Yaniv Birman is the latest Gold Bracelet winner with win at $10,000 Stud Championship. Online poker hopes for New York seem dead for 2018. Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Recent Results

Yaniv Birman took down the $10,000 Seven Card Championship (Event #38) for $236,238 and his first gold bracelet. In the path to victory, Birman outlasted 83 players including Jess Martin ($146,006) and Ben Yu ($99,340). Prior to winning the tournament, Birman had only four cashes to his name.

Ongoing Action

-Robert Peacock, Nicholas Salimbene and Joshua Turner return for a 5th a final day of the $1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em (Event #34) noon PT as the trio battles it out for a $644,224 first place prize. Peacock, who holds nearly a 4:1 chip lead over Salimbene, is seeking his first WSOP bracelet. Joshua Turner, who has six WSOP circuit rings, is at a 5:1 chip deficit.

-Daniel Negreanu is third in chips heading into Day 2 of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-handed High Roller tournament with 101 of 192 entries remaining. Konstantin Beylin holds the chip lead with Aaron Katz, Robert Mizrachi, Scott Nguyen and Paul Volpe among the players who still have chips when cards are dealt beginning at 2 PM PT.

At noon, Eric Baldwin and Ian Steinman will meet up for a heads-up match in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #37) with Baldwin holding a 7,550,000 to 2,200,000 chip lead to begin the day. The winner of the tournament will receive a $319,580 first place prize. On Day 3, Enrico Rudeliz ($140,957) and Aaron Massey ($101,819) won prizes over $100,000

Day 3 of the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout (Event #39) is down to a final 10 players with Royce Matheson as chip leader. Because the tournament was a Shootout format, all players have roughly the same amount of chips after winning two tables thus far.

Event #40, the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet gets underway at 2 PM PT with Scott Bohlman as chip leader with Ryan Hughes, Daniel Weinman, Aaron Rogers and Marcel Vonk rounding out the final table.

The $1,500 Limit Hold’em tournament (Event #41) begins Day 2 with 174 or the original 596 players remaining. Brian Vollick as the chip lead with Brandon Cantu, Philip Tom, David Bach and Dutch Boyd among the notables still alive.

Upcoming Excitement

– The $2,500 No Limit Hold’em started at 11 AM on Thursday. The 3-day tournament was won last year by Gaurav Raina.

– Also underway on Thursday is the start of the 2-7 Triple Draw Championship, an event Ben Yu the event for a $752,000 first place prize.

Watch the WSOP

The $1,500 No Limit Shootout final will be broadcast on Twitch today beginning at 2 PM PT.

Watch live video from PokerCentral on www.twitch.tv

Quick Hitters

– Online poker hopes are officially dead during the 2018 New York legislative session as the state focuses on sports betting legalization.

– With Farhintaj Bonyadi’s victory yesterday in the $1,000 Super Senior’s event, Bonyadi became part of the first mother-son combo to win a bracelet. Her son, Farzad Bonyad is a three-time WSOP bracelet winner.

– A quick fact – US players have won 71% of prize money so far during the 2018 World Series of Poker.

– Poker Strategy takes a look at mark-up in staking and the premium on ability. In other staking news, Justin Bonomo’s action for the $1 million buy-in One Drop has sold out.

– Doyle Brunson announced a retirement from tournament poker earlier this month, but he’s already been seen play high stakes cash games, including recently being busted at the hands of Gus Hansen.

– Fake the Fake News Bin: Venetian to feature water stations for players walking hallway to Deepstack Tournament Series.

– Parx sees big increase in table game revenue for May, inches closer to Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in category.