partypoker adds a huge name to Team partypoker. Phil Hellmuth just misses first WPT title. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Fedor Holz Joins Team partypoker
Fedor Holz has announced via Twitter that he has signed on to be a member of the partypoker team beginning in September. Holz joins a large team of poker pros and team members including Sam Trickett, Mike Sexton, Boris Becker and John Lodden.
In the last couple years, Holz has joined the upper echelon of poker players. His first cash was in 2012, but he broke through in 2015 when he came in 25th in the WSOP Main Event. In 2016 he won the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop and has also won three WPT and three EPT titles. The German-born player also has won over $23 million in live tournament winnings, which is number one on the Germany All Time Money List.
From this month on I'll partner with @partypoker. I'm excited about their plans for the future of poker and I'm happy to be part of it.
— Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy) September 1, 2017
Phil Hellmuth Comes This Close to WPT Title
– In a star-studded final table, Phil Hellmuth was again denied his first World Poker Tour title at the WPT Legends of Poker event on Thursday night when he lost his heads-up battle against Athur Papazyan. In winning his first title, Papazyan also will take home over $668k in first place prize money.
Despite coming up short, Hellmuth still had $364,370 to show for his 2nd place finish. The appearance was Hellmuth’s 5th lifetime final table at a WPT Main Event. Two-time WPT winner JC Tran came in third place for $217,040. The World Poker Tour will now head to the Borgata for the Borgata Poker Open on September 17th.
In other WPT news, the popular tour rolled out a variety of new changes at the WPT Legends of Poker.
– There are slowrolls and then there is this. William Kassouf on Live at the Bike, ladies and gentlemen:
– PokerStars latest game, Power Up, will likely be delayed in New Jersey due to regulatory hurdles. This is due to the game’s uniqueness in gamifying poker with “power” cards which can allow you to engage in actions outside the standard game of poker. The game is currently in alpha testing on play money tables and is expected to go live sometime during the fourth quarter of 2017.
– In today’s classic Grinderschool.com poker training video, Carroters sits down with a student to play a session at PokerStars 6-max Hold’em games. This is the final episode in a 16 part series.
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