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Hit and Run: Raymond Avant And Hun Wei Lee Win WSOP Bracelets; Vermont Player Can Sue Golden Nugget Casino For Canceling Guaranteed Tournament

Two more WSOP bracelet winners. Can you sue a casino for canceling a guaranteed tournament? Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.

Avant and Hun Wei Lee win WSOP Online bracelets

Raymond Avant is the latest winner at the 2020 WSOP after taking down the $500 Hold’em Knockout on Thursday night after 11 hours of play. The victory marked Avant’s first WSOP bracelet and a $93,775.96 first-place prize. Avant outlasted 1,452 entries including Scott Epstein heads-up.

Anthony Conte (10th – $5,436), Daniel Negreanu (25th – $2,770.41) and Allen Chang (84th – $940.89) were among the notable players who cashed in the tournament.

Missed the action from the $500 No Limit Hold’em Knockout? Check out the final table coverage from David Tuchman with commentary from Scott Blumstein:

On GG Poker, the $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha was held on Thursday and taken down by Hun Wei Lee late on Friday morning, after he beat Janne Peltoniemi heads-up. Hun Wei Lee, who has earned over $1.7 million in live cashes, won his first WSOP bracelet along with a $161,886 first-place prize.

Friday’s bracelet events

On Friday, WSOP.com will play host to the $400 No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed event, which gets underway at 3 PM PT. Poker fans can follow the action through live updates on WSOP.com or among various Twitch streams. When the tournament reaches a final table, poker fans will be able to watch the action unfold through the Poker Central Youtube channel.

Quick hitters

– A New Jersey Appeals Court has ruled that a Vermont man can sue the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City after a tournament with a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool was canceled in 2015. Bandler had traveled from Vermont to play in the tournament before it was canceled due to low attendance.

– The partypoker US Network is upgrading its online poker software in New Jersey including a variety of features, improvements as well as the introduction of Progressive Knockout tournaments.

– Poker Strategy’s Barry Carter writes about cheap poker players, and why they can win thousands of dollars but argue over a $5 bill.

– In David Huber’s latest piece for PartTimePoker, he examines recent comments from bitB Staking head coach Patrick Leonard, who says that 2021 will be the year of the consolidated online poker tournament.

– In Friday’s featured poker training video, we take a look at a series where Gazellig coaches a student in an Anonymous Tournament. In this episode, he goes over assigning hand ranges when you don’t know your opponents.

– The Bet365 Bingo Mojo Lounge is available to players on the site every Wednesday and Friday each week. Stake at £5 in cash for a chance earn prizes up to £50.

Best poker videos on the Internet

Daniel Negreanu is back with his latest WSOP.com vlog as he makes a deep run in the WSOP $500 Knockout event:

– Poker Life Podcast’s Joey Ingram interviews WPT Founder Steve Lipscomb about the beginning of the poker boom.

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