This Week in Poker finished with a home run with the first World Poker Tour Final Table stream on PokerGO. Art Papazyan defeated Phil Hellmuth heads-up at the Bicycle’s Legends of Poker for the first of several WPT PokerGO final tables, Poker Central announced a new reality series and the poker community helped with Hurricane Harvey Relief.
Phil Hellmuth Swings and Misses on PokerGO
The 14-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner owns a few WSOP records but never translated that success to the World Poker Tour. The Legends of Poker Main Event Final Table was the first streamed live on PokerGO in a new partnership. Hellmuth made it to heads-up but fell to Los Angeles reg Art Papazyan.
The six-handed final table lasted over eight hours and featured JC Tran, Houston-native DJ Alexander and Marvin Rettenmaier. The entire final table is available in Event Replays on PokerGO.
Joey Ingram Hosting New Reality Series “Major Wager”
Debuting on September 5, “Major Wager” is a new reality series hosted by Joey Ingram where he pits poker’s biggest personalities in some crazy prop bets. Dignity and pride are on the line where all things Las Vegas are an option.
Ingram welcomes Daniel Negreanu, Samantha Abernathy, Brian Rast, Antonio Esfandiari and Jeff Gross to the show.
RunGood Gear Donates to Hurricane Harvey
On Tuesday poker clothing company and tournament series RunGood Gear CEO Tana Karn announced that the next week of sales were being donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Customers can enter the promo code “Houston” until next Tuesday for free shipping and 100% of sales going to charity.
RunGood Pro Ray Henson is from Houston and stayed behind to assist his local community’s rescue efforts. “After talking to Ray and following what has been happening it was a no brainer in starting something to help out. Even though our efforts will just be a drop in the bucket my hope is to encourage others to look into how they can help.”
Karn’s goals were surpassed on Wednesday when an anonymous person ordered $1,500 for the single largest donation.
Pokerography Documents Celina Lin & Vanessa Selbst
Two new episodes of PokerGO’s original Pokerography debuted this week with the subjects Celina Lin and Vanessa Selbst. Lin was born in Shanghai but grew up in Australia, which put her in the perfect place at the perfect time when poker was booming.
Selbst was the product of a single mother and raised in New York. She found poker at a young age with Rounders and it followed her all through Yale Law School.
“Rumble with Jungle” Lineup Announced for Poker After Dark
Daniel Cates confirmed for “Rumble with Jungle” on Poker After Dark.
Poker After Dark returns for three nights of “Rumble with Jungle” featuring Daniel Cates live on PokerGO after the holiday weekend. Tuesday, September 5 kicks off with a $50,000 winner-take-all Sit & Go where Cates premiers on the show alongside Isaac Haxton and Doug Polk.
Frank Kassela, Brian Rast and Jason Koon have seats locked up for Tuesday’s $300,000 game. The action gets kicked up a notch on Wednesday and Thursday with a $300/$600 cash game that has a $200,000 minimum buy-in.
Nick Schulman and Matt Berkey step in for the Cash Game, with Koon and Rast alternating. Cates, Polk and Haxton are confirmed for all three nights of play.