Jason Somerville’s Run It Up Reno is well under way and looking to capitalize on last year’s success. Andy Spears brings a big chip lead into Day 2 of the HPT Meadows Main Event. And Steve Wynn gets shown the door. All those stories and more in this – the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.

Run It Up Reno Off to Fast Start

One of the smaller tournament series in the country that has been gaining a lot of momentum lately is the Run It Up Reno event created by Jason Somerville. The event, now in its 8th season has been gaining fans and followers every year. And 2019 looks to be no exception.

This weekend kicked off the $400 Mini Main Event. 64 players remained heading into Day 2 with Alan Mastic leading the charge with 310,000 in chips.

Head over to PokerNews for the live updates and come back here tomorrow to see who took it down.


Spears Crushes Day One at HPT The Meadows

Spears focused.

With a whopping 526,000 in chips, poker pro Andy Spears looks to have the best chance to win the latest HPT Main Event. He is followed closely by Christopher Lee with 478k and Anthony Mcle with 391k.

At press time Spears was continuing to cruise and crush the field. With only 36 players left Spears had well over a million in chips. The 345 total entries are vying for a $77,000 first place prize and of course the HPT trophy.

Again, head over to PokerNews for the live updates and come back here tomorrow to see who made the final table.



Quick Hitters

-Meanwhile over at Cardplayerlifestyle.com Robbie has a nice in-depth interview with Mary Gregorich. Mary, the wife of poker pro Mark Gregorich, has been a dealer for decades and has dealt some of the most famous games ever televised. Check out her interview too see what it was like dealing on shows like High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark.

-Over on USPoker.com, our buddy Bart Shirley tries to get to the bottom of the rumor that the Rio Hotel and Casino is about to be sold. But where would the WSOP be held? Bart has all the answers for you.

-Cardplayer has the full scoop on Steve Wynn, who has evidently been banned from all of his Wynn properties. This includes the Wynn casinos in Las Vegas, Boston, and Macau. Wynn Properties recently was fined $20 million by the Nevada Gaming commission for Wynn’s sexual misconducts.

-Over at PokerCentral HQ, Paul Seaton asks “WHAT IF POKER WASN’T PART OF THE UIGEA BACK IN 2006?” It’s a fun article that talks about how poker’s meteoric rise was cut short by the UIGEA. Paul, like so many of us, imagines a world where poker had been allowed to bloom.

-And lastly, read this and like and laugh and retweet, etc.

Best Poker Videos on the Web

– We of course have to promote our buddy Joe Ingram. The PLO wizard has had one of the most entertaining podcasts for some time now and this week he brought on high stakes beast Garret Adelstein to talk in depth about everything high stakes:


-Needing a short deck fix? Triton has got you covered. Here is “Short Deck Cash Game Episode 1 – Triton Poker SHR Jeju 2019” –


-And finally over at Live At The Bike! we have a completely insane hand! Straight versus Set versus Open-Ended Straight Flush Draw. Oh my –


That’s all for this week! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.

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Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker