Laszlo Bujtas wins the second €25,000 Single Day High Roller while the Main Event down to final 16. Phil Galfond to play Run It Once on Twitch. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Laszlo Bujtas wins $787,947
Bujtas, who hails from Hungary and primarily plays cash games, takes home the equivalent of $787,947 for his first-place showing. Carrel won $532,410 for second place, which was followed up by Petro Marques ($346,071), Pardo ($286,566) and Steve van Zadelhoff ($231,130). The victory for Bujtas was just under the amount he won for his runner-up showing in last years World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.
Laszlo Bujtas tops a 118-entry field to claim €25K Single-Day High Roller title, €712K first prize. Juan Pardo finishes fourth, just misses third high roller win this week. Recap: https://t.co/4a446BRPxg pic.twitter.com/nE3c04QbKf
— PokerStarsBlog (@PokerStarsBlog) August 30, 2019
Meanwhile, Day 4 of the EPT Barcelona Main Event finished on Friday evening with Rui Sousa the chip leader with 16 players remaining. Behind Sousa is Marton Czuczor, Yunye Lu, Balakrishna Patur and Day 3 chip leader Pasquale Braco. American Shannon Shorr will also start Day 5 with chips, albeit with one of the shorter stack.
Missed the action from Day 4? Check out a replay from PokerStars below. Go here to watch Part 2. Saturday’s play can be watched live on YouTube and Twitch.
– Phil Galfond will be streaming his Run It Once play on Twitch for the first time since the poker pro launched his highly anticipated online poker room earlier this year. Galfond will showcase the poker platform from August 30th to September 4th from 10 AM to 3 PM.
– January’s PokerStars Players Championship was a huge success with 320 Platinum Passes given away over the course of the previous year. But with such an unprecedented response last year, what is the PSPC 2020 likely to entail? PokerStrategy’s Barry Carter breaks it down and discusses whether PSPC 2020 can catch lightning in a bottle again.
– Indiana will launch retail sports betting at three casino locations beginning on Sunday, just in time for the start of the NFL season. Beginning this day, sports bettors will be able to place wagers at the Ameristar East Chicago, Hollywood Casino and Indiana Grand. Mobile sports betting has not yet been given a launch date but insiders say that it is coming “soon.”
– Phil Hellmuth finished in 5th place with $95,693 in winnings as part of a five-way chop in the Mega Millions XXI.
– The poker player who dropped his pants while playing the WSOP Main Event has been charged with terrorism due to an unrelated issue in late July. Ken Strauss was charged in connection with social media posts he made in reference to the Las Vegas shootings while tagging President Donald Trump.
– In Friday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video of the day, Colosos continues with Part 2 of his series focusing on his play at $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold’em shorthanded.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– From Phil Hellmuth demanding money from Mike Matusow to Phil Ivey ‘s confiscated winnings to angle shooting at the EPT, Doug Polk weights in one some notable poker news topics from the last week: