Harder wins Live’s Summer Series, $84K

September 04, 2014, Michael Young  

Maryland Live’s Summer Series of Poker wrapped up with its $250K guarantee main event on July 25 as pro Christian Harder took the crown and $84K after chopping with fellow popular pro Brian Hastings ($84K).

The nearly 20-event series ran from July 10-28 as each event sported a prize-pool guarantee and featured such tournaments as a $240 Omaha/8-stud/8 mix (won by David Christ) and a $250 PLO/event (won by Mike Childers), but the poker room is just getting started.

Throughout September, Maryland Live will have a series of ladder tournaments with guaranteed prizes of a million dollars. Sept. 2-6 there will be $100 buy-in multiflights for the $100K guarantee. Sept. 8-13 will feature $200 buy-in multiflights for the $200K guarantee. Sept. 15-20 there will be $300 buy-in multiflights for the $300K guarantee. Sept. 22-27 there will be $400 buy-in multiflights for the $400K guarantee.
In addition, there are high-hand jackpots every day. See our Where to Play pages for more info.

DOVER DOWNS: The Crown Royal Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino hit its bad-beat jackpot recently for more than $171K, which was divided incrementally among the 10 players at the table.
Justin Dodds of Philadelphia received 50 percent of the enormous jackpot ($85,854) for his quad 10s. Linda Dudeck of Dover earned $42,927 for quad queens. The eight other players at the table received $5,365.

In promotions, high hands and splash pots will be every hour when the NFL is playing. Also, every day (7-11 a.m.) there will be a $3K bonus for a royal flush with the other players at the table receiving $300. And don’t forget Sept. 13 will be a $25K guarantee event for $199 (15K chips, 30-minute levels).

DELAWARE PARK: On July 26, the bad beat was hit when quad jacks lost to a jack-high straight flush and earned $163K. The “winning” hand got $90,758 and the other six players at the table took home $21,782.

“The beauty of a bad beat is that everyone playing the table shares in the jackpot,” poker room manager Kevin Castora said. “Since a bad beat can be hit any time, it makes playing in our fabulous poker room that much more exciting.”

HORSESHOE BALTIMORE: The poker room at the recently opened casino has announced the initial buy-ins and game spreads: $1-$3 NLHE ($100-$300 min-max) $2-$5 ($200-$800), $5-$10 ($500-$2,500) and $10-$25 ($1K-no cap).

Limit hold’em will start at $3-$6 with a full kill available, and limit Omaha will start at $5-$10 with a full kill available, too. Also, look for $2-$2 PLO ($200-$500), $5-$5 PLO ($500-$2K) and $10-$10 PLO ($1K-no cap).

— Email Michael Young at anteupmike@gmail.com.