Phil Hellmuth’s take on the best poker player in the NBA might shock you. And the World Series of Poker is just days away. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

LBJ is king of poker?

We know Phil Hellmuth just loves to name drop. But according to the Poker Brat, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is the current best poker player in the NBA. We like that people who have never seen any of these people play poker are disagreeing with him on the Twitterz:


If you’re playing in the World Series of Poker this summer, here’s a comprehensive look at all the tournaments you can play in Vegas. Also, a look at players to watch as they try to collect more bracelets. Finally, some advice for WSOP first-timers.

Quick hitters

–In Spring Championship of Online Poker news at PokerStars, “dragonwarrior” wins his second title in two days.
–The latest on the prospects for online poker in Pennsylvania.
–So two players from the same town in Quebec made the Sunday Million final table in the same month.
–The weekly update from the Poker Players Alliance. revenue is down as Amaya and 888 eye acquisition of the online gaming and poker company.
–A Michigan man pleads guilty to running illegal charity poker games.
–Learn how to transition to other poker variants.

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