partypoker Live Millions Main Event in Germany draws the poker world’s attention. Mike Leah speaks about WPT deal controversy. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

Main Event of partypoker Live Millions Germany Begins

The partypoker Live Millions Germany began on Tuesday with the first two of four flights being held on Wednesday. The 5,300 buy-in, 5 million guaranteed event has thus far attracted 209 participants with Jack Sinclair holding the chip lead. A bunch of notable names are present for the event thus far including Bertrand Grospellier, Adrian Mateos, Kenny Hallaert and Timothy Adams.

Be sure to check out Day 1 of the Main Event below via the partypoker TV Twitch channel:

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Quick Hitters

– Yesterday, we told you that Mike Leah won the World Poker Tour Fallsview Main Event. Since his victory, controversy has erupted after a heads-up deal between Leah and Ryan Yu where Leah was accused of buying a trophy and a title. You can read Mike Leah’s side of the story from his Facebook post.

– During the recent partypoker MILLIONS Germany series, the partypoker Big Game returned with a lineup that included Tony G, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Sam Trickett for some huge Pot Limit Omaha. During the action, Tony G scooped quite the pot from Rob Yong.

– Online Poker Report lays out four partnerships that look to be set in stone as Pennsylvania gears up to launch online poker later this year.

– Jaime Staples has just over 40 days to reach his loss goal that came as a result of a bet with Bill Perkins. If Jaime and his brother weigh within one pound of each other after a year, they will receive $150,000 from Perkins. Watch a trim Staples break down his progress:

– Hopefully, you haven’t forgotten that today, February 14th is Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the occasion, PokerNews did a nice piece on Doyle and Louise Brunson who have been together for more than 55 years.

– Alex Weldon pens his latest poker rankings update with a breakdown of the top online leaderboards.

– poker training video of the day continues Againstime’s series on “Advanced SNG Concepts.” In this episode, he goes in-depth to dicsuss the topic of restealing.