Adrian Mateos continues to dominate at year’s end. Mid-stakes events are seeing big numbers and big day twos, and watch some of the sickest hands from the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas. It’s all here and more in the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Adrian Mateos Wins €10k EPT Prague
The man is simply on fire. Just weeks after winning the partypoker Bahamas Main Event, Adrian Mateos is back and has taken down the 2019 PokerStars EPT Prague2019 Event #1 for a cool €177,500.
Mateos began heads-up play with a 2:1 chip lead and never looked back, defeating Anton Yakuba who had to settle for €128,400.
Here are the official final table payouts courtesy of PokerNews:
Congrats to all the big winners!
Mid Stakes Tours See Huge Action
It’s Day Two Action everywhere for all the mid-stakes grinders!
-The RunGood Poker Series has returned to Kansas city for one of their famous $500 events. A solid field of 482 players found the time for this event, and at the time of this writing only 15 remain. Andy Ernstein is the chip leader with a respectable 1,200,000 in chips. All players have their eyes on that $52k first place prize. Come back to PTP tomorrow to see where everyone ended up.
-The MidStakes Poker Tour (MSPT) is currently running its Season X finale. This big event held at Canterbury Park saw a whopping 802 players plop down the $1,100 entry fee for a chance at poker glory. Just 13 are left at the moment with Aaron Johnson leading the way. He’s got 2.3 milly in chips. First place in this one is solid – $155,000. Who will make the final table? We’ll let you know tomorrow.
-The WSOP Circuit Main Event is also underway at Harrah’s Cherokee. These event always get big numbers, and this year exactly 1,000 players on the nose entered. Only 32 are left with Dan Lowery leading the way. First in this one ain’t playing around. It’s $260,000. Come back here tomorrow to see what lucky souls made Day Three.
-And finally… the WSOP Circuit isn’t done yet! There’s a huge event going down Down Under. The WSOP International Circuit $2,200 Main Event is currently at its final table! Only nine remain playing for that circuit ring, and also that insane $410,264 top prize! This one will be fun.
-Poker fans are always intrigued by the various player of the year races. And whether that race be the World Series of Poker, Global Poker Index, or CardPlayer, the people always want to see who’s crushing. And on the World Poker Tour this year it’s pro Donald Maloney. He is the current frontrunner for the Hublot WPT POY, but can he hold on?
-For those of you in the NorthEast of the United States (more specifically Pennsylvania), big news as the Philadelphia Eagles have partnered with Harrah’s Philadelphia. CardPlayer has the full story on the deal that “Represents A Growing Trend Among Pennsylvania Pro Sports Franchises.”
-‘Tis the season of giving, and Poker Central has got you covered with the best gifts to buy that degenerate riverboat gambler in your life. Remko Rinkema lists some fun items to purchase your loved ones including a PokerGo subscription, various high-quality decks of cards, and of course all the best poker books.
-Meanwhile, there’s been a new Platinum Pass awarded and it was handed out in Brazil. Sebastian Gaviño is the proud new owner of it after he took down the BSOP Millions in Brazil for over $30k. Chris Moneymaker was there to hand out the pass personally, and Gaviño was all smiles afterwards saying, “This victory is the best thing that has happened in my life. So far I had not lived anything like it.”
-CardsChat is celebrating its 15th year anniversary, and Robbie Strazynski (who recently celebrated an anniversary of his own) sat down with Debi O’Neil to discuss the sites evolution, and what the last couple decades have been like.
Best Poker Videos on the Internet
PokerStars is back with another episode of the 2019 EPT Barcelona Main Event. Per their YoutTube description: “Highlights from the first half of Day 2 of the EPT Barcelona 2019 Main Event. The record-breaking field of 1960 has been whittled down to 508 as the day commences. There is a star-studded field still left in and on the feature table, Maria Konnikova, Kalidou Sow, and Parker ‘Tonkaaaa’ Talbot.”
Live at the Bike! is always producing sexy hands for the poker fanboys and fangirls to gush over. This one is no different as we see a royal flush draw against a set. It’s a cruel game this poker.
-And finally partypoker LIVE hosted the insaneSuper High Roller Bowl Bahamas, Caribbean Poker Party 2019. And here are some of the highlights of people just casually playing for millions of dollars:
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.