This weekend saw several huge names make the final table of the partypoker MILLIONS main event including Sam Grafton, Alex Foxen, Ryan Riess, and Dara O’Kearney. Also Greg Raymer spills the details on his latest book venture. And we’ve got more on the Phil Ivey appeal, as usual. It’s all here and more in the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.

An All-Star Line-up At partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Final Table

The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS tour is one series that has been gaining huge traction over the last couple of years. And this weekend’s event was no exception. Seemingly all the big names came out to play the event, and the final table line-up certainly highlights that.

After four days of play it was Greece’s Ioannis Angelou-Konstas who would bag the chip lead, but big names are right on his heels. Bracelet winners Ryan Riess and Michael Wang also made the final table. In addition to a red hot Alex Foxen and fan favorites Dara O’Kearney and Sam Grafton.

Here is the official final table layout courtesy of PokerNews:

And then there were 9.

The final table is getting underway right now! So click here to check out all the action.

Greg Raymer to Release New Strategy Book

Greg Raymer won the WSOP Main Event in 2004 just as the poker boom was gaining a head of steam, and now he has announced a long-anticipated book with D&B Publishing.

The book is scheduled to be released during the 2019 WSOP, and is a deep dive into the world of tournament poker. In an interview with PokerNews, Raymer notes, “I had planned on writing a poker book since winning the Main Event, but I’m just that lazy. Having said that, this will be the first in a line of ‘FossilMan’ books, and I promise you that the next few books will come along much quicker… orders of magnitude quicker.”

You can read Greg Raymer’s full story of his new book with PokerNews here.

Raymer’s book is available for pre-order on the D&B site. D&B Publishing seems to be making its mark as the go-to publisher for poker literature. Just in the past year they have published books by Phil Hellmuth, Qui Nguyen, Lance Bradley, Chris Moorman, and Jonathon Little. Hopefully, Raymer’s book continues that long line of great volumes.

Quick Hitters

-Meanwhile in the blogosphere, Haley Hintze has a nice in-depth write-up on all the new dealings with Phil Ivey. Check it out to get the full story of his seemingly never-ending saga of lawsuits and appeals. always tries to inject a little of the fun back into poker, and an article on their site this week is no exception. Entitled “My First Royal,” the article is a nice reminder of the joy of the game and why we all play it in the first place.

-ICYMI, the Atlantic City casinos are really jumping on the bandwagon of suing Phil Ivey. has a nice look at all the world records from the poker world over the years. It’s a nice trip down memory lane for sure.

-Jeff Gross has recently inked a deal to be the latest CardsChat ambassador. You can read all about that story here.

-And finally, we’re big fans of Charlie Carrel, and you should be too. So we’re bumping this stream of his from earlier in the week where he makes a deep run in the $530 Bounty on Stars. Check it out below:




Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker