Justin Bonomo wins another short deck high roller while hinting he may be playing a lot less poker. PokerStars confirms All-in Cash Out feature to be rolled out to real money. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Justin Bonomo wins Triton Poker London Short Deck Main Event
Justin Bonomo took down the Triton Poker London Short Deck Main Event title on Thursday night by defeating Wai King Yong heads-up to win a £2,670,000 first place prize, catching up a bit in the All-Time Money List after Bryn Kenney dethroned him earlier this month. In a post-tournament interview, Bonomo hinted that he will be playing less poker. “My 2018 was incredible, so I’m king of easing my way into retirement.”
People keep asking me if I'm going to give @BrynKenney a run for his spot on top of the hill. Unfortunately my answer is no. I plan to play less poker in the future than I have been, and I know Bryn is going to keep putting in the volume. Enjoy #1 Bryn!
— Bonologic (@JustinBonomo) August 9, 2019
By winning the equivalent of over $3 million, Bonomo cements his position in 2nd place on the All-Time Money List, with $48.5 million in recorded cashes. Daniel Negreanu is currently 3rd on the leaderboard with nearly $42 million in recorded live tournament winnings.
In the final Triton Poker London event, Xu Liang took down the £50,000 Short Deck to win a first-place prize of £777,000, defeating a field of 52 entries. On his path to victory, Liang beat David Benefield heads-up as well as Richard Yong and Stephen Chidwick (£160,200) at the final table.
– PokerStars is expected to roll out their new “All-in Cash Out” feature in the near future, which is currently available at play money tables, to real money tables in the near future. The feature allows players to cash in their equity in an all-in hand when there is no further action. A representative of PokerStars says that the new feature is the “equivalent of running it infinite times,” drastically reducing variance. PokerStars also confirms that the feature will not replace Run It Twice, which also reduces variance, but to a lesser extent.
– Charlie Carrel and Doug Polk got into a Twitter spat this week after Polk criticized Carrel during his appearance at the Triton Poker London series.
Just to be clear: the video where you knowingly lied about/ defamed a charity project, which could prevent it from helping people, because you disliked the owner in a childish feud.
The offer to talk this through 1on1 is still there, Doug ❤
— Charlie Carrel (@CharlieCarrel) August 7, 2019
– Jason Mercier took down the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $50,000 High Roller, beating a field of 41 entries and winning $715,860. Mercier defeated a final table that included Franklin Fok heads-ups as well as Thomas Bolvin, Giuseppe Iadisernia and Manig Loeser. The victory for Mercier was his first in over two years and comes nearly a year since his last recorded cash. The victory was largest score since the $25,500 No Limit Hold’em High Roller at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in April of 2017.
The WSOP Circuit held the season-ended WSOP Global Casino Championship, which awarded the final WSOP bracelet of the summer. Ryan Eriquezzo came away with the victory in the event, beating a 129-player field at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort ton win $279,431. The victory was his second bracelet of his career, having won the event in 2012 when it was the WSOP Circuit National Championship.
– Friday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video is a continued look at Colossos’s No Limit Hold’em shorthanded series, where he live plays a session of four microstakes tables. In this episode, Colossos goes over playing more pots versus fish and regulars while in position.
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– Doug Polk released a pair of poker videos over the last couple days. The first hand comes from Triton Poker London during the 1 million buy-in event, which resulted in the largest prize pool of all time. In the previous day, Polk reviewed a hand from Poker After Dark featuring Mike Matusow, Barry Woods and Mike Matusow.
– Jeff Gross interviews Bryn Kenney, the winningest live tournament player of all time, for the latest episode of his podcast: