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Michael Mizrachi Eyes Third $50,000 Poker Players Championship Title

June 19, 2018 0
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Michael Mizrachi Eyes Third $50,000 Poker Players Championship Title

Michael Mizrachi, one of poker’s big, is entering the final day of this year’s WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship with a commanding chip lead over five other competitors and with great determination to win a third title from one of the most challenging live poker tournaments to be taking place annually.

Mizrachi is an indisputable poker heavyweight with three gold bracelets from the WSOP, two WPT Main Tour Main Event titles, and over $15.7 million in live tournament winnings. What is more, two of the player’s three WSOP gold pieces were captured after he had bested the always elite fields of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.

He claimed the first such bracelet in 2010, and the second one came two years later. In 2011, the player captured one more piece during that year’s WSOP Europe edition.

Day 4 of the 2018 WSOP Poker Players Championship kicked off with 12 survivors from an original field of 87 entries. It did not take long before that start-of-the-day field was whittled down to just the final six who will compete today at the final table for the first-place prize, the gold bracelet, and the Poker Players Championship crown, which certainly speaks a lot about the champion’s skills in not one but several poker games.

Mizrachi’s Road to the Chip Lead

Mizrachi navigated through Day 4’s field, successfully winning almost every hand he was involved in. The elimination of the only other multiple Poker Players Championship winner, Brian Rast, further helped Mizrachi rocket himself to the top.

Eventually, the player bagged and tagged 8.865 million last night to secure himself with a comfortable start of the final day of action. Dan Smith, the only player with no gold bracelet left in contention, finished second in chips last night, good for 4.485 million.

Aaron Katz collected the third largest stack for 2.6 million. John Hennigan, who came fresh off a triumph in the H.O.R.S.E. championship, is now taking aim at the Poker Players Championship crown. The player finished fourth in chips last night with 2.4 million. Benny Glaser with 2.21 million and Mike Leah with 1.22 million round out the official final table of the tournament.

Play is set to resume today at 2 pm local time. Players will continue with No-Limit Hold’em. Action will continue until the winner is determined.

As mentioned above, 87 entrants joined the tournament’s field this year. That generated a prize pool of $4.176 million. The top 14 finishers would receive a share of the money. The winner will take home $1,239,126. Each of the six finalists is guaranteed a minimum cash of $191,234. The $50,000 Poker Players Championship is the 33rd gold bracelet event on this summer’s schedule of the series.

Elior Sion won the 2017 edition of the major tournament. The player survived through a field of 100 entries for the gold bracelet and $1,395,767 in prize money.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

June 18, 2018 0
Las Vegas Sun Stories: Gaming
MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...
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Lauren Hill's special guests at The Joint

June 18, 2018 0
Casino City Times
Lauren Hill's special guests at The Joint
Produced by Live Nation, her performance at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas Friday, 7 September will feature NAS, Protoje and Iman Omari. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
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Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings

June 18, 2018 0
Las Vegas Sun Stories: Gaming
Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings
When Revel, Atlantic City's $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only ...
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Captain Kirk Goes Bitcoin Mining

June 18, 2018 0
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Captain Kirk Goes Bitcoin Mining
Captain Kirk Goes Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin – the final frontier. Apparently, not even aging TV stars are immune to the lure of digital currencies as seen via the example of William Shatner, whose stardom rose to prominence decades ago in the hit TV sci-fi series, Star Trek, in which he played the admirable and unshakable James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise.

Shatner, 87, who's known to transcend the boundaries (his kiss with Uhura in the 1968 episode of the series is incorrectly cited as the first interracial kiss portrayed on US television) is apparently spending his senior days – mining Bitcoin! That's what he admitted to Solar Alliance startup after proclaiming him their celebrity spokesperson. Shatner then went on to say that this is not even his first foray into the cryptocurrency world, although he admits he is not 100% sure what he's doing most of the time.

In an interview with Chicago Tribune, Shatner said: “The concept is so, I guess the word is bizarre. You have to blank your mind and say, ‘What is blockchain, again? How does mining operate, again?’ The concepts are really strange, and yet when you begin to grasp it, it makes sense.” For him, it all began in 2014 when he was sent some Bitcoin tokens by a fan, only for the actor to Tweet soon after: “What the heck is a bit coin?”

Solar Alliance is battling a barrage of criticism coming from the environmentalist groups who are adamant that Bitcoin mining wastes resources. This is why Solar Alliance is ready to take on a feat of spreading out on 14 acres of land in the Midwest, install solar panels there and harvest the sun's energy to generate the power Bitcoin miners need to do their stuff.

Murphysboro, the Illinois town of 10,000 inhabitants, has already offered 165,000 of square feet in a vacant factory to the company to be converted for mining operations. Its Mayor Stephens said that the town is “like a lot of Middle America, have seen job losses because of a change in the worldwide economy. From my perspective, we’re going to have someone who will occupy a previously derelict property, and whatever development comes out of it will just make it more marketable if the project is not successful.” Miners can rent the space there and get some free coaching and advice from the company members.

Shatner was approached by Solar Alliance when they outfitted his own home by coincidence, saying he'd help them run the facility when it's operational. “I’m in Chicago a lot, and I live in Kentucky part of the time. I might very well do that. It’s an interesting idea to see it at work because … it’s so esoteric that it’s difficult to understand.”

Source:

“William Shatner Joins Bitcoin Mining Project, Admits He Doesn't Quite Get It”, Kelso C. Edward, bitcoin.com, June 14, 2018.

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