ElkY signs up with partypoker.eu as brand ambassador. Poker players sue over Super Bowl ticket scam. WSOP announces Player of the Year changes for 2018. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
ElkY Joins partypoker.eu
ElkY is back, this time as a sponsored pro for partypoker ahead of the poker site’s launch of a merged European poker network of regulated countries. The former PokerStars Team Pro will represent partypoker.eu when the poker room launches in France and Italy, expected to be later this month.
The announcement comes days after partypoker announced they had been approved by French regulators by operate a shared liquidity site for regulated ring-fenced countries. PokerStars launched their own European poker room earlier this year.
— ElkY (@elkypoker) April 13, 2018
– Erik Seidel, John Juanda and Zachark Clark are suing Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli over a Super Bowl ticket scam in which they lost a combined $1.3 million.
– The World Series of Poker has announced changes to its Player of the Year formula for 2018. The biggest change from last year is that min cashes will be worth much last year. During the 2017 WSOP, players who min-cashed would receive 10%-23% the points the winner did. This year, a min-cash will roughly be worth 5% of a tournament win. PokerNews notes that the winner of the award last year — Chris Ferguson — would still have won the honor with the new point system.
WSOP POY critic Daniel Negreanu seems pleased with the announcement:
Positive changes for WSOP POY. Running the WSOP is a daunting task and I think they do an outstanding job and deserve a lot more credit than they get from the poker community. @wsop @WSOPTD https://t.co/aaLcYHzgZd
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) April 13, 2018
– After four Day 1 flights, Day 2 got underway at the partypoker LIVE Millions Grand Final Barcelona Main Event. At the time of this writing, there are 101 players remaining by late Friday evening. Keep up with the action over the weekend by watching the partypoker Twitch channel below or through PokerNews live updates.
– Today’s featured Grinderschool.com poker training video is a continuation of the Poker201 series by CodRed. In this episode, CodRed takes a look at fold percentages.