PokerStars set to become the first online poker room in PA. WSOP Europe Main Event down to a final table. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

First online poker room in PA will be PokerStars

PokerStars is poised to become the first online poker room in Pennsylvania after it was revealed that the top online poker would likely begin testing next week. The poker room, which has a licensing partnership with Mount Airy Casino, will first launch during a testing period before officially going live a few days later.

The launch of PokerStars PA has been rumored for months as online sports betting and online casinos took priority in the state this summer. Pennsylvanians will be playing a version of PokerStars that is limited to players who are located in the state, similar to to the ring-fenced market of PokerStars New Jersey, which went live in 2016. The hope is for an eventual multi-state player pool but that may not come to fruition until Wire Act concerns are fully resolved.

Quick hitters

– The final table of the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event is set with action completing on Wednesday. When things pick up tomorrow, Anthony Zinno will hold the chip lead, followed by Alexandros Kolonias. Also at the final table in a truly impressive feat is 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up Dario Sammartino, who pulled in a $6 million score last runner when just missing the bracelet against Hossein Ensan. He currently sits in fourth place.

Action will pick up at 2 PM local time with the remaining players hoping to take home the title and €1,133,678 first-place prize. The six players who remain are guaranteed at least €178,171. Here is where things shape up heading into the final table tomorrow.

2019 WSOP Europe Final Table Chip Counts
1stAnthony ZinnoUnited States16,845,000
2ndAlexandros KoloniasGreece12,150,000
3rdAnh DoCzech Republic8,725,000
4thDario SammartinoItaly7,100,000
5thClaas PalevicGermany6,400,000
6thRifat PalevicSweden2,915,000

Watch WSOP Europe

PokerGo will pick up coverage of the final table of the WSOPE Main Event beginning at 9 AM ET on Thursday. Poker fans will need a subscription to watch, which is available for $10 per month.

– After the WSOP Europe, Daniel Negreanu is considering avoiding reentering tournaments after busting.

MPN has released the final major version of its poker network software. Prima version 43.0 includes a variety of new features including a remodeled lobby. MPN announced in September that the Microgaming Poker Network would be abandoning the network model in mid-2020 while the brand hinted it could be turning into a standalone online poker room.

– With the Breeders’ Cup coming up this weekend, here are five ways that you can make money while betting on the race held at Santa Anita Park from November 1st to November 2nd.

– In Wednesday’s featured classic Grinderschool training video of the day is part 3 of Gazellig’s “Going Deep in the Deep Stack” series. In this episode, Gazellig talks about the merits of stealing and focusing on stack size, among other topics.

Best poker videos on the Internet

Daniel Negreanu is ready to play Day 1b of the WSOP Europe Colossos as he hopes to cement his Player of the Year lead:

Jeff Boski chronicles his appearance in the $400 buy-in $100,000 event at the Wynn Classic:

– Lastly, check out the end of a four-minute slow roll during the International Poker Open:

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