Phil Hellmuth is denied his record 16th career bracelet. Matt Savage suffers a health scare. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Phil Hellmuth just misses WSOP Bracelet #16
Phil Hellmuth was denied his 16th career WSOP bracelet after Besim Hot defeated Hellmuth heads-up in the €25,500 Mixed Games Championship. In winning the title, Hot took home his first WSOP bracelet. Despite coming up short in the bracelet, Hellmuth will take home $264,745. Other big winners in the tournament were Dzmitry Urbanovich ($180,334), Benny Glaser ($123,975), Julien Martini ($86,027), Daniel Negreanu ($60,259) and Alex Livingstone ($42,162).
Finished 2nd in @WSOP Mix Games tourney. Proud that I played sensational poker, so bummed out to not win…Worked my whole life to constantly improve at all of the mix games. It showed up w a 3rd and a 2nd in Mixed games THIS WEEK. But I am all about winning bracelet #16, sigh… pic.twitter.com/jhc50SvZaZ
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 23, 2019
In Event 11, the €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha, Tobias Peters is the chip leader after Day 2 as the remaining nine head to the final table. Other notables still alive include Ansong Tsang, who has career appearances at WSOP final tables. The remaining nine are guaranteed at least €9,005 with €128,314 allocated for first place.
On Wednesday began the first day of the €100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold’em which has attracted so big names. Anatoly Filatov holds the chip lead of the final 26 players as of late Wednesday evening.
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On Wednesday, poker fans tuned into PokerGO to watch a bonus event, the €50,000 Short Deck Final Table. On Thursday poker fans will be able to watch the final table of the €2,200 Pot Limit Omaha Final Table beginning at 8 AM ET.
– The world’s most famous tournament director, Matt Savage has been hospitalized in Las Vegas for chest pain but was able to leave the hospital on Wednesday after undergoing tests:
I’m getting out of here! Doctor has no answers but my heart tests all came back clean and he suggested rest.
Still struggling to breathe so I need to see a specialist. I also have been diagnosed with sleep apnea so i also need a CPAp machine.
Thank you for all the well wishes. pic.twitter.com/Bb5V0ewJIZ
— Matt Savage (@SavagePoker) October 23, 2019
– Serghei Lisii has taken down the Battle of Malta Main Event, winning the first-place prize of €247,167. Lissii outlasted a record-breaking field of 4,657 entries with 2,961 unique players to take down the tournament. The victory was Lissi’s largest of his poker career, with his previous best coming through a 7th place finish at the 2017 WSOPE Little One for One Drop for just over $24k.
– Norman Chad has spoken out against the format of the events of the WSOPE on Twitter, which rely heavily on rebuys and unlimited re-entries.
I mean, you folks can spend weeks arguing about BB Ante & weeks on markup shaming, but where are all the high-minded poker bigwigs leaning out the window & shouting, “I’m mad as hell & I’m not going to take it anymore” when it comes to UNLIMITED re-entry at WSOP bracelet events?
— Norman Chad (@NormanChad) October 19, 2019
– Wednesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video is part 28 of Colossos’ “Cash Games with Colossos” series. In this episode, Colossos plays a session of $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold’em shorthanded and discusses his decision in detail.
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– Daniel Negreanu reports again from the World Series of Poker Europe where he discusses Day 2 of the 25k 8-Game event and his pursuit of the 2019 WSOP Player Of the Year title.
– Joey Ingram continues to go over Mike Postle’s greatest poker session on Stone Live Poker with a short condensed look at some of the more noteworthy hands from the session: