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Hit And Run: WSOP Main Event Late Registration Debated; Adam Savage Recreates “Rounders” Chips

Strong opinions on WSOP Main Event late registration. Adam Savage tries to recreate the iconic poker chips from Rounders. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Norman Chad calls WSOP Day 2 late registration “awful”

Yesterday, the World Series of Poker announced key dates of the 2020 WSOP, which included details of the heralded Main Event. One of nuggets getting some attention from the news is the revelation that registration for the event will remain open through the first end of the first level on Day 2, July 5th. Here’s what ESPN’s Norman Chad had to say about it:

Chad later explained that late registration for poker’s biggest event “corrupts the integrity of the competition” and that “everyone should start on an equal footing.” WSOP Tournament Director Matt Savage, a friend of Chad, had this to say:

Quick hitters

– In the latest episode of Adam Savage’s Tested, he tries to replicate the poker chips made popular in the movie Rounders. He also tries to recreate what the case from Teddy KGB might look like. He is taking suggestions for the finishing graphics.

– With Michigan passing online gambling legislation yesterday, only a governor signature stands in the way of the bill becoming law that would regulate online poker, online casinos, sports betting and other games. Part Time Poker’s David Huber breaks down the recent developments and what Michigan online poker will look like.

EPT Prague continued on Thursday with two notable events, Day 1b of the €5,300 Main Event and the start of the €25,000 Single Day High Roller I. In the EPT Prague Main Event, 391 entered Day 1a with 127 players returning for Day 2 on Friday. Day 1b attracted another 727 entries with 400 of those players still alive at the time of this writing. the Single Day High Roller has attracted 50 entries with 8 players alive at the time of this writing as first place is set to receive €378,160.

– It’s that time when we start to see a lot of retrospectives of the 2019 poker year. Here you can check out part 1 of the top 10 poker scandals of 2019.

– The move of Coral Poker from the iPoker Network to the GVC partypoker Network has been delayed into 2020. Coral Poker and sister site Ladbrokes will be migrating to the network early in the first quarter of 2020.

– In the latest featured classic poker training video, we continue a look at Gazellig’s “Key Hands in a €5 MTT (Shorthanded)” series. This episode focuses on the final table bubble as well as the final table strategy.

Best poker videos on the Internet

– Check out highlights from the Super High Roller Bowl from the Bahamas, which was held during the Caribbean Poker Party last month:

Jaime Staples is hunting bounties in the $320 Gladiator in his latest Twitch stream highlights posted on YouTube on Thursday:

– In an interview with PokerNews, Patrik Antonius dicusses his latest poker venture, First Land of Poker:

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