Shaun Deeb breaks through at the WSOP, and the Millionaire Maker is big, but not as big as before. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.
What went on at the World Series of Poker yesterday? And what’s going on today? We’ll keep you updated here daily.
Event #13: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better: Final report
Russian chess grandmaster Konstantin Maslak took the title, and $269K, the latest example of a chess player making a successful transition to poker. Brandon Paster just missed out on his second bracelet, finishing sixth.
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout: Final report
WSOP Circuit winner Barry Hutter won his first bracelet, collecting $283K in the process. Former main event runner-up Dennis Phillips finished third.
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship: Final report
Shaun Deeb, who has $6 million in lifetime live earnings, finally won his first WSOP bracelet. He did it against a talented final table that included Paul Volpe, Jason Les, Sam Stein and Greg Merson.
Event #16: MILLIONAIRE MAKER $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
More than 7,000 players turned out for this one, and more than 1,000 return for day 2. Brian Rast is the biggest name near the chip lead, while Antonio Esfandiari, Jamie Gold and Andrew Lichtenberger are also still alive. Play resumes at 11 a.m.
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship: Updates
Just 63 players return for day 2, including three-time bracelet winner Brock Parker in the chip lead. Abe Mosseri is second, while Shaun Deeb is fifth.
WSOP quick hitters
—Phil Hellmuth is having a “frustrating” summer.
—Phil Ivey is still hanging out in Macau, and is expected in Vegas later this month. He also won the biggest online pot of the year.
–The turnout for the Milly Maker is down a little from last year.
—Ismael Bojang is making a lot of final tables.
—Are increased starting stacks actually fool’s gold?
Non-WSOP quick hitters
—Are Sklansky bucks still relevant?
—Full Tilt pros are included in the latest round of refunds from the old Full Tilt.
—Olivier Busquet talks 6-max strategy.
–An update on the fight for regulated online poker in California.
–Could Connecticut and Massachusetts be the next states that look at online gaming regulation?