The first truly big tournament series post-WSOP will soon kick off with the EPT Barcelona. Pennsylvania inches closer and closer to their online poker launch with the latest round of approvals. And Jamie Gold makes a fold you have to see to believe. It’s all here and more in Thursday’s Hit and Run.

EPT Barcelona

While, there are always a handful of regional mid-stakes tournament and some small-field High Rollers around the world in the month after the WSOP, the tournament trail doesn’t really kick into gear until the EPT Barcelona. As the first stop on the EPT’s 15th season, Barcelona provides a little something for everyone. The thirteen days of poker action kick off next week on August 22 with a €10,300 High Roller.

Meanwhile August 25 will see Day 1 of the €100,000 Super High Roller and August 28 will see the start of the €50,000 Single-Day High Roller.

But it’s really all about the €5,300 EPT Main Event which will run from Augsut 27 – September 2. This tournament always gets an amazing turnout with winners almost always pocketing around a million Euros. KidPoker for one seems rather excited:

Of course, we at PartTimePoker will provide updates on all the big winners. And tune into for live reporting coverage.

Quick Hitters

-One of the biggest stories of 2018 was the regulation of online poker in the state of Pennsylvania. And it looks like the launch of the various sites is fast approaching. PartTimePoker’s own David Huber has the latest on the situation and writes, “The PGCB has formally authorized Pennsylvania iGaming petitions from Harrah’s Philadelphia, Mount Airy and Parx Casino, which means online poker in PA is likely just a few months away. In his article, Huber goes over all the details in the PGCB’s latest round of approvals.

-Along the same vein, Kim Yuhl over at answers the question of “What Happens to the Seven Remaining PA Online Gaming Licenses?”

– Over at, Robbie is back in the Holy Land, but he shares a great heart-warming story of the roller coaster of emotions than poker can bring. Check out his story of how he turned his last $22 into over $800.

-Finally, who doesn’t love Jamie Gold? OK, probably some people. But, we love him here at PTP, and so color us impressed to see his latest play over at ‘Live at the Bike!’. The 2006 WSOP Main Event champion made the fold of a lifetime over on the livestream. Check it out below:



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