The 2019 US Poker Open schedule announced. World Series of Poker Europe kicks off with The COLOSSUS. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

2019 US Poker Open schedule released

Poker Central has announced the schedule for the second annual U.S. Poker Open, set to return to Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort and Casino from February 13th to the 23rd. The series will include ten high roller events with tournament buy-ins of $10k, $25k, $50k and $100k. Notably, for the 2019 version of the Open, the series will include two Short Deck Hold’em events. Like last year, the tournaments will be broadcast on PokerGo from the PokerGo studios with episodes to be broadcast later on the NBC Sports Network.

2019 US Poker Open Schedule
February 13th$10,000 No Limit Hold'em (Event 1)
February 14th$10,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Event 2)
February 15th$10,000 No Limit Hold'em (Event 3)
February 16th$10,000 Short Deck Hold'em (Event 4)
February 17th$25,000 No Limit Hold'em (Event 5)
February 18th$25,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Event 6)
February 19th$25,000 No Limit Hold'em (Event 7)
February 20th$25,000 Short Deck Hold'em (Event 8)
February 21st$50,000 No Limit Hold'em (Event 9)
February 22nd$100,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event (Event 10)

The US Poker Open will award $100,000 in cash and a trophy to the 2019 US Poker Open champion. Last year, Stephen Chidwick took home the honor when he cashed five times and won two events.

Quick hitters

– The first full day of the World Series of Poker Europe is in the books Tuesday as the start of the $550 COLOSSUS No Limit Hold’em event got underway with just 12 players surviving the day out of 154 entries. Day 1b was held on Wednesday with another 168 entering as of Wednesday evening. The Day 1 flights will continue through Saturday before Day 2 on Sunday. The tournament will be followed up by the €1,650 6-Handed Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em with €200,000 guaranteed. This year’s WSOPE will feature 10 bracelet events throughout October.

Streams begin October 15th:

MGM and GVC Holdings — which owns partypoker and Ladbrokes/Coral among other brands — has partnered with a California tribe on a sports betting venture should the state ever enact sports betting. Despite the promising step, the state’s constitution prohibits sports betting and would require a voter referendum to bring sports betting to California, which wont happen until at least 2020.

– The final stop of the Moneymaker PSPC Tour will be at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, located in Hollywood, Florida. The event will run from November 9th to November 11th with PokerStars announcing that the stop will award three $30,000 Platinum Passes during the event.

Brad Owens checks in the Redbird’s Hideaway in Seattle for his latest vlog where he discusses some big hands during the session.