The partypoker Live Germany Main Event reaches its conclusion on Sunday. The schedule for the low buy-in Aria Poker Classic has been released. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.

Main Event of partypoker Live Germany Concludes This Weekend

The four flights from the partypoker Millions Germany Main Event merged on Friday for Day 2. A total of 1022 entries joined the tournament over the four flights. By the end of action on Friday, just 91 players remained with Aristeidis Moschonas holding onto to the lead heading into the weekend.

Among the notables still alive in the tournament are Day 1a chip leader Viktor Blom, Jack Sinclair, Patrick Leonard, Felipe Ramos, James Akenhead, Timothy Adams and Adrian Mateos.

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In partypoker online news, the top five poker room has revealed their schedule for the KO Series, which will begin on February 25th and run through March 4th. Over the course of eight days, partypoker will host progressive knockout tournament events in five different buy-in levels (Micro, Low, Medium, High and High Roller) ranging from $1.10 to $5,200. The series is guaranteeing $10 million in prizes during its run.

Quick Hitters

– Running before and alongside WSOP, the Aria Poker Classic announced their schedule this week with dozens of lower buy-in events from May 26th until July 8th. Although the APC focuses on No Limit Hold’em events, the series will also scatter additional games throughout the schedule including for H.O.R.S.E., Pot Limit Omaha, Triple Stud and others.

– For the last three years, the WSOP has run special online bracelet events during the World Series of Poker. Now on February 27th, Nevada poker players will get their opportunity to play for a WSOP Circuit Gold ring.

– Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt try to settle their “differences” at the poker table as the #GameOn challenge reaches its conclusion.

– In a recent interview with Cardplayer, Isaac Haxton talks about a variety of poker subjects including his new deal with partypoker, the upcoming WSOP $1 million event and that most of poker’s top pros are studying AI to improve their game.

– Despite progress in regulation during 2017, online poker is taking a bit of back seat to sports betting during 2018, writes US Poker’s Martin Derbyshire.

– Alex Weldon takes an in-depth look at the fallout after’s Mike Leah victor from WPT Fallsview.

– The poker training video of the day concludes Againstime’s “Advanced SNG Concept Series” where he takes a look at effective heads-up play in SNGs.