A big name is near the top of the PokerStars Championship Main Event. Is PokerStars player-friendly focus working so far? Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
Antonius Near PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event Lead
The PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event is the biggest tournament live tournament running as the poker world prepares for the World Series of Poker just a month away. After Day 1 of Main Event, “Poker Playboy” Patrik Antonius held the lead with 440k chips. Since then Antonius has moved back from the chip lead during Day 2, but is still not far behind.
Nick Petrangelo has the chip lead after Monday’s action with 562k in chips, followed by Michael Kolkowicz’s 470k and Antonius’ 452k. Dan Smith, Daniel Negreanu and Luke Schwartz are among the other 134 players remaining.
The tournament action will resume on Tuesday at noon local time.
Follow live updates on the PokerStars blog or watch the action live below.
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