Hit And Run: Galfond Challenge With Venividi To Resume On March 4th; Coronavirus Closes First US Casino

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Galfond Challenge set to resume tomorrow after a hiatus. The coronavirus closes a casino in Oregon after an employee falls ill. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

Phil Galfond is set to resume his Galfond Challenge against Venividi beginning on Wednesday after taking a break since early February. The action will pick up tomorrow at 16:00 GMT (11 AM ET) and run for four hours a day five days a week.

When the cards start flying, Galfond will look to rebound from a deficit that has grown to -€900,240 over 9927 hands. Galfond and Venividi still have over 15,000 hands to go in the Challenge before Galfond moves on to his second Challenge with The Thirst Lounge. In addition to the money won at the table, there is also a sidebet at stake. Galfond is wagering €200k to Venividi's €100k.

Poker fans can watch the action starting tomorrow from the Run It Once Twitch channel.

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- The coronavirus is spreading through the United States, leaving six people dead so far from the illness. The coronavirus has shut down major tournaments in Asia and closed casinos. Now the effect is finally being felt in a US Casino. The Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Oregon has closed after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. After a thorough cleaning, the casino hopes to be reopen next Tuesday.

- Shiva Dudani is the winner of the 2020 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event. To claim his victory, Dudani defeated 989 entries to win a first-place prize of $258,078 and his second WSOP Circuit gold ring. The victory was the largest of his career and puts him just under the $1 million mark for his poker career.

Meanwhile, in other news from the Horseshoe Hammond, Sergey Sergeev took down the $2,200 High Roller to win $49,518.

- In today's featured classic poker training video, we continue with Part 5 of Colossos' "Cash Game with Colossos" series, where he live plays sessions of $0.10/$0.25. In this episode, Colossos gets a bit frustrated but ends up talking about playing hands in a vacuum.

- Andrew Neeme plays at the Bellagio in his latest poker vlog, where he is dealt pocket kings right away:

- Check out 10 huge pots from a recent session on Live at the Bike during a game of $5/$5 + $50 Big Blind Ante No Limit Hold'em:

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