WSOP officially postponed until the fall. Jason Koon wins at the Poker Masters online at partypoker. Check out these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
WSOP 2020 has been rescheduled for the fall
On Monday, the World Series of Poker officially announced that the 2020 WSOP will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic with a targeted rescheduling for the fall of 2020. The 51st WSOP had been slated to get underway on May 26th.
Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker said the series still has all intentions of playing this year. “We are committed to running the World Series of Poker this year but need additional time to proceed on our traditional scale while prioritizing guest and staff well-being.”
Despite the postponement, this summer won’t be completely without WSOP events. WSOP bracelet events will still be held online with 14 tournaments scheduled from May 31st to July 12th. The WSOP said on Monday that it intends to further expand the number of events.
If the WSOP decides to host a summer online tournament series to stand in for it's big event on one of the major poker sites – where should it be at??
I think it should be on one of the poker sites that doesn't filter players to unbeatable formats once they end up on the site.
— Joey Ingram #passion (@Joeingram1) April 20, 2020
– Jason Koon was the big winner at the Poker Masters, over the weekend after he took down the $25,500 No Limit Hold’em 8-max (Event #16) to win $549,000. Eelis Parssinen won the $10,300 PLO 6-Max (Event #17) for $287,781 while Lins Loeliger took down the $10,300 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max (Event #18) for $325,318.24.
Other winners from earlier in the weekend included Mustapha Kanit’s $279,300 win in the $10,300 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max (Event #14) while Timothy Adams took home $243,988 in the $10,300 No Limit Hold’em 6-max (Event #15).
– Bertrand “Elky” Grospelier had a notable week last week after announcing that he had joined GG Poker as an ambassador. On Twitter he also revealed less positive news, confirming that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Fortunately for Elky, he is not yet showing any symptoms
A little personal news:
I've been very busy for updates lately, but I was tested positive with #covid19
— ElkY (@elkypoker) April 17, 2020
– Galfond Challenge Update: Phil Galfond will face off against Bill Perkins for session 2 of the Galfond Challenge beginning at 2 PM ET on Tuesday. Poker fans can watch the action live from the Thirst Lounge Twitch channel as the pair battle at €100/€200 PLO.
See you there! https://t.co/JcoNB3BF9k
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) April 20, 2020
– In Monday’s featured poker training video, we continue our look at Reasons14’s “SNG Strategy Videos.” This episode is Part 2 of a $6.50 full ring 45-man Turbo SNG that Reasons14 played.
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– Marle Cordeiro and Jaime Kerstetter welcome Bill Perkins on the latest episode of The Rake. Perkins is the head of The Thirst Lounge stream and is the latest opponent in the Phil Galfond Challenge and the interview talks about challenge, COVID-19 and his new book:
– Triton Poker has put up another episode of the Les Ambassadeurs NLHE Private Game from Triton Poker London 2019 featuring Tom Dwan, Elton Tsang and Qiang Wang, among others.