partypoker adds its first woman to its newly formed Team Online. Kiriopoulos wins a WPT event. Check these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Courtney Gee added to partypoker Team Online
Another day, another member added to the partypoker Team Online roster. This time comes news that Twitch streamer Courtney “courtiebee” Gee is the latest to join the online poker room. Originally focusing on heads-up SNGs, Gee has since moved her play to MTTs, where she highlights her game on Twitch to her 37,000 followers.
I'm not sure what's more exciting: being on a team with such outstanding content creators, or representing a site that's doing so many great things for its players. I'm grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to a big year ahead with @partypoker! https://t.co/Zryfjq07y9 pic.twitter.com/WBYkGCNuBL
— Courtney Gee (@courtiebee) February 26, 2019
With the announcement, Gee becomes the 7th ambassador to join Team Online since last week and the first woman. The online poker room has so far welcomed Matt Staples, Hristivoje Pavlovic, Travis Darroch, Patrick Tardif, Alan “Hotted” Wildmann and Ryan Schoonbaert. Despite the fact that Gee is the first woman to join the partypoker Team Online, the online poker site features five women as brand ambassadors and sponsored pros, which includes Kristin Bicknell, Natalia Breviglieri, Luiza Simao, Louise Butler and Day Kotoviezy.
– The WPT Fallsville Poker Classic attracted a record 602 entries this week as Demo Kiriopoulos won the event for a CAD $517,424 first place prize as well as a $15,000 entry into the WPT Tournament of Champions at the end of the season. The World Poker Tour now head to the WPT LA Poker Classic for the $10,000 buy-in event, running from March 2nd to March 6th.
– The World Series of Poker has announced a record nine online events for this year’s series. But because of a recent new U.S. Department of Justice opinion on the Wire Act, it’s unclear whether WSOP.com players in New Jersey will be able to participate. The WSOP said that the decision on whether to include New Jersey players has yet to be determined and also has not set any guaranteed prize pools for any of the events, putting New Jersey’s participation further into question.
– Josh Prager took down the $1,000 buy-in event at the LA Poker Classic One Million event, outlasting 1,770 entries and winning just under $228k. Meanwhile, an engaged couple has scored big wins over the last week.
– From the Fake News Bin: PokerStars introduces the latest innovative new game “Furnance,” where players can easily throw their chips into a virtual fire.
– Tuesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video is part 4 of Gazellig’s “Facing Raises in MTTs” series. In this episode, Gazellig focuses on handling races from the hijack position.
Notable poker videos across the internet
– The latest highlights from Jaime Staples Twitch stream, as he plays a full day of tournaments on partypoker.
– Matt Vaughn goes over some hands featured on Poker Time as he sits down for a $5/$10 No Limit Hold’em session.