Watch Doug Polk and Alec Torelli engage in some No Limit Hold’em action on Live at the Bike. New York online poker bill prospects brighten. Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Doug Polk Live at the Bike Leads to Fireworks

It’s Doug Polk Week at Live at the Bike and if a recent hand between Polk and Alec Torelli is any indication, it might be worth checking out the rest.

Polk is dealt 86s while Torelli is dealt pocket Jacks. Watch what happens next in what becomes a $24,000 Pot at $25/$50 Uncapped No Limit Hold’em.

You can find past Live at the Bike videos here. Watch the epic hand below:

Quick Hitters

– While PokerStars has reentered the regulated Czech Republic market, Party Poker is leaving, at least temporarily. Party Poker has been working with Czech authorities to operate in the market, which it hopes to do soon.

– Online poker in New York clears its first hurdle on Tuesday as the NY Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee passed an online poker bill. The legislation would classify poker as a game of skill. The bill now heads on over to the Senate Finance Committee.

– Igor Kurganov recently became one of the most recent PokerStars Team Pros, but do sponsored pros matter any more to poker rooms? Check out Jennifer Newell from PokerUpdate with her take on sponsored pros place in today’s game.

– Still playing Limit Hold’em? Be sure to check out Part 2 of GrinderSchool’s Mastering Limit Hold’em video series, posted exclusively for Part Time Poker visitors.