There’s a ton of action from the European Poker Tour Grand Final. Also updates from the WPT and Brains Vs. AI. It’s all in our weekend wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.


The main event at the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monaco is underway. Pros doing well through day 1B included Felix Stephensen, Bryan Paris, Faraz Jaka, Vanessa Selbst and Johnny Lodden. Live updates and chip counts here.

Lots of other action over the weekend, too:
–In the €100,000 Super High Roller, Erik Seidel emerged victorious and €2 million richer, beating teen phenom Dzmitry Urbanovich. Video from the scene:

–Mustapha Kanit won the €50,000 high roller for €936K, beating Mike “SirWatts” Watson heads-up. Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz finished fourth after also cashing the €100K.
–Sebastian Supper took down the France Poker Series Monaco Main Event.
–Scott Seiver does “The Amazing Poker Quiz”:

–Russian businessman Vasily Klyukin is playing; he has also paid to go to space.


The World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship is down to 45 players, with Ari Engel leading the way. Updates here. Other notables include Jonathan Karamalikis, Griffin Benger, Darryll Fish and former WPT winners Eric Afriat and Dylan Wilkerson.

Quick hitters

–BLUFF breaks down the 2015 World Series of Poker schedule.
An interview with PokerStars pro Jason Somerville.
–The latest update from the Brains Vs. AI challenge, where poker pros are beating the heads-up computer Claudico by a wide margin.
Forum Files has more on the challenge, Micon’s arrest warrant and the WPT World Championship turnout.
–Viktor “Isildur1” Blom recently had a huge upswing of a million dollars, playing limit games.
— MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren says his company remains “wholeheartedly” opposed to a ban on regulated online gambling.
–Want to lose your bankroll really fast? Do what this guy did.
–PokerStars made a huge change to its affiliate program.