JNandez drops out of the Phil Galfond Challenge. Tsugunari Toma wins the €25k Single Day High Roller at EPT Prague. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Bill Perkins, Brandon Adams, Dan Cates and Venividi1993 are current Galfond Challenge participants
After agreeing to participate in the Galfond Challenge earlier in the month, Fernando “JNandez” Harbegger has dropped out of the heads-up match that would have the PLO specialist playing 50,000 hands of $100/$200 Pot Limit Omaha against Phil Galfond. Run It Once Poker’s Galfond has proposed the challenges to high stakes poker pros and poker training coaches.
JNandez revealed through Twitter that he dropped out of the heads-up challenge after realizing providing value to his stakers — who had staked $1.8 million — would require him to engage in “extreme preparation.” The entire statement can be seen below:
— JNandez (@JNandezPoker) December 17, 2019
Despite the withdrawal of JNandez, Galfond has two confirmed participants including Bill Perkins’ Thirst Lounge and online poker pro Venividi1993. Details are also being finalized for Dan “Jungleman” Cates and Brandon Adams to join the challenge.
The show must go on!
We'll play 40hrs of live poker at $100/$200 PLO with a side bet of $150k:$100k.
We plan to play this summer & hope to play on a stream for you all! pic.twitter.com/tFjheCmRzT
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) December 18, 2019
– The 2019 EPT Prague festival is officially in the books as Tsugunari Toma won his second EPT Prague event in a week after taking down the €25,000 Single Day High Roller, defeating 255 entries during the one-day tournament to win €523,120. Earlier in the series, Toma won the €10,200 Single Day Roller for €135,220.
Joining Toma at the final table was Simon Lofberg (€352,230), Simon Pedersen (€248,340), Matthias Eibinger (€201,340), Yunye Lu (€159,290), Ligaluca Speranza (€120,950), Masato Yokosawa, Rainer Kempe and George Wolff.
With the completion of EPT Prague, the European Poker Tour will go on hiatus until EPT Sochi on March 20 to March 29.
– PokerTube continues its series on some of the lower moments of 2019 as it breaks down the Top 5 scandals of the year, including what it suggests may be the “Scandal of the Decade.”
– Boris Kasabov is the winner of the WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi $1,700 Main Event, defeating 281 entries to win the first-place prize of $98,044 and his first WSOP Gold Ring.
– Beginning today, the DraftKings Online Sportsbook is offering Eight Days of Gifts with daily perks through Christmas. Offers during the eight days of the promotion include free entries into pools, extra bonuses, boosts, free bets and more.
– Wednesday’s featured classic PartTimePoker training video is part 4 of Colossos’ “Cash Games with Colossos” $0.05/$0.10. In this episode, Colossos plays over ten tables of $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold’em shorthanded.
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– Thinking of becoming a Twitch streamer? Fintan “EasyWithAces” Hand shares 5 tips of becoming a Twitch poker streamer: