Stephen Chidwick and Bryn Kenny are the latest winners at the US Poker Open. More additions to the partypoker’s Team Online. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Chidwick retakes lead in the US Poker Open Cup standings
Some familiar names are hot at the US Poker Open. On Tuesday evening, Stephen Chidwick took down his fourth career US Poker Open title and second this year when he won the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Event #6) for $350,000, defeating a strong final table which included a comeback from Cary Katz, who finished in second.
|Results Of US Poker Open Event #6 - $25,000 PLO|
With his victory in the event, Chidwick retook the lead in the US Poker Open standings (updated through Event #6)
The race to determine the overall 2019 US Poker Open champion has been tight between Stephen Chidwick and Sean Winter, while players like Cary Katz, Jordan Cristos, and Ali Imsirovic are right there in contention. Here's a look at the standings after the first six events. pic.twitter.com/N5AsAy8QKe
— Chad Holloway (@ChadAHolloway) February 20, 2019
In the conclusion of Event #7 on Wednesday, Bryn Kenney dominated the final table in just an hour to win the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em for $450,000. The victory was his first of 2019 US Poker Open but his second cash of the series, after he finished in 10th place at the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #1). Kenney quickly put away the final table that included, Jake Schindler, Ben Yu, Keith Tilston, Nick Schulman and Nick Petrangelo.
|Results Of US Poker Open Event #7- $25,000 PLO|
Meanwhile, the 8th event of the 10-event US Poker Open, the $25,000 8-Game Mix kicked off on Wednesday with 13 entries in the tournament with late registration open during Day 1. Chris Vitch has the early lead as Stephen Chidwick, Brian Rast and Justin Bonomo are among those who have entered the tournament thus far.
Poker fans can watch all events of the US Poker Open through a subscription at PokerGo.
– More additions to partypoker’s newly formed Team Online. On the same day that Matt Staples joined partypoker, Hristivoje Pavlovic became the second player added to the roster as partypoker looks to build their brand through poker streamers. Pavlovic is a Twitch streamer based in New Zealand with over 40,000 followers. The news was followed up by the addition of Canadian Twitch streamer Travis Darroch on Wednesday. Darroch is an MTT specialist with over 23,500 Twitch followers.
Introducing the newest member of #partypoker's #TeamOnline, the one and only Travis @TJDarroch Darroch! Welcome to the team, Travis! Learn more about Travis via this link: https://t.co/kPy4kUMFjA 18+. Play responsibly. begambleaware pic.twitter.com/MAthD15P5D
— partypoker (@partypoker) February 20, 2019
While partypoker continues to add sponsored pros to their online poker room, other poker rooms are shedding talent. Kevin Martin announced his departure from PokerStars on Monday while later in the day Alan Widmann revealed on Twitter that he would be leaving Unibet Poker.
– The co-writer of Rounders has released the original screenplay of the iconic poker movie. While the movie maintains most of the key parts of the final product, the original screenplay does contain some differences.
– Earlier this month, London played host to the ICE Totally Gaming and London Affiliate Conference events, with Online Poker Report’s Steve Ruddock detailing his five takeaways from the events.
– Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has revealed details of estimated revenue from Illinois sports betting in his 2020 budget proposal, which could be a big shot in the arm towards legalization.
– In Wednesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video, CFTheNatural concludes his series on “Why I Still Love Micros,” with the episode focusing on improving your PLO game from a super tight strategy.
Notable poker videos on YouTube
– Jaime Staples with his latest highlights from his post-PokerStars Twitch stream, where he plays some high stakes Sunday tournaments.