The EPT Barcelona main event reaches a final table. And who is calling the world of poker sleazy? It’s all in today’s wrap-up of the world in poker, the Hit and Run.
EPT:The European Poker Tour Barcelona main event is at a final table. Russian Supernova Elite Andrey Shatilov is there, as is Italian pro Andrea Dato, and Sam “buckguy2200” Phillips. Also there is German Hossein Ensan, who won a seniors event last week.
Live updates here. Live stream, when the event is active:
The €10K High Roller event is down to about 20 players. Among those still alive are Stephen Chidwick and Jason Mercier. Live updates here.
WPT: There are under 100 players at the World Poker Tour’s Legends of Poker at the Bike in California. Live updates here. Ali Eslami, Keven Stammen, Freddy Deeb, Scott Clements and Andy Frankenberger are all doing well on day two.
“Sleazy” poker?: So, the New York Post has a story headlined “Inside the sleazy world of professional poker.” It’s told from the story of someone who barely sounds like a “pro.” And he doesn’t really say much sleazy. Not that lazy journalism is unexpected from the Post. And if you wanted to do a story making poker seem sleazy, we’re guessing you could do a much better job than this.
—Allen Kessler wins the WSOP Circuit event at Foxwoods.
–Olivier Busquet does foucault’s Thinking Poker podcast.
—An interview with Dan Shak, who talks about how stock trading got him ready for poker.
–Jason Mercier and Fatima Moreira de Melo are among the pros talking about the new TV show, The Shark Cage:
–So that book by Poker Princess Molly Bloom is pretty short on the poker.
–We’re not holding our breath, but online poker in California will get another chance next year.
–Ed Miller tells you how to choose your bluffs.
—Norwegian poker players apparently need to stay out Sweden, where they get robbed.
–888 plans to go live with an online poker room in Nevada.