Two new bracelets awarded at the 2019 WSOP. WSOP.com confirms its online events will go on as planned in wake of New Hampshire Wire Act decision.Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
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Two new bracelet winners with eight events running on Thursday.
Scott Clements is now a three-time WSOP bracelet winner after winning the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice on Thursday morning. Clements defeated 470 entries over three days including Tim McDermott heads-up. His last bracelet came during the 2007 WSOP when he won the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha. A year earlier he took down the $3,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Split 8 or Better.
After 12 years and six 2nds. Finally got that elusive 3rd Bracelet. Thank you for all the support. pic.twitter.com/2AFka63cN9
— Scott Clements (@BigRiskky) June 6, 2019
Jeremy Pekarek won his first WSOP bracelet on Wednesday night after taking down the $600 Deepstack (Event #9), outlasting 6,150 entries over three days. In winning the title, Pekarek will take home a $398,281 first place prize. Joining Pekarek in winning six-figure prizes were Dan Kuntzman ($245,881), Juan Magana ($182,173), Benjamin Underwood ($135,959) and Noomis Jones ($102,216)
– Day 4 of the Big 50 was whittled down to 127 players on Wednesday including five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham. Play resumed at 11 AM PT as the remaining players seek the $1,147,449 prize pool.
– Thursday saw the final table of the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em, which featured Shannon Shorr as chip leader, followed by Ognjen Sekularac and Mario Ho among the finalists. At the time of this writing, Daniel Streliz and Shannon Shorr are battling heads-up for the title and the $442,385 first place prize.
– Ajay Chabra is the chip leader in the $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw as the final six battle over the $96,278 first place prize. Joining Chabra at the final table to start the day were Jerry Wong, Steven Tabb, Yuval Bronshtein, Michael Sortino and Bjorn Geissert.
– Day 2 of the $1,500 HORSE (Event #14) began at noon with 291 players remaining. Mark Castagnini held the chip lead to begin the day with David Baker among the notables still alive.
– The $10,000 Heads-up No Limit Hold’em Championship saw 112 entries join the tournament on Day 1 with only 16 players left at the end of the day. Jake Schindler, Ben Yu, Brian Rast, Krisen Bickell, Matthias Elbinger and Ole Schemion are among those participating in heads-up matches on Thursday.
– The $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed started on Wednesday with 1,832 players entering the tournament. By the end of the day, just 272 players were left, lead by Richard Hasnip. Notables still alive include Shaun Deeb, David Benyamine, Jeff Madsen and Ryan Leng.
In addition to the many ongoing tournaments, Events #17 and #18 also began on Thursday. At 11 AM PT, the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout kicked off while the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better started at 3 PM PT.
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Thursday’s live coverage is highlighted by the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em, which will be simulcast on both CBS ALl Access and PokerGo, which each requiring a small monthly subscription.
– After New Hampshire won its case against the US Department of Justice related to the Wire Act, it was seen as a victory for the entire online gambling industry. Now WSOP.com, a poker site that operates a shared liquidity poker room in Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada, has confirmed it will continue operating its multi-state player pool and WSOP.com multi-state events will go on as planned. A June 14th deadline had been set by the DOJ for online gambling companies to prepare for the move.
– Jaime Staples revealed that YouTube has republished most of Staples videos that were removed earlier this month. According to a representative from YouTube the videos were removed because they linked out to gambling sites in the description, a violation of terms and conditions.
– partypoker has shut down another 42 bot accounts in its ongoing efforts to wipe out non-human players. The poker room has closed down hundreds of accounts since it began the initiative earlier this year.
– Thursday’s Grinderschool poker training video is part 3 of CFTheNatural’s “Call, Fold or Raise” series. This episode focuses on adjusting to opponents while playing Pot Limit Omaha games.
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– In Day 8 of the Daniel Negreanu WSOP vlog, Negreanu goes deep in the $1,500 2-7 Mixed.
– Episode 4 of the Triton Poker No Limit Hold’em cash game series from Jeju 2019 has been released.
– Andrew Neeme is in Las Vegas for the WSOP, where he joins some cash games at Mandalay Bay, which includes a meet-up with fellow poker vlogger Jaman Burton.