Patrick Truong leads the Run It Up Reno Main heading into Day 2. Doug Polk joins Joe Ingram on the pod to discuss the latest goings-on in the game. And PokerNews takes a look at some lessons Rounders can still teach us today. We’ve got all that and more in this – the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Truong Takes the Chiplead into RIU Day 2
The Run It One Reno is going full steam ahead. And the Main Event is off and running with another solid field of 362 entries. On Saturday Robert Valdez would claim the Day 1B chip lead with 326,500 in chips. However he and everyone else will trail overall chip leader Patrick Truong who takes a strong lead of 471,000 into Day 2.
The field of 362 has been whittled down to 143. Everyone will soon be in the money, but all will have their eyes on the $46,681 first-place prize. A couple names still in contention heading into Day 2 are Dan O’Brien, Andrew Neeme, Ashley Sleeth, Jamie Kerstetter, Katie Lindsay, Jason Somerville, Andrew Martin, and Chris Moneymaker.
Here are the current top ten payouts courtesy of PokerNews:
Check back here tomorrow to find out who TID. And head on over to the PokerNews for their live updates on Sunday.
-As is our custom, we check in with Friendly Robbie over at CardplayerLifestyle.com. This week Robbie had a great article out about Zach Gensler, who is attempting to beat Phil Laak’s record for longest poker session in history. The article, written by Chris Wallace, details just how Zach plans to play for over 5 days straight!
-And PokerNews this week had a fun article by Paul Seaton that looks to extrapolate some current advice from the great film Rounders. The article, entitled “Five Times Rounders Schooled us on Modern Poker,”takes a look at some video clips from the classic film and extracts some life lessons that we can all appreciate today.
-Meanwhile, over at PokerCentral the team there has assembled a nice look at what many readers are interested in: affordable WSOP events. And they’ve put together a great article showcasing all the cheapest ways you can win a bracelet this summer.
-Gavin Griffin has a solid article out today over on CardPlayer discussing game selection, ego, and pride at the poker table. There’s a lot that goes into winning this game and Gavin discusses nicely all the things that it takes to win OUTSIDE of the actual cards.
-The WPT blog talks here about how Eric Afriat could do something special. He “could make WPT history and become the first player in tour history to win the same event twice.” He’s at the final table of the WPT Seminole HardRock Poker Showdown.
-And finally, from the fake poker news site BCPoker, check out their latest tweet and have a chuckle:
Phil Hellmuth was supposed to go broke on that hand
… except they forgot one thing pic.twitter.com/sGWN5sqkTW
— Pokerlolz (@pokerlolz) April 20, 2019
Best Poker Videos on the Web
Joe Ingram and Doug Polk were back together again on Ingram’s YouTube channel/podcast to discuss all the latest hubbub in poker. It’s always entertaining when these two get together, so check out the video below for their hot takes.
-Kevin Rabichow recently showcased some serious PLO chops on last week’s Poker After Dark. And the Run It Once team is back this week with a nice showcase of the teacher and pro over on their YouTube channel. Check it out:
-And lastly it’s time for another nonsense hand from Live at the Bike! This week we got to see just your old run-of-the-mill $125k pot with AK vs. KK. You know, usual stuff:
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.
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