Steve O’Dwyer takes home his first SCOOP event. Ladbrokes finds a new home on partypoker. Find these stores and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.

Steve O’Dwyer wins 2nd biggest online poker tournament

Steve O’Dwyer found some online success this week when he took down his first PokerStars SCOOP event of his career after winning the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em Super High Roller to take home a $521,597 first-place prize. O’Dwyer defeated 89 entries including Andras Nemeth heads-up to take home the title.

The victory marked the second largest of his online career. Primarily known for his live tournament dominance, O’Dwyer has accumulated over $30 million in lifetime tournament winnings, enough for 10th on the all-time rankings.

Quick hitters

Ladbrokes has officially moved its player base to the partypoker Network, informing players of the move on Monday. Ladbrokes had previously been a skin on the iPoker Network and by merging with the partypoker network, joins sister sites partypoker, BWIN and Coral Poker in sharing a player pool.

Phil Galfond and ActionFreak completed Day 10 of their Galfond Challenge on Thursday with ActionFreak come out on top by 23,363.64. Galfond and ActionFreak have now completed 8,054 hands of the challenge, with 17,000 hands remaining.

Galfond and ActionFreak will pick things up again on Friday at 11 AM ET. Poker fans can tune into the action live via the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel. If you missed the session, check it out below:

Watch Phil Galfond Playing €150/€300 HU PLO vs ActionFreak! Henry Kilbane and Richard Gayler covering the action! Day 11! !Venue !Overlay from runitoncepoker on www.twitch.tv

– The United States regulated online poker market continues to be strong. New Jersey released its latest revenue numbers for April and its a record high with PokerStars NJ becoming the first online poker network to reach $2 million in revenue for a single month.

– The Bet365 Casino is offering Spins Fest from now until May 17th, a way for players to earn up to 100 free spins at the Bet365 Vegas Casino. Players who play at designated slot games that stake €10 or more are eligible for a prize draw on May 18th where they can win up to 100 free spins.

– In today’s featured classic poker training video, we take a look at another episode from Uboat’s “Beating PLO Micros” series. In this episode, Uboat goes over common mistakes made post flop in PLO games.

Best poker videos on the Internet

Jaime Staples makes a couple final tables in his latest Twitch stream highlights posted from a May 2nd session:

Jonathan Little analyzes a hand from the Celebrity Poker Home Game with the Philadelphia Flyers:

Brandon Adams was a guest on Poker Central’s “Run it Back” show, where he talks about high stakes poker stories from the past:

– Fresh off joining GG Poker as its latest ambassador, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier sat down to chat about his poker journey including how he got his start and winning two WSOP bracelets.

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