Another $1 million winner at the 2019 Triton Poker SHR Series Jeju. LA Poker Classic Main Event features many former champions. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Michael Soyza takes down HK$500k 6-max at Triton Poker
The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series continued on Tuesday with Day 2 of the HK$500k ($64,000) 6-max, the third of seven events and the first full deck event for the high-stakes series. Michael Soyza overcame 81 entries to take home the title and a hefty prize the equivalent of $1.4 million. Soyza outplayed an impressive final table that included Sam Greenwood, Ivan Leow, Bryn Kenney, Beh Kok and Jason Koon.
|2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series HK$500k 6-Max Results|
The victory for Soyza marks the biggest win of his poker career and brings the Malaysia-based player up to $5 million in lifetime live tournament winnings.
Check out the video below for highlights on the day:
Tuesday also saw the start of Day 1 of the 1M Short Deck Ante Only game. The final day will resume at 12:30 AM ET tonight. Poker fans can keep up with all the action from the Triton Poker Twitch channel as action progresses through the week.
– The fourth day of the WPT L.A. Poker Classic kicked off on Tuesday with 35 of original 546 players returning. David ODB Baker started the day with the chip lead as eight former WPT champions joined him at the tables. At the time of this writing, Baker held his lead with25 players remaining including former WPT champions Darren Elias, Tony Tran, James Carroll, Mohsin Charania, Matas Cimbolas, Taylor Paur and Andy Frankenberger.
In other action at the LA Poker Classic, Rainer Kempe took down the $25k High Roller to win $270,905 defeating a field of 27.
– The U.S. Department of Justice has officially extended its Wire Act compliance date from April 15th to June 14th. Although it has been business as usual for regulated online gambling in the United States, the DOJ has yet to fully clarify the scope of its Wire act reversal, which was originally announced in January. Online gambling in PA — the fourth state to pass regulated online gambling — recently announced a target launch date of July 1st.
– 2018 WSOP Main Event runner up Tony Miles discusses his upcoming appearance on American Ninja Warrior and his $5k bet to win $125k if he can last through the first year on the show.
– 72-year-old Elik Vodovoz won the 2019 WSOP Circuit Hammond Main Event for $294,290 after qualifying via a $220 satellite. Vodovoz outlasted 1,050 entries to win the tournament and his first WSOP gold ring.
– Tuesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video is part 2 of Carroters’ “Whack a Fish” series. In this episode, Carotters reviews progress from the previous episode and focuses on bet sizing against shorter stacks.