PokerStars PA launch could be just around the corner. Mikita Badziakouski wins the £50,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the British Poker Open. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
PokerStars PA likely to be first online poker room in PA
Pokerfuse has obtained a sneak peak of PokerStars PA, which is likely to be the first online poker room to launch in the state. While there is no firm time table on the launch of PokerStars PA in the state, Pokerfuse says that that they believe that the company is in internal private testing phase of the software.
According to the report, which notes that things could change by the launch, PokerStars has tabs for cash games, sit and gos, tournaments and Spin and Go games. Like in New Jersey, Zoom fast-fold games are not currently included in the lobby. The client does feature an integrated casino as well as the recently launched FoxBet sports betting platform.
Until then, PA poker players wait:
— Matusic (@kdQuel) September 11, 2019
In a seperate report, the poker news source says that rival 888 currrently has “no firme timetable” for opening up an online casino and online poker room in Pennsylvania.
– Mikita Badziakouski took down the British Poker Open £50,000 No Limit Hold’em on Wednesday, winning the £486,000 first place prize by defeating a field of 18 entrants to take home the title. The victory also put Badziakouski in 15th place on the All-Time Money List with $25.8 million, passing John Juanda. Meanwhile in other British Poker Open news, Sam Soverel clinched a top place showing in the British Poker Open Championship leaderboard.
The final event of the series, the £100,000 No Limit Hold’em played down to a final table on Thursday. Cary Katz leads a four-man final table that includes Christoph Vogelsang, Mikita Badziakouski and Ben Tollerene. A total of 12 players entered the event with £840,000 set to be awarded to first place and £360,000 to second.
– Pedro Padilha, Leonardo Mattos, Fabiano Kovalski and Rui Ferreira are among the latest winners at the PokerStars WCOOP.
Speaking of the WCOOP, Lex Velhuis gives some of his top tips for getting the most out of the biggest online poker series of the year.
– LLinusLLove has responded to accucastions of cheating on 2+2. Despite making the accusations, the original poster claims that he and some high stakes pros suspect the renowned No Limit Hold’em player of the behavior.
– Wednesday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video of the day continues a look at Colossos’ “Cash Games with Colossos” series. In the most recent group of videos, we examine the live play sessions while Colossos plays $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold’em shorthanded.
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– Doug Polk reviews another hand from the PokerStars Big Game, this time involving Doyle Brunson, Abe Mosseri and businessman Jason Calacanis.
– Live at the Bike showcases a hand during a recent taping that had three players including Mike Matusow flopping a flush draw.
– Watch Episode 2 of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Short Deck Cash Game from Montenegro. The 45 minute highlights of the event features appearances from Mikita Badziakouski, Paul Phua and Dan Cates: