Johnny Lodden leads the way on the European Poker Tour, while Daniel Negreanu talks Twitch. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.


Just 16 players remain at the European Poker Tour Grand Final main event, and the leader is PokerStars pro Johnny Lodden. The other big name still in the mix is former world No. 1 in the Global Poker Index, Ole Schemion. Updates and chip counts here, report here.

More with Lodden:

Also at the EPT:
–The €25K high roller is underway; Steve O’Dwyer is the early chip leader. Updates here.
–Dzmitry Urbanovich is back in front of the BLUFF player of the year race after a runner-up finish in the €100K event.


Sheraz Nasir came away victorious at the World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship, winning $218K. In the process, he denied Dylan Wilkerson his second WPT title and stopped Lu Zhang from becoming the first woman to win an open-field WPT event. Zhang finished second. Report here.

More with the winner:

Negreanu on Twitch

Daniel Negreanu’s arrival on the live streaming site Twitch has been a popular move for the PokerStars pro, with tens of thousands of people watching him play online. catches up with Kid Poker on how his live streaming escapades are going.

Quick hitters

–The poker pros are pretty close to having the contest with poker computer Claudico wrapped up in the Brains vs. AI Challenge:

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–Antonio Esfandiari joins Daniel Negreanu as a partner of Poker Central, a new poker TV network.
The criminal complaint against Seals With Clubs founder Bryan Micon for allegedly running an unlicensed gaming site.
Phil Ivey says he’s going to win a lawsuit involving a lot of money and baccarat.
–The first week of May has been good for Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in online cash games.
–Could soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and PokerStars be joining forces?
–Highlights from the latest Sunday Million at PokerStars:

–The Spring Championship of Online Poker will begin this weekend.
–Zynga Poker still accounts for a lot of revenue for its parent company, which is struggling otherwise.
–A report from the World Series of Poker Circuit New Orleans.
–A closer look at the delayed continuation bet.