Three more WSOP bracelets awarded. Daniel Dvoress leads the Millionaire Maker and iPoker implements additional steps to improve poker ecology. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
Three WSOP bracelets awarded on busy Sunday on GG Poker
With the WSOP.com portion of the 2020 WSOP Online in the books, a selection of bracelets were awarded on GG Poker on Sunday. Sung Joo “ArtePokerTV” Hyun won his first WSOP bracelet in the $500 Deepstack for $161,898, defeating a field of 2,307 entries. Meanwhile, Paul Teoh took down the $1,000 Short Deck to win his first WSOP bracelet for $88,202, outlasting a field of 487.
In Event #49, the $500 Turbo Deepstack, Vladas “apuokos” Burneikis was victorious taking home a first place prize of $192,523 and his first gold bracelet. Burneikis outlasted 2,978 entries over just six hours to win the event.
Vladas Burneikis finished the $500 Deepstack Turbo in style. pic.twitter.com/waKjfFUYxR
— GGPoker – HOME OF WSOP 2020 ONLINE BRACELET SERIES (@GGPokerOfficial) August 3, 2020
The $1,500 buy-in $5 million guaranteed Millionaire Maker also kicked off over the weekend with 6,299 entries joining the tournament. By Sunday night and two days of play, a final table had been set with Daniel Dvoress holding the chip lead before the final table plays out on GG Poker on August 8th with at least $107,671 guaranteed to each play with first place set to receive $1,489,289.
The chip counts going into the final table will be as follows:
|$1,500 Millionaire Maker Final Table Chip Counts|
|2nd||Alejandro "pepealas" Caridad||64,001,642|
|3rd||Neville "NevSlater" Endo Costa||43,132,236|
|4th||Michael "MrFabulous" Nugent||37,076,246|
|5th||Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov||22,480,138|
|6th||Tomasz "SushiJanushi" Cybulski||16,604,499|
|7th||Aneris "TaiwanNumba1" Adomkevicius||13,452,228|
|8th||Caio "Ez4ENCE" De Almeida||12,558,546|
Check out Jeff Platt and David Williams break down the final table of the $400 COLOSSUS event.
With the WSOP.com portion of the series over, GG Poker will host the remaining events. The WSOP Online Series is going to take a breather on Monday, but will pick things up with Event #50, the $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Bounty Championship on Tuesday beginning at 11 AM ET.
– PokerStrategy reports that the iPoker Network has recently made further changes to improve the cash game ecology of the network. Among the features implemented are a “global sitout,” annoymous cash game lobby, and a delayed unveiling of seated players until you have posted your big bling. The efforts have been introduced by iPoker to minimize the effects of predatory game selection and use of seating scripts.
– Liv Boeree and Fedor Holz are among the poker players who have joined the roster of PepTalk, a platform of coaches and speakers who offer advice and coaching. Other poker players giving poker and life lessons include Maria Ho, Jaime Gold, Maria Konnikova, Joe Stapleton and Jennifer Shahade.
– The WSOP isn’t the only major tournament online at the moment. Timo Kamphues won the WPT Shooting Stars for Charity and takes home a $90,498 first place prize. The event raised over $48k for the 1 Day Sooner Charity, which is working on speeding up the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
– The DraftKings online sportsbook isn’t offering 2020 betting odds, but they are offering a big promotion in its place. DraftKings sportsbook users can enter a Presidential Election Pool where they can answer 12 questions pertaining to the November 3rd election with top predictions winning a piece of $100,000.
– In Monday’s featured poker training video, we look at another video of Reasons14’s “SNG Strategy” series. In this episode, Reasons14 goes over a hand history of a $5 Sit N Go where he talks about getting short-handed with deeper stacks.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Daniel Negreanu plays the Milly Maker WSOP Online event on GG Poker:
– Joey Ingram introduces his World Poker Tour Championship final table show where he breaks down the action at the PLO $3200 Championship event:
– ICYMI: Check out Lex Veldhuis‘ latest YouTube video with hightlights from a $1,000 High Roller Stadium Series tournament: