An update on the lawsuits surrounding the Mike Postle cheating case. A couple of top pros win big online tournaments over the weekend. Check out these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
King’s Casino And Justin Kuraitis file motion to dismiss arguments
Legal representatives for Stones Gambling Hall owner King’s Casino and tournament director Justin Kuraitis each filed Motions to Dismiss the lawsuits against them in the cheating scandal centering around Mike Postle and Stones Live. The lawsuits were originally filed in October.
In the motion to dismiss, lawyers for Stones Gambling Hall argue that the poker room should not be held liable for any cheating that took place. Kuraitis had similar arguments, stating that California law prevents gamblers from seeking restitution for gambling losses. Lawsuits against Mike Postle are still pending with Postle filing his own motion to dismiss in March.
Judge considered postponing hearing until the sactions motion was decided, but decided not to and to go ahead w/ this hearing. Judge asks Postle if he is familair w/ what's in his brief. Postle says he is and "Will do the best he can." Judge says he will treat him like a lawyer.
— Chad Holloway (@ChadAHolloway) May 18, 2020
– In notable online poker tournament action over the weekend, Elliott Peterson won the WPT Online Six Max Weekender for $235k while Elio Fox came out on top of the $25,000 Super High Roller for $565k.
Meanwhile, over at the PokerStars SCOOP, Charlie Carrel won his third SCOOP event after taking down the $530 NLHE PLO for $110k in prizes, including bounties. Elsewhere, Fintan “EasyWithAces” Hand took down the $1,050 Afternoon Deep Stack to win $73,653.
– Galfond Challenge with ActionFreak update: There was no session on Monday as ActionFreak decided to take the day off. The pair are expected to return to play tomorrow at 11 AM ET where Galfond holds a €164,478.21 lead after winning €48,169.21 during the session on Saturday. Galfond and ActionFreak have thus far played 9,482 hands of the 25,000 hand challenge.
Another session for @PhilGalfond. Phil found himself up six-figures early, then down roughly €30k, before finishing the day up €48,169.76! The players will take tomorrow off and be back at it on Monday! See you then! #GalfondChallenge pic.twitter.com/SGd5hZ4S47
— Run It Once Poker (@RunItOncePoker) May 16, 2020
– Over the last week or so retail and poker rooms have slowly begun to reopen. The latest is the Lodge Card Club in Texas, where poker tables will not be allowed to exceed 6 players and no more than 75 people including staff will be allowed inside at one time.
– Sunday was Day 1 of the record-breaking Pennsyl-MANIA tournament on PokerStars PA as it plowed through its $250,000 prize pool, generating $515,964 in prizes. The tournament picks up on Monday at 6 PM ET with 291 players left, each guaranteed to receive $447.03. First place in the event will receive $74,891.69.
– In Monday’s featured classic poker training video, we take a look at the final episode of UBoat’s “Beating PLO Micros” series. In this episode, Uboat talks about loose aggressive and passive players.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– With not a lot of live poker currently going on, poker vlogger Brad Owen recounts some of the biggest hands he’s ever played that have been recorded during a vlog:
– High stakes poker player and partypoker rep Isaac Haxon sits down with Jaime Staples in the latest episode of the Weekly Poker Showdown to talk a variety of poker topics.