Kristen Bicknell wins third World Series of Poker bracelet. Spraggy makes a big splash on Twitch. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
Bracelet #3 for Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell is the recipient of the latest WSOP gold bracelet after winning the $2,500 No Limit Holdem 6-Max event on GG Poker after nine hours of play. With the win, she takes home her third WSOP bracelet and a $356,412 first-place prize.
In her path to the title, Bricknell defeated a field of 892 entries including Belarmino De Souza heads-up along with notables such as Chris Kruk (10th – $21,771) and Norber Szacsi (14th – $15,958). Bicknell’s previous bracelets came during the 2013 $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship and the 2014 $1,500 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em.
On WSOP.com, Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti was the winner of the $2,000 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack to take home his first WSOP gold bracelet and a $305,433.36 first place prize. Guagenti’s poker career has included more than $1.3 million in lifetime tournament winnings. Joining Guagenti at the final table was Matthew Parry ($189,193), who Guagenti beat heads-up along with Ari Engel (3rd – $130,292). Notable players finishing deep in the tournament include Calvin Anderson (10th – $15,612), Greg Raymer (26th – $8,373), Shaun Deeb (36th – $6,954) and Joe McKeehen (42th – $6,102).
Check out how the final table of the $2,000 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack finished on WSOP.com below:
Thursday’s WSOP Online events include the $500 No Limit Hold’em Seniors Event, beginning at 3 PM PT while GG Poker is playing host to the $840 Bounty No Limit Hold’em. Poker fans can keep up with the action of the WSOP.com event here and the GG Poker event here. Once the $500 No Limit Hold’em Seniors Event reaches a final table, it will be streamed online on YouTube from the Poker Central channel.
– During a deep run in the Stadium Series $5,200 heat, poker streamer Spraggy made the front page of Twitch, ultimately making it to third place as up to 30,000 watched it live.
A little over 4 years ago, I started streaming 2c/5c cash games to an audience of around 10 people.
Today I took 3rd in the $5,200 Stadium Series @PokerStars for $70,633 with 30,000 + people watching.
For once, I am speechless.
Thank you! pic.twitter.com/d1qrTXAGfj
— Spraggy (@spraggy) July 29, 2020
– The WPT Shooting Stars for Charity event kicked off on Wednesday, raising over $51k for a charity that is attempting to speed up a COVID-19 vaccine. Poker fans can tun it to final table of the $500k guaranteed tournament through the partypokerTV Twitch channel
– David Huber summarizes the recent rift between Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu and their agreement on Wednesday to a heads-up match. Although a date has yet to be announced, the fair will play 2 tables of $200/$400 No Limit Hold’em. Joey Ingram also broke down the heads-up match in a YouTube video:
– The Local Choice Colorado campaign has gathered 200,000 signatures to get an increased bet initiative on the ballot this November in the state. The current bet limit in the state is $100.
– In Thursday’s featured poker training video, we take a look at Gazellig’s “Coaches Jreed” series where he goes over an MTT hand history with a student. In this episode, Gazellig examines some spots of an MTT.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Andrew Neeme is in Mexico where he is streaming his appearance in the $840 Bounty Bracelet Event being held on GG Poker on Thursday:
– Lex Veldhuis showcases his appearance in the $109 Bounty Builder, which include what he calls one of the craziest hands seen on his stream:
– Check out Spraggy and Fintan Hand making it to the final table of the Stadium Series 25-H heat with commentary from Joe Stapleton, tonkaaa and James Hartigan.