WPT Borgata Poker Open in the money. Phil Ivey attorney files supplement to Dan Cates and Illya Trincher filing. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
WPT Borgata Poker Open down to final 40
Wednesday marked the start of Day 3 of the WPT Borgata Poker Open with 145 starting the day and Jonathan Jaffe beginning the day as the chip leader. By late afternoon, that numbered had dwindled down to 41 players with Uke Dauti taking the chip lead at the time of this writing.
Dave Farah, Justin Liberto, Victor Ramdin, Mike Linster, Scott Baumstein, Jonathan Little and Cliff Josephy are among the notables with chips as of Wednesday afternoon. The remaining players are guaranteed at least $9k in prizes with $616,186 set to be awarded the eventual champion.
Keep up with the action through live updates available through the World Poker Tour website.
– Earlier this week, Phil Ivey attorney Richard A. Schonfeld filed a supplement to a recent lawsuit from Jan Cates and Illya Trincher, who are seeking to claim the portion owed to them through Ivey’s $124,410 as backers of Ivey during the event. Shortly after Ivey won money in the event, the funds were confiscated by the US Marshall’s Office as part of Borgata’s $10 million edge-sorting judgment. Schonfeld’s objection cites that Borgata’s counsel is not licensed to practice in New Jersey and did not receive the proper court permission in the garnishment.
– Adrian Mateos has won his second career WCOOP title after taking down the $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Eight Max PKO to win $60,585.40 + $69,882.81 in bounties. Other notable victories included Luuk Gieles’ win in the $530 No Limit Hold’em for $124k (which include Bounties) and “ThomiDaHomi” victory in the $530 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Eight Max for $26,264.25.
– According to a report from Bloomberg, MGM Resorts International is in talks to sell the Bellagio and MGM Grand in Las Vegas to the Blackstone Group. As part of the rumored sale, Bloomberg says that they would buy the casinos and lease them back to MGM, where they could raise up to $7 billion for a $10 billion resort in Japan (h/t PokerNewsDaily).
– In a recent Twitter post, Run It Once Poker’s Phil Galfond says that some bad decisions almost nearly ended his poker career.
I took big risks with my bankroll early in my career. With $90k, I played 50/100nl & lost $45k. With $800k, I played 300/600nl & lost $400k.
After each, I mentally reset, moved way down & slowly rebuilt. Either could've ended my career if I wasn't willing or able to do so.
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) September 11, 2019
– With angle shots recently in the news again, PokerNews takes a look at some of the top five angle shots of all time. This list features the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Sam Soverel and Daniel Negreanu.
– Wednesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video of the day is part 2 of Elliot&ET’s “Play Zoom Poker Series.” In this episode, he live plays a session of $25 NL 6-max Zoom where he discusses a variety of concepts including 3-betting, variance, range analysis and overpairs.
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– One of the most popular guests on the Joey Ingram Poker Life Podcast over the years has been Bill Perkins. Today, Bill Perkins joined Ingram for yet another appearance to talk about life and poker:
– Doug Polk breaks down another hand from the session of Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow from Live at the Bike. This hand involved Nick Vertucci and Hellmuth with some input from Matusow:
– Jaime Staples debuts a pilot episode of the “Weekly Poker Showdown”: