Eoghan “DrRoche” O’Dea wins his first WSOP bracelet. Who are the players that have been on the top of the all-time money list? Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
Eoghan “DrRoche” O’Dea wins big at the $400 PLO WSOP event
Eoghan “DrRoche” O’Dea is the latest winner of a WSOP bracelet after taking down the $400 Pot Limit Omaha event late Thursday morning on GG Poker. O’Dea defeated 2005 entries over the course of 10 and a half hours to win his first WSOP bracelet and a first-place prize of $100,945 plus a $12,000 WSOP Europe package.
O’Dea is best known for a deep run in the 2011 WSOP Main Event as well as final table appearances in the $10k Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championships in 2017 and 2019. He has accumulated $3.2 million in live tournament winnings in his poker career according to Hendon Mob.
Thursday sees the start of Event #52, the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em on GG Poker. To keep up with play, Poker fans can follow the action throughout the evening via updates on WSOP.com.
Daniel Negreanu streamed a long session of his performance in the HK$8,000 Asia Championship on GG Poker.
– The all-time winning tournament players have changed many times over the year, but it’s hard to grasp how much modern poker has changed the all-time money rankings. Check out this interesting visualization of how the money leaders have changed over the years (h/t TwoPlusTwo).
– With major online tournaments on partypoker, PokerStars and GG Poker scoring records, attention begins to turn to the PokerStars WCOOP, which is expected to begin in early September once the GG Poker portion of the WSOP ends. Could the total prize pool for the series eclipse $200 million and beat the $185 million record paid out in the SCOOP earlier this year.
– Over $52 million was paid out during the PokerStars Stadium Series heats with Scott Margereson taking down the $5,200 NLHE 6-Max for $119,483. But that wont be the final total as the Stadium Series After Party is set for August 16th and will pay out at least $1 million in guaranteed prizes.
– Check out this recent interview of Joey Ingram, who sits down with CardPlayer Lifestyle’s Robbie Strazynski after turning 35 to talk about his past and future in poker.
– In Thursday’s featured poker training video, we continue our look at Reasons14’s “SNG Strategy” series. In this episode, Reasons14 live plays a handful of SNGs where he tries to make the final table.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Brad Owen plays on GG Poker where he makes his first final table of the trip. Watch the highlights of the vlog where he breaks down some of the hands he encountered:
– Joe Stapleton joins Run It Back with Remko on Poker Central to break down the 2009 World Series of Poker Ante Up For Africa Charity event featuring Matt Damon, Charles Barkley and Ben Affleck:
– On the WPT Talks podcast, Jeff Gross was joined by World Poker Tour President Adam Pliska: