As the Corona Virus shuts down poker the world over, there’s still a little bit to report this weekend. Namely Timothy Adams taking down the Super High Roller Bowl Russia for $3.6 Million. Also we have an update on the PSPC, live streams of Phil Ivey, and a new story about an old Stu Ungar conspiracy. It’s all here and more in the weekend Hit and Run.
CORONA CORONA CORONA
If you have been paying EXTRA close attention, you’ll have noticed that an unstoppable plague is sweeping the Earth destroying everything in its path and ending all life as we know it. In response the poker community has been undergoing extreme measures and poker rooms and poker tours the nation and world over are on hiatus.
As of today, Vegas has yet to shutdown, but major poker rooms like the Commerce, Parx, and Wind Creek have all closed their rooms. And more importantly, major tours are on hiatus until this all settles down.
This includes the WSOP Circuit, the World Poker Tour, the European Poker Tour, the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour, the Heartland Poker Tour, the WPT Deepstacks, and many many many other events as well.
Let’s all wash our hands, stay safe out there, and be extra careful. Quarantine time, boys and girls.
Timothy Adams Wins Super High Roller Bowl Russia for $3.6 Million
Timothy Adams has just won his SECOND Super High Roller Bowl ring and the insane top prize of $3.6 million smackers. Adams defeated Christoph Vogelsang heads-up as Vogelsang was also looking for his second title after winning the event in Las Vegas for $5 million.
A total of 40 total entrants ponied up the $250k to play in this one with 6 players making the money. Obviously a who’s who entered the tournament and made the final table.
The final payouts looked like this:
Timothy Adams – 3,600,000 USD
Christoph Vogelsang – 2,400,000 USD
Mikita Badziakouski – 1,600,000 USD
Ben Heath – 1,000,000 USD
Adrian Mateos – 800,000 USD
Ivan Leow – 600,000 USD
Congrats to all the big winners!
-Recently on an episode of the PokerCentral podcast, Remko and Brett Hanks discussed recent rumors that Su Ungar cheated to win the 1997 WSOP Main Event. Did his famous tinted sunglasses allow him to see invisible marks on the cards? Paul Seaton leads the full investigation.
-As you mad have heard mention the corona virus has been grabbing a headline or two here and there. Well poker pro Matt Glantz is looking to capitalize. He took to Twitter to announce that he would contract the disease for $250k. And then “would document his experience dealing with the coronavirus. He also promised to self-quarantine as to not spread the virus to anyone else.”
-I suppose in theory the one benefit of this virus is that it should really curb problem gambling. Alex Weldon has a nice article up on onlinepokerreport.com talking about the dangers of gambling and how “Every Month Should Be Problem Gambling Awareness Month.” Like all of Alex’s work, this one is very thought-out and well-written.
-Everything is shutting down, right? Well not so fast because PokerStars says the PSPC is still going down as scheduled. The huge sophomore event is scheduled for August in Barcelona, and at least for the time being everything is still a go.
-And finally, Mr. Positivity himself Robbie Strazynski is back with another great entry in his blog cardplayerlifestyle.com. Entitled “Top 10 Prescriptions for Poker Positivity in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic,” Robbie offers some alternative poker-related tasks you can busy yourself with during these troubled times. Spread the word!
Best Poker Videos on the Internet
-Lee Davy and Paul Phua are back with another great episode of “I Am High Stakes Poker.” This time the subject is crusher Timofey Kuznetzov. Tim has been destroying the online tables for years and has begun turning his talents to the live arena as well.
-Want to see Sam Trickett ship a title and knock out Phil Ivey along the way? Well, you’re in luck because partypoker just launched the highlight video from the $25K MILLIONS Super High Roller Sochi 2020. Check it out:
-Despite the Corona Virus sweeping through the world like an unstoppable rebel force, there’s still some exciting news in the poker community. Namely Phil Galfond is somehow storming back in this Galfond Challenge! He just won another 150,000 back!
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.