A presidential candidate throws his support behind online poker. Julien Martini is chip leader at WSOP Europe Main Event heading into Day 4 on Tuesday. Check out these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
Andrew Yang tweets support for online poker
With everything going on in the world, it’s understandable that online poker may not be at the top of the list of presidential candidates’ agendas. But that didn’t stop Democratic candidate Andrew Yang from voicing his support for federal regulation in 50 states over the weekend.
Online poker is legal in 4 states. The state-by-state rules are variable and push many players to offshore sites. We should clarify the rules and make it legal in all 50 states. US players and companies would benefit and new tax revenues could be used to mitigate addiction.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) October 26, 2019
The tweet was predictably well received by poker players with Phil Galfond, Daniel Negreanu, Jeff Boski and Liv Boeree among the players commenting on the tweet. Joey Ingram even received a comment directly from Yang to have him on the show.
Yang is currently ranked 6th amongst Democratic candidates in national polling with an average of around 2.5%. PredictIt, which has a political marketplace, currently has Yang around 8% to win the nomination.
– Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event is in the books. Just 42 players of the original 541 remain in the tournament as the they seek out the €1,133,678 first place prize. The remaining players are guaranteed at least €20,424.
Julien Martini ended the day as the chip lead with 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up Dario Sammartino a couple million behind. Other notables still alive include Anthony Zinno, David “ODB” Baker and Alex Foxen.
|2019 WSOP Europe Main Event Chip Counts (going into Day 4)|
|6th||Anthony Zinno||United States||2,381,000|
|23rd||David "ODB" Baker||United States||1,019,000|
|26th||Alex Foxen||United States||809,000|
Watch WSOP Europe Main Event
On Thursday, poker fans can tune into PokerGo for Day 4 beginning at 1 PM ET, with coverage continuing on Wednesday at 7 AM for Day 5 and the final table on Thursday beginning at 8 AM ET.
– Ryan Quail was the winner of WPTDeepStacks Pittsburgh over the weekend winning $80,001 in the 386 player field that bought in for $1,100 each.
– Ben Affleck made an appearance at a Commerce Casino cash game over the weekend after a Halloween party, winning $1,500 over the course of 12 minutes — all while intoxicated.
– In Monday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video, we take a look at book at Gazellig’s “Going Deep in the Deep Stack Series,” which chronicals his journey in a MTT Deep Stack tournament. In the first episode, he focuses on the early stages of the tournament and some of his considerations.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Daniel Negreanu is back with his latest WSOP Europe vlog update from Sunday during Day 2 of the Main Event:
– Marle Cordeiro and Jaime Kerstetter are joined by guest Scott Blumstein to discuss a variety of poker topics including whether Los Angelos is a good poker city and Blumstein’s WSOP Main Event win.
– Need some more Mike Postle coverage? Jeff Boski with his own look at notable hands from the Stone Live Poker cheating scandal: