like it has any intent of taking players away from the WSOP, instead trying to give players a chance to play in a tournament when they might not be playing at the Rio. This time, the prize pool for the $565 buy-in tournament has been doubled to $2 million. More details here.

Quick hitters

–Dan Harrington says poker is at “a stalling point” in an interview.
–Phil Ivey’s looking for games in the Philippines:

–Christian Lusardi — the man allegedly behind the counterfeit poker chip scandal at the Borgata — was sentenced to five years in prison. But he didn’t get locked up for the chips; he’s going to jail for bootlegging DVDs.
–We started to learn some of details of the Global Poker League, an attempt at team-based poker.
–The latest in our series on the challenges of innovation in poker.
–The Super High Roller Bowl — the half a million dollar buy-in tourney this summer at Aria — will be broadcast on a new poker network, called Poker Central.
–BLUFF starts rolling out its Power 20 for 2015 with some rising stars, and who was on the bubble.
–A look inside Jason Somerville’s Twitch stream.
–Will supercomputers change how we learn poker?
–Poker strategy with Gavin Griffin: the pro talks about proper range analysis.
–Some strategy for playing in home games.
–The sale of the Revel Casino in Atlantic City finally goes through. The property, built for more than $2 billion, sold for just $82 million.
–Yet another online gambling bill is introduced in Pennsylvania.

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