The big names hit the rail at the European Poker Tour, and Marvin Rettenmaier wants to stake you. Check out a wrap-up of the happenings in poker in today’s “Hit and Run.”
EPT: Just 17 players remain at the European Poker Tour’s Grand Final. Most of the big names — like David Williams and Scott Clements — are gone, and the most recognizable pro left is Steven Silverman, who is one of the short stacks. American Kenny Hicks is the chip leader. Live updates here, report here.
Also, the €25K high roller is underway; live updates here. John Juanda and Sorel Mizzi are doing well, and Daniel Negreanu is still alive. And here’s a read on some of the action at Viktor Blom’s table.
More “Stories from the Floor”:
PokerNews catches up with two-time EPT winner Vicky Coren Mitchell:
David Ulliott had a mini-meltdown on Twitter regarding Joe Stapleton’s commentary:
The muppet Commentator said I'm so old my cell phone num was 7 he's about as funny as stone in your shoe 7 s prob is IQ
— David Ulliott (@devilfish2011) April 29, 2014
Staked by Mad Marvin?: Pro Marvin Rettenmaier is looking to invest money in players at this year’s World Series of Poker. How do we know? He posted about it on Facebook. From Marvin: “A lot of players would attest to you that I am fair and uncomplicated to do business with. One of the advantages of dealing with me is that you probably won’t have to deal with multiple investors.” Sign us up for a stake!
—Vladimir “shabalinvlad” Shabalin became the third player to 10 million VPPs at PokerStars.
–PokerStars SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo blogs, as does André Coimbra on reaching 5 million VPPs.
—The Commerce Casino pulls its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers in the wake of the Donald Sterling racism firestorm.
–Marcelo “urubu111” Freire attempts to play 500,000 pot-limit Omaha hands in 45 days.
–Credit card deposits are still a problem for online poker players and gamblers in New Jersey.
–A preview of Thursday’s hearing in Pennsylvania’s legislature on online gambling.