Tom Dwan nets a rare live tournament cash. Finland and Austria combine online poker player pools. Check out these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.

Tom Dwan First Tournament Cash Since 2014

Tom Dwan picked up a rare cash over the weekend with a 2nd place showing in a HK$500,000 buy-in Super High Roller for a $275,000 prize in US dollars in Maccau. The tournament was part of the 2017 Macau Billionaire Poker Spring Challenge, which was held at the Babylon Casino.

Only 12 players entered the tournament, which required a $64,400 buy-in in US dollars. Mikita Badziakouski was the victor against Dwan in their heads-up match, for a $420,000 prize.

Dwan’s cash over the weekend was his first tournament cash since February 2014, when he finished 6th in the A$ 250,000 No Limit Hold’em $250k Challenge.

Quick Hitters

– The ring fenced player pools in the regulated Austria and Finland markets have been merged, leading to an immediate doubling of the player pool at Austra’s Win2Day and Finland’s Veikkhaus.

PokerStars Beat the Clock is gaining popularity with recreational players since its launch at the end of 2016.

– PokerStars Championship Main Event enters its final day with Denis Timofeev holding the chip lead. Here is where the chips sit heading into Monday’s action.

Denis Timofeev- 3,905,000
Robin Wozniczek- 2,870,000
Kenneth Smaron – 1,855,000
Jonathan Abdellatif – 1,155,000
Harpreet Gill – 735,000
Anthony Diotte – 465,000

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