partypoker unveils a new PKO schedule. The sports betting industry gears up for Thursday hearing on Capitol Hill. Doug Polk releases a new vlog. Check these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

partypoker releases new PKO Schedule

With the Powerfest in the rear-view mirror, partypoker this week introduced a new Big Bounty Hunter schedule for PKO players. Tournaments in the new schedule range in buy-ins from $0.22 up to $530 with guaranteeing prize pools between $500 and $200,000. The $200,000 guaranteed events are held on Sunday for the $109 and $530 buy-ins tournaments. On September 30th, the $33 event will also feature a $200,000 guarantee.

partypoker boasts that the bounty portion of the buy-in fee does not charge a rake, meaning players play rough half the rake compared to a normal tournament. As an example, in the $109 buy-in events, $50 goes into the main prize pool while the full $54 is allocated toward the Bounty pool.

Quick hitters

– Reminder for sports betting followers: While the Brett Kavanaugh hearing gathers most of the attention from Washington D.C., a US House Subcommittee will hold a hearing on sports betting titled “Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America,” set to begin at 10 AM ET on Thursday.

OPR reports that among the testimony on Thursday will be an online gambling opponent from the Coalition to Stop Online Gambling is expected to float a “fix” to the Wire Act.

– He said he wasn’t going to play poker anymore, but that’s not stopping him from analyzing play from others. In a vlog posted on Tuesday, Doug Polk breaks down a $50/$200/$200 game from Live at the Bike where a player picks up KK preflop but gets stuck in a high-stakes spot.

scores big at the $1,700 buy-in WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek after defeating a field of 735 to win a $222,691 first place prize.

Meanwhile, the WSCOP Circuit at King’s Casino began on September 20th and is drawing big fields. The series will continue through October 8th before giving away to World Series of Poker Europe on October 9th.

– The large guarantees of WCOOP tournaments this month has propelled many poker pros up the poker ranking leaderboards across the internet. Steve O’Dwyer, Sergio Aido, simom1471, Chance Kornuth are among the players benefiting from their performance in the WCOOP.

– PokerStars high stakes cash game player “Makeboifin” joined Joey Ingram on the Poker Life Podcast where he talks his rapid rise in the high stakes, the state of high stakes games and other poker topics.

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