The EPT Barcelona is setting records. And Gus Hansen’s losses continue to be staggering. It’s all in today’s wrap-up of the world in poker, the Hit and Run.

EPT: The big news at the European Poker Tour Barcelona main event? Live poker really isn’t dead. The tournament has set a record for an EPT event actually held in Europe with about 1,500 players. Story here. Meanwhile, day 1B is in the books. Theo Jorgensen, Davidi Kitai and Mike McDonald are among the pros doing well. Live updates here.

Also at the EPT:
–Wicked Chops weighs in on the controversial T-shirts worn by Dan Colman and Olivier Busquet, and the EPT’s reaction.
–Highlights from the Super High Roller:

–Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky is back:

The $20 million man: So, Gus Hansen is pretty close to losing $20 million at Full Tilt Poker. Either that’s some really bad variance, or Gus needs to admit he can’t beat high-stakes poker games.

Quick hitters:
–Daniel Negreanu responds to the Twitterstorm he created by saying he could beat high-stakes online games if he applied himself:


–Lee Jones blogs about the idea of paying half the field at tournaments.
–Will PokerStars’ possible entry into the New Jersey market make a difference?
The top poker tweets of the week.
–Barry Greenstein is on The Rundown podcast:

How safe is your money on online poker sites?