GG Poker unveils Snapcam feature that allows for video and audio responses at the poker table. The first two-time WSOP bracelet winner of 2020. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
GG Poker now allows video and audio responses from players
While the WSOP continues to roll on at GG Poker, the online poker room has released a new feature getting the attention of poker players. Snapcam has been introduced, a new way for poker players to communicate at the table using audio and video. At the time of release, the feature is only available on Windows computers, but a rollout is expected on Macs and mobile devices soon.
Players are able to initiate the SnapCam feature by clicking a button located at the side of their avatar. Video responses are limited to 15 second recorded messages and will be available through most games and tournaments. A maximum of 4 players can use the feature at one time.
Alex Stasiak wins $343k for second WSOP bracelet
The World Series of Poker has its first double bracelet winner of 2020 after Alex Stasiak took down the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event on Thursday night less than two weeks after he was victorious in the $1,111 Every 1 for COVID Relief No Limit Hold’em event.
In taking down Thursday’s event, Stasiak won another $273,505 after defeating a field of 2,006 entrants. Stasiak’s victory in the $1,111 COVID event year weeks prior resulted in a $343,204 prize. With the victory, the streak of multiple bracelet winners in a year was extended. The WSOP has had a player win multiple bracelets in the same year in every World Series of Poker since 2000.
Friday represents in a break in the WSOP action on GG Poker, but Event #53, the $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha will kick off at 5 AM ET, which will be followed by three events on Sunday. Keep up with all the action through live updates on WSOP.
– Poker player Brad Booth has been missing for over a month according to multiple reports. A roommate indicated that he has been missing since July 13th after telling him that he was going camping. Brad Booth is a former Full Tilt pro with nearly $800k in lifetime tournament wins to his name, according to The Hendon Mob.
Brad Booth's friends are very worried for him, he was last seen in Reno July 13 when he told his roommate he was going camping, attached is MP report
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— Adam Schwartz (@ASchwartzPoker) August 4, 2020
– Fernando Viana is the winner of the PokerStars Stadium Series Grand Final to win an impressive $721,235. The victory caps off weeks of the PokerStars Stadium Series where more than $52 million in prizes were awarded.
– The PA iLottery has introduced two new games that can be purchased online, TreasureHunt and Cash4Life. The two new games are draw games and join Powerball and MegaMillions as traditional lottery games that can now be purchased through the PA iLottery.
– From now through August 9th, Bet365 Bingo is offering players the chance to earn up to £20 in prizes through the Bet365 Bingo Code bonus offer. To qualify, players must opt-in and spend at least £10 on bingo tickets during the promotion period.
– In Friday’s featured poker training video, we continue our look at the Gazellig “Coaches Jreed” series, where the tournament coach goes over a hand history of an MTT with a student. In this episode, Gazellig goes over final table play.
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– Joey Ingram breaks down Jens “Knossi” Knossalla record-breaking Twitch stream where he attracted tens of thousands of viewers as he sweated one of his employees in a $1,000 buy-in event on PokerStars in an attempt to win a $160k first place prize.
– Check out the highlights from Lex Veldhuis’s largest tournament win ever, a $96k victory during the Stadium Series.
– Poker vlogger and poker player Brad Owen joins Jaime Staples on the latest episode of the Weekly Poker Podcast where he talks about a variety of poker topics including his history in the game.
–Daniel Negreanu streamed his session on Friday while playing the UK$8,000 Asian Championship on GG Poker: