Erik Seidel closes in on a major poker milestone. PokerStars reveals dates for the recently announced London Series. Check out these stories and more in today’s Hit and Run.

Erik Seidel Closes in on #1 Spot on All Time Money List

After a strong 2nd place performance in the HK$250,000 6-Max event at the Triton Super High Roller Series, Erik Seidel has inched closer to Daniel Negreanu for the #1 spot on the All-Time Money list. In the wake of the $302,000 score, Seidel now sits just $1.5 million back from Negreanu. The list, compiled by The Hendon Mob, is a ranking of the top money earnings in non-recurring live open and invitational events.

Seidel says his climb up the All Time Money list is something that is on his radar. “I am enjoying the pursuit of it. I don’t think in the grand scheme of things that it matters a lot but I am a competitive person and I like the chase.”

If he were to take Negreanu for the lead, it wouldn’t be the first time. Seidel first held the lead back in 2011 on the heels of a big winning streak, earning $6.53 million that year alone. Other players joining Neagreanu and Seidel in the top 10 include Daniel Colman, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Scott Seiver, Phil Hellmuth, Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett and Brian Rast.

Quick Hitters

– PokerStars has announced key dates for the PokerStars London Series. The series will consist of five stops during 2017 with the first event being held on March 2nd-5th. That event is followed by stops on May 25th-28th, August 30th-September 3rd, October 5th-8th and November 9th-12th. Each of the five events will be held at the Hippodrome Casino.

– A couple of big tournaments events are being held over the next week. First, at the Commerce Casino the $10,000 WPT LA Poker Classic Main Event will run from February 25th to March 2nd. Meanwhile on the other side of the Atlantic, the Unibet Open has just begun in London. You can watch the start of that event below:

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– David Peters has retaken the lead in the overall GPI 300 ranking from Nick Petrangleo. Meanwhile, Bryan Kenney maintains his top spot in the 2017 GPI Player of the Year rankings. Dan Colman moves up to #6 after his first place performance in the HK$250,000 6-Max event.

– Zynga Poker saw significant revenue growth over the last year, so why is online poker as a whole still struggling?