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Hit And Run; PokerStars Postpones Some PSPC Events In Europe Due To Coronavirus; Galfond Up Over €300k Since Returning To Galfond Challenge

The coronavirus epidemic postpones certain PSPC events. Phil Galfond up over €300k since he returned to match with Venividi last week. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.

Three European PSPC events postponed

Continued fallout from the coronavirus has affected more tournaments. On Sunday, PokerStars announced that it would postpone European events that had been scheduled to occur through April 10th. This primarily impacts “Road to PSPC” events that had been scheduled in Hamburg, La Grande Motte, and Madrid Gran Via. PokerStars revealed that players that had qualified for any of the tournaments, would be contacted with information about transferring the seats to a future tournament.

PokerStars Live events outside of Europe will go on as planned. This includes Okada Manila Millions, BSOP São Paulo and EPT Sochi.

In other live tournament news, the Casino De Marrakech in Morocco has canceled the Golden Poker Million Marrakech. But it’s not all bad news. The World Poker Tour has announced that WPT Barcelona will go on as planned from March 22nd to April 5th.

Quick hitters

Phil Galfond continued his winning ways in the Galfond Challenge against Venividi on Monday after finishing ahead €92,803.89 on the day over 566 hands. With the victory, Galfond has won three days in a row and three out of four days since coming back last week. A total of 12,842 hands have been played, just over halfway through the Challenge. Since returning to the Galfond Challenge, Galfond has won over €300k, but still sees himself down €592,309.06 so far.

Missed the action on Monday? Watch a full replay of the four and a half-hour session:

Watch €100/€200 HU PLO Phil Galfond vs Venividi day 20 | Bryan Pellegrino & Runchuks are commentating the action! !gc !stw !mb from runitoncepoker on

– Jiang Xia has won the first event of the partypoker MILLIONS Sochi, taking down a $378,000 first-place prize, just ahead of 2019 WSOP Main Event winner John Cynn. Xia He Jiang wins $378,000 for this first place victory:

The partypoker LIVE Sochi event is currently running in Russia. Watch Day 3 of the MILLIONS Super High Roller below:

WPT Rolling Thunder is down to seven players as we near the end of Day 3. The event attracted 250 entrants for the $5,000 buy-in event. Kevin Rabichow currently holds the lead at the time of the writing with former WPT Player of the Year Erkut Yilmaz and Tony Tran among those still alive. First place for the event is set to receive $279,270 with all players who make the final table guaranteed at least $45,390.

– ICYMI – Poker vlogger Jeff Boski is the latest to run into trouble with YouTube. He was temporarily banned due to being “harmful and dangerous.” His account has been suspended several times over the last few months. Other vloggers such as Brad Owen, Jaime Staples and Doug Polk have had had issues with certain videos on their channels.

– On the WSOP Circuit, Zack Mullennix took down the WSOPC Ameristar St. Charles Main Event to win just under $93k.

– In Monday’s featured poker training video, we take a look at the third episode of Gazellig’s “$2 Rebuy Double Rush MTT,” where we go through the various stages and situations that come up in the tournament. In this episode, Gazellig discusses AQ and AJ, among other situations.

Best poker videos on the Internet

– Watch the final table of the Quantum Millions from Live at the Bike, held on Monday:

– In the latest episode of the Weekly Poker Showdown, Jaime Staples sits down with poker vlogger Andrew Neeme to discuss a variety of poker topics.

Also, check out Jaime Staples’ final table appearance at the $109 Bounty Hunter from a session on February 29th:


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