Hesp Back on the Tournament Scene

Without a doubt, the biggest storyline to come out of the 2017 World Series of Poker was that of John Hesp. Sure, Scott Blumstein walked away with the title and over $8 million, but it was Hesp who won over the fans and the camera with his flashy suits, friendly disposition, and whacky playing style. Now the 64-year-old retiree is back in London playing the 888Live event.

Sarah Herring was able to talk to Hesp about his possible upcoming biopic and what he’s been up to since making the WSOP final table back in July.


Regional Tournaments Ruling the Weekend

For mid-stakes tournament grinders and weekend warriors alike, this weekend has been filled with monster events all across the country. Outside Chicago, the WSOP Circuit is making its annual stop to the Hammond Horseshoe. Chicago generally plays host to some of the largest circuit events on the schedule. The MSPT is at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan. That location almost always hosts the tours biggest numbers. Best Bet Jacksonville is hosting the World Poker Tour over the next two weeks and have several big guarantee preliminary events featured. And the PARX Big Stax also returns to Philadelphia this weekend. 

And if that wasn’t enough, this weekend also features big guarantee tournaments at Foxwoods, The Bicycle Casino, and Seminole HardRock Casino.


 Quick Hitters 

– Our friend Steve Ruddock at playnj.com has taken a look at whether or not online casinos take business away from their live counterparts. Turns out, with online gaming, it’s an everybody-wins situation.

-‘Kid Poker’ himself, Daniel Negreanu, sat down for an in-depth interview over at The Athletic this weekend. The worldwide poker superstar talked Trump, poker, and about his newly beloved Vegas Golden Knights.

-Pokernews hostess and reporter Sarah Herring was able to have a fascinating conversation with Steven Iglesias, an up-and-coming player who’s having remarkable success despite being legally blind.

-Still excited about the news of New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada sharing online liquidity? Of course, you are. David Huber looks at what we know and what we don’t with this FAQ sheet.