John Juanda scores a big win against Fedor Holz. Day 2 of the WSOP Europe nears completion. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.

John Juanda Bests Fedor for $2.9 Million Victory

John Juanda was victorious in a four and a half hour heads-up match against Fedor Holz at the Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event on Friday evening. The victory added nearly $2.9 million in USD to Juanda’s total, putting him at 7th place on the all time live tournament list – just one spot below 6th place Phil Ivey.

Despite coming up short, Fedor Holz’s second place was good enough for just over $2.1 million. Kahle Burns finished third for $1.3 million while Andrian Mateos took home nearly $891k. The event also attracted Erik Seidel, Poker Masters’s champion Steffen Sontheimer and Isaac Haxton, who finished in 8th.

Quick Hitters

– The World Series of Poker Europe €1,100 MONSTER STACK No Limit Hold’em resumed on Friday with the Day 1B flight. Ismael Bojang led the first flight with 208,000 chips. Day 1C will get underway at 2 PM local time on Saturday. Watch PokerNews for live updates.

Do you care about WSOP Europe? Martin Derbyshire asks if American players really care about WSOPE.

– A look at US Poker’s top poker YouTube videos of the week. Watch Doug Polk break down last weekend’s King of the Hill final featuring Shaun Deeb against Olivier Busquet.

– A Pennsylvania Senator says that if everything falls into place a gaming packages could be voted on as early as next week. We’ll believe it when we see it.

– As PokerStars Power Up expands to real money play, PokerStrategy sits down to discuss the new game with one of its developers where they opine on the target market as well as future of the game.

– Alex and Andrew return for Season 2 of the PTP Podcast where they are joined by Upswing Poker coach Miikka Anttonen to discuss a variety of topics.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is a contination of the “Fishing Season” series. Episode 3 of 7 focuses on Nits and how to beat different types of fish.

Top photo from Danny Maxwell at PokerNews.