High Stakes Poker set to return to PokerGo. World Series of Poker announces another 19 dates with buy-ins of $1,500. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
PokerGo set to begin developing new episodes of High Stakes Poker
On Tuesday, PokerGo announced that they had acquired the rights to High Stakes Poker, a popular high stakes cash game series that ran from 2006 to 2011. The show was popular with poker fans as it delivered a behind the scenes look at some of the biggest players in the game. As part of the deal, PokerGo will acquire episodes, assets and branding of the show. PokerGo is expected to begin broadcasting classic episodes of the show in the coming months which poker fans can access via a subscription.
Perhaps most exciting to poker fans with the new deal is that new episodes are expected. In statement announcing the news, PokerGo stated that they are currently working on what the future of the show might look like as well as planning new episodes and partnerships.
— Poker Central (@PokerCentral) February 4, 2020
WSOP announces more 2020 dates
The World Series of Poker announced an additional 19 events for the 2020 WSOP on Wednesday, revealing 19 new tournaments with buy-ins of $1,500. The announcement brings the total number of confirmed events to 79 so far with 25 of those events consisting of buy-ins of $1,500. The tournaments will run a wide spectrum of game types with half of the tournaments in the freezeout format.
WSOP Vice President Jack Effel said that the $1,500 buy-in tournaments are plentiful due to their widespread appeal. “We have found the $1,500 price point to be the sweet spot in poker, perfectly balancing affordability, field size and prize pool to offer great value for participating players.”
A list of the new $1,500 buy-in tournaments can be found below. Go to the World Series of Poker website for the confirmed 2020 schedule so far.
|May 28th||3pm||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||Freezeout|
|May 30th||3pm||Dealers Choice 6-Handed||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||1|
|June 2nd||3pm||Seven Card Stud||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||Freezeout|
|June 3rd||11am||6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||1|
|June 4th||11am||Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em*||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||Freezeout|
|June 4th||3pm||H.O.R.S.E.||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||Freezeout|
|June 5th-6th||11am||Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em*||$1500||25,000||60 min||1 / Flight|
|June 5th||3pm||Mixed: PLO Hi-Lo 8; Omaha Hi-Lo 8; Big 0||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||1|
|June 9th||11am||Super Turbo Bounty NLH ($500 bounties)||$1500||25,000||20 min||Freezeout|
|June 10th||3pm||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||$1500||25,000||60 min||1|
|June 11th||3pm||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||Freezeout|
|June 12/13||10am||MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em*||$1500||50,000||60 min.||Freezeout|
|June 12th||3pm||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||1|
|June 14th||3pm||Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||1|
|June 16th||3pm||Razz||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||Freezeout|
|June 17th||12 noon||SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold’em||$1500||25,000||40 min||Freezeout|
|June 23rd||3pm||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||1|
|June 27th||3pm||Limit Hold’em||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||Freezeout|
|June 28th||11am||MYSTERY BOUNTY No-Limit Hold’em*||$1500||50,000||30 min||Freezeout|
|July 7th||12 noon||BOUNTY No-Limit Hold’em ($500 bounties)||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||Freezeout|
|July 8th||12 noon||BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha ($500 bounties)||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||1|
|July 9th||12 noon||FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em*||$1500||50,000||30 min.||1|
|July 9th||3pm||Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/PLO (8-Handed)||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||1|
|July 10th, 11th||12 noon||CLOSER No-Limit Hold’em*||$1500||25,000||30 min||1/flight|
|July 12th||3pm||Eight Game Mix (6-Handed)||$1500||25,000||40/60 min||1|
– The Galfond Challenge with Venividi had an off day on Wednesday. Tomorrow Phil Galfond and Venividi will pick things up at 8 AM PT, where Galfond will try to break his 9-session losing streak. Poker fans can follow the action live on the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel:
– In new guidelines, the National Council on Problem Gambling hopes that it can reform online gambling. Actionable items in the new guidelines include encourage players to set limits, have casinos use personalized responsible gambling messages and research signs of problem play.
– In Wednesday’s featured poker training video, we continue our look at Colossos’ “Cash Games with Colossos” series. In this episode, Colossos plays a two-table session of $0.25/$0.50 No-Limit Hold’em 6-max.
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– Joey Ingram hasn’t been doing many podcasts lately, but he did make an appearance earlier this week on The Rake hosted by Marle Cordeiro and Jaime Kerstetter.
– James Burton plays a $5/$10 No Limit Hold’em poker game after returning from Las Vegas where he has mixed results: