World Series of Poker Europe crowns its second bracelet winner. New Mexico becomes sixth state to have legal sports betting within borders. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Asi Moshe wins second WSOP bracelet
On Tuesday, Asi Moshe became a two-time WSOP bracelet winner when he took down Event #2 of the WSOP Europe, the €1,650 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Deepstack. For his win, Mosche takes home €82,280 after outlasting 221 players over the course of three days. Coming up short but reaching the final table was Robert Schulz, James Bullimore, Giuliano Bendinelli, Van Tiep Nguyen and Victor Katzenberger.
Congratulation to our second #WSOPE 2018 Bracelet Winner Asi Moshe. He took down the €1.650 NLH 6-Max Event for €82.280 and the bracelet! #pokerroomkings
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— King's Casino (@PokerroomKings) October 16, 2018
Moshe, a player with over $2 million in lifetime winnings, last won a bracelet during the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em at the 2014 WSOP in Las Vegas when he won $582,321.
With the €1650 No Limit Hold’em event in the books, attention turns to the €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed, which began the second day 1 flight on Tuesday after Monday’s Day 1a flight left a field of 21 of 230 entries remaining. Dutch Boyd and Chris Ferguson were among those advancing to Day 2.
At the time of this writing 42 players remain from Day 1b with a handful of WSOP bracelet winners still alive including Shaun Deeb, who holds the chip lead. Max Pescatori, Dario Alioto, Hanh Tran, Kukas Zaskodny, Jeff Lisandro, Roger Haiabedian and Jeff Madsen are among the other players who own WSOP hardware that are still alive.
Survivors from both flights will meet up on Wednesday for Day 3, which will be streamed live by WSOP Europe:
In addition to Day 2 of Event #3, tomorrow also sees the start of the €1,100 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty Hunter, the fourth event on the schedule.
– New Mexico became the sixth state to go live with sports betting on Monday after launching at the Santa Ana Star, a casino operated by the Pueblo of Santa Ana. Sports betting is limited to this single location for the time being as the state has not yet authorized wagering statewide. Nevertheless, New Mexico joins New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and Mississippi as states that have launched some form of sports betting since the Supreme Court overturned existing law earlier this year.
– Close your eyes, Chris Ferguson detractors. One year after cashing in 23 WSOP bracelet events — an all-time record — he is threatening to do it again. Ferguson cashed in 19 events in Las Vegas last summer and has already cash in two events during WSOP Europe. That puts Ferguson at 21 so far with eight events to go and a current deep run in the €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed.
– In case you missed it: Seventy-five-year-old John Mokhtari just may be the oldest player to win a $30,000 Platinum Pass after he won a qualifier tournament during the PokerStars Moneymaker Tour at the Lucky Chances poker room in northern California in August.
– Patrick Leonard stirred up controversy after a Tweet on Sunday in which he posted a picture of the BitB Staking house with a handful of online poker players playing in the same room, leading to fears of collusion and perception to other poker players.
— Patrick Leonard (@plenopads) October 14, 2018
– Ryan “ISlowRollYou” Hohner is the champion of the PokerStars NJCOOP as he took down the Main Event yesterday for $28,218.90, his largest online poker tournament victory of his poker career. We say largest of his online career because earlier this year he finished second place in the Bogata Winter Poker Open Kick-Off event for $245,967.
– In this first vlog since becoming a member of Team Run it Up, Andrew Neeme takes look at the dual livestream with Jason Somerville, where he played some WSOP.com on Twitch. He also reviews some hands from a recent Meet Up Game in Las Vegas. Check it out below.
– Daily fantasy sports players — check out a preview of DraftKings NBA contests for the 2018-2019 season.