Doyle Brunson with a strong showing in possibly his latest WSOP tournament while Brian Rast wins his fourth bracelet. Meanwhile, Brunson clarifies he is not retired fully from poker. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Doyle Brunson came up short in the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (Event #23) after finishing in sixth in what may be his last WSOP poker tournament of his career. Winning the bracelet was another familiar face in Brian Rast, who took down his fourth career bracelet. In addition to winning the bracelet, Rast takes home $259,670. Following Rast were Mike Wattel ($160,489) and Dario Sammartino ($114,023).
A fourth bracelet for Brian Rast!@tsarrast wins @WSOP $10K NL 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship for $259K!
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— PokerGO (@PokerGO) June 13, 2018
Although the event appears to be Brunson’s last WSOP event, he clarified widespread reports that he was retiring from poker in general.
I didn't mean to make such a fuss over my "retirement". I meant probably no more WSOP tournaments. That isn't written in stone however. When they start the mixed games on high stakes poker, I'll be there. Probably not so much cash games but I appreciate all the nice thoughts.
— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) June 13, 2018
– Day 4 of 5 of the $1,500 Millionaire Maker (Event #21) began on Wednesday with Chad Hahn holding a chip lead with 17 players remaining. Also among those still in the hunt are Ralph Masset, Justin Liberto, Manig Loeser and Barny Boatman. 2015 WSOP Main Event winner Joe McKeehen is also alive as action picked up at 11 AM PT.
– In the $2,650 Marathon (Event #24), action returns with Day 3 of 5 as Walter Fischer holds the chip lead with 246 players remaining. Action will pick up again at 1 PM PT with Scott Nguyen, Chris Moorman, Kristin Bicknell and Ryan Riess with a chip and a chair.
– The final day of the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better (Event #25) picks up at 2 PM PT with Benjamin Dobson with the chip lead. Barry Greenstein, Jesse Martin, Matt Savage, James Woods and Eli Elezra are still among those in the hunt.
– Day 2 of Event #26, the $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha begins at noon PT with Ryan Roindoo holding the chip lead with 100 of 986 players remaining. Joe Cada, Felipe Ramos and Martin Finger are some of the notable players still alive.
– Shaun Deeb holds the chip lead after Day 1 of the $10,000 HORSE Championship (Event #27) on Tuesday as Day 2 gets underway on Wednesday. Also alive are Robert Mizrachi, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Brian Rast.
– Event #28, the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed began on Wednesday at 11 AM PT. The three-day tournament was won by Chris Moorman last year.
– The $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw also gets underway on Wednesday. The 3-day tournament will begin at 3 PM PT.
Watch the WSOP
Poker fans can watch two events on Wednesday. The $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo final table will get underway at 6 PM on PokerGo while you can tune into the $10,000 HORSE Day 2 at 6 PM on Twitch, which you can see below once coverage begins:
– Twitch and vlogs have become a popular way for poker players to grow their brand. Pokerfuse asks whether this relatively new medium is a new route to becoming a professional online player.
– After controversy swirled in the aftermath of a floor decision on Live at the Bike, Barry Carter from Poker Strategy reminds players never to joke about your chips.
– On Tuesday, the Michigan House passed online gambling legislation that includes poker and sports betting. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to be addressed in the fall.
– Alex Weldon is back with his latest Poker Rankings Update as Elio Fox and Paul Volpe battle for WSOP Player of the Year honors.
– Daniel Negreanu is booking bracelet bets as he looks to earn his first WSOP bracelet in Las Vegas since the 2008 Limit Hold’em event (Negreanu won WSOP bracelets in both WSOP Europe and WSOP Asia during 2013). Watch day 12 of this WSOP Vlog below:
In other Negreanu news, the 6-time bracelet winner has created a MasterClass that takes a deeper dive into poker strategy.
I now have a @MasterClass! It goes far deeper into tactics and advanced strategy than anything I’ve ever shared before. This is a whole career’s worth of poker knowledge. Check it out! https://t.co/mzgJ6whgGF pic.twitter.com/pX25q6wPRM
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 12, 2018