WSOP Hit and Run: Hippie Jon Wins; Doyle Hacked; Can Anyone Catch Hellmuth
The 2015 WSOP rolls along. Doyle hacked. Dan Idema going for bracelet #2 in 2015. Golden Nugget goes rogue and offers lossback to new signups in New Jersey.
Event #42: $1,500 Extended Play No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Just five players remain in the hunt for the $1,500 Extended Play title with Barny Boatman sitting in second place behind Adrian Apmann who holds a commanding chip-lead. Apmann has over 7 million chips, Boatman close to 4 million, and the three remaining players with a total of 3 million amongst them.
Event #43: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em: Final Report
70 year old Jon “Hippie Jon” Andlovec probably has a lot of stories to tell (how can you not with a nickname like Hippie Jon) but he can now add a new tale to his rotation as he triumphed in the inaugural Super Seniors tournament at the WSOP. Andlovec is also $262,220 richer as well.
Event #44: The $50,000 Poker Players Championship: Updates
Just 19 players remain in one of poker’s most prestigious tournaments, and unsurprisingly, the remaining players are all extremely gifted talents. Leading the way is cash-game pro Abe Mosseri, but with the talent still remaining this is anyone’s tournament.
Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Jason Koon (best without a bracelet?) leads the way into the final day of the tournament. Among the 23 other players Koon will have to contend with are John Dolan and Thor Hansen.
Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed: Updates
The tourney is down to 22 players, with Dan Idema looking for his second bracelet of 2015. The Canadian is currently sitting in 3rd place and in a great position to claim the fourth WSOP bracelet of his career.
Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
$2,500 is a rare price-point for WSOP tournaments in 2015, but based on the registration numbers (1,244) there may be more $2,500 buy-in tournaments in 2016.
Event #48: $1,500 Seven Card Stud: Updates
It’s not easy finding a non-Holdem tournament at the $1,500 price-point in 2015, but the WSOP is still offering a $1,500 7-Card-Stud tournament. Unlike low buy-in Holdem tournaments, Event #48 was full of big name pros such as Huck Seed, Mike Watson, Barry Greenstein, Eli Elezra, Todd Brunson, and Daniel Negreanu.
Event #49: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Event #50: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship
WSOP Quick Hitters
According to poker pro Andrew Badecker, WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel played an instrumental role in tracking down a laptop thief.
The GPI Player of the Year formula continues to be a hot button issue at the WSOP.
Barry Carter asks the question: Can anyone overtake Phil Hellmuth as the all-time bracelet leader?
Non-WSOP Quick Hitters
Golden Nugget has instituted a cutting edge “lossback” program for online gamblers in New Jersey.
An extremely important online poker hearing will take place today in California. Anyone interested in following along would do well to follow Chris Grove on Twitter.
In what is becoming one of the longest and widely known hackings of all-time, poker legend Doyle Brunson’s Twitter account has been providing the Internet with lulz for several days. The account is now offline and likely being returned to its rightful owner.