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Hit And Run: PokerStars Reduces Max Cash Game Tables From 24 To 4; PlaySugarHouse Leads In PA

PokerStars makes a big change. PlaySugarHouse takes an early lead in the online sportsbook and casino race in PA. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

PokerStars drastically reduces cash game tables to 4

PokerStars dropped dropped some big news on Tuesday when they announced that they would be reduce the number of tables that players can play simultanousely from 24 down to 4 with the change effective immediately. The move, which was trialed in the Italian version of PokerStars, is applicable to all markets PokerStars serves except for New Jersey and India. At this time, the changes do not effect sit and gos as well as multi-table tournaments.

Like other previous changes — such as the revamped VIP program — the top online poker room made the change citing sustainability of the poker ecosystem. Since it’s primaryily professional poker players who multi-table, the changes mean that there will effectively be fewer professional players at the table since they will have to potentially cut down their play down by a factor of five if they played the maximum allowed.

“Attracting and retaining new poker players is crucial to the future of the game. By reducing the table cap from 24 to 4, we are reducing the number of multi-tabling players and increasing the number of more casual one-table players at each table. This should lead to increased win rates on any individual table for the strongest players.”

While some have applauded the move as long ovedue, others have bemoaned the lack of games that are available at higher limits while complaining that the move may be an effort to collect more rake from players playing Zoom games.

Quick hitters

PlaySugarHouse was the number one PA online sportsbook and online casino during the monmth of July, according to numbers released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on August 16th.

– Taking his recent comments about the All-Time Money list one step further, high stakes poker pro Bryn Kenney says that $250 million in live tournament winnings is a possibility.

– PokerStrategy reviews the “sickest” hands so far of 2019, including hands from Twitch, Trtion Poker, PokerStars Players Championship a special hand of drunken Pot Limit Omaha.

– In Wednesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video, Gazellig continues his review of $3.30 MTT hand histories. In this episode, Gazellig continues during the middle stages of the tournament and how you should be playing at this stage of the tournament.

Best poker videos on the Internet

Doug Polk switches gears and reviews a hand from a high stakes cash game on Live at the Bike. This hand features Garret Adelstein and barry Woods as they go head to head with full houses.

Phil Hellmuth, Jennifer Tilly and Rob Yong are among those playing in the “GOAT” opener on PokerGo. In those two hands, Phil Hellmuth is featured in two big pots back-to-back:

Dominik Nitsche is the lastest high stakes poker pro to be featured on Paul Phua Poker’s “I Am High Stakes Poker.” In this episode, Lee Davy interviews Nitsche to discuss hife life, struggles and what makes him one of the best high stakes pros in the game today:

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