This weekend saw a pair of WPT DeepStack events play down to big money with Francois Tosques shipping the trophy in Marrakech. Doug Polk made a new video sharing his two cents on poker staking. And Danielle Anderson pumped up her muscles and her net worth in one fell swoop. We’ve got all that and more in the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.

Tosques Ships WPT DeepStacks

After a long, hard-fought battle with Jaouad Abida, Francois Tosques was able to lift the trophy and over $100,000 after winning the WPT DeepStacks Main Event in Marrakech, Morocco. The Moroccan native came into Day 3 with just 16 big blinds, but a nice wave a cards carried him all the way to the finish line.

Tobias Peters was likely the biggest name coming into the final day of play, but the pro ultimately bowed out in 11th place for just under $10,000.

Courtesy of the WPT website, the final table pay-outs looked like this:

Pay outs in USD

Congrats to all the big winners!

Meanwhile, the WPT also headed to Houston for the first time ever this weekend. The event saw its Day 2 on Sunday. And you can follow all the action here.


Quick Hitters

-Regulated online in the U.S. has been a very slow, but steady movement since its inception in 2013. While is currently the industry leader, the site is not without its detractors. PartTimePoker’s own David Huber writes in depth about how industry vet John Mehaffey and the site had quite the falling out recently. 

-Over at the industry’s oldest publication, the good folks over at CardPlayer have a nice interview with Jason Koon. The 33-year-old pro talks about what it’s like to be having the best year of his whole career.

-As always we check in with Robbie over at CardPlayerLifestyle. An article from earlier this week that we particularly enjoyed was “10 Things the Financial World Has in Common with Poker.” The column was penned by Andy Siegel and is a nice look at some of the overlaps between the two similar capitalistic worlds.

-Who doesn’t love a good prop bet? As we reported earlier, Lily Kiletto and Danielle Andersen had a little weight-lifting bet. Who won? Well, the below video should tell you all you need to know:

-Finally, last week saw quite the ruckus when Cate Hall asked the poker community their opinion on her current backing fiasco. And who better to weigh in than former poker pro Doug Polk? His video, which you can also watch below, entertains and informs, as always –



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