Two big winners at competing online poker tournament main events. PokerStars to add an often-requested feature to its platform. Find all these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Alexgirs is 2020 PokerStars SCOOP champion

“Alexgirs” is the winner of the 2020 PokerStars SCOOP $10,300 buy-in Main Event after four days, outlasting a field of 609 entries, which resulted in the tournament plowing through a $5 million guarantee, generating just over $6.1 million in prizes. Alexgirs, who is from Belarus, takes home $920,596 for his first-place finish. Joining Alexgirs at the final table was Pablo “pabritz” brito Silva, who Alexgirs beat heads-up. Other notables included Daniel Dvoress is 5th with $303,273, Michael Addamo with $221,648 in 6th and Max Silver in 7th, winning $118,392 on the day.

Elsewhere, Christian Jeppsson has been crowned the WPTOnline Champion after winning the Main Event, defeating a field of 2,130 to win a first-place prize of $923,786. In winning the title, Jeppsson becomes the first player to win the WPT Champions Cup, a tournament series that came about in the wake of live poker shutting down across the globe and players moving online.

Quick hitters

– In its latest exclusive, Pokerfuse reveals that PokerStars will soon unveil a dark mode feature on its downloadable online poker room client. The option will first become available in the UK and European markets over the next week, before being moved to the .com platform.

– Day 15 of the Galfond Challenge with ActionFreak was held on Thursday with Galfond finishing up an estimated €160k on the day after nearly six hours of play, extending Galfond’s lead to around €270k. Through Thursday’s session, the pair have played roughly 11k hands towards the 15k hands required of the challenge. If you missed the live action on Thursday, you can watch a replay with commentary from Jamie Kerstetter and Richard Gayler at the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel. The next session is expected to be held on Friday.

Watch Phil Galfond Playing €150/€300 HU PLO vs ActionFreak! Jamie Kerstetter and Richard Gayler covering the action! Day 15! !Venue !Overlay from runitoncepoker on www.twitch.tv

– In Thursday’s classic poker training video, we take a look at another video from Reasons14’s “SNG Strategy” series. In this episode, Reasons14 reviews a hand history from a $3.25 45-man SNG.

Best poker videos on the Internet

Felipe Ramos joins Poker Central’s Run It Back for a look back at a Season 7 episode of High Stakes Poker that featured Doyle Brunson, Vanessa Selbst, Antonio Esfandiari and Barry Greenstein.

– Check out May 16th Twitch highlights from Jaime Staples where he plays a session of Bounty tournaments on partypoker.

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