PokerStars unveils schedule for 2019 WCOOP. PokerStars 5-max game experiment comes to an end. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
2019 WCOOP kicks off September 5th
PokerStars has released its schedule of the WCOOP 2019, the biggest online tournament series of the year. The series will comprise of 73 events running from September 5th to September 25th, guaranteeing over $75 million, an increase over $5 million from last year.
For each event, the series will include low, medium and high buy-ins levels, bringing the total tournaments during the 2019 WCOOP to 219. Buy-ins for the series range from $2.20 all the way up to $25,000 NL High Roller. Two Main Events will be held on September 22nd, a $55 buy-in with a $1.25 million guaranteed and a $5,200 buy-in which will guarantee $10 million in prizes with 1st place receiving $1 million. Satellites are available daily in the run up to the series with players about to win WCOOP entries “in minutes” through PokerStars Spin and Gos.
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) August 19, 2019
– PokerStars‘ experiment with 5-max has come to an unceremonious end, with the top online poker room pulling the games from the Portuguese, French and Spanish clients after two weeks. According to GameIntel, micro stakes games declined anywhere from 35%-55% during the experiment.
– Thousands of poker fans recently tuned into Ben “Spraggy” Spragg’s live stream late last week on Twitch. The PokerStars ambassador played 75 tournaments over 24 hours straight, winning a bit over $1200.
– Convenient deposits and withdrawals are a big benefit of the PlaySugarHouse Play+ card, one of the preferred payment methods to players in PA playing on one of the most popular online sportsbooks and online casinos in the state.
– Part Time Poker’s David Huber takes a look at the various changes at partypoker as the online poker room has removed the ability to download hand histories as well as other steps in an effort to improve the quality of the games in a non-traditional manner. David Huber summarizes the changes and answers questions about some of the new changes, including a look at Fairplay.
– In Monday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video, PTP takes a look another video series from Gazellig. This poker training video series focuses on a $3.30 6-max MTT hand history review with this episode discussing the early game strategy and focusing on hands that can win big pots.
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– Exploitative play vs GTO is the subject of the latest Doug Polk video.
– Jaime Staples is deep in the $2,100 Powerfest Main Event from a session on August 11th:
– PokerStars releases episode 6 of the Monte Carlo Casino EPT Main Event from earlier this year where the field is down to 16 and includes players such as Ryan Riess, Sam Greenwood and Timothy Adams.