Chris Ferguson holds the WSOP POY lead midway through WSOPE. New York online poker regulation could be a game changer. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

Chris Ferguson Holds WSOP Player of the Year Lead through Five Events

Through five events in the World Series of Poker Europe, Chris Ferguson has the Player of the Year leads with 1046 points. Ferguson is followed by Ryan Hughes with 961.23 in second and John Racener with 956.23 in third place. All three players are in Rozvadov battling for the prize.

Chris Ferguson, who cashed in four events thus far has a great opportunity to further extend his lead as he is among the chip leaders Event #7, the €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better which began on Tuesday. The event will run for three days.

In other WSOP Europe action, Allen Kessler came up short on Monday night when he lost his heads up battle against Lukas Zaskodny in the Event #6: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha. With the win, Zaskodny won his first bracelet and a first place prize of €93,677. Kessler took home a €57,897 second place consolation prize.

On Tuesday, flight J of the THE COLOSSUS – €550 No-Limit Hold’em event was held. The World Series of Poker Europe will run 11 events through November 5th.

Quick Hitters

– One of the favorites to regulate online poker in 2018 may be New York, who would have 25 million reasons to regulate online poker in the state. New York online poker regulation could be a game changer as the amount of people that have access to regulated online poker would nearly double to 45 million.

– Muskan Sethi, an Indian poker pro says that poker in India is growing “at the speed of light.”

– poker training video of the day continues its series on Trouble Hands. This episode focuses on pairs from 99 to JJ.