Jonathan Dokler claims the first WSOP bracelet of 2020. Minnesota poker rooms set to reopen while California poker rooms hit a setback. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Jonathan Dokler first 2020 WSOP braclet winner

The first bracelet of the 2020 WSOP Online Series has been awarded. Jonathan Dokler took down the $500 No Limit Hold’em Kick-off event on Wednesday night, defeating a field of 1,175 entries to win a first-place prize of over $130k.

Although this was Dokler’s first bracelet, it wasn’t the first time he has taken down a big prize online. In March, Dokler was victorious in the WSOP Circuit Online for a gold ring and a first-place prize of $78k. Earlier this year, Dokler also won the Borgata Winter Poker Open.

Mike Matusow, Jon Turner and Jesse Sylvia were among notable players cashing, but it was none other than Phil Hellmuth who made the biggest wave, holding the chip lead at one point late in the tournament and ultimately finishing in 11th to win $8k. Tony Dunst also finished in third with $58k.

The $1,000 No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Deepstack

Thursday WSOP.com bracelet event was the $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Deepstack with 86 players remaining as of Thursday at 10 PM PT. The tournament is expected to go well into the night. Follow updates from the WSOP.com website.

Poker fans can also follow the action live from the Poker Central YouTube channel:

Quick hitters

– Live poker is returning to Minnesota as Canterbury Park revealed that the poker room would open on July 9th while Running Aces would begin dealing cards on July 6th. Meanwhile, in California cardrooms such as The Bicycle, Commerce and The Gardens will need to be reclosed due to an increase of infections in 19 counties.

– From Kid Poker to Texas Dolly, poker is full of nicknames. PokerStars took a look at some of the most famous nicknames past and present.

– This week, Maria Konnikova released her new book entitled The Biggest Bluff, which inspired Earl Burton to list his top 5 poker books written by poker women.

Best poker videos on the Internet

– It must be the World Series of Poker if the Daniel Negreanu is back on YouTube with a new vlog. Day 1 of his journey through the 2020 WSOP Online, Negreanu goes over the first day of the WSOP Online. Negreanu followed that up with a live stream of his appearance in WSOP Online Event #2.

– Poker Central really turns back the clock when they look back at the 1995 World Series of Poker Main Event:

Jaime Staples of the Weekly Poker Showdown welcomes Matt Savage, the Executive Tournament Director of the World Poker Tour to discuss a variety of poker topics:

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