Phil Galfond takes the lead in epic comeback against Venividi. PokerStars Sunday Million guarantee increases yet again. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.

Galfond now up €81k over Venividi with 3,000 hands to go

Do you believe in miracles? After winning €121,486.95 in the Galfond Challenge against Venividi on Monday during Day 35, Phil Galfond has ended a day with the overall lead for the first time of the challenge. On Monday, the pair played 758 hands of €100/€200 Pot Limit Omaha and after the €121k day, Galfond leads Venividi by €81,064.56.

Over the course of the last month, Galfond has wiped out Venividi’s €900,000 lead that he held on March 4th when the Challenge resumed after Galfond took a hiatus to clear his head. Since returning, Galfond has won 15 out of the last 20 sessions. They now have played 22,097 hands out of 25,000 required for the challenge.

Action will pick up tomorrow at 11 AM PT. Missed the action from Monday? You watch part of the session below and watch the remaining portion on the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel, including tomorrow’s session.

Watch €100/€200 HU PLO Phil Galfond vs Venividi day 35 | Joe Stapleton & Henry Kilbane commentating! !gc !results !greenback from runitoncepoker on www.twitch.tv

Quick hitters

PokerStars is upping the guarantee of its $109 buy-in Sunday Million event again, this time to $2..5 million after plowing through the $2 million guarantee yesterday. The Sunday Million attracted 23,301 entries with 8,325 reentries, generating a head-turning $3,135,600 prize pool.

Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme are two of the biggest names in the poker vlog world. And even though their popular meet-up games have been sidelined due to the closure of casinos across the globe, the two were profiled in CardPlayer Lifestyle about the anatomy of these games.

– Looking for something to watch while staying at home? Poker Queens, a documentary featuring some of poker’s best women poker players, recently came out to stellar reviews (9.1 on IMDB, 5 stars on Amazon). Poker fans can rent the 80 minute doc today on Amazon Prime for just $2.99.

– Casinos have been hit especially hard because of the coronavirus pandemic. How bad? Macau gaming revenue fell 80% during March after a 88% drop in February.

In fallout from the coronavirus, Penn National has sold the Tropicana Las Vegas for $307.5 million, around $52.5 million less than was paid for the casino five years ago.

– In Monday’s featured poker training video, we continue our look at Carroters’ “Poker Resus Season 2 – The Zoom Years” series. In this episode, Carroters sits down with his student and goes over some interesting hands that he has played at 25NL Zoom.

Best poker videos on the Internet

Brad Owen dropped his latest poker vlog on Monday, featuring play from early March in Los Angelos at the Gardens Casino:

Triton Poker has posted Episode 2 of the Les Ambassadeurs No Limit Hold’em Private Game held in Triton London in 2019, featuring Tom Dwan, Qiang Wang and others.

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