Monday begins the starts of the 2018 WSOP Main Event, poker's biggest tournament that will last 13 days. Meanwhile, Galfond and Bellande win bracelets.
WSOP Day 27 Hit and Run – Scotty Falls Short – Gold for Nehorayan, Garcia, Deeb, Seiken – and Somerville Studios
The bracelets keep on coming as we head into the fifth week of the World Series of Poker. Robert Nehorayan captured gold in the $1500 Limit Hold 'Em event. Shaun Deeb denied Ben Yu and Scotty Nguyen their next bracelets when he won the $25k Pot Limit Omaha Event. Mario Prats Garcia won the $1k Turbo for his first piece of hardware. And Nicholas Seiken scored big in the $10K Deuce, despite it being the first time he had played the game. Meanwhile Chris Ferguson, everyone's favorite player, made another final table. The 10k PLO got under way. And Jason Somerville announced a new venture. Those stories and more in the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Jason Somerville will lead PokerStars' live streaming Twitch production from Run It Up Studios in Las Vegas. The initiative could easily employ dozens of on-air personalities and related talent.
Matt and Jaime Staples win an epic 50-to-1 prop bet following one year of extreme weight-watching.
Hit and Run: Stephen Chidwick Wins Event #3 of US Poker Open; partypoker Announces Software Update; Poker Players React to Bitcoin Moves
Stephen Chidwick is the winner of the $25,000 NLHE on Monday while events in the $25k Mixed Game Championship and $10k NLHE run on Tuesday.