Sam Greenwood with his latest title on the high roller circuit. EPT Prague Main Event is down to 12 players. Check out these stories and more in the Weekend Hit and Run.
Sam Greenwood now up to $20.8 in lifetime tournament winnings
EPT Prague continued to roll on over the weekend as Sam Greenwood took down the second €25,000 Single-Day High Roller on Saturday night to win €384,968 to defeat 66 entries including fellow high-roller heavyweight Steve O’Dwyer after a chop based on chip counts.
At the time of the deal, O’Dwyer had more chips (and thus received more money) but Greenwood won a flip to determine the winner. Also winning six-figure prizes at the final table were Sam Grafton (€216,310), Jans Arends (€163,220) and Danny Tang (€126,770). With his win, Sam Greenwood has now won over $20.8 million in lifetime winnings, good enough for 25th all-time.
Elsewhere at EPT Prague, the €5,300 EPT Main Event completed Day 4 with just 12 players remaining, down from the original 1154 entries. Norbert Szecsi will go into the 5th and final day on Monday as the chip leader ahead of Tomas Paiva and Luke Marsh. Keep up with all the action via the PokerStars Twitch channel, which you can see below when action picks up on Monday. Lastly, Omar Lakhdari leads the 10,300 High Roller with 125 players remaining from 245 entries after Day 1.
– This week, a hearing will be held in Sacramento in regarding a legal battle over California cardrooms offering certain house-based games in their facilities. California’s tribal casinos have sought to close the loophole that halt these games and would bring more players to tribal casinos.
– Switching to poker strategy, CardPlayer LifeStyle goes over the three angle shooting techniques that you should be aware of as a new player. Examples include the movie trope of string betting, which is used by some players to get an edge.
– It’s hard to believe but there are only 10 days until Christmas, so if you haven’t shopped for that poker player in your life, now is the time. Fortunately, US Poker put together a variety of ideas that will hopefully arrive before the Holidays.
– With key dates of the 2020 WSOP announced last week, Online Poker Report takes a look at what players can expect for online events next year. During 2019, the WSOP introduced five new online events. Will there be more next year?
– ICYMI: David Huber breaks down player comments over Norman Chad’s tweet panning late registration that was scheduled to occur into Day 2 of the 2020 WSOP Main Event. As with any Twitter debate, arguments were stong on both sides.
– Sunday’s featured classic PartTimePoker poker training video is part 7 of Gazellig’s “Key Hands in MTTs” series. In this episode, Gazellig is down to three-handed in the €5 shorthanded MTT where he discusses other players’ actions and picking up tells.
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– Jeff Boksi is in Las Vegas playing the $400 buy-in $40,000 guaranteed tournament at the Wynn. Boski joins 220 entries as they fight for a $20,000 first-place prize in his latest vlog: