A David Larson victory and a huge fold at a final table at WPT Rolling Thunder. PokerStars hosts another High Roller Series. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
David Larson Wins Rolling Thunder
David Larson is the winner of the World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder after he took down the title last night in Lincoln, California. In winning his first WPT title, Larson took home $295,128 and will also qualify for the WPT Tournament of Champions in two months. Finishing in second was Ian Steinman, who will take home $131,081. He was followed by former WSOP championship Joe McKeehen, who won $131,081.
The win for Larson was by far the biggest of his poker career, having never won five figures in a poker tournament according to The Hendon Mob.
Despite Larson’s huge win, a hand between Ian Steinman and Joe McKeehen was getting most of the attention on Wednesday. Some are calling it the best fold ever at a WPT final table.
– PokerStars will be hosting a $10 Million High Roller Series from March 18th to March 26th, similar to a series they ran last November. This series will consist of 26 events with buy-ins ranging from $530 to $10,300, with most tournaments featuring a $1050 buy-in. Guarantees will range from $150k to $1 million for two $10,300 buy-in events. A full schedule will be released soon.
– Backgammon champion and poker pro Paul Magriel died Monday at the age of 71. Erik Seidel was among the poker players who paid their respects on Twitter.
Woke up to the sad news that backgammon legend Paul Magriel (X-22) has passed away. He changed the game w his book, was a generous & enthusiastic teacher, he changed my life & the lives of many others
— Erik Seidel (@Erik_Seidel) March 6, 2018
– Continuing his poker comeback, the “Great Dane” Gus Hansen will be making an appearance on Poker After Dark this week. When he sits down at the3 table he will be joining Ben Lamb, Brian Rast and Matt Kirk. The players will sit down for a $100/$200 Pot Limit Omaha game with a $400 straddle.
– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day continues Againstime’s Shoving Theory. In this episode, Againstime goes over full ring multi-table tournaments.