Sam Soverel wins Event #7 and continues with a final table appearance in Event #8 at the Poker Masters. Phil Hellmuth participates in another tennis prop bet. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Sam Soverel takes Poker Masters lead
Sam Soverel is the winner of the Poker Masters $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha on Monday night, defeating 34 entries over two days to win the $340,000 first-place prize. Joining Soverel at the final table was Sean Winter ($221,000), George Wolff ($136,000), Kahle Burns ($85,000) and Anthony Zinno ($68,000). The win was Soverel’s fourth cash of the Poker Masters, putting him just behind Chance Kornuth in the Poker Masters leaderboard going into Event #8.
Adding his win with a final table appearance in Event #8, the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #8), Soverel subsequently took the lead. There are six players returning for the final day out of the original 41 entries. Orpen Kisacikoglu holds the chip lead at the time of this writing with George Wolff, Sam Soverel, Sergi Reizach and Sean Winter. Poker fans can keep up with the action by watching the live stream available through PokerGo. You can also follow the action live updates from Poker Central.
Updated #PokerMasters standings after Sam Soverel's Event #8 elimination:
1⃣ Sam Soverel – 690
2⃣ @ChancesCards – 630
3⃣ @Nolez7 – 330
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Tuesday also saw the start of Event #9, the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em.
– Phil Hellmuth tries his hand at another prop bet when he faced tennis pro Ellis Guernsey. His goal — return a 127 mph serve for a point over 20 tries and receive $20,000 for his $4,000 bet. Watch it unfold below (Warning: shaking camera):
– Sean Winter continues his lead in the 2019 GPI Player of the Year rankings, just ahead of second-place Rainer Kempe. Following, Winter and Kempe are Stephen Chidwick, Manig Loeser and Sam Greenwood. Meanwhile, in the Overall GPI, Stephen Chidwick holds a lead, followed by Alex Foxen, Anthony Zinno, Kainer Kempe and Joseph Cheong.
– Poker players continue to debate the merits and drawbacks of rebuy multi-table tournaments. Some players continue to argue that rebuy tournaments give recreational players a disadvantage due to the fact that these players are less likely to rebuy into the tournament compared to their professional counterparts.
– The PokerStars Bounty Builder Series blew past its $25 million guaranteed during its recent two week tournament run. Over the tournament’s 180 events, $36.2 million in prizes were awarded over the course of 14 days.
– Velazquez76 is the first winner of the new partypoker MILLION, winning $152,700 as well as a seat to the $10,300 MILLIONS Online.
– Tuesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video is Part 4 of CFTheNatural’s “I Told You So” series, which reviews PLO concepts. In this episode, CFTheNatural discusses playing big pots in PLO with the 2nd the 3rd nuts.
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– Marle Cordeiro and Jaime Kerstetter discuss the Daniel Negreanu WSOP Player of the Year controversy on the latest episode of The Rake.
– Missing the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series? Relive Montenegro No-Limit Hold’em Cash Game as Triton Poker presents episode 3 featuring Tony G, Linus Loeliger, Paul Phua, Dan Cates, Isaac Haxton and Mikita Badziwkouski.