Isildur makes an incredible call to win the partypoker Millions Germany Main Event. Phil Hellmuth joins poker staking site YouStake. Check out these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.

Isildur Wins partypoker Millions Germany Main Event

Viktor “Isildur1” Bloom dramatically won the partypoker Millions Germany Main Event over the weekend for €850,000 after coming back from a huge deficit against Pavel Plesuv, who at one time held over 85% of the chips. But isn’t the victory that has the poker world talking but instead an amazing call against Pavel to win the title.

Isildur, who has made a name for himself as a high stakes online player, takes home just over $1 million, the second largest live cash of his career. In 2012, he netted $1,254,400 in the PCA Super High Roller. With his victory, he has now earned nearly $2.8 million in live tournament winnings, a modest figure for one of poker’s more well-known players.

In other partypoker Live Germany news over the weekend, Dominik Nitsche took home €300,000 in the €10,000 High Roller over the weekend when he defeated Marcel Luske heads-up.

Quick Hitters

– Phil Hellmuth has joined YouStake as an ambassador and as an advisor. YouStake is a poker staking site that has provided more than $8 million crowd-funded action since launching in 2015. In conjunction with the announcement, Hellmuth put up to 60% of his action for the upcoming WPT LA Poker Classic and will also apparently sell pieces of his WSOP action through the site. Other notable pros who have used the service include Anthony Zinno, Todd Brunson, Greg Raymer and Dutch Boyd.

The LA Poker Classic will get underway on February 24th and will include a guaranteed for first place prize of $1 million for the event. After the LA Poker Classic, the tour will move to Northern California for the WPT Rolling Thunder.

– Should the U.S. Supreme Court rule in favor of New Jersey in the highly anticipated sports betting case later this year, operators may be ready fairly quickly. New Jersey has begun accepting applications from Atlantic City casinos as the state hopes to get a jump start on a market that is currently only available in Nevada.

– poker training video of the day is a short video from Carroters where he discusses “Playing in Position When Draws Hit.” In the video, Carroters goes over two interesting spots where draws hit the board.