A rough start to the WSOP.com on GG Poker. Kenny Huynh takes home a bracelet in the $400 No-Limit Hold’em. Check out these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
Major issues on the first day of WSOP on GG Poker
Sunday was not a good day for GG Poker after the online poker room suffered a DDoS attack on the first day of their portion of the WSOP Online Series. As a result of the issues, GG Poker had to postpone WSOP events #32 and #33 until next week (note that GG Poker events start at #32 because of the 31 events running on WSOP).
GG Poker released a statement addressing the issues, which can be seen below. Daniel Negreanu also released his own video explaining the situation as well as a compensation plan for those affected.
We apologize for everything that has happened today. A critical bug has been found, and we need to postpone WSOP Event #32 and #33 to next week at the same start time.
Everyone will start with the current stack.
— GGPoker – HOME OF WSOP 2020 ONLINE BRACELET SERIES (@GGPokerOfficial) July 19, 2020
Prior to the issues, Shoma Ishikawa took down the $525 buy-in Super Turbo Bounty 6-max No Limit Hold’em on GG Poker, becoming the first player to win an WSOP bracelet in an online event held overseas.
Meanwhile on WSOP.com, the World Series of Poker Online events continue. On Sunday night, Kenny Huynh took down the $400 No Limit Hold’em after outlasting 2,545 entries over nearly 11.5 hours of play. The victory netted Huynh a $133,856.82 first-place prize as well as his first gold bracelet. Huynh defeated Matthew Berger heads-up and a list of notables that included William Klevitz (11th – $8,887.14), Taylor Laran (16th – $5,497.20), Ryan Riess (70th – $1,649.16) and Matt Berkey (75th – $1,465.92).
Monday’s event – The $500 Pot Limit Omaha 6-handed
Monday saw the start of Event #20, the $500 Pot Limit Omaha 6-handed, begin at 3 PM PT. The event attracted 1137 entries, yielding a prize pool over $511k. At the time of this writing, the field has been whittled down to just 22 players. Ryan Hughes, Erica Lindgren, Connor Drinan, and Greg Raymer are among the more well-known players making it to the final 22. Once the event is down to a final table, you can catch the action live from the Poker Central YouTube channel or watch it below:
Earlier in the Pot Limit Omaha event, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth went head to head.
– partypoker has announced that it will stream the final tables of all championship events live. Card-up coverage will be provided with commentary from Mike Sexton, James Dempsey, Matt Savage, Joey Ingram, Vince Van Patten and Tony Dunst.
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– In Monday’s featured poker training video, we continue our look at Reasons14 SNG Strategy videos. In this episode, Reasons14 live plays a session of mixed stakes Sit N Gos.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Daniel Negreanu is back with another WSOP vlog, where he breaks down hands from the $400 WSOP.com event as he looks for his 9th cash of the series:
– In the latest look back at past World Series of Poker events, Poker Central showcases Day 1 of the 2009 WSOP Main Event:
– Check out Lex Veldhuis makes the final table of the Stadium Series 2020 15H with a prize pool of over a million dollars.