Tom Dwan talks about why he likes playing the Triton Poker High Roller Series events. A trailer is released for a new poker movie starting Vince Van Patten. Check out these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
Durrrr Prefers a New Brand of Hold’em
Tom Dwan made a rare appearance during the Triton Poker High Roller Series in South Korea, playing many of the events during the series and earning only his second cash since early 2014.
So why does Dwan play these events? It’s a different atmosphere and a different type of poker with most tournaments in the Short Deck variety, games which take the 2-6 cards out of the deck. Watch Dwan explain to PokerNews what he feels is wrong with many regular No Limit Hold’em tournaments these days and why he likes playing Triton Poker events.
– World Poker Tour host Vince Van Patten is starring in a new poker movie that he wrote called Walk To Vegas. The movie centers around a million dollar prop bet where the main character, played by Van Patten, is broke and must walk to Las Vegas in a suit to get back on his feet. Watch the two and a half minute trailer here, which features a cameo from Jennifer Tilly and Phil Laak.
– The DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey officially went live on Monday in New Jersey after a soft launch that last five days, meaning that all eligible players located in the state of New Jersey can now sign-up and make bets. The new sportsbook, which plans to launch in other states when the markets open up, offers a large selection of bet types and props within most sports.
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) August 6, 2018
– The Main Event of Day 3 of the WPT Choctaw Main Event began on Monday with 31 players left and Tony Ruberto with the chip lead. By mid-afternoon Brady Holiman had taken the chip lead with Tony Ruberto and Anthony Zinno right on his tail with 16 left. After a strong showing at the WPT Gardens Poker Festival, Men “The Master” Nguyen is also going deep as he sits in the middle of the pack.
Play will continue until a final table remains. The winner of the event will receive a $469,185 first place prize for the $3,500 buy-in event.
– PokerScout pens an in-depth report on PokerStars new Unfold game, which has been given a “permanent” position in the poker room. The game allows a player who has folded to reenter the hand for a side pot after the flop. Below is a brief introduction.
– The last week proved to be a big one for sports betting in the United States as a handful of deals were made and new momentum rocked the industry. David Huber summarizes a recent podcast from TheLines where some much of last week’s news was discussed.
– Joey Ingram: poker player, vlogger, musician? The PokerLife host is betting $5,000 to win $10,000 that he can create a music video/song video that reaches 100,000 views by September 6th.
– Because it’s a slow news day, here is an update of Daniel Negreanu’s “Get Sexy” vlog series, where he chronicles the second week of results in his effort to get into better shape.