WSOP Hit and Run: Johns Wins Second Bracelet of 2016; PA to Revisit iGaming; NJ Triple Crown Won
Ian Johns joins Jason Mercier as 2016’s double bracelet winners. Pennsylvania online gambling bill could get a vote this week. First P5’s Triple Crown winner in NJ. And more.
Just a single bracelet was awarded on Sunday.
– Event #28, $10k Limit Holdem Championship. Ian Johns won his second bracelet of the summer (and third overall) on Sunday. Johns other win this year came in the $1,500 HORSE tournament, while his first bracelet was won all the way back in 2006.
What to watch for today
– Event #27, $1,000 Seniors Championship. Thanks to the record-setting field, the seniors will be back in action for a fourth day.
– Event #29, $1,500 No Limit Holdem. With 31 players remaining, 2004 WSOP Main Event runner-up David Williams is leading the way. Also still alive and kicking are Matt Stout, Justin Young, David Vamplew, and Vinny Pahuja.
– Event #30, $3,000 PLO. 14 players are still in the hunt for the $3k PLO bracelet.
– Event #31, the $1,000 Super Seniors tournament. Nearly 1,500 players registered for this event, and at the end of Day 1 just 221 remain. Surprisingly, the start time for this one is not at 7 AM, nor will there be an early bird dinner special… go figure.
– Event #32, the $10k Omaha 8 or better championship. Just over half the field was sent to the rails on Sunday, leaving 70 of the original field of 163 still in the mix.
Live updates of today’s action can be found here.
Two more tournaments will get underway today:
– Event #33, $1,500 Summer Solstice No Limit Holdem tournament.
– Event #34, $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball tournament.
WSOP News & Notes
– Jason Mercier’s prop bet and run good get the BonusCodePoker.com treatment. For those unaware, BonusCodePoker.com specializes in satirical poker articles, and while they don’t post often, they bat around .750 when it comes to funny content; this one was a home run.
– PokerNews.com caught up with Joey Ingram to talk his podcast, poker, and the World Series of Poker.
– What does getting shot in the head four times get you? If your name is Richard Carr it gets you a fourth place finish in the Colossus II, although I’m not sure about the correlation between the two events.
– The first New Jersey online poker Triple Crown (at licensed and regulated sites) occurred this weekend.
– It look like online gambling will be revisited in Pennsylvania this week. If PA can pass a bill it should take some of the sting out of the inaction in New York.
Speaking of New York, the state is on the verge (Governor Cuomo simply needs to sign the bill) of legalizing daily fantasy sports.