PokerStars adds more dates for PokerStars LIVE schedule. Gus Hansen doesn’t disappoint on Poker After Dark appearance. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Additional Dates Added for PokerStars LIVE Schedule

PokerStars has revealed five new dates for its 2018 PokerStars LIVE schedule this spring and summer. As part of the new lineup, the poker room will also add additional ways for participants to earn Platinum Passes to its much-hyped Players No Limit Hold’em Championship early next year.

Included in the new events are PokerStars MEGASTACK events in Dublin from April 19th to 22nd, an appearance in London from April 27th to 29th, and a MEGASTACK in Gujan-Mestras from June 27th to July 1st. In addition, PokerStars is bringing Festivals to Marbella from June 4th to June 10th and to Lille from July 16th to July 22nd.

New Platinum Passes will be awarded to the Main Event winner in London and the Main Event winner, Cup Winner and High Roller winner in both Marbella and Lille.

While the EPT and APPT events continue to be the major live events through PokerStars LIVE, MEGASTACK and Festival events aim to attract a broader scope of players through the use of lower buy-ins and larger starting stacks. A full schedule is available from the PokerStars Live website.

Quick Hitters

– As we told you yesterday, Gus Hansen is one of the featured guests on Poker After Dark this week. And it didn’t take long for Hansen to stir things up on the show with a quick all-in. Watch the hand below:

– Fans of poker vlogger Andrew Neeme can submit questions for an upcoming Reddit “Ask Me Anything” on r/poker.

– Thursday is International Women’s Day and although poker continues to be a male-dominated game some of the top women players in the game reflect on what the day means to them.

– The Poker Players Alliance posted sports betting survey results last week. The survey was sent at a time the PPA is at a crossroads and considers advocating for sports betting legalization in the country.

– poker training video of the day is a continued look at Againstime’s “Shoving Theory” series. In this episode, Againstime examines full ring multi-table tournament bubble and heads-up quiz.