Daniel Negreanu gives himself some breathing room against Erik Seidel’s pursuit of the all-time tournament money lead. 888poker announces three new poker festivals. Check out these stories and more in Thursday Hit and Run.

Negreanu Adds to All Time Money List Lead

Over the last couple years, Erik Seidel has been gradually catching up to Daniel Negreanu for the all-time tournament money list. But thanks to some recent solid high-roller finishes by Negreanu, Seidel will have a bit more catching up to do. A second place showing in the $25k Mixed Game High Roller at the Bellagio added another $175k to Negreanu’s lifetime winnings, sending him past the $33 million mark. A second event was held the following day, where Negreanu also finished as runner up, padding another $77,599 to his total.

With Negreanu’s hot streak this week, Seidel is now $1.45 million behind Kid Poker. But despite Negreanu’s strong showings, Seidel has surged over the last two years, winning $10.2 million to Negreanu’s $2.7 million. There will undoubtedly be more opportunities for Seidel to gain ground throughout 2017. And don’t count out Daniel Colman and Antonio Esfandiari, who are also within striking distance.

Quick Hitters

– 888poker has announced three online poker festivals for the next 12 months, including the $7.5 million guaranteed XL Inferno Championships, which will launch on May 7th. Subsequent 888poker festivals will be held in September (XL Eclipse Championship) and early 2018 (Blizzard Championships).

In other 888 news, 888poker has signed on as lead sponsor for the Super Higher Roller Bowl at the Aria. The buy-in for the $300k buy-in tournament will run just before the start of the World Series of Poker from May 28th to May 31st. The event has already attracted many notable participants including Erik Seidel, Fedor Holz, Doug Polk and David Peters.

PokerStars has released the schedule for for the NLSCOOP, where $1.2 million will be guaranteed during the series which will run from May 6th to 22nd.

– Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly mulling over reversing a 2011 DOJ position on online gambling that would not only threaten regulation future regulation but also in existing states. Steve Ruddock breaks down how a ban would be nothing short of devastating.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is a hand history review of playing draws in 6-max. It is the 12th part in a 14 part series.