WSOP announces live coverage of this summer’s World Series of Poker. Doyle Brunson reveals he turned down a hefty sum for Doyles Room back in the day. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

2018 WSOP Broadcast Coverage Revealed

ESPN and Poker Central have announced they will broadcast over 170 hours of coverage for the 2018 World Series of Poker, which is slated to begin in Las Vegas on May 30th.

The two companies will essentially operate under the same partnership they had during the 2017 WSOP. Any footage that is not broadcast on ESPN will be available on PokerGo for live streaming as well as “On Demand” footage.

ESPN and ESPN2’s coverage will consist of 40 hours of mostly prime-time programming with broadcasts centered around the WSOP Main Event and the WSOP Big One for One Drop, which runs from July 2nd to July 17th. The other 130 hours of coverage will be on the premium PokerGo service and will cover other bracelet events. PokerGo is available for $10 a month or $99 a year.

Doyle Brunson Turned Down $230 Million Offer for Doyle’s Room

Doyle Brunson revealed an interesting nugget about the now-defunct Doyles Room online poker site on Tuesday. Apparently, before the UIGEA, Doyle Brunson was offered $230 million for the room — and turned it down.

Doyles Room operated from 2004 until its closure in 2011 when it was bailed out by the Winning Poker Network, which is currently the second larfourthoffshore poker room that accepts Americans.

Quick Hitters

– The third and forth Day 1 flights of the partypoker Millions Germany Main Event continued on Thursday with 1c complete by the time of this writing. Day 1d started later and is running as of 7:30 PM ET. The tournament thus far has attracted 1009 entries between the four flights. Chip leaders from the four flights include Viktor Bloom (Day 1a), “ggbn” (Day 1b), Aristeidis Moschonas (1c) and Ondrej Drozd who is holding the current lead in 1d. Day 2 will see 193 players from the first three flights plus the players that remain after 1d. This event will continue through February 18th.

To keep up with the event, watch the action below via the partypoker TV Twitch channel when action resumes.
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– Controversy continues to swirl over Mike Leah’s victory at WPT Fallsville where Leah made a deal with Ryan Yu once the action got heads-up.

From the Fake News Bin: More 2nd place finishers have come forward to reveal they too have made deals with Mike Leah for chip dumping.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day continues Againstime’s “Advanced SNG Concepts” series. In this episode (9/10), Againstime talks about one of the most difficult parts of the SNG — the bubble.