A huge bad beat jackpot has been hit in Michigan. Jaimie Staples on track to meet weight loss bet. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Bad Beat Jackpot Over $1 Million Hit at Detroit Casino

A huge bad beat jackpot was hit on Tuesday in Detroit, Michigan at the Detroit Motor City Casino. A man by the name of “Scott” took home a check for $427,452 when his Quad Threes lost against “Kenneth’s” Pocket Queens. Kenneth won the pot and also $213,712 for having the winning hand in the jackpot.

Since there were only four other players seated at the table at the time, the remaining players at the table each received $106,856 for simply being dealt into the hand.

It’s been a good year for bad beat jackpots. Just last week ago, a $994,000 jackpot has hit on the US-facing Chico Gaming Network. In other bad beat jackpot news, the Red Rock Casino payout dispute continues.

Quick Hitters

– Some nine months ago, noted poker vlogger and PokerStars Team Pro Jaime Staples entered into a weight lost bet with Bill Perkins, who offered Jaime and his brother Matt 50:1 on a $3,000 wager to meet an equal weight within a year. Originally tasked with meeting a 175 pound deficit, the pair are now within 34 pounds of each other — Jaime has lost 93 pounds while Matt has gained 48 pounds with 12 weeks to go.

– Daniel Negreanu released his first vlog in two months to talk about a variety of topics including the PCA, cryptocurrencies and recent tournaments.

– ICYMI: Good news for poker fans who enjoyed High Stakes Poker. Classic episodes of popular poker TV series has been uploaded to YouTube. The series, which ran from 2006 to 2011 on the Game Show Network frequently featured top pros such as Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan.

The episodes are viewable by season from the High Stakes Poker channel. Each season contains 13-17 episodes, leaving you plenty to chew on.

– Maria Lampropulus became the first women to ever with the PCA Main Event when he took down the tournament for $1,081,100. The victory did gain some controversy however for “excessive tanking” Lampropulus exhibited during the event, says US Poker’s Martin Derbyshire.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is the conclusion of the “4 Tables of $100NL Full Ring” series. In this episode, Badgers gets involved in some big pots and goes over some classic NLHE poker situations.