Bryn Kenney wins another major. PokerStars PA traffic continues to rise one month after launch. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Bryn Kenney eclipses $51 million in live tournament winnings
Bryn Kenney took down his 29th career title after winning the $25,000 Higher Roller at the SHR Rock and Roll Open. Kenney outlasted 29 entries to win a $354,656 first place prize. In his path to victory, Kenney beat Brock Wilson, Jerry Robinson, Jason Mercier and Anthony Zinno at the final table. By winning the title, Kenney padded his lead in the all-time live tournament money list and now has over $56.1 million in lifetime winnings.
— Tony Burns (@MDTonyB) December 3, 2019
In other action from the WPT Seminole Rock N Roll Poker Open, a final table picked things up on Wednesday. Milen Stefanov began the day with the chip lead, with Roman Korenev, Cesar Fuentes, David Novosel, Fabian Gumz and Francis Anderson at the final table. Anderson was knocked out in 6th for $111,895, who was followed by Fuentes ($146,760) and then Korenev ($194,605). Milen Stefanov holds the chip lead at the time of this writing with the remaining guaranteed at least $260,845 and first place set for $545,070.
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– PokerStars PA traffic continues to rise with expectations surpassed since launching on November 4th. Cash game traffic averages has eclipsed 450 players for the first time, its highest mark since the month of going live. In response to the increased demand, PokerStars PA has also increased guarantees of the ongoing PACOOP by over 20%.
– DraftKings has had a big year, launching in three new states this year: West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana. To round out the year, the DraftKings online sportsbook bonus is getting better. Until January 1st, the online sportsbook will offer new sports bettors a $500 risk-free bet based on a first bet amount.
– A judge has ruled against Rick Salomon has ruled against him in attempts to claim a $2.8 million gambling debt in France from Raad al-Khereiji. After the verdict, Al-Khereiji’s lawyer said that you cannot pursue someone in France for a gambling debt.
– Daniel Negreanu has put his support behind the pro-poker Democratic candidate of Andrew Yang. Now the top poker player will be holding a fundraiser for the candidate on December 15th at the Mosaic Theatre in Las Vegas. In October, Yang came out in full support of online poker, saying it needed to be made legal federally in all 50 states.
– Part Time Poker’s one and only Keith Woernle interviews CardPlayerLifestyle’s Robbie Strazynski, which recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. In the interview, the pair touch on how Robbie got started, the advice he would give his younger self and plans for the future.
– Wednesday’s featured poker training video of the day highlights Gazellig’s “Key Hands in MTTs” series. In this episode, Gazellig touches on flat calling AK and slowplaying AA.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Jaime Staples makes a deep run in the $320 Gladiator on November 30th. Check out the Twitch highlights which include a huge decision while deep in the tournament.
– Charlie Carrel is back with another report from the EPT Barcelona is his latest Charlie Carrel Adventure vlog: