Weekend Hit and Run: Costabile Wins Celebrity Event, a Fedor Interview, and GGPokerTV Launches

David Costabile takes down the star-studded Call for Action charity tournament. Fedor Holz opens up about online poker and entrepreneur life. And GGPoker launches a Twitch stream. We have all those stories and more in this – the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.


David Costabile Wins Call For Action Charity Tournament

Following ACR’s massive online celebrity event earlier, PokerStars hosted the “Stars Call for Action” charity event and a familiar face came away with the title. David Costabile, who is best known for playing Gale Boetticher on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, took down the event which will award World Central Kitchen $100,000!

A who’s who of celebrities turned up for the event including David’s co-stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston. But so many more logged in as well. Amy Schumer, Michael Cera, Jon Hamm, Neymar Jr., Don Cheadle, Jeff Garlin, David Schwimmer, Edward Norton, Macaulay Culkin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle, Teri Hatcher, Kevin Pollak, David Arquette, Liam Payne, Ricky Williams, Jack Black, and Jason Alexander ALL showed up to help support the cause.

The final table had Academy Award winners and Main Event winners alike with Casey Affleck placing 4th and Chris Moneymaker coming in 5th.

Here’s how everyone finished courtesy of PokerNews:

The Celebrity Final

It was truly an amazing event for great causes. Head on over to PokerNews to get an even more in-depth breakdown of just who won what.

Quick Hitters

-GGPoker is just growing and growing in the online poker space. And now the new poker site has added a new Twitch stream to their growing media presence. GGPokerTV will now be live on Twitch with hole cards up on only a slight delay so fans can follow the online action. Elky Grospellier, Joe Stapleton, Matt Berkey, Christian Soto, Felipe Ramos, and Daniel Negreanu have all already lent their voices to the play-by-play.

-The WPT Online Series has also been heating up, and it was none other than crusher Charlie Carrel who took down the huge Super High Roller event for an incredible $600k! The $25,500 buy-in attracted a ton of huge names and was hosted by PartyPoker. Ali Imsirovic was forced to settle for second after a massive cooler ended everything. Ali flopped a full house, but Carrel rivered a bigger one to give him the title. Get the full details by checking out the WPT’s website.

-Argentina’s Maria Lampropulos has been ascending the poker ranks at an incredible pace. And she sat down with CardPlayer magazine to discuss her journey from micro-stakes to winning some of the biggest tournaments in the game. is back pumping out the quality content. With quarantine still having a hold over a lot of the world, many players have been turning to online poker. And while some are suspicious, CPLS reminds us that online poker is NOT rigged.

-And finally, as more people turn to their home games, Zoom Poker has been taking over! Paul Seaton and PokerCentral have some handy tricks for how to make the most of your Zoom experience!


Best Poker Videos on the Internet

-PokerNews was back with an interview with fan favorite Fedor Holz. Holz discusses the “many projects he has his hand in and how quarantine has changed his daily life. He opens up about his interest in fashion, food and community. Plus he shares about his poker projects and how the game always keeps him involved in some way.”


-The Poker Guys have a new video up with some of their high level strategy. “16 Blinds and a 7 high flush draw – how do you proceed when there are millions on the line? One player is forced to try to figure it out, and The Poker Guys break it down.”


-And finally, PartyPokerTV is back with a highlight video of some of the very best moments of season 8. Negreanu, Schwartz, Hellmuth. The gang’s all here:


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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