The EPT Grand Final nears its endgame, while PokerStars lands a huge soccer star. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

EPT

In the European Poker Tour Grand Final, two pretty big names are left. PokerStars pro Johnny Lodden and Ole Schemion are both at the final table. Updates here, report here.

Several big names remain in the €25K high roller, including WSOP main event champion Martin Jacobson. Others still alive include Dan Smith, Dominik Nitsche, Steve O’Dwyer, Jeremy Ausmus and Max Altergott. Updates, chip counts here. Report here. The winner will get more than a million Euros.

Smith takes the Amazing Poker Quiz:

Also at the EPT, Faraz Jaka has some fashion advice:

Neymar to PokerStars

A huge Brazilian soccer star has joined PokerStars, as FC Barcelona’s Neymar is now sponsored by the online poker site. The 23-year-old superstar is a huge fan of the game, and takes a lot of pictures playing it, and even named his dog “Poker.” What more could PokerStars want? Story here.

Quick hitters

–The World Series of Poker Europe releases its full schedule and the list of bracelet events.
–BLUFF breaks down Phil Ivey’s best WSOPs.
–A closer look at a mistake made by Sheraz Nasir in winning the WPT Canadian Spring Championship.
— National Association of Convenience Stores President Lyle Beckwith backs an online gaming ban? Why? Because it protects lottery sales.
–A poll finds there is not support for Sheldon Adelson having sex with animals. LOL.
–Internet gambling does not increase addiction rates.
–Learn how to stack your chips correctly.