Michael Mizrachi holds the lead in the final day of the Poker Player’s Championship. Elio Fox leads the Player of the Year standings. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
There were no new bracelet winners since our WSOP report from yesterday.
– Michael Mizrachi is in the driver’s seat of the prestigious $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship (Event #33), a tournament which he has already won twice — in 2010 and 2012. Twelve players remain as the action returns to Day 4 at 2 PM PT. Also still alive are a bunch of big names including Phil Ivey, Mike Leah, Greg Mueller, Mike Leah and John Hennigan. The plan on Monday is to play down to a 6-man final table.
Live look at Michael Mizrachi, who's activated his special $50k powers. pic.twitter.com/CK4YSPt6v8
— Remko Rinkema (@RemkoRinkema) June 18, 2018
One player not choosing to play in the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship? Phil Hellmuth.
– Gary Friedlander leads the final eight in the $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em tournament (Event #32) heading into the fourth and final day. He is followed by Bill Stabler and Matthew Davis when action resumes at 11 AM PT.
– Event #34, the $1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em drew an impressive 5,700 entries on Sunday with 1,285 surviving the day.; Brian Yoon and Mike Tayakama held the chip lead when the action began at noon PT. The five-day tournament will award $644k to first place.
– James Alexander has the chip lead in the $1,500 Mixed Omaha (Event #35) with 31 players remaining including Robert Mizrachi, Ryan Hughes and Carol Fuchs.
– Day 2 of the $1,000 Super Seniors tournament (Event #36) began on Sunday with 2,191 entries, 243 which were left by the end of Day 1 with Cliff Matthews ahead of the pack to start the day. Steve Zolotow and Chris Bjorin are also still alive.
– Event #37, the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em got underway at 11 AM on Monday. Christopher Frank won this three-day tournament last year.
– The other new bracelet event on Monday is the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, a 3-day tournament that will start dealing cards at 3 PM PT.
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– Elio Fox leads the current WSOP Player of the Year rankings with 2010.14 points. Fox is followed by John Hennigan (1727.27), Joe Cada (1692.71), Paul Volpe (1671.30) and Ryan Bambrick (1431.46), rounding out the top 5. 2017 WSOP POY winner Chris Ferguson is currently nowhere to be found on the rankings – at least yet.
– Doug Polk’s latest vlog is again about Daniel Negreanu, which means it’s gold:
– Meanwhile, Daniel Negreanu addresses the roller coaster of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.
– The much hyped and long-delayed online gambling expansion in California appears unlikely until 2020.
– From the (kind of) Fake News Bin: BonusCodePoker asks if regulated Montana Gerbil Racing can attract trillions in revenue.
– Recent new requirements that would mandate UK Betting Shops institute wagering restrictions of £2 every 20 seconds has been delayed until 2020. The current maximum is £100 per wager.
– One PA player has one week to claim a $1 million Powerball prize before the money will be forfeited and given to the Pennsylvania Lottery Fund. Speaking of the Pennsylvania Lottery, they have unveiled Beat the Heat second chance drawing, which will award up to $100,000 in prizes.
Lastly, check out David Huber’s guide on Pennsylvania self-exclusion practices.
– Online Poker Report says that the landscape for online gambling in the US is looking good for 2019.