Hit and Run: Three New Bracelet Winners, Brad Booth Whereabouts Still Unknown, and More DNegs/Polk Drama

Three new bracelet winners by the names of Garia, Fischer and Suvarov were crowned today on GGPoker. Still no news on the status of Brad Booth. And the Daniel Negreanu/Doug Polk battle rages on. We have those stories and more in today’s Hit and Run.

Monday Sees Three New Bracelet Winners on GGPoker

Remember their names: Luis “Xapilskinha” Assuncao Garla, Seth “AbeFroman” Fischer, and Anatoly “Pohitrusha” Suvarov. See, they roll right off the tongue, and they are your latest WSOP bracelet winners!

Luis “Xapilskinha” Assuncao Garla took down Event #55: HK$8,000 NLHE Asia Championship  for HK$3,551,611 or $461,709 USD. 479 players put up the money in this one and after 13 hours, Luis had all the chips and all the cash. Here is the official final table payout courtesy of PokerNews:

Garla with the mula

The next big winner was none other than Seth “AbeFroman” Fischer, who took down Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition for a tasty $444,869. 2,153 players created a massive prizepool of $3,068,025 in this one. Here’s your final table:

The Fischer King

And the last bracelet of the day went to Anatoly “Pohitrusha” Suvarov , who overcame a massive field of 9,835 entries to win his first bracelet in Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition for a whopping $183,526. You want the official final table from PokerNews? You got it?

Holy Moly, Anatoly!

Congrats to all the big winners. Keep checking back each day to see who is the newest WSOP champion!

Quick Hitters

-Over at, Calum Grant has a fantastic interview with one of poker’s latest bracelet winners: Ethan Yau. Ethan took down WSOP Event #26 – the $500 NLH Grand Finale, and even crazier he did it all while streaming. Read about what the 22-year-old had to say about his incredible experience.

-A week ago Adam Schwartz tweeted out a report that poker pro Brad Booth has been reported missing, and a week later still no news has turned up. Steve Schult reports for CardPlayer that “Booth was last seen on July 13 in Reno, leaving the Grand Sierra Resort in a silver 2002 Toyota Tacoma with Nevada license plates.” Booth was a high stakes cash game, but fell on hard times the last few years. He is of course remembered most for his epic bluff against Phil Ivey. Hopefully, Brad turns up soon. Many are worried for him.


-Over on PokerNews, Jesse Fullen has a great story about WSOP color commentator Norman Chad. Norman had been going through a particular rough patch during this year’s quarantine. He’s separated from his wife, he’s obviously working less with less sports and poker to cover. And his beloved dog recently passed away. So what has Norman done? He’s turned it into something positive. Enter the Ooka Luka. Check out the article to read exactly what we mean.

-Let’s talk Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu some more because, well, it’s fun. Sean Chaffin has another article about the feud over on PokerScout. In it he breaks down what all we know. Why the beef, what they’re playing for, who started it, and who’s gonna end it.

-And finally, an article I really enjoyed over on PocketFives talks about Kara Scott and the first time she met her idol Johnny Chan. Kara talks about starting out in poker and working on a very small show with Nick Wealthall. “Chan was coming to London on a press tour and by some miracle, they’d convinced him to do our show. He must have been expecting a lot more than our tiny setup! He was so gracious though, I remember that. I’d worked all week doing just a ton of research and writing up all my questions and me, overeager newbie, arrived with 15 pages of notes, just to hear the producers say they thought it would be better for Nick to interview him alone. Nick has always been both a great friend and a generous colleague and he insisted I get to be there for the interview and he made sure there was space for me to take part. I’ve never forgotten that and I’ve never forgotten how cool Johnny was.” 

Best Poker Videos on the Internet

-The most talked about televised poker hands are the ones that feature big suck outs. And over on the PokerStars YouTube channel, they’ve compiled a great series of some of the greatest suck outs ever in PokerStars event:


-Who doesn’t love watching old WSOP Main Event episodes? I know I do. And now PokerCentral and PokerGo have loaded many of the great episodes onto PokerGo and even a few to YouTube. Today they added Episode 1 of the 2012 Main Event. Watch them battle for the bracelet here:


-And finally, last but not least, Marly is back! Check out poker’s favorite comedienne in her latest video sketch:


That’s all for this Monday! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.


Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker.


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