Bertrand Grospellier has a new online poker home. GG Poker to host 18 WSOP Circuit gold ring events. Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
Grospellier joins roster that includes Negreanu and Kenney
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier has joined GG Poker as the online poker room’s latest ambassador. With the signing, he joins an expanding roster of players that includes Daniel Negreanu, Bryn Kenney and Felipe Ramos. Grospellier had previously enjoyed ambassadorship roles with partypoker over the last two years before spending 12 years as a member of Team PokerStars.
The announcement comes a day after GGPoker and WSOP revealed that it would host 18 WSOP Circuit gold-ring events through the WSOP Circuit Online Series to be held next month. The specific dates have not been announced for the event but a full schedule is expected to be announced soon.
Thanks everyone for the last 2 years. Excited to start this new challenge with the fastest growing poker site.
— ElkY (@elkypoker) April 16, 2020
– In the latest results from the Poker Masters Online at partypoker, Joni Jouhkimainen took down Event #8, the $500,000 guaranteed No Limit Hold’em 8-max for $254,800. In Event #9, the $500,000 guaranteed No Limit Hold’em title went to Pascal Lefrancois, who won $243,988 for his first-place finish.
– How have online casinos been impacted by the coronavirus? New Jersey announced that online poker revenue has doubled during the month of March, while online casinos saw a 25% increase. Meanwhile, NJ sportsbooks took less than half the total amount of bets they did last March.
– Even with the 2020 World Series of Poker schedule currently in doubt, the next WSOP will get underway at some point. With that in mind, CardPlayer takes a look at the top poker tournament players who have yet to win a WSOP bracelet.
– Is there a Galfond Challenge session today? Today was another off day for the Galfond Challenge with no scheduled sessions on the docket. The stats from the first day of the Galfond Challenge were finalized, however, with Bill Perkins taking a $1,561.86 lead on Tuesday over 388 hands.
Which of the remaining #GalfondChallenge matches are you looking forward to the most?
— Run It Once Poker (@RunItOncePoker) April 16, 2020
– In Thursday’s featured poker training video of the day, we take a look at a SNG strategy session from Reasons14. In this episode, Reasons goes over some hands from a $6.50 Full Ring 45-man Turbo tournament.
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