Isaac Haxton takes down the Poker Masters PLO Main Event. Writer slammed on Twitter for writing about cheating with a bot. Find out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Issac Haxon wins first-ever PLO Masters for $675
Isaac Haxton is the winner of the Poker Masters Online Pot Limit Omaha Main Event held yesterday, outlasting a field of 29 in the $50,000 buy-in event. Haxton won a first-place prize of $675,000 for his showing in the tournament, which generated a prize pool of nearly $1.5 million. Also making the final table was Grazvydas Kontautas ($442,104), Aku Joentausta ($225,000) and Chris Kruk ($157,896)
The Poker Masters PLO series has run over the last week on partypoker holding 15 high stakes PLO events. Joey Ingram and Jeff Platt have been commentating all series long. Watch exactly how the final table played out below:
– A VICE columnist who wrote about cheating at poker to turn £1 into £200 at online poker sites has been called out by poker players on his cavailer stance on cheating. Here was the Tweet and article that started it all:
Thought I’d spend lockdown getting really good at online poker, but it’s boring and difficult and I’m actually very shit at it, so I used a bot to grift my way to £200 instead: https://t.co/2GWjmcE8Zd
— Hayden Vernon (@HaydenVernon) June 26, 2020
– More reopening news across the United States as casinos try to get back to normal. Maryland’s casinos opened on Monday while Illinois casinos will follow early Wednesday when ten of their casinos will begin offering games. Maryland casinos will operate at reduced capacity and employ other social distancing guidelines. Meanwhile in Illinois, casinos there will require face masks, operate at reduced capacity and use additional sanitation.
– Unsurprisingly, Nevada casinos had another terrible month during May with gaming revenues down 99.4% from the same time last year. Revenues were only $5,808,507 up $3.65 million from the previous month.
– Phil Hellmuth lists his Las Vegas home for sale at a price tag of $430,000.
– On the sports betting front, Washington State and Georgia have both experienced setbacks in regulated legalized betting in their states.
– In Tuesday’s featured poker training video, we take a look at Colossos’s “Grinding with Colossos” series. In this episode, Colossos goes over his stats before a live play session.
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– Daniel Negreanu joins Run it Back on the Poker Central YouTube channel to talk about the 2006 WSOP Tournament of Champions, a high profile tournament at the time that paid out a $1 million first-place prize.
– High stakes poker player Dietrick Fast joins Lee Davy for the latest episode of “I Am High Stakes Poker” to discuss his past, personality and what motivates him.
– Joey Ingram presents his viewers with a scenario on his YouTube channel about whether this is cheating or not: