New data viz project…an alternative way of mapping electoral votes in the Presidential election… pic.twitter.com/vDMgjfjDfP
— Ken Flerlage (@flerlagekr) November 18, 2020
Hey there. Been a while. Miss you guys.
Before anything else, I want to acknowledge the passing of Heath Bloodgood, a vital part of the PNW poker community, and one of the people I most associate with Final Table Poker Club. It’s been a couple of months since Ben May announced his death on the NW Poker Facebook page, and more than a month since his memorial at the club, but if you weren’t able to attend (as I wasn’t), then there’s a great gallery of photos from Angela Strode-Haugen.
I still haven’t personally played any poker since March, but there are live venues outside the United State opening up. Some Las Vegas series have restarted—despite high rates of infection in Nevada—and with the move of the WSOP to online this summer on both WSOP.com (in Nevada and New Jersey) and GGPoker (bigger events held outside the US), Hendon Mob has started to roll some online series into their regular statistics.
That is how Portland’s Sam Cosby moved from #320 to #250 on the Leaderboard, with a 6th-place finish in September’s WSOP.com Global Casino Championship. Sam won enough points playing in live WSOPC events last season before the shutdown (including his second Ring in February) to be freerolled into the $10K buy-in event (130 entries). He finished three places ahead of Daniel Negreanu. The cash is larger than his largest live cashes.
Ilya Sofinskiy of Hillsboro got 2nd in a nearly even chop in October’s 200-entry Venetian DeepStack Showdown #6 $20K GTD NLHE MonsterStack. It’s his biggest-ever cash and he climbs 1400 places on the Leaderboard, to #1859.
Vencouver, Washington’s Mihai Turenschi won a September event at the Showdown, Event #1 $10K GTD NLHE SuperStack. The field had 268 entries; it’s Mihai’s largest cash and he moves up 2000 places to #2467.
The last item I have is Karim Chatur of Calgary, winner of the Cash Casino Calgary Wild West Shootout Main Event (late October) over 80 other entries. Chatur is already high up on the list but he still moves 2 spots up to #55.