A recap of the second biggest tournament series during September. WPT Maryland nearing a final table. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

partypoker Powerfest Makes a Mark

The PokerStars WCOOP stole a lot of the online series spotlight during the month with over $90 million paid out during the month. But partypoker’s Powerfest also had a very successful run with nearly $40 million paid out over 330 events.

The $39.7 million was paid out to 51,482 players with 296 of the 330 events won by unique champions. Austria’s “Stikeeez” managed to win four different events during the series while Ben “CowEyed” Tollerene took down the $25,000 buy-in $3 million Super High Roller.

During the month of September, $150 million in payouts were made over the PokerStars WCOOP, partypoker Powerfest and 888poker XL Eclipse.

Quick Hitters

– Poker player and vlogger Andrew Neeme is among those encouraging people to donate blood in the wake of mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

– Day 3 of the WPT Maryland at Live! Casino began on Tuesday with 29 players players remaining and Matt Glanz with the chip lead. Through mid-afternoon, Grigoriy Shvarts and Casey Yontz had surpassed Glanz, but he remained in the top 5. Day 3 will play down to a final table of six before continuing tomorrow.

Next on the WPT schedule is WPTDeepStacks Marrakech, scheduled to run from October 6th-8th. Coming later in the month is the first WPT stop in Uruguay and also the first televised WPT event in South America.

– OPR explains that the future of cyrptocurrencies in online gambling lies in regulated markets.

– Super High Roller tournaments have become increasingly popular over the last few years with dozens of high-entry events available every year. Steve Ruddock from US Poker says that these attention-grabbing tournaments are great for marketing but notes that they still have a host of problems.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is a continuation of the “$26 MTT Knockout” series. Part 4 of 5 takes a look at being more active using stack sizes.