Who is making the WPT’s biggest final table of the year? And Bryan Micon’s legal troubles continue. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

WPT Championship

They are one player away from a final table at the World Poker Tour World Championship right now. WSOP and WPT champ Carlos Mortensen is the biggest name left in the running. Tony Dunst is the short stack in his bid to make this final table for the second year in a row. Former WPT winner Alexander Lakhov is the chip leader. Two-time WSOP winner Brock Parker is also in the mix. Kevin Stammen, the defending champion, went out in ninth place. Live updates here.

Also, an interview with Dunst, who talks about playing daily fantasy sports, as well.


Bryan Micon, the founder of the now-shuttered Seals With Clubs bitcoin poker site, has reportedly been charged with running an illegal online poker site in Nevada. More from the Las Vegas Review-Journal here. Our story here, which includes information about the $100,000 Go Fund Me campaign Micon has started to keep him out of jail.

Quick hitters

PokerStars is helping out with the Nepal earthquake relief efforts, by setting up ways for you to donate.
–Everything you need to know about the California online poker bill that passed a committee vote on Monday. And the latest on online poker revenue projections in the state.
–A look at where the Brains vs. AI competition between heads-up poker pros and the poker computer Claudico stands below. People > computers. Check out our viewer’s guide here to follow along online.

Watch live video from Claudico_Extra on www.twitch.tv

–So, this Russian guy had this weird idea to stage a fake a raid of his home poker game, and then proposed

–The Poker Brat, Jr.? We definitely hope we see Phil Hellmuth’s kid berating donks soon.

–Congrats to Vanessa Selbst:

A great read on where online gaming and poker advocacy should go next in the United States.
–Two of the people found guilty of the murder of London poker player Mehmet Hassan got life in prison.
–An interview with Davidi Kitai heading into the European Poker Tour Grand Final.
–Ryan Jones takes down the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event.
–We apparently can’t watch it in the U.S., but Ilari Sahamies appears in this Finnish music video.
–Full Tilt is going to sponsor the International Poker Open Tour.
–The week in poker podcasts.
–There were overlays in some big online tournaments in New Jersey.
–Macau casinos have another disastrous month.
–Five ways to defend your big blind.