Fifteen more names announced for the Super High Roller Bowl. Rens Feenstra wins his first WPT title. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Super High Roller Bowl Lineup Fills Out
Poker Central and the ARIA have announced 15 additional participants for The Super High Roller Bowl, a $300,000 buy-in event set for the Aria May 27th to May 30th. Among the 15 names added to the roster include top names who did not win a spot in the 30-person lottery.
- Brandon Adams
- Dennis Blieden
- Antonio Esfandiari
- Seth Davies
- Tony G
- Fedor Holz
- Matt Hyman
- Rainer Kempe
- Bryn Kenney
- Jason Koon
- Tom Marchese
- Bill Perkins
- Doug Polk
- Jake Schindler
- Dan Smith
The new names join a list of 30 players that qualified via lottery last month that include Erik Seidel, Isaac Haxton, Stephen Chidwick, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.
It's that time of year again, who's ready for the Super High Roller Bowl? I was one of the 30… https://t.co/jrg9spxk4D
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) April 18, 2018
An additional entry will be awarded via satellite. An additional two entries that have been slated for the Super High Roller Bowl have not been announced.
– Rens Feenstra was victorious in WPT Amsterdam late Friday night, winning a $192,335 first place prize. In taking home the title, Feenstra edged out Ema Zajmovic, who was vying for her second title.
Rens Feenstra wins #WPTAmsterdam for €156,370 ($192,335) and books his ticket to the Tournament of Champions next month!
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) April 20, 2018
– A bill to legalize online poker in New York now has 44 co-sponsors but doubts are festering whether a bill can get through this year. One solution being considered is combining sports betting and online poker into a single bill that could attract additional attention from lawmakers who have a preference of one bill versus the other.
– Phil Hellmuth will be joining the World Poker Tour as the Raw Deal host when the WPT begins its 16th season at the end of this month. Hellmuth is taking over Raw Deal duties from Tony Dunst, who will now be co-hosting the event. Always looking to stir up the pot, US Poker’s Martin Derbyshire asks if the WPT can survive the addition of Hellmuth.
– PokerStars Europe – the combined player pool of France and Spain – is now the 5th largest poker network in the world behind PokerStars.com, the IDNPoker Network, 888poker and partypoker. During the Spring Championship of Online Poker, the two-country player pool crushed its €10 million guarantees.
– 888poker is running the XL Inferno series during May with a selection of 34 tournaments held from May 10th to May 20th. The event will culminate with a $1 million Main Event with a $1050 buy-in. Main Events will also be held for smaller buy-in events of $30 and $160.