Dates announced for this fall’s WSOP Europe. Bill Perkins engages in another health-based prop bet. Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
WSOP Europe returns to King’s Resort Rozvadov
Now that the full schedule for the 2019 WSOP is mostly set, the World Series of Poker has begun to announce official dates for 2019 WSOP Europe. The festival will again be held at the King’s Resort Rozvadov for the third straight year in a row when it comes to the Czech Republic from October 15th to November 4th.
Current plans have WSOP Europe holding 10 bracelet events including the €10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event, which is scheduled to run from October 25th to 30th. The European leg of the WSOP is hoping to expand on the success of the last two years, which last year resulted in over $20 million in prize money awarded during the three weeks of play.
2019 WSOP Europe Dates Set for October 15 to November 4, 2019 @PokerroomKings in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
— WSOP (@WSOP) February 7, 2019
On the other side of the Atlantic, pokerfuse reports that online poker bracelet events have yet to be added to the schedule. The WSOP said this week that there will be an even greater number of online events this year with events announced “soon.”
– That crazy billionaire hedge fund investor Bill Perkins has entered into another health-based bet, this time with poker player Jaime Kerstetter. The latest prop bet from Perkins requires that Kerstetter go vegan for a year. Should she win, she will receive $10,000 while she lays out the rest of the terms in a Twitter post:
I’ve gotten myself into a vegan prop bet 🌱
— Jamie Kerstetter (@JamieKerstetter) February 5, 2019
– Rainer Kempe takes over the lead in the 2019 Global Poker Index Player of the Year standings after strong performances at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and Aussie Millions. Rounding out the top five are Jack Salter, Toby Lewis, Danny Tang and Chino Rheem. Alex Foxen maintains his lead in the GPI Top 10, with a healthy lead over both David Peters and Kempe.
– In response to the departures of Jaime Staples and Jeff Gross from PokerStars, WSOP commentator Norman Chad reveals via a Twitter post that he is not joining PokerStars.
– South Dakota joins an ever-growing list of-of states that are interested legalizing in sports betting. A vote will head to State Senate, where if passed, could end up on the 2020 ballot.
– Thursday’s featured Grinderschool.com poker training video is part 7 of Carroters’ 6 Max NL By Position series. In this episode, Carroters discusses the cutoff position vs the button.
Notable poker videos across the internet
– The Poker Life Podcast’s Joey Ingram interviews Run It Once Poker’s Phil Galfond one day after the online poker room launched on Wednesday. Follow along with Part Time Poker’s David Huber’s timestamps on the interview, which covers the launch, features and future of Run It Once Poker.
– Watch a poker streamer get revenue against a player who he suspects is “stream-sniping” him while playing a session on PokerStars.
– In his latest vlog, Matt Vaughn discusses setting goals in poker.