Weekend Hit and Run: Catz Wins SHRB, Massey Almighty, and World Poker Tour Returns to Borgata

Tournaments! Tournaments everywhere big and small far as the eye can see! Cary Katz rode a wave of good fortune to take down the London version of the Super High Roller Bowl and also over $2.6 million. Aaron Massey defeated a huge field to win the Borgata Almighty event. And the WPT Borgata kicks off today in Atlantic City. We have all those stories and more in this – the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.


Cary Katz Wins Super High Roller Bowl London

It wasn’t the largest field we’ve ever seen, but the victory still probably feels just as sweet to Cary Katz who took down the Super High Roller Bowl London this weekend for a cool £2,100,000! That’s over $2.6 million USD.

Catz defeated young up-and-comer Ali Imsirovic heads up for the trophy. Ali had to settle with a measly £900,000…It’s a rough life.

Afterwards, Katz was very humbled by the win saying, “This is my biggest score, and I was just remarkably lucky. I got lucky on the hands that mattered after what seemed to just become a slow demise. I’m not in their league and I would just like to take my hat off to Stevie, Christoph, and Ali. I think they all played so much better than I did, and I think they were all more deserving. I just got very lucky.”

A total of 12 entries played the event including Brian RastRainer KempeChristoph VogelsangJustin Bonomo, and Isaac Haxton. Afterwards Sam Soverel was named the 2019 British Poker Open champion. Sam had an incredible five cashes and two wins in the 10 event series.

Congrats to el jefe!


Massey Wins Borgata Almighty Stack for $137,000

Tournament grinder Aaron Massey notched another trophy as well this week as he conquered an insane field of 2,760 entries en route to winning the Event #10: $400 Almighty Stack NLH!

21 players came back for the third and final day of play and once they were down to three, a deal was made that saw everyone win a pretty penny.

Here are the official payouts courtesy of PokerNews. Congrats to all the big winners!


Quick Hitters

-PartTimePoker’s own David Huber has a nice recap on what many industry experts are predicting for the future of online poker. What started as an innocent poll from partypoker partner Rob Young proved in the end to be a dark forecast of the future. David writes, “U.S. poker media has submitted a grim forecast for licensed, cross-state, U.S. online peer-to-peer shared liquidity markets — informing partypoker shot-caller Rob Yong that 80% coverage is NOThappening in the next five years… and perhaps not even in the next two decades.”

-Meanwhile over on, Robbie has a solid article about the challenges of running his own poker site. What started as a hobby and passion project has become a full-blown career and Robbie lays out some of benefits, but many of the challenges of running your own business.

-PokerNews is back this week with Part Two of their story on Chris Moorman. PokerNews has been publishing several of these “Before the Game” articles. Each week features the backstory of a somewhat lesser known pro and how they rose to prominence in this game we all love.

-This week CardPlayer is back with another fine write-up from Ryan Laplante. Ryan has been crushing live tournaments for some time now and he recently took a shot at a $50k high roller. Read all about how he managed to play one in the first place and then relive the heartache of his bust out.

-The World Poker Tour Borgata event kicked off today in Atlantic City. The WPT always gets a solid respectable turnout in AC, and this years event doesn’t appear that it will dissapoint. All the big names will be there, including Alex Fitzgerald whose book we recently reviewed. Follow all the action on the WPT website and be sure to come back to PartTimePoker tomorrow to see who advanced.

Best Poker Videos on the Internet

PokerNews is back this week with another awesome podcast and video this week. The duo of Sarah and Jeff wrangled up Phil Galfond to talk the state of the game these days and how Run It One is doing:


And speaking of Run It Once, the RIO continues to post regular content and their latest features a little sample of some 10/20 PLO with two Scandinavian bosses. Per the description, “Ola “Odd_Oddsen” Amundsgård and Leo “ISILDRooN” Nordin break down a session at the $10/$20 PLO tables discussing a wide range of topics including preflop decisions, player pool tendencies, and bet sizing techniques in this hand history review.” Check it out below:


-And finally this week we have a look at the Triton High Roller Cash game. And what does this hand feature? Oh nothing much, just a $600,000 pot and a royal flush. NBD.


That’s all for this week! 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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