Aymon Hata takes down a big score Triton Poker High Roller in Russia, while Phil Ivey goes deep in the 6 Million RUB buy-in event. The Two Plus Two Pokercast abruptly ends. Check out these stories and more in the mid-week Hit and Run.

Aymon Hata Wins Big in Sochi

Patrik Antonius’s deep run ended in the 3 Million Rubble Triton Poker High Roller on Wednesday when he finished in fourth place. Aymon Hata and Vladimir Troyanovskiy battled heads-up late Thursday with Hata pulling out a late night victory to win the first place prize of 48,000,000 RUB, the equivalent of $756,000.

The 6 million Ruble Triton Poker Super High Roller also began on Wednesday and sees Manig Loeser with the Day 1 chip lead, followed closely by Timothy Adams and Phil Ivey, who has been playing more live tournaments of late.

In other partypoker Sochi news, Day 1b is complete in the partypoker LIVE Millions Russia Main Event with Maksim Pisarenko holding the chip lead during the flight. Day 1c will commence at 9 AM Sochi time on Thursday. Players will also be given an option to join the tournament during the first three levels of Day 2, which is being held on Friday.

High rollers are getting a lot of the attention these days, but some of the best players still choose not to play the highest stakes.

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Quick Hitters

– Two Plus Two’s Mason Malmuth has announced the end of the long-running TwoPlusTwo PokerCast. Over ten years, the podcast produced 499 episodes from hosts Adam Schwartz, Mike Johnson and more recently, Terrance Chan. The show covered a wide variety of news and current events in the poker world, with the final episode recorded during the WSOP Main Event.

– Online Poker Report’s Joss Wood says that despite European brand Paddy Power Betfair’s purchase of FanDuel, that it may only be the beginning of their expansion into the US.

– Two European countries have announced recent changes to advertising gambling in their jurisdictions. In the United Kingdom, among the new requirements are changes to unsolicited marketing by gambling operators sent through email or text.

In Italy, a new law appears ready to pass that would restrict most gambling advertising in the country. The new law would ban advertising on products where a player can win money. The law is providing an exception to the country’s lottery.

DraftKings went live with a sportsbook in New Jersey earlier this week. The DraftKings Sportsbook NJ review details the brand’s foray into sports betting and its expansion into other states.

– Barry Carter from PokerStrategy takes an in-depth look into PokerStars’ latest new game, Unfold. The new game format features a side pot that is available to players who fold pre-flop to reenter the hand.

– Offshore poker room Americas Cardroom continues to struggle with DDoS attacks, including most recently during a tournament series that is currently guaranteeing $10 million in prizes. Joey Ingram weighs in on the topic as well in his latest vlog post from Wednesday: