The final flight of the HPT The Meadows $1,100 Main Event concluded and 28 players bagged and advanced from the 197 who played, the largest field of the three by a wide margin.Spears was in control the entire day, steadily building his stack without much resistance.He found his way up to 100,000 by the dinner break, playing and winning a lot of smaller pots.As the blinds got bigger, so did his stack as he found himself with 180,000 midway through Level 11.Spears looks to claim his first HPT title, though the spotlight is nothing new to him.With over $1.3 million in live winnings, several tournament victories, and numerous high stakes final tables under his belt, he is one of the favorites in the field as the three heats will combine to one field on Day 2.
7 threw up some big online poker tournaments thanks to the usual array of high buy-in events taking place at PokerStars and Natural8 plus the partypoker POWERFEST and 888poker XL Blizzard festivals continuing.Elio Fox walked away with a six-figure score in the partypoker POWERFEST, let’s check out what he won and howPowerfest #37-HR: $500K Gtd PKO 8-Max at partypokerThe Powerfest #37-HR: $500K Gtd PKO 8-Max event at partypoker attracted a field of 230 players who all exchanged $2,100 for the chance to become a champion, plus let’s not forget there were some substantial prizes on offer.Everyone at the eight-handed final table locked up $6,472 from the main prize pool, but this high roller event was a PKO format so each elimination awarded some large bounty payments.One of the players who chopped the $20 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online last year, Manuel “Sheparentao” Ruivo was the final table’s first casualty and he headed to the rail with a combined prize worth $13,559.
The Auburn Tigers are the most popular choice of public bettors entering Saturday’s Final Four opener in Minneapolis.Bettors were less certain on their betting choice in the other national semifinal, although the Michigan State Spartans had moved a half-point higher to -3 in their matchup with the Texas Tech Red Raiders.The lines went up Sunday after the Final Four field was set and it didn’t take long for a couple of patterns to be set.Early bettors think five points is just too many for the Virginia Cavaliers to give the long shot Tigers.Still, Auburn beat Kentucky in overtime in the subsequent Elite Eight game without him.It certainly will be hard not to trust the Cavaliers, which are 25-11 ATS, one of the best spread marks in the country, though the Tigers were also a winner at the window with a 21-16-1 record versus the number this season.
DECISION POINT: In a no-limit hold'em tournament, you see a multi-way flop after calling a raise from the button with , then after the flop gives you top pair you are the only one to call the original raiser's continuation bet.You call another bet on the turn, then after the river makes the board your opponent shoves all in.Click here to participate in this poll.The issue with calling two streets and then folding on the river is that we are near the top of our range.Because we flat-called preflop after a raise and a call, we aren't likely to hold any overpairs to the board.We also aren't likely to hold top set or any of the flop two-pair combos.
West Virginia has officially legalized online casinos in the state, thanks to the inaction of the governor.The West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act cruised through the House in February, and the Senate then approved and made amendments to the bill.The House accepted those changes and sent the bill to the desk of Gov.Now H 2934 is a law, after Justice apparently let the veto deadline pass without action.— Jason Barrett (@JasonBarrettWV) March 27, 2019The state legislature passed the bill in full the day before it adjourned on March 9.
"Everyone focuses on the money – it’s the last thing I think about
– then Mike brings you up to speed on why you shouldn’t get too excited about a bill’s progress in West Virginia and Nick talks about Relax Gaming’s plans to expand into France.Online Poker in West VirginiaUnibet Moving from iPoker to Relax in FrancePokerStars confirms third party tools changeMike: Hello and welcome everybody to the sixth episode of The Pokerfuse Podcast.Whereas , as the name suggests, and if you know Split Hold’em, which PokerStars launched, it was actually first of their novelty cash games which they launched way back in March, 2018.
Best odds and a reputation for being fair and trustworthy are the most prevalent factors considered by bettors when choosing an operator, according to the Gambling Commission’s latest report into gambling participation in the UK.The annual report provides estimates of gambling behaviours in Britain, with 2018’s edition based on data gathered via a combination of telephone and online surveys with people aged 16 and over, conducted independently by market research company Populus.It found that 46% of respondents had gambled in some capacity in the previous four weeks at the time of asking, with the National Lottery by some distance the most common gambling activity, accounting for 28% of those who gamble, followed by scratchcards and other lotteries (both 11%).Non-Lottery Gambling ActivityJan-Dec 2017Jan-Dec 2018Sports betting6.4%6.6%Private betting4.4%6.1%Horse racing3.9%3.8%Fruit/Slot machines4.4%3.7%Bingo3.3%2.6%Casino games1.6%1.6%FOBTs1.4%1.5%Predictably, football (5.7%) and horse racing (3.8%) were the leading activities in betting, while the study also found that the average number of online gambling accounts consumers hold is three.But with major bookmakers in particular now facing increased scrutiny from mainstream media, as a result of an apparent rise in irresponsible gambling habits in British society, what makes a customer choose an operator?
This article will look at a recent hand from Live at the Bike in which 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jamie Gold managed to fold top two pair on what seemed like an unscary board.Also look at the way he moves around and smiles, and how he plays with his chips very playfully and loosely throughout.Again, I would wager good money that if we were to compare this spot to this player's bluff spots, we might see some smiles, but you wouldn't see smiles that were this large, frequent, and dynamic (fake smiles are often pasted on and static, while genuine smiles tend to be loose and move around).Beware the bettor with the furrowed brow.The important thing here is the furrowed brow, which he holds for quite a while as he considers before betting.Bluffers have a natural inclination not to put on any well-understood indications of concern or worry, and the furrowed brow is one such well-known display.