Chris Ferguson wins his 6th bracelet at Event #7 of WSOP Europe. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Chris Ferguson Wins €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Chris Ferguson came out on top of Event #7, the €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better at WSOP Europe on Wednesday night. In winning the bracelet, Ferguson took home €39,289 and increased his controversial lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race. Ferguson joins a prestigious list of 6-time bracelet winners including T. J. Cloutier, Layne Flack, Ted Forrest, Jay Heimowitz, Jeff Lisandro and Daniel Negreanu.

With the win, Ferguson now has 1178.53 points in the WSOP POY standings. He is followed by John Racener, Ryan Hughes, John Monnette and Alex Foxen with just four events remaining. Chris Ferguson’s dominance in the POY standings has not only been controversial for past involved in the Full Tilt scandal but also for Ferguson’s series of small cashes to propel him up the standings.

Poker players such as Daniel Negreanu have strongly criticized the POY methodology used this year, which seems to put greater weight on cashing multiple events versus big cashes or strong performances in prestigious events.

Meanwhile in other WSOP Europe action, Event #8, the €1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em began its the second Day 1 flights with 216 players remaining at the time of this writing.

Event #9, the €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller began Day 2 on Thursday. Benjamin Pollak has the lead with over 13 million in chips. Antoine Saout, Ryan Riess and Stefan Schillhabel are among the notables still alive at the time of this writing.

Quick Hitters

– A key New York assemblyman may be souring on online poker legislation in the state after supporting it this year, says

– A new online gambling ban has implemented in Russia, effectively blocking many players from joining real money casino and poker games online.

In other Russia poker news, the PokerStars Championship will be making a stop in Sochi in March 2018.

– Alex Weldon takes a deep dive into the player collusion ring that was recently broken up by partypoker.

– poker training video of the day concludes the series on Trouble Hands. This episode takes a look at high offsuit cards, notably KTo and KJo.