Triton Poker postpones Jeju stop due to coronavirus. Phil Galfond’s struggles continue in match against Venividi. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Triton Poker postpones Jeju stop
The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series stop scheduled for February 10th in Jeju, South Korea, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, which the World Health Organization declared as a global emergency on Thursday. There has been no announcement on a makeup date but Triton Poker said that the series has been posted to protect players. “The safety of our players and support staff remains our utmost priority.”
The postponement of the Triton Poker Jeju stop has led some to be concerned about risks to other upcoming tournaments as well as World Series of Poker this summer. Vice President of Corporate Communications Seth Palansky commented to PokerNews on Friday that the 2020 schedule remains unchanged but that they are keeping an eye on the situation. “We’ve been monitoring the sitauation and we continue to lean on the experts in this field for guidance. At this time, all our events and schedules remain intact and are planned to go on without interruption.”
– Phil Galfond suffered another losing session on Friday in the Galfond Challenge versus Venividi, finishing down €60,743 on the day after playing 940 hands. Through Friday, the pair have now completed 5,700 hands of €100/€200 Pot Limit Omaha with Galfond now down €439,814.14. They will return to action on Saturday at 11 AM ET, which you can watch on the Run it Once Poker Twitch channel. Missed the action on Friday? Check out a replay below:
– The final table of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship played down to a final table on Thursday with Veerab Zakarian finishing the day with the chip lead with nearly 12 million in chips. The tournament will now reconvene at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor on April 1st where a first-place prize of $674,840 will be awarded to the winner. Joining Zakarian at the final table will be James Anderson (10,040,000), Brian Altman (9,865,000), Bin Weng (8,890,000), Andrew Hanna (6,730,000) and Nathan Russler (3,990,000).
Brian Altman, who goes into the final day third in chips, is coming off a win during the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open, when he became the first player ever to win the same WPT Main Event twice.
– Super Bowl LIV is this Sunday and the DraftKings online sportsbook is offering new players the chance to receive a +300 Odd Boost when putting money on the money line for either the Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers. The new player offer continues a 20% up to $500 deposit bonus as well as a risk-free bet up to $500 based on the first bet.
Looking to play DFS for the Big Game? Collin Hulbert gives you his picks and analysis for doing well in DraftKings Super Bowl DFS contests this weekend.
– PartTimePoker’s David Huber examines the latest recommendation of partypoker’s Rob Yong to improve confidence in partypoker while curbing prohibited software.
– In today’s featured poker training video, we take a look at the next part of Gazellig’s “Short Stack MTT Play” series. In this episode, Gazellig goes over calling short stack shoves.
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– Jaime Staples sits down with Mike Sexton on the latest episode of the Weekly Poker Showdown to discuss how to win tournament tickets, Stu Ungar and a variety of other poker topics:
– In his latest vlog, Jeff Boski plays the $550 buy-in $50,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em tournament at the Wynn.
– Missed the Galfond Challenge this week? Run It Once Poker has put together highlights from Days 1 and 2, which you can watch below: