Jason Somerville continues to revolutionize Twitch Poker with “Chat Plays Poker” A big winner at the WCOOP Main Event. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

Chat Plays Poker Introduced By Run It Up Studios

Runt It Up Studio’s Jason Somerville and PokerStars have partnered to bring an innovative form of Twitch Poker to poker fans called Chat Plays Poker. Unlike streaming poker where viewers are essentially just observers of the game, Chat Plays Poker allows viewers to vote on what the surrogate live poker player should do in real-time.

The first stream occurred last week with future streams held that will allow viewers to make decisions against poker personalities such as Chris Moneymaker, Joe Stapleton and Jesse Fullen. The experiment is Somerville’s latest effort to help build Twitch Poker and grow the game. Watch a replay of the broadcast below.

Watch Our first episode of Chat Plays Poker, hosted by jcarver! from runitup on www.twitch.tv

Quick hitters

– “BigBlindBets” is the winner of the $5,200 2019 WCOOP Main Event, outlasting a field of 2,236 entries to win $1,665,962.04. Danilo “dans170” Demetrio finished in second place to win $1,187,553 while Talal “Raidalot” Shaperchi finished in third to win $846,528.35

– The Indiana Gaming Commission has given Rush Street Interactive the go-ahead to become the first online sportsbook in Indiana. The company, which operates the retail and online sportsbook French Lick Casino, will go live with mobile sports betting on October 3rd.

– David Huber writes about Rob Yong’s efforts to meet up with Sheldon Adelson to discuss online gambling. The partypoker exec and Dusk Till Dawn casino owner recently made the comments in a 2-hour discussion with Joey Ingram in the Poker Life Podcast.

– Al Alvarez, the author of The Biggest Game In Town, has passed away at the age of 90. The book, which was released in 1983, was present at the 1981 World Series of Poker and wrote about some of poker’s iconic players including Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim and Stu Unger. Alvarez also wrote two other books on poker in later years: Poker: Bets, Bluffs and Bad Beats and Risky Business: People, Pastimes, Poker and Books.

PlaySugarHouse PA is offering dozens of slots and table games (albeit mostly roulette). But if PlaySugarHouse NJ is any indication, there are many more games coming to the casino.

– In Wednesday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video, Elliot & ET continues his “Zoom Poker” series. In this episode, Elliot&ET plays two tables of $25 NL 6-Max Zoom where he goes over topics such as 3-bets/4-bets, c-bet sizing, bet sizing and more.

Best poker videos on the internet

Joey Ingram continues his recent heavy output of poker interviews. On Wednesday, Ingram welcomed high stakes poker pro Scott Seiver to the Poker Life Podcast.

Charlie Carrel participates in his second “Ask a Professional Poker Player” where he answers questions from fans:

– NBA All-Star Draymond Green was on PokerGo’s Poker After Dark for a session of $100/$200 No Limit Hold’em.