12 Jul 12
Daily Rewind: MicroMillions Begins, WSOP National Championship, Regulation News
Today on the Daily Rewind we have the latest from the World Series of Poker, the biggest micro stakes series of the year begins, and see a crazy misdeal from the Rio. Also, regulators from Spain, Portugal, Italy, and France are in talks to share their liquidity.
The Daily Rewind is your one-stop-shop for a sharp review of the day in poker. Join us here for a mix of the latest news and a more irreverent insight into the poker world. Today we discovered the following topics for you:
WSOP Day 2C & National ChampionshipThe final day 2 of the main event is done and dusted, with Michael Hack leading the way at the top of the chip counts. 911 players survived in total, including Jake Cody, Marvin Rettenmaier, Ben Lamb, and Phil Galfond.
All of of the players come together today for day 3, as the remaining 1,765 participants will be slowly working towards the most infamous bubble in poker history.
WSOP 2012: Results & Coverage
Elsewhere, the WSOP National Championship concluded last night. This was an exclusive event for the top 100 qualifiers in the WSOP-C circuit leader board, and 57 of the highest ranked WSOP POY points earners, with a prize pool of $1.57 million.
Although this wasn't part of the official WSOP schedule of bracelet events, a bracelet was awarded to eventual winner Ryan Eriquezzo, as well as the first prize of $416,051. Eriquezzo qualified for this event by winning the WSOP-C championship in Atlantic City.
WSOP National Championship
|1st|| Ryan Eriquezzo
|2nd|| Nikolas Stone
|3rd|| Huy Nguyen
|4th|| Matt Keikoan
|5th|| Yung Hwang
|6th|| David Baker
|7th|| Sam Stein
Players: 1 (157) | Prize Pool: $1,570,000
MicroMillions starts todayThe biggest low stakes poker festival in online poker starts today, as PokerStars is set to host another Micro Millions.
100 tournaments will take place over 10 days, with buy-ins between $0.11 and $22. The tournaments are spread out through the entire day, so players from all time zones can take part.
The $22 main event has a $1 million guarantee and a staggering first prize of at least $150,000.
Check out the MicroMillions Schedule.
France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain to share liquidity?Last month regulators from four European countries met in Barcelona to discuss the possibility of a shared liquidity pool in online poker.
Italy's AAMS, Spain's DGOJ, France's ARJEL, and Portugal's SCML met up for a meeting which was aimed at "confirming their common willingness to promote an operational cooperation in the field of regulation and enhancing exchanges of information.”
"In addition, discussions took place on the conditions necessary for a possible shared liquidity in certain games among some of the countries participating to the meeting."
Spain, Italy, and France already operate with a segregated liquidity pool. The four regulatory bodies will reconvene in December for another meeting.
hand which saw both of them flop the nut flush.
According to the poster, the floorman commented that he has seen this happen five or six times already in this year's WSOP. The hand was declared a misdeal.
|Surely ace-king of spades wins it?|
Daily SignoffSometimes the WSOP is a tense affair, and few WSOP moments get more tense than the 2008 WSOP HORSE final table with an incredibly drunk Scotty Nguyen:
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