Phil Hellmuth prepares for King of the Hill II. Less than two weeks remain until the start of WSOP Europe. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.

King of the Hill Rematch This Weekend

In late August, Phil Hellmuth beat Dan Cates and Doug Polk to win the first four-man King of the Hill event on Poker Night in America. This weekend, Hellmuth is set to defend his title against a new set of opponents.

The $200,000 Winner Take All event will be broadcast on Twitch from the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh where Hellmuth will meet Parker Talbot in the first round while Shaun Deeb will match up against Olivier Busquet. The first round will be held on October 6th at 6 PM ET with the winner of both matches will meet on October 7th at 6 PM ET for the final. Poker fans can watch the action from the Poker Night in America Twitch channel 30 minutes after the cards start flying.

Quick Hitters

– The World Series of Poker Europe is less than two weeks away. When action gets underway at the King’s Casino in the Czech Republic on October 19th, there will be plenty of things to keep an eye on. Among the story lines are whether Chris Ferguson will be able to hold on to his WSOP Player of the Year read, the popularity of the Main Event and who will show up for the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop.

– ICYMI: TwoPlusTwo poster Miikka ‘ChuckBass’ Anttonen has a lot at stake after making a well-publicized prop bet: either turn €500 into €10,000 within 100 days or leave poker forever.

– After Hurricane Irma, Antigua says that the aftermath should compel the United States to settle the long standing online gambling disagreement.

– Grinderschool.com video of the day is a look at at a couple of tables of $0.25/$0.50. This episode focuses on adjusting to opponents and how to extract value from made hands.