Catching up on the 2016 World Series of Poker. Chris Ferguson comes under fire. Online gaming legislation making progress in California and Michigan. And more.
Yesterday’s Hit & Run had to be cancelled after a DIY home improvement job at my house turned out to take three-times as long as anticipated. So with that in mind, I have two days of results to get to today.
– Event #2, Colossus II. The sequel to Colossus was won by Ben Keeline, who picked a $1,000,000 payday to go along with his first WSOP bracelet.
– Event #3, $10k Seven Card Stud Championship. Robert Mizrachi picked up his fourth WSOP bracelet after winning the Stud Championship.
– Event #4, $1,000 Top Up Turbo. Longtime poker pro Kyle Julius is now a bracelet winner after taking down the Top Up Turbo event.
– Event #5, $1,500 Dealer’s Choice. The winner of the Dealer’s Choice tournament was Lawrence Berg.
What to watch for today
– Event #6, a $1,500 NLHE event, is down to just 36 players, and it’s Justin Young leading the way. Also in contention are, WSOPC grinder Alex Masek, Matt Berkey, John Racener, Anthony Zinno, and David Tuthill.
– Event #7, the $1,500 2-7 Lowball tournament is down to just 8 players, and it’s a stacked final table, featuring Dan Kelly, John Monette, and Ryan D’Angelo.
– Event #8, the $1,500 HORSE tournament. Day 1 is in the books and 201 of the original 778 players will return to the Rio today.
– Event #9, the $10k Heads-Up NLHE tournament. One of the toughest tournaments on the schedule, the $10k HUNLHE had a solid turnout, as 153 players entered, and 32 moved on to Day 2.
Live updates of today’s action can be found here.
Two more tournaments will get underway today:
- Event #10, a $1,500 six-handed No limit Holdem tournament.
- Event #11, a $10,000 Dealer’s Choice tournament.
WSOP News & Notes
– Chris Ferguson is starting to catch some heat from the poker players at the 2016 WSOP, and from the poker players on social media.
I'd like to know if Ferguson has any remorse, but it seems that his actions are speaking louder than his words. He doesn't seem to care.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 7, 2016
The good news for Ferguson, is he did pick up his first WSOP cash in a very long time this week.
– California’s online poker bill got a bit more specific this week, and depending on how and why the latest amendments were decided, the bill could move forward in the coming days and weeks.
– The Michigan Senate Regulatory Reform Committee is expected to vote on an online gambling bill today. If passed, the bill would be eligible for a floor vote.
– Vinicius Lima was the winner of the Poker Night in America Main Event held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.
– Lee Jones may have just set himself up for a lifetime of angle shots after his latest entry for the PokerStars Blog, where the 30 year poker veteran explains why you don’t always need to sweat the small stuff and sometimes it’s best to just move.