The 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Hollywood, Florida completed its $5,250 buy-in Main Event Championship. Brandon Eisen faded a field of 914 runners to win $771,444. Eisen defeated WSOP bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus heads-up for the victory. Meanwhile, Jake Schindler shipped the $25K High Roller for a $800K score.
The 2018 World Championship of Online Poker is almost here. The 2018 WCOOP has 162 events this year with over $70 million in guaranteed prize pools plus additional prizes worth over $116 million in guaranteed prizes. Also, there will be 6 Platinum Passes to the 2019 PSPC in the Bahamas up for grabs. 2018 WCOOP runs from September 2 through September 17.
The 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia in Sochi included a Triton Super High Roller event with a 6,000,000 Rubles buy-in. Malaysia's Ivan Leow took down another Triton SHR crown when he faded 29 players to win 72,000,000 Rubles or approximately $1.1M USD. Two weeks earlier, Leow took down a SHR event in Jeju, South Korea for a $1M.
Brady Holiman, a sales manager from Texas, faded a field of 755 runners to win the WPT Choctaw. Holiman won $469,185 for first place, plus a free seat into the season-ending Tournament of Champions. Holiman survived a final table that included two previous winners -- Anthony Zinno and Tony Ruberto. Anthony Zinno finished in 5th place and Ruberto took fourth.
The Live at the Bike aired one of its largest pots in history when Garrett Adelstein cracked Aces with Ace-Queen to win a pot worth $147,000. Meanwhile, Molly Bloom a.k.a. the Poker Princess and author of Molly's Game appeared at the Unibet Open in Bucharest, Romania to open the #QueenRules Ladies event.
partypoker added another legend to its ranks of sponsored players and ambassador. Bruno Fitoussi, one of the Godfathers of French poker, was announced as the newest ambassador for partypoker LIVE. With over 30 years of international gaming experience, the former consultant for the Aviation Club in Paris seems like the perfect fit to play the role of ambassador. Fitoussi is coming off a strong summer when he made 2 final tables at the 2018 WSOP including a runner-up finish in $1,500 PLO8.
How about another new form of poker? No-limit Texas Hold'em is still the Cadillac of poker, but PokerStars has been busy creating different variations. They've been releasing so many nuances it's hard to keep up with all the new rollouts and game variants. You can add Unfold Poker to the growing list of hold'em variants such as Power Up Poker, Split Hold'em, and Showtime Hold'em. Players now have the chance to unfold their hand after the flop has been dealt.
Ship it to the Badz Man! Mikita Badziakouski won the 2018 Triton Main Event in Jeju, South Korea for a score worth $5,255,456. Mikita Badziakouski won the Main Event in Montenegro at the start of the summer for back-to-back Triton Main Event titles.
Ice Cream shop owner ships WPT event! The WPT kicked off its 17th season with an event at the Gardens Casino outside of Los Angeles. Simon Lam faded a field of 584 runners to win the WPT Gardens. Lam banked $565,055 for first place, plus a 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster. Lam defeated Jake Schindler heads-up for the win, cash, and Mercedes. Men the Master finished in third place.