Ryan Laplante is the latest winner at the 2019 Poker Masters. Daniel Negreanu still thinks the WSOP Player of the Year points system should be changed. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
Ryan Laplante wins with his second largest cash ever
Chance Kornuth was denied another Poker Masters title on Thursday as Ryan Laplante took first place in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha to win a $186,000 first-place prize over 62 entries. The victory for Laplante was the second largest of his career, with his previous best coming via a first-place finish at the $565 PLO event during the 2016 WSOP.
Kornuth’s second-place finish was still good for a second-place prize of $126,000, which came finishing second to Isaac Baron in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em event. Also present at the final table was Thai Ha ($86,000), John Riordan ($62,000), Ali Imsirovic ($49,600) and Tim McDermott ($37,200).
Despite being denied a first place finish, the back-to-back second-place finishes have catapulted Kornuth up to first place in the Poker Master Championship standings with eight events to go:
2️⃣ runner up finishes have @ChanceCards on 🔝 of the #PokerMasters Championship standings.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) November 7, 2019
Next up in the Poker Masters schedule is the final day of the $10,000 Short Deck. Also starting on Thursday will be the $10,000 8-Game. Poker fans can follow the action on PokerGo, which requires a subscription.
– As most know by now, Daniel Negreanu won his third career WSOP Player of the Year title after WSOP Europe. But Negreanu still thinks the Player of the Year points system should change:
In addition to these changes, many agree, and it makes sense, that whatever point total you achieve in an event, divide that point total by the number of reentries.
So if you score 320 points but reentered 3 times you get 80 points. https://t.co/qYb9vLpL8r
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) November 3, 2019
– Good news for poker fans who love Rounders. The most popular poker movie of all time is again available for streaming on Netflix.
– ICYMI: Geoffrey Hum took down WPT Montreal earlier this week, defeating 1109 entries and winning $380,546 for first place.
– Thursday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video is a look at CFTheNatural’s “I Told You So,” a review of Pot Limit Omaha concepts. In this episode, CFTheNatural he talks about the Rules of Collateral, sets on wet boards and chasing draws.
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– Fellow partypoker pro Anatoly Filatov is the latest guest of the Jaime Staples Weekly Poker Showdown as they sit down for a one hour chat to discuss a variety of poker topics:
– Charlie Carrel documents his journey in the partypoker MILLIONS Europe €10,300 buy-in with €1 million set for first place.