The Main Event of the partypoker LIVE Russia continues. In case there was any doubt, Doyle Brunson has not retired. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.

Aleksandr Denisov holds partypoker LIVE Russia Main Event Chip lead

Day 2 of the partypoker LIVE Millions Russia Main Event finished on Friday. The 318,000 RUB buy-in tournament is down to 200 players with Aleksandr Denisov holding a strong chip lead in the Russian-dominated event. The winner of the tournament will bring home the equivalent of $887,000 this Sunday.

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Quick Hitters

– Earlier this summer there were fears from poker playing community that Doyle Brunson had retired from poker. Let that rumor be officially put to rest:

– Winamax Poker overtakes PokerStars.EU, partypoker, and 888poker to become the third largest online poker room in the world behind and IDNPoker.

– Warren Sheaves took down the WSOP Global Casino Championship for a $282,113 first place prize from Cherokee, NC.

– Phil Galfond’s Run It Once online poker room continues to move forward. In the latest update, Galfond is asking users to weigh in on capping the number of tables offered on the site.

– From the Fake News Bin: Houston, TX poker player still won’t let go of 2007 bad beat he suffered in Tunica.

– Part Timer Poker’s David Huber takes look at Jason Somerville comments predicts that 11-day Run It Up Reno will be the “biggest one ever” as the festival begins on October 19th.

– Three new PA iLottery games have been introduced, bringing the total number of games to the online lottery to 18.