Poker After Dark lives up to the hype with a huge pot between two of poker’s biggest names. PokerStars sends out an olive branch to players. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

Tom Dwan Makes a Splash in Poker After Dark Return

Poker After Dark and Tom Dawn both returned on Monday night for a reboot that was streamed live via PokerGo. The $200/$400 cash game was broadcast from the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The return of Tom Dwan did not disappoint, as the show saw one of its largest hands ever involving Dwan, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari. Watch the epic hand below:

The second day of Poker After Dark will continue Tuesday evening with Dwan, Doyle Brunson, Jean-Robert Bellande, Bill Klein, Lauren Roberts and Andrew Robl set to match up at 8 PM ET. Poker fans can watch the action with a premium subscription from PokerGo.

In other Daniel Negreanu news, in his latest vblog, Kid Poker discussed what he feels is good for poker.

Quick Hitters

– PokerStars has angered a lot of poker players over the last couple years in what many see as a betrayal of longtime and loyal players. Actions such as promoting less skillful games, increasing rake, lowering high volume rewards and removing grinder-friendly games have all contributed to this feeling. US Poker’s Steve Ruddock maintains that PokerStars still wants winning players and has been extending an olive branch to rehabilitate its image and fend itself off from partypoker’s efforts to pick up the slack.

– PokerStars has introduced Usain Bolt Zoom tables, the first time the poker room has launched a celebrity branded poker table. The games are exactly like traditional Zoom tables, but also add the track star’s name, and the ability of turning the table theme into a race track.

– New Jersey state Senator Ray Lesniak has intentions to introduction new legislation next week which would legalize international player pools. His efforts are likely to be met with significant hurdles including introducing controversial legislation during an election year.

– Classic Grinderschool poker training video of the day discusses the most common leak encountered by Zoom players – red line problems. This episode is part 3 of a 16 part series.