MPN unviels bot report from the network over the last four years. WPT Borgata Poker Open draws a big turnout. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Bot stats released from MPN
MPN has released nearly four years of monthly bot detection stats. Spanning January 2016 through August 2019, the report includes a variety of statistics that include the number of monthly active users that have been investigated, the bot detection ratio and the total number of refunds awarded. The initiative is part of a growing trend of online poker rooms that publicize bot information. Rival partypoker releases a monthly report that detail the number of accounts closed and funds seized.
The report details that an average of 1.25% users are bots on the site over the span of the report, a number that is decreasing in recent months to below 1%. During the past four years, the report details that just over €1,090,421 has been returned to players in the form of refunds.
After some deliberation, we’re publishing our Game Integrity statistics today. What we’re sharing can be compared to other providers of any size. We hope that others will follow our lead and share the same information to allow meaningful comparisons. https://t.co/mTwNDp83IG
— MPN (@ThrillOfPoker) September 16, 2019
– The WPT Borgata Poker Open drew 1156 entries after two first day flights and late registration on Tuesday. The ultimate winner is set to receive a $616,186 first place. Jerry Maher is the current leader as of Tuesday afternoon with Victor Ramdin, Ryan Van Sandford, Asher Conniff, Jonathan Jaffe and Ravi Raghavan among the former champions at the top of the chip counts. Retired poker player Vannesa Selbst is also near the top of the chip counts at the time of this writing.
– Cardplayer Lifestyle recently sat down with Fedor Holz to discuss his Pokercode project as well as his attempts to impact the future. Pokercode is something that Holz has been working on for the last 2 and a half years but should be launched soon.
– Filipe “Zagazauer Oliveira is among the latest winners at the PokerStars WCOOP, taking down the $10,300 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max PKO event to win $165,325.17 and $193,984.47 in bounties. Other winners on the day included Simon Roonow Pedersen and Bjorn Verbakel.
– Paul Richardson has won this WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event for $130,667, defeating a field of 4141 entries to win his first ring after his fourth WSOP Circuit final table appearance.
– From the Fake News Bin: Poker players undergoing creative measures to sabotage the Venetian $150k “Total Prize Pool” in the wake of controversy.
– Tuesday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video of the day is the first part of Elliot and ET’s “Zoom” series, where he plays and outlines the strategy for PokerStars fast-fold games. In this episode, the pair cover topics such as thin value, bet folding, tilt control and 3-betting light.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Doug Polk reviews some of the latest news in the world of poker including the Jungleman lawsuit involving Phil Ivey’s WSOP winnings, the Venetian’s “Total Prize Pool” controversy and LLinusLove accusations:
– Brad Owen plays poker in Chicago where he goes all-in seven times during the session.
– Another big hand from Garrett Adelstein — this time against Nick Marchington — from a Live at the Bike session: