The High Stakes tables were a bit quiet last week with the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure taking place, the Holidays winding down, and Isildur1 absent. All of last week’s pots in this edition of the High Stakes Rail were played on Full crypto gambling $100/$200 Pot-Limit Omaha tables.
Our first three pots involved Browndog19 and Brian Hastings. Browndog19 raised to $660 with AsKsQsTh on the button and Brian Hastings, infamous for his recent Isildur1 controversy, three-bet to $2,040. Browndog19 called in position and saw the 8h5s4s give him the nut flush draw. Hastings bet $3,200 into the $4,080 pot and was called. The 7h turn made the board two-tone and added to the threat of a made straight. Hastings checked and Browndog19 bet $7,000 to which Hastings called. The Ts on the river completed Browndog19’s nut flush. It also may have hit Hastings hard as he lead with a $23,200 bet. With the nuts, Browndog19 raised it to $60,289.50. Hastings called and saw the bad news. Browndog19 took the $145,119 pot while Hastings was forced to throw his hand into the muck.
At a six-max table, the action folded to Browndog19 in the cutoff. He raised to $880 with KcTs9c8h. The button folded and Urindanger called from the small blind with AsAcQdTc. Hastings, with JcJh9h9d, three-bet to $3,700. Browndog19 called and the bet was reraised by Urindanger to $14,980. Both Hastings and Browndog19 called and saw the KhQhJs flop. Urindanger lead with a $45,120 bet with an overpair. Unfortunately for him, the other two players hit that flop much harder. Hastings with a set of jacks and a gutshot straight flush draw, and Browndog19 with a straight, were all-in with their calls. The pot totaled $137,832 and was three-way with Hastings being the favorite. The 3h turn gave Hastings the flush …
As Bitcoin’s value continues to grow, cryptocurrency mining has grown into a vibrant economy. According to a recent article from the online tech shop and publication, Where Consumers Come First (Wccftech), the global supply of graphics processing units (GPU) are being depleted these days and are worth three times the original value in most cases.
Demand for GPU Accessories Sees a Massive Resurgence
Global Supply of Graphics Processing Units Depleted Due to Cryptocurrency Mining CrazeBack in the early days throughout 2010 through 2013 graphics cards were a hot item when it came to bitcoin mining accessories. During that time many manufacturers and suppliers constantly ran out of stock for AMD series graphics cards, Nvidia, and other types of GPUs. Since then within the current bitcoin mining environment, most miners have pivoted to using Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) machines that process at far greater speeds than retail graphics cards. However, Wccftech and other graphics card retailers are now seeing a “massive resurgence” of GPU sales from the cryptocurrency space due to the popularity of alternative mining networks such as Zcash, and Ethereum.
Graphics Cards Are Flying off the Shelves and Are Sold out in Many Countries
Wccftech details that both AMD and Nvidia series cards are really hard to stock these days as they haven’t seen this kind of demand in years. The report explains that during those early years certain regions around the world had GPU shortages that lasted for two-quarters. Currently, GPU mining has seen a revival and Wccftech says these parts are also growing valuable.
“AMD GPUs are flying off the shelves and sold out in a dozen countries,” explains the Wccftech website.
The mining craze hasn’t just affected U.S.-based retailers, the phenomenon has gone global. RX 500 series GPUs are sold out all over the globe. Nearly …