Super High Roller China reaches a final table. partypoker announces another Monster Series. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

Justin Bonomo Leads Super High Roller China

The Super High Roller Bowl China got underway on Tuesday with a total of 75 entries to the 2,100,000HKD buy-in event (the equivalent of $300,000). After Wednesday’s action, the field is down to a final table with Justin Bonomo leading the pack.

Joining Bonomo at the final table are Patrick Antonius, Rainer Kempe, Dominike Nitsche, David Peters, Stephen Chidwick and Brynn Kenney. Each of the remaining players is guaranteed a payday of at least $1 million with the winner taking home nearly $5 million.

The event attracted appearances from Phil Ivey, Isaac Haxton, Dan “Jungleman” Cates. A stream of the event can be found here (in Chinese).

In other Super High Roller Bowl news, the first 30 players have been selected through a live lottery to participate in the $300,000 buy-in event at the Aria in May.

Quick Hitters

– The partypoker Monster Series is returning this April with $2.7 million in guaranteed tournaments running from April 29th until May 6th. The series, which focuses on lower buy-ins with large guarantees, will consist of 123 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $0.44 to $33. The series will culminate with a $33 buy-in $300,000 guaranteed tournament.

Meanwhile, Live poker continues to flourish at partypoker. After the success of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Caribbean Poker last November partypoker has announced that they are doubling the guarantee of the Caribbean Poker Party to $10 million. This year’s incarnation will be moved to the Bahamas and be held from November 9th to the 18th.

– Yesterday, we reported on a controversy surrounding PokerStars latest rake increases at low buy-in MTTs. There’s also another rake dispute brewing at PokerStars where the top poker site is said to take 50% of the proceeds from at-table massages during live tournaments.

– Stations Casinos has paid out a disputed $124,252 bad beat jackpot hit at the Red Rock Casino after a ruling by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Stations has followed up the payment by canceling the promotion and replacing it with alternative promotions.

– Martin Derbyshire weighs in on whether 2018 will be the year online poker legislation passes in New York.

– From the Fake News Bin: New U.S. facing poker room introduces new deposit method available to players in 50 states.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is a continuation of Carroter’s “What’s Your Range” series. In this episode, Carroters goes over a range of hands for 3-betting.