Steffen Sontheimer with another huge win, this time at the $250,000 Super High Roller Championship at the 2018 Caribbean Poker Party. Meanwhile, the Main Event is down to a couple dozen with a final day scheduled for Saturday. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Steffen Sontheimer wins $250K Super High Roller Championship for $3.7 Million
Steffen Sontheimer held onto his Day 2 chip lead to win the $250,000 Super High Roller Championships on Thursday for just under $3.7 million, the largest tournament win of his poker career. To claim the victory, Sontheimer had to beat Sean Winter heads-ups as well as David Peters and Mikita Badziakouski, who are each far from coming home empty-handed.
|$250,000 Super High Roller Championships|
Sontheimer, who now has $12.5 million in live tournament winnings, beat his previous best showing of $1.5 million, which came during the 2017 $100,000 buy-in Poker Masters event.
Thx for the overwhelming support guys.
Lucky to take that big one down here. Really love the winner's picture🤗 pic.twitter.com/4iiKK13JOt
— Steffen Sontheimer (@RunGo0seRun) November 16, 2018
Despite the end of the high-profile event, there is still some poker to be played, including the $5,300 Main Event, which began Day 4 on Friday.
A total of 58 players started the day with chips in the Main Event with plans to play down to about two tables. As of Friday evening, Diogo Veiga held the chip with Filipe Oliveria a close second. A champion will be crowned on Saturday.
Two other events, the $10.3k High Roller and the $1.6k HORSE event, were also held on Friday. The $10.3k High Roller entered Day 2 with Adrian Mateos holding the lead as of Friday evening. Meanwhile, in the $1,650 HORSE, Nikolay Fal lead a small field.
– Some big news for PA sports betting over the last couple days. Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino will be the first casino to go live with sports betting in the state at 11 AM ET on Saturday, which was moved up from an original plan to launch on Monday.
The news coincides with another PA casino, Valley Forge, becoming the 6th casino in the state to apply for a license. Four other casinos, Parx, Rivers Casino, Sugar House and Harrah’s Philadelphia have been approved to offer sports betting. Valley Forge will be partnering with FanDuel on their retail location with an online sportsbook set for a late date.
– Poker players continue to react to Gordon Vayo’s failed lawsuit against PokerStars.
The whole Gordon Vayo thing is further proof (if it were needed) that poker players are really the dumbest smart people in the world
— Barry Carter (@Barry_Carter) November 15, 2018
– Two Plus Two is set to release their first new book in three years with the January 3rd release of Eli Elezra’s autobiography, Pulling the Trigger. The book, which was first released in Hebrew in 2017, promises something for the poker enthusiast and casual fan alike.
Here's the cover picture of our next book Pulling the Trigger;
The Autobiography of Poker Pro Eli Elezra https://t.co/HbreqwNefN and here's the link to the Amazon page for anyone who wants to preorder: https://t.co/zmSvCekRGr @twoplustwoforum
— Mason Malmuth (@MasonMalmuth) November 14, 2018
Best poker videos on YouTube
– Andrew Neeme plays some $5/$10 No Limit at the Bellagio after a weekend in which he won $7100.
– The latest Poker Night in America video on YouTube is a $50/$100 game at the Gardens Casino where the likes of John Veltri, Chris Klodnicki and Greg Mueller are featured.
– Those looking to make videos on YouTube may want to take a look at Jaime Staples latest vlog where he discusses improvements to his YouTube channel.