The World Series of Poker Europe is in the home stretch with the Monster Stack playing down to the final two tables today. Shaun Deeb and Anthony Zinno are both in the Top Ten as Event #6 reaches Day Two. And Joe Ingram gets some bad news. It’s all here and more in the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.

WSOP-E Monster Stack Reaches Final Two Tables

One of the premier events of the WSOP and its European and Circuit events are the Monster Stack events. And the one in Europe certainly didn’t disappoint as it generated an ominous 666 total entries and a prize pool over 600,000 Euros. And now the event has made it to Day 3 along with 14 players.

Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho of Brazil leads the way with 4,350,000 in chips  while Israeli bracelet winner Timur Margolin is currently in 2nd.

They’ll all come back tomorrow to play down to a winner, the €134,407 first-place prize, and the bracelet. Some of the other big names to cash, but not make Day 3, include Chris Ferguson, Jeff Madsen, and Vojtech Ruzicka.

Come back tomorrow for a full report on the event’s winners!

Deeb, Zinno Headline Day 2 of WSOP-E NLHE PLO Mix

After an action-packed day of play, Event #6: €1,650 Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold’em has played down to just 42 players with both Shaun Deeb and Anthony Zinno rocking top ten stacks.

241 total players took their shot in the event including several big names like Chris Ferguson, Dutch Boyd, and Jeff Madsen. At the end of the day only 42 remained and they will return tomorrow to battle for the first place prize €86,956.

Likely, the biggest story in the headlines of the World Series of Poker Europe is that of Shaun Deeb’s quest to win WSOP Player of the Year. After cashing in two events, Deeb has a sizable lead, and his nice chip position in Event #6 will definitely help his chances of locking up the title.

Tomorrow plans to play down to a final table. You can follow the live coverage on PokerNews, and check back right here tomorrow for another day’s recap.

 

Quick Hitters

-Last weekend we reported on the enormous popularity of Joe Ingram’s video analyzing the McGregor/Habib fight. The video had earned over 7 million views… But all good things must come to an end. MMA put a copyright claim out on the vid, so it’s no longer the big pull for Joey that it once was. Hey, at least it probably got him a lot more subscribes.

 

-A pretty cool study is now taking place in a tribal casino in Michigan. Apparently Gun Lake casino will be implementing a new facial recognition software to monitor the emotional conditions on all their patrons. CardPlayer has the full story here.

-Our friends over at CardPlayerLifestyle.com have another nice entry into their ongoing “Get to Know the Poker Media” series. This time the focus is on relative newcomer Will Schrieber whose been doing some great work for PokerNews lately. Check out his interview with Robbie where they discuss his path in poker media.

-PokerCentral has lately been showcasing some of their regular cast of characters that take up residency in Sin City. The series is called “The Road to Vegas” and this week’s entry looks at Brian Rast – how he made his way to the City of Sin to play nosebleeds with the best in the world.

-Finally, Maria Konnikova has finally announced the winner of her PokerStars Platinum Pass Giveaway. Who is it? Check out her tweet below to see for yourself:

 

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Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker