Robert Kuhn and Matt Bode are the latest players to win bracelets at the WSOP Online. Meanwhile big name pros are streaming their action, and some new casinos are letting poker players play cards again. We have all those stories and more in this – the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Robert Kuhn, Matt Bode Take Down Bracelets
The first week of the World Series of Poker Online has been a tremendous success. And on Friday and Saturday two more players joined the winners circle while big names played still on Sunday.
On Friday, Robert “bustinballs” Kuhn took down his first bracelet in the 2020 WSOP Online Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em . The event “drew 1,450 runners who rebought 641 times. The 2,091-entry field resulted in a $752,760 prize pool” and a fantastic first place prize of $115,850.
Here’s how the final table played out:
And some other big names that cashed: Matthew “Michmeister” Mich (298th – $602.20), Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech (235th – $677.48), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (210th – $677.48), Mark “wiscomurray” Kroon (171st – $$828.03), Ari “philivey” Engel (76th – $1,279.69), Joey “JOEYdaMUSH” Galazzo (41st – $2,408.83), Jackson “Actjacksn” White (15th – $5,796.25), and Edward “Eddiegood598” Espino (11th – $7,452.32).
Meanwhile on Saturday it was time for the Super Turbo with just 6 minute levels!
Matt “Bodeyster” Bode was able to run good and ship that one for a cool $97,091 top prize and the latest gold bracelet. The event attracted 828 runners who rebought 351 times to create a 1,179-entry field. That generated a $530,550 prize pool. In fact the tournament only lasted six hours!
Here once again are the final table payouts and notables that cashed courtesy of PokerNews:
Jon “havuuuuuc” Turner (179th – $742.77), John Allan “beastro” Hinds (176th – $742.77), Ben “WhyIsGamora” Yu (167th – $742.77), Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech (92nd – $848.88), Mike “mouth123” Matusow (86th – $954.99), Ryan “protential” Laplante (58th – $1,432.48), Phil “Lumestackin” Hellmuth (37th – $1,963.03), Matt “RubberFist” Stout (24th – $2,864.97), and Ari “philivey” Engel (16th – $3,501.63).
For live updates and full recaps, be sure to check out PokerNews.
-Over at CardPlayer the team takes a look at how different states are “Taking Drastically Different Approaches With Gaming Markets.” While some states like Florida and Illinois are opening up, others like California and New Jersey are shutting down even more. Steve Schult has the full story over on CP.
-Meanwhile over at PokerNews, Mo Nuwwarah has a great story about ChipTic, a failed tournament tracking app from about a decade ago. This Part 1 is told in an oral-history format and is great for anyone who has been around the game for 10+ years.
-Here at PartTimePoker we have another great training video from Colossus. Colossos plays without a HUD and shows how easy it is to identify the weaker players. He talks about the importance of being patient and getting paid of by the weaker players. At one point he loses his stack to another player and plays it off as a cooler… but is it?
-It’s that time again. To showcase another article from CardPlayerLifeStyle.com. This week Robbie has the write-up on how the eight-week coaching program The PokerCode Academy is open for business. Robbie writes, “Pokercode’s own Fedor Holz, Matthias Eibinger, “IgorKarkarof”, and their friends Claas Segebrecht, Steffen Sontheimer, and mindset coach Elliot Roe teach you how to prepare for the World Series of Poker and crush it!”
-And finally, over on the World Poker Tour website, Joni Jouhkimainen has a nice article for all you PLO players out there. Joni writes in blog about his latest tournaments and gives great advice like, ” Don’t overplay your AAxx hands. It often happens that people 3-bet weak AA-hands and go crazy post-flop. Remember that one pair is usually not that strong if stacks go in on the flop.”
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-The WSOP online is all the rage right now, and as aforementioned the big event last night was the $500 Super Turbo. And you can rewatch the final table and “join David Tuchman as 828 players blaze through this super turbo for a $97k top prize and a WSOP bracelet.”
-Matt Berkey was in that very tournament and others as he streamed all his action over at the Solve for Why YouTube page. Check out his stream here:
-And finally, Lynn Gilmartin has been doing some weekly WPT recaps. Here is the latest from the WPT’s channel:
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.