Like it or not – Chris Ferguson to win 2017 WSOP Player of the Year Award. Day 3 of the WSOP Europe Main Event held on Tuesday. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

WSOP Europe Main Event Down to Less than 50

The World Series of Poker Main Event entered Day 3 on Tuesday with 135 of the original 529 players remaining to begin the day for the €10,350 buy-in event.

A total of 47 players remain as of Tuesday evening with Michal Mrakes holding the chip lead with 1,350,000 closely followed by Jack Salter with 1,200,000. Notable names still alive include Niall Farrell, Parker Talbot, Maria Ho, David Peters and Anthony Zinno (with the later two short stacked).

With John Racener knocked out of WSOP Europe Main Event, Chris Ferguson clinched the 2017 World Series of Poker Player of the Year title. In achieving the feat, Ferguson joins a prestigious list of players that includes Daniel Negreanu, Allen Cunningham, Greg Merson and Jason Mercier.

Unexpectedly, the poker world has had mixed feelings to Chris Ferguson’s controversial WSOP Player of the Year win.

Meanwhile, the WSOP Europe €25,000 Super High Roller got underway on Tuesday for players who either got knocked out in the Main Event or choose not to participate. Nine players remain as of Tuesday evening.

In other WSOP news, the $1 Million Big One for One Drop will be returning to the 2018 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on July 15th.

Quick Hitters

– Bryn Kenney continued his dominate run in the 2017 GPI Player of the Year and GPI 300 leaderboards. In the past week, Stephen Childwick and Adrian Mateos moved up in the top 5 of both leaderboards.

– It’s Doug Polk Week on Live at the Bike this week. Polk will be joined by Joey Ingram and Dan “Jungleman” Cates, among others. The live stream will be available from the Live at the Bike’s Twitch channel beginning at 9 PM ET.

Also watch Doug Polk analyze a hand between Jennifer Tilly and nemesis Alec Torelli.

– Online Poker Report’s Dustin Gouker examines how effectively Pennsylvania online casinos and poker rooms will be able to compete with offshore sites.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is a continuation of Professional SNG play. Part 3 focuses on multitabling SNGs.