Twitch to stream 25 final tables this WSOP. Two high profile tournaments get started in Las Vegas this week. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Twitch to Stream WSOP Events
Twitch has announced that due to their partnership with PokerGo, the popular streaming service will live stream selected WSOP events during June and July via the Poker Central channel. The channel will debut coverage on June 2nd with the $1500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table. Coverage during the entire WSOP will extend to 30 tournaments and 25 final tables.
IT'S HAPPENING! We're very excited to announce that thanks to our partnership with @Pokercentral, there'll be exclusive live streams from the WSOP summer festival on Twitch coming this summer. pic.twitter.com/rqY4W0zGEE
— TwitchPoker (@TwitchPoker) May 25, 2018
Between PokerGo and Twitch coverage, 45 final tables will be streamed throughout the series. A full schedule is available from the PokerCentral Twitch channel.
WSOP “Warm-Up” Events Dominate Vegas
Pre-World Series of Poker action is heating up. Yesterday, we saw the start of the WPT Tournament of Champions and on Sunday the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl will get underway.
During Day 1, the Tournament of Champions attracted 66 former champions to the event. Dennis Blieden holds the chip lead heading into Day 2 with 29 players remaining.
J.C. Tran, Erik Seidel, David Benyamine, Nick Schulman and Ryan Riess are among those still in the hunt when the day began. Keep up with live updates from the World Poker Tour.
Catch out Daniel Negreanu’s blog on the WPT Tournament of Champions:
At the 5th annual Super High Roller bowl, 48 players are ready to put down $300,000 for a $5 million first-place prize beginning on Sunday. Poker fans can watch the action live on PokerGo (premium members). It will also be broadcast at a later date on the NBC Sports Network. Read a guide on the history of the Super High Roller Bowl.
These major tournaments will give away to Event #1 of the World Series of Poker, the traditional Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em event on Tuesday. The first open event will also be on May 30th with the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty event. You can find a full schedule of WSOP action from the WSOP.com website.
– Negative reaction continues to pour in from Chris Ferguson’s Black Friday apology. Daniel Negreanu expanded on his views with an interview with PokerNews.
– Phil Galfond’s Run it Once site continues to reveal new details for its yet-to-be-launched online poker room. Among the new features is a fixed 100 big blind buy-in as well as a “blind lobby” system.
– A look at the net worth of players who participated in the recent Triton Cash Game in Montenegro that drew headlines across the poker world.
– Earlier this month, China’s Ministry of Culture announced a ban on Texas Hold’em poker apps. Now more details have come out via the Reuters news agency.