Arne Kern wins the Millionaire Maker WSOP event. Doyle Brunson showered with appreciation after WSOP final table appearance. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Recent Results

Germany’s Arne Kern took down the $1,500 No Limi Hold’en Millionaire Maker for $1,173,223 late Wednesday night, after outlasting 7,361 entries over four days. Kern had just over $50,000 in lifetime winning before winning his first WSOP bracelet. In his path to the victory, Kern had to go through Sam Rzazvi heads-up ($724,746) and Joe McKeehen, who finished in third with $538,276.

Ongoing Action

– Day 4 of The Marathon (Event #24) began at noon PT with 60 players remaining with Martin Jacobson, Scott Nguyen and Chris Moorman among those still alive. The Marathon is a five-day event that will award $653,581 to first place.

– Event #25, the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better will crown a winner today. The action begins at 2 PM PT with 3 players remaining. Benjamin Dobson holds the chip lead with 2,615,000 followed by Tim Finne with 1,185,000 and Jesse Martin with 675,000.

– Filippos Stavrakis started Day 3 of the $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Event #26) with the chip lead among a field of 16. Felipe Ramos and Pascal Damois were among those in the hunt to begin the day. By mid-afternoon, the field was down to 9 players.

– The $10,000 HORSE tournament (Event #27) is down to a third and final day as 16 of the remaining 166 entries battle it out for a $414,692 first place prize. Laith Salem has the chip lead with seven former bracelet winners alive including Randy Ohel, Carol Fuchs, Anthony Zinno and Robert Mizrachi. Fuchs and Katherine Fleck are looking to become the first female bracelet winners of the 2018 WSOP.

– Day of 2 of Event #28, the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed began at noon on Thursday with 186 of 842 players remaining. Christian Rudolph held the lead with Jason Mercier, Olivier Busquet, Greg Merson and Ryan Riess among the notables still alive. Michael Phelps was among those who who joined the actionon Day 1.

– The $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw finished Day 1 with 86 of the original 356 entries remaining. Jared Bleznick holds the lead against a field including notables Jon Turner and David Pham. Day 2 begins at 2 PM PT.

Upcoming Excitement

Event #30, the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha kicked off on Thursday 11 AM PT. The 3-day event was won by Loren Klein last year as he earned his second WSOP bracelet.

The other new bracelet event on the day is the 3-Day $1,500 Seven Card Stud (Event #31), starting at 3 PM PT. The event was won by Tom Koral last year for $96,907.

Watch the WSOP

On Thursday, poker fans can watch the $10,000 HORSE final table on PokerGo or a rerun of the final table of the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker on Twitch.

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Quick Hitters

A look back at what is likely to be Doyle Brunson’s last WSOP final table, as the occasion is met with celebration and admiration for one of poker’s most respected players.

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– Poker News examines what you should do if you have trouble getting paid back by a poker player.

– Joey Ingram discusses the Live at the Bike angle shooting incident with JohnnieVibes

– Daniel Negreanu with a Fan Appreciation Day vlog live from the WSOP