Two WSOP Europe bracelet events down to final tables. Poker Central releases first episode of Beyond the Rail for free. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

Final tables in two WSOP Europe events

Day 2 of the €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-handed finished on Wednesday with just eight players remaining, each vying for a €59,625 first place prize. When action resumes on Thursday, Hanh Tran and Tarek Sleiman will hold the chip lead together. Poker fans will be able to catch the action live on the PokerRoomKings Twitch channel below on Wednesday:

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In other action on Wednesday, Event #4, the €1,100 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty Hunter began with 387 entries seeking the bracelet. By late Wednesday evening, just 10 players remained with Florian Sarnow and Vangelis Kaimakamis in a dead heat at the time of this writing.

With two WSOP Europe events in the books, Shaun Deeb continues his hold on the Player of the Year race.

Quick hitters

PokerGo has released the first episode of Beyond the Rail, a behind-the-scenes look at last summer’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Episode 1 of the series focuses on Antonio Esfandiari. In the episode, Esfandiari talks about the importance of the World Series of Poker and how it has contributed to his success.

The series will consist of 7 episodes including episodes and showcase the likes of Mori Eskandani, WSOP producer Dan Gai, Chris Moorman, Poker Central host Drea Renee and others. Poker fans can watch the remaining episodes on PokerGo with a subscription.

– Despite the fact that online gambling has been legalized and regulated in New Jersey, the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement says that offshore wagering is still a “massive problem” for regulators. To address the problem, the regulatory agency has begun sending letters to affiliates demanding they the stop advertising to residents in the state.

While sports betting and online numbers have been strong in the state, online poker has lagged significantly, a trend that is likely to continue until Pennsylvania joins the multi-state liquidity agreement.

– 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Raymer is set to release a new poker book entitled “Winning Tournament Strategies,” a book that some are saying may be about 14 years too late.

partypoker’s Monster Series returns to the online poker site on October 28th. Over seven days, the Monster Series will run 144 tournaments guaranteeing $3.4 million in prizes. Unlike the high profile Powerfest series, the Monster Series focuses on smaller buy-ins. Players can enter Monster events with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $33.

– A recent post of a Tritron Poker Super High Roller Series Cash Game held during Jeju 2018 showcased an impressively large pot when AA, KK and QQ were each held preflop:

– In his latest vlog, Jaime Staples goes over highlights of his recent stream of the $44 PKO Turbo on Twitch: