The first winner of the World Series of Poker Europe. Doyle Brunson in it for the long haul. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.

Tamir Segan wins COLOSSUS at WSOPE

We have our first winner during the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe. On Monday evening, Tamir Segan outlasted 2,991 players over eight Day 1 flights to take home €203,820 and a gold bracelet in the COLOSSUS. The tournament easily met its €1 million guarantee by awarding €1,435,412 in the tournament. Joining Segan at the final table were notables Hannes Neurauter, Krasimir Yankov and Bjorn Bouwmans. Segan beat Poland’s Wojciech Wyrebski heads-up to claim his title.

Segan is an Israeli player with very few recorded live cashes on The Hendon Mob. Prior to winning the COLOSSUS, Segan had racked up only about $9,000 in wins.

In other WSOPE event news, the €1,650 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Deepstack is down to the final six after Day 2 on Monday. WSOP bracelet winner Asi Moshe holds the lead with James Bullimore close behind in second place when action resumes on Tuesday. Poker fans can tune in on Tuesday to watch the final table at WSOP.com.

Also getting underway on Monday was Day 1a of the €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-handed, which has attracted 230 players so far. Day 1b will held on Tuesday with the those alive from Monday and Tuesday meeting up on Wednesday for Day 2.

Quick hitters

– Last summer, poker fans were spooked by a report that Doyle Brunson was retiring from poker. Fortunately, we quickly found out he actually meant he was likely done playing live tournaments, notably the high profile events like the World Series of Poker. In a recent CardPlayer Poker Stories podcast, Brunson goes a step further and notes he plans to play “as long as I can get to the table.”

– In his latest piece for Part Time Poker, David Huber writes about recent controversy over at partypoker with players claiming that tournament guarantees are being abused by the poker site. The controversy started after a post on TwoPlusTwo, with a poster claiming that the poker room is recruiting players to play partypoker LIVE tournaments for free that are unlikely to reach their guarantees.

Maria Ho wins the 2018 WPT DeepStacks Johannesburg Main Event for $70,000 as she topped a field of 387 entries.

– Another episode of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series cash game has been dropped, featuring a high stakes Short Deck game that includes Jason Koon, Nikita Badziakouski and Paul Phua.

One player who hasn’t been having much luck at the high-profile games? Tom Dwan, who has lost nearly $2 million in the games through the first two “seasons.”

– If Joey Ingram isn’t going to do poker videos for the time being, Doug Polk has probably got to step up his game. In his latest vlog, Polk goes over a hand between Phil Ivey and newest Upswing Poker coach Nick Petrangelo during the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl.

– From the Fake News Bin: Guy who loses with AQ against low pocket pair is sending shockwaves through a local poker room.