Some key dates of the 2017 World Series of Poker have been released, while another popular tournament series officially ends. These stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.

World Series of Poker Unveils Key Dates of 2017 Schedule

Even though Las Vegas saw freezing temperatures over the weekend it’s not too early to start looking ahead to the 2017 World Series of Poker. This is especially true with the release of key dates on Monday.

While the full WSOP schedule has yet to be finalized, you can bookmark some of the most important dates as you start thinking about making a trek to Las Vegas next summer.

The 48th annual WSOP will get underway on May 30th, held once again at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart paid in a press release that organizers expect the 2017 WSOP to be quite similar to 2016, which attracted over 107,000 entrants and gave away $221 million in Prizes. The 2017 series will conclude with the WSOP Main Event reaching the final nine on June 17th. The Main Event will be held over ten days starting July 8th.

Although not fully released, the 2017 schedule will include Colossus III, Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Little One for ONE DROP, a senior’s event and the Ladies Championship. Pre-registration will open in March. A full schedule is expected to be released in February.

European Poker Tour Concludes with EPT Final

The lid is officially been put on the European Poker Tour with Jasper Meijer van Putten dominating the EPT Prague final table to take down his first EPT title, besting Marton Czuczor for a €690k prize. The day started began with six players at the final table. David Peters followed up Meijer van Putten and Czuczor for third place, enough to him on top of the Global Poker Index Player of the Year race heading into the final 2 weeks.

The EPT has crowned 115 champions over its 13 seasons. Next year, the series will be re-branded by owner PokerStars.

If you missed the final, you can watch a replay below:

Quick Hitters

– HSDB has recently unlocked all player results in their popular database of online poker player winnings. Some interesting results were found, which Doug Polk humorously dissected in a recent vlog:

– Poker Update’s James Guill takes a look at the biggest poker winners of 2016.

– PokerStars Portugal is off to a fast-start, but why has New Jersey’s comparable market size been eclipsed by this new European regulated market?

– Phil Ivey last week lost his $10.1 million case against the Borgata Casino. Ivey and a friend won the money during a session playing baccarat in 2012 after the pair achieved the winnings through edge-sorting. The casino took the action after learning of a similar case in London that also involved Ivey.