Scott Margereson takes down WPT Seminole Hard Rock Main Event. PokerStars signs an ambassador to be the face of PokerStars India. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Margereson Wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Main Event
The United Kingdom’s Scott Margereson was the winner of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown on late Wednesday, taking home a first-place prize of $696,740.
The final day of WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown saw a record-breaking 1309 entries. At the final table was Joey Couden, Jeff Fielder, 3-time bracelet winner Brian Hastings, former WPT Player of the Year Faraz Jaka, Margereson and Matt Stout. Brian Hastings held the chip lead going into the day but finished in third.
WPT Amsterdam is also currently running with 6 out of 207 players remaining into Day 3, where Rens Feenstra holds a commanding chip lead.
– PokerStars has added a new Team Pro to the mix by signing India’s Muskan Sethi, a move that comes after the poker room recently launched a ring-fenced room in India. Sethi, a rising star with $50,000 in live cashes, will serve as the face of the face of the new PokerStars India poker room. In addition to the $50k in live cashes, Sethi also has $115,000 in online winnings.
– Industry observers continue to prognosticate about WSOP.com’s upcoming shared liquidity room launching in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware next month. Robert Dellafave from NJ Online Gambling says that traffic could increase by up to 3x by June.
Pocket Fives writes that interstate liquidity could allow online WSOP events to break records this summer. Starting June 3rd, there will be four online bracelet events available for players in New Jersey and Nevada starting June 3rd.
– Severin Rasset, the PokerStars Director of Poker Innovation sat down with PokerStrategy to discuss a variety of subjects including testing new formats, providing skillful games and a big overlay in a recent Sunday Million event.
– After a break, Doug Polk is back with another vlog where he breaks down a massive involving Garrett Adelstein on a recent Live at the Bike stream:
– Part Time Poker’s David Huber takes a look at player feedback before an imminent merger of poker player pools in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.
– Today’s Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is the conclusion of CodeRed’s “Poker 201” series on intermediate poker strategy. In this episode, CodeRed focuses on how to play 3-bets.