World Series of Poker Europe kicks off with COLOSSUS event. Shaun Deeb looks to defend WSOP POY lead. More episodes released from Triton Poker’s high stakes cash games. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

WSOP Europe underway in Czech Republic

Today marks the start of the World Series of Poker Europe at King’s Casino in the Czech Republic. The series will consist of ten gold bracelet events over the course of 18 days. Tuesday sees the start of the No Limit Hold’em COLOSSUS, a €550 buy-in event that includes eight Day 1 flights. The series will culminate with a €10,350 buy-in Main Event on October 27th. A full list of tournaments can be found below.

2018 WSOP Europe Schedule
Start DateNameBuy-in
October 11thCOLOSSUS €550
October 14thNo Limit Hold'em 6 Handed Deepstack€1650
October 15thPot Limit Omaha 8-Handed€550
October 17thNo Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty Hunter€1100
October 18thMonster Stack€1100
October 21stMixed PLO/NLHE€1650
October 22ndPot Limit Omaha 8-Handed€2200
October 24thSuper Highroller Series€25,500
October 26King's Super High Roller€100,000
October 27Main Event€10,350

Shaun Deeb is among those heading to the Czech Republic for WSOP Europe, as he looks to defend his lead of the WSOP Player of the Year race, which combines performances from last summer’s WSOP in Las Vegas and this October’s WSOP Europe. Deeb cashed for a total of $2.5 million over 15 tournaments, including two bracelet wins — $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship event and the $10,000 6-max No Limit Hold’em.

With the start of WSOP Europe, Poker News takes a look at Phil Ivey’s departure from the WSOP Main Event last July.

Quick hitters

– More high stakes action from the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series has been released during the Short Deck Cash Game held earlier this year in Jeju. Among those at the game in this episode are Tom Dwan, Jason Koon, Paul Phua

– There were also some big cash games during the partypoker LIVE UK event last week. The game was £50/£100 and included Sam Trickett, Dan Shak and Paul Newey. Watch some of the more notable hands from the cash game below:

– Since launching their revamped Prima Poker software, MPN has listened to player feedback and will be rolling out a new software update called v38 that focuses on player’s suggestions over the last few months. Among the changes in v38 is a new stealth mode, fixes on late registration issues and more minor changes to the user experience.

Some suggestions such as third party software support and undoing the “blind” lobby will not be implemented as it doesn’t fit into the network’s overall strategy. Players can continue to submit feedback after closing a table on the MPN software.

– Poker vlogger Andrew Neeme has announced that he is teaming up with Jason Somerville as the latest ambassador to Run It Up, a team of some of the biggest live streamers in poker. Neeme joins a team that includes Lex Veldhuis, Jaime Staples, Kevin Martin and Jeff Gross, among others.