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Chris Ferguson Seizes Control of WSOP Player of the Year Race

Continuing what has been arguably his most successful tournament poker span and the most controversial period of his career at the same time, Chris Ferguson has all but seized control of the 2017 World Series of Poker Player of the Year race. Ferguson won Event #7, the €1500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Eights or Better, defeating 92 players and taking away a €39,289 payday along the way. Other than being his sixth bracelet win, the more important thing for Ferguson with the win is the points that he added to his total. For the entirety of the 2017 WSOP (counting the summer Las Vegas version), Ferguson has been able to rack up 216 points in Event #7 and bring his total to 1178.53 points. With only four events remaining on the WSOP schedule, it leaves little time for those trailing him to catch up. Having arguably the best tournament poker

Jason Mercier Threatening Runaway with WSOP Player of the Year Race

With only about two weeks to go (and another 19 or so tournaments in the canister), poker professional Jason Mercier is threatening to make the race for the 2016 World Series of Poker Player of the Year a runaway. Mercier has been a runaway train since the start of the 2016 WSOP, fired in part by the prop bets he made on whether he would win three bracelets during the run of the Series (many people, including his largest bet with Vanessa Selbst, have allegedly bought out of that one now!). Within the first two weeks of the schedule, Mercier had racked up two wins, a runner-up finish and another final table spot on his way to earning 2121.69 points. Along with the current lead on the POY table, Mercier has also accumulated 10 cashes for a grand total of $ 958,518. To demonstrate how much of a crushing lead

Michigan Enters Race to be Next State to Enact Online Gaming and Poker Regulation

After slumbering through the first quarter of 2016, the drive for another state to join the three United States locales that have already enacted online gaming or poker legislation grew by one with the addition of the state of Michigan. On Friday, Michigan State Senator Mike Kowall introduced his bill SB 889, or “The Lawful Internet Gaming Act” to the Michigan State Senate. Kowall is not a newcomer to the Michigan Senate, having been seated in the legislative body since 2010 and earning reelection from the 15th District in 2014. The bill will begin its process at the Committee on Regulatory Reform (of which Kowall is a member) and look to make its way through the Michigan Legislature before the end of 2016, which will be the end of the current legislative session. The bill itself mirrors many that have been seen in the past – the reason for enacting

2015 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Day 2: Glantz, Volpe in Close Race for Top Spot

Day 2 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Five Diamond World Poker Classic saw a healthy flock of new players enter before the deadline, creating the second largest Five Diamond of all time. There were about 430 players or thereabouts who participated on Monday’s Day 1, but by the time registration closed prior to Level 9 of Day 2, the total field added up to 639 players. The total prize pool is $ 6,198,300 with $ 1,587,382 going to the winner. The final 63 players will make at least the minimum cash of $ 21,074. With 244 players remaining, it is a neck-and-neck battle between poker pros Matt Glantz and Paul Volpe for the top spot. Glantz has the tiniest of leads with 239,700 chips compared to Volpe’s 239,100. A number of players with extensive poker success are at the top of the leader board, including Curt Kohlberg, Keven Stammen,