EPT Barcelona Main Event completes Day 3 while the second 25k Single Day High Roller nears completion. Phil Hellmuth at final table of major Bike tournament. Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

EPT Barcelona Main Event will pay €1,659,000 to first

Day 3 of the PokerStars EPT Barcelona Main Event is in the books with Pasquale Braco holding the chip lead when action picks up on Friday. Just behind Braco is the United States’ Shannon Shorr. In total there are 48 players left of the original 1,988 entries.

Timothy Adams and Isaac Haxton are among the more prominent players vying for a piece of the €9.6 million prize pool which is awarding €1,659,000 to first place. The remaining 48 players are guaranteed a payout of at least €25,650.

If you didn’t watch the action live, you can check out a replay of Day 3 below. Watch Part 2 of the action here.

In other EPT Barcelona action, the second €25,000 Single Day High Roller resumes with 7 players left out of 118 entries. Laszlo Bujtas holds the lead with Juan Pardo, who has already won twice during EPT Barcelona, in second place. Sergio Aido and Charlie Carrel are also still alive at the time of this writing. First place in the event is set to receive an impressive €712,810.

Quick hitters

Phil Hellmuth hasn’t earned a six-figure score in a live tournament since July 2018 when he won his 15th bracelet during the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker. But Phil Hellmuth is one of the final nine players remaining in the 2019 Legends of Poker Mega Millions XXI No Limit Hold’em event, which will award $268,395 to first place. Poker fans can watch the action unfold on Friday live on Live at the Bike beginning at 2:30 PM PT.

– The GGNetwork has added bet size recommendations for mobile players. The new feature, which will be available next week, is available through machine-learning and comes at a time when players are increasingly pessimistic of bots in the game.

– Cardplayer LifeStyle catches up with PokerStars Team Pro and Twitch streamer Lex Veldhuis, who discusses Lex Live 2, his hectic schedule and challenges he faces.

– Part Time Poker comedian Keith Woernle talks to Alex Fitzgerald, the author of “Exploitative Play in Live Poker.” The interview touches on a variety of poker topics including how it feels to play for a million dollars and how going broke actually helped him.

– With the football season just over a week away, BetRivers has the Pittsburgh Steelers at about 9.5 wins for the 2019 season and a favorite to take the division. Are these good bets for Steelers fans?

– In Thursday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video, we take a look at another segment of Colossos live play session videos. This series will focus on Colossos’ cash game sessions while playing $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold’em shorthanded. Check out the first episode.

Best poker videos on the Internet

Doug Polk reviews a hand from Jesse Sylvia and Dan Maor oat the Peppermil which was broadcast on Run It Up TV:

Charlie Carrel gets into the vlog game with his first vlog, where he will chronical his experiences in the high stakes live poker events:

Brad Owen answers questions to fans in his live YouTube video from Wednesday:

Mike Matusow has Phil Hellmuth on the Mouthpiece Podcast to discuss the WSOP and a variety of other topics:

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