ActionFreak with a big win on Tuesday in the Galfond Challenge. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to become Florida’s first reopened poker room. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
ActionFreak narrows Galfond’s lead to €103k
In Day 14 of the ActionFreak/Galfond Challenge match, ActionFreak had a big session one day after taking an extra day off, winning over €61k over 740 hands. The upswing for ActionFreak narrows Galfond’s lead to €103,341.37 after 10,222 hands.
The pair are expected to return on Thurday for Day 15 of the Challenge at 11 AM ET, which poker fans can watch via the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel. Missed Monday’s action? Watch the full session below:
– The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will be the first Florida poker room to reopen when they begin dealing cards on Thursday at 7 PM. Tables will have a six-player maximums with dividers placed between players, masks required of players and employees as well as the frequent cleaning of cards and clips.
Poker is BACK this Thursday, May 21st @ 7pm! As we prepare to welcome you back, we have made essential updates to our operations including the intro of the SAFE & SOUND program that helps to keep our guests and team members safe. Visit https://t.co/bUvbb9i9FV for more details! pic.twitter.com/oXR6BL3zLI
— SHRT Poker (@SHRTPoker) May 19, 2020
When the Wynn Las Vegas reopens in early June it will not be with live poker, with guidelines limiting four players to a table as a likely factor.
– On Monday, MPN officially closed its network after 17 years, dealing it’s final hand ever. Many of the refugee skins such as BetSafe, Betsson and RedStar have moved to the iPoker Network.
– In the latest highlights from online poker tournament action, Simon “ministerbord” Ravnsbæk won the PokerStars $215 NLHE Phase 2 event for $225,008.78 while the $10,300 Main Event and $1,050 Main Events near completion.
– On Monday, arguments were heard from Motions to Dismiss from Mike Postle, Justin Kuraitis and King’s Casino LLC in regards to the Stone Live cheating lawsuit allegations. Poker New’s Chad Holloway had a chance to listen to the proceedings and provided an interesting summary of what happened during the proceedings. Next up in the case, the judge will decide whether to rule in favor of the Motion to Dismiss.
– In today’s featured classic poker training video, we continue our look at Reasons14 “SNG Strategy” video series. In this episode, Reasons14 goes over Part 2 of his hand history review of a $16 full ring 18-man SNG.
– Bet365 Poker is currently running an interesting promotion called Three’s A Charm until May 31st. If you are dealt pocket twos, followed by pocket threes (hands do not need to be consecutive) you can receive an easy €5 cash prize.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Jessica Dawley is the latest guest on “A Hero’s Journey” where the WSOP bracelet winner and recipient of more than $1 million in live tournament winnings talks to Lee Davy about her journey in poker.
– In the latest episode of the DAT Poker Podcast, Daniel Negreanu, Adam Schwartz and Terrence Chan talk about poker documentaries, the future of live poker and the most talented poker players:
– Watch Episode 2 of the Le Ambassadeurs Short Deck Private Game from Triton Poker London 2019: