A pair of big winners at the EPT Monte Carlo Casino. Indiana becomes the latest state to pass sports betting legislation. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Matthias Eibinger wins €50,000 Single High Roller
Late Tuesday Matthias Eibinger outlasted 58 entries to win the €50,000 Single High Roller at the EPT Monte Carlo to take home the €844,080 first place prize. In his path to victory, Eibinger defeated 2018 Global Poker Index Player of the Year Alex Foxen. The victory brings Eibinger over $6 million in lifetime live tournament wins.
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Adamas wins €25,000 Single-Day High-Roller
Timothy Adams is the latest big winner at the EPT Monte Carlo Casino. On Monday, Adams took down the €25,000 Single-Day High-Roller, defeating 83 entrants including runner-up Sean Winter. In winning the tournament, Adams took home a €548,030 first-place prize. Other players at the final table included Kazuhiko Yotsushika, Charlie Carrel, Alex Foxen and Isaac Haxton.
Adams now has $14,748,198 in live tournament winnings, according to the Hendon Mob, good enough for 39th all-time. Despite the large score at the €25k Single Day High Roller, the victory wasn’t even the largest for Adams this year. In March, he took down the Triton Poker Jeju HKD$2 million Main Event for the equivalent of $3.5 million in prize money.
Congrats to @Tim0theeAdams on taking down the #EPTMonteCarlo €25K Single Day High Roller. The Canadian picked up €548,030 for the win.
Read about the victory here: https://t.co/Be6u7s4TEf pic.twitter.com/OmHrjYOlnH
— PokerStars LIVE (@PokerStarsLIVE) April 30, 2019
Meanwhile, 239 players remain in the €5,300 Main Event after the two Day 1 flights. The tournament will resume on Wednesday with Sylvain Mazza holding the chip lead. Julien Martini and Benjamin Pollak are among the notables still alive.
In other results from the EPT Monte Carlo Casino, Paul Paez took down the €2,200 French National Championship High Roller to win €200,400.
– Indiana is the latest state to pass a sports betting bill that will authorize state casinos to offer sports betting at casinos, racinos, off-track betting locations and on online mobile apps. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is expected to sign the bill, which he must do within the next two weeks. The state joins Montana and Iowa as states that have passed sports betting during 2019. Bills in all three states currently await governor signatures.
– It’s hard to imagine but the 2019 World Series of Poker is now less than a month away. In addition to previously announced changes, automatic shufflers, some updates to tournament registrations, Main Event Seat Giveaway and a Gavin Smith Memorial Poker Tournament are among the things players can look forward to this year.
– One of the most news-worthy nuggets in Daniel Negreanu’s latest YouTube video is that he plans on selling pieces of himself for the first time ever. He will be selling shares of 10% to 50% of the buy-in, depending on the stakes with a zero percent markup.
– High stakes cash game pro Tom Dwan has signed on to Triton Poker as a brand ambassador joining fellow pro Jason Koon at the high stakes tournament series. Since launching in 2015, the Triton Poker Series has attempted to fill a niche in the tournament series circuit for exclusive high stakes tournaments for business people and “high-end professional poker players.” The series has been set in luxurious locations such as Jeju and Montenegro, aiming to benefit charitable organizations such as Project Pink and the Red Cross.
– Tuesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video of the day is Part 15 of Colossos’ series on $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold’em shorthanded. In this episode, he plays 2 tables of live online play.
Best poker videos on the Web
– The CEO of offshore online poker room Americas Cardroom was on the Poker Life Podcast with Joey Ingram to address botting, colluding and tournament exploits on the online poker room:
– In his latest vlog, Brad Owen plays a $5/$5 No Limit Hold’em meetup game at the Hollywood Park Card Club.
– $100,000 plus pots are part of the latest featured Like at the Bike video, recorded during a April 26 session at Live at the Bike while playing $50/$100/$200 + $200 Big Blind Ante No Limit Hold’em