Dwan borrows money, Isildur1’s back, and Sara Underwood does yoga on Poker2Nite. All the poker news that’s fit to print, in today’s PTP Hit and Run.
Cereus Network, which owns Absolute Poker and UB.com, has tried to be out in front, as much as possible, of the security hole that was exposed in its software. Here’s a story updating the situation, Cereus’ response, etc.
A lot going on in the high-stakes world over at Full Tilt Poker. In recent action, Gus Hansen has been killing it of late, playing most cap pot-limit Omaha. And Isildur1, who was rumored to be busto, apparently found some money in his couch and got back into the action, but no huge swings, yet. Read all about the latest action here. Meanwhile, Tom Dwan’s recent downswing has gotten pretty bad, and he had to hit up Hansen for some dough. Read more here.
A story by mainstream news outlet Forbes.com talks about the recent plea deal involving an online payment processor, and what it might mean for the future of legal action in the United States. The story makes a case that the Department of Justice could start going after more cases like this, which would certainly be bad news for the U.S.-facing online poker sites. An excerpt: “The online poker firms take the position that online poker does not violate any U.S. laws, but the Justice Department has consistently said that facilitating for-money online poker is illegal. Speculation that the Obama administration’s Justice Department would not pursue online poker cases as aggressively as was the case during the Bush administration appears to be receding.”
The latest episode of poker news show “Poker2Nite” is out, featuring the very hot Sara Underwood, who is signed with Victory Poker. Head over to the website to watch the whole thing.
The Spring Championship of Poker wraps up this Sunday at PokerStars, but there’s still plenty of action left. More titles handed out last night (recap here), including Francis “teacuppoker” Cagney in a “high” buy-in razz event, continuing his monster SCOOP. More updates are available over at PokerStars’ blog. If you want to watch a report from event 24, $1,050 2-7 Triple Draw you’re in luck:
The World Poker Tour’s Grand Prix de Paris is at a final table, and we’ve at least heard of one of the players. Theo Jorgensen has a WSOP Europe title under his belt, and regularly makes deep runs in the EPT. He’s got a huge chip lead. Read more here. Here’s an interview with Per Linde, a Swedish wunderkind who apparently is not Isildur1:
It’s hard to spin the Tournament of Champions voting for the World Series of Poker into something new. But Pauly at the Tao of Poker breaks down the top 50 vote-getters for the $1M freeroll in a pretty interesting way.
There’s a new red pro at Full Tilt: Andy “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger. He blogged about his signing here.
In a text-only interview with Tiffany Michelle (we’re not sure that’s that useful, vis a vis video interviews), she talks about the upcoming World Series of Poker. She was a part of the reality TV show “The Amazing Race” during last year’s World Series of Poker, and wasn’t able to take part.
Cardplayer.com is coming out with new online shows like they’re going out of style. The latest? Christina Lindley is going to host a show during the WSOP called “Late Night With Lindley.” Watch a chat and more about the show below:
Yesterday we reported on Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi’s tax problems and foreclosure. Here’s some more on the story.
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