Taylor Black wins over $1 million after his victory at the partypoker LIVE North America Main Event. Patrik Antonius and David Peters are among finalists at the EPT Monte Carlo. Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Taylor Black Victorious at partypoker LIVE North America

On Wednesday, Taylor Black took down the partypoker LIVE Millions North America event to win a $1,092,000 first place prize. In his path to win the tournament, Black had to outlast 1954 entries over five days. Black had to go through Darryl Fish heads-up to win, who won a $936,000 consolation prize.

Prior to Black’s victory in Canada, his largest win was during the 2017 World Series of Poker Colossus III event when he finished 2nd place for over $545k/

With partypoker North America in the books, MILLIONS events take a bit of a break with the next partypoker LIVE Millions event set to be held in Sochi, Russia from August 3rd to August 14th.

Quick Hitters

– Meanwhile, at the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Main Event, eight players remain as the action nears the end of Day 5. Nicolas Dumont holds the chip lead with Day 4 chip leader Tomas Jozonis in 2nd. Patrik Antonius and David Peters also seem poised to make the final table.

– During the partypoker LIVE Millions North America, partypoker also ran a PLO version of the Big Game with stakes of $100/$200/$400. You can watch the 11-hour session here or watch Joey Ingram comment break down some highlights including an apparent $3 million loss by Matt Kirk.

– Maria Konnikova, a writer for the New Yorker, started playing poker to prepare for a book she was writing. In the process, Konnikova got so good at the game that she has now put the book on hold.

– In his latest vlog, Daniel Negreanu breaks down a hand against Cary Katz during the 2018 Super High Roller Final Table.

In other Cary Katz, the part-owner of PokerGo is suing the company after filing a $20 million lawsuit to get his money back from the company.

– Part Time Poker’s David Huber takes a look at statewide gambling expansions and why more states aren’t jumping on the chance to receive extra tax revenue.