PokerStars to hold another huge online poker tournament series. Run It Once Poker breaks a traffic record. Check out these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
PokerStars Stadium Series will gets underway July 5th
There may be a lack of a World Series of Poker right now, but PokerStars is among the online poker rooms attempting to fill the void. On Monday, PokerStars announced that the online poker room would be offering the Stadium Series, which will run from four weeks from July 5th to August 2nd.
The series will include 102 events across Low, Medium and High buy-in levels. In addition to $50 million in prizes, PokerStars will also be giving away more than $2 million in free Stadium Series entries. GG Poker and partypoker will also be offering their own online tournament festivals during the time.
– Run It Once Poker has earned its highest traffic day ever, dealing more hands in a single day in its history. The Phil Galfond-run online poker room is currently in the midst of a promotion called leadRboards, which rewards prizes according to the top players at various stake levels.
– Jeff Platt and Joey Ingram commentate on the final table of the Poker Masters Online Series Event #1 currently being held on partypoker.
– The King’s Casino in Rozvadov held the first large European poker festival over the weekend in tje Czech Republic, including the €2,500 PLO High Roller Main Event, which was won by Roger Hairadedian for €40,401. Unlike many other tournaments that have started, players were not required to wear masks and tables were not all shorthanded.
– BetRivers IL became the first online sportsbook to launch in the state of Illinois last week. The casino is the online home of the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines and gets an 18-month head start over FanDuel and DraftKings.
– While baseball fans wait for the MLB season to resume, the DraftKings DFS platform has added contests for Japanese baseball. From now until June 25th players that play $50 in contests will receive a free $10 ticket to be used on any future baseball contest.
– The NBA has released a 100-page safety plan in an effort to complete the 2019-2020 season. As part of the plan, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida will host the rest of the season.
– In Monday’s featured classic poker training video, we take a look at another episode from Reasons14’s “SNG Strategy” series of videos. In this episode, Reasons14 plays a session of mixed stakes 6-max Turbo Sit N Gos.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Brad Owen is back with his first live poker vlog since the quarantine, where he plays some spread limit at the Talking Stick Casino, which is now open with significant COVID-19 precautions:
– In their look back at past World Series of Pokers, Poker Central focuses on Day 1 of the 2005 WSOP Main Event:
– Jaime Staples plays a heads-up session with Jordan Drummond on the partypoker Team Pro Heads-Up Challenge: