POKERSTARS WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JANUARY 29
Number of registered players across the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands. To celebrate this milestone and to thank players, PokerStars is running a 100 Million Players Celebration promotion from February 1-29. The campaign will see more than 100 million StarsCoin given away through VIP Steps Challenges, up to $100,000 a day for 15 consecutive days randomly awarded to players who complete daily PokerStars Milestone Challenges, and a $100,000 Added VIP Club tournament on Saturday, February 27, featuring a buy-in of just 50 StarsCoin.
More info: http://psta.rs/1ZY9A2v
Guaranteed prize pool for the TCOOP Main Event, which takes place this coming Sunday, January 31 at 15.30 ET. The buy-in is $700 (with satellites running around the clock starting at less than $1), and there is a guaranteed first prize of at least $300,000 for first place. There are a total of 15 more TCOOP tournaments running between today and Sunday, with more than $6 million in guaranteed prize money still to be won.
More info: http://psta.rs/1mpkeD0
Total prize money that can be won from February 1-14 with Full Tilt’s Full On Freerolls. There are lots of ways for players to win a share of the cash, with a host of daily tournaments to choose from.
More info: http://ti.lt/mq
Number of days that PokerStars’ longest-serving player has been a member of the site for. Frank ‘SpicyF’ Öberg joined PokerStars on September 5, 2001 and has been an active player for nearly 15 years. More stories like Frank’s will be revealed during the 100 Million Celebration in February.
Blog story: http://psta.rs/1ns04IC
Value of the ‘European Cup’ football package that can be won until January 31 for players who play Jackpot Sit & Go tournaments that trigger a 4x multiplier. If the qualifying conditions are met a player will receive a raffle ticket to the February 3 raffle draw. The raffle winner will get a package worth $5,000 that involves three nights’ accommodation in Barcelona for two people, two tickets to see Barcelona v Arsenal at the Camp Nou and $2,000 cash for transport and spending money.
More info: http://ti.lt/kW
Number of events on the tournament schedule at EPT Dublin, which takes place from February 9-20 at the historic Royal Dublin Society. Highlights include the UKIPT €1,100 Main Event (Feb 10-14), €25,000 High Roller (Feb 12-14), €5,300 EPT Main Event (Feb 14-20), €10,000 Single Day High Roller (Feb 15) and €10,300 EPT High Roller (Feb 18-20).
More info: http://psta.rs/1QrA9NM
Episode number of the ‘EPT Not Live’ podcast that is now available to listen to online or download. This week Hartigan and Stapes discuss nominees for the 2016 American Poker Awards (Stapes is in the running for Presenter of the Year) , 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Merson drops in for a chat, and there’s a Game of Thrones quotations quiz for ‘Superfan vs Stapes’.
TCOOP titles won during the past week by ‘ugritaly’ from Australia and ‘buzzard1881’ from Canada. The players are the first to scoop two Turbo Championship victories in the same year, and only the third and fourth players to win two TCOOP titles all-time (‘AlexKP’ and ‘woody1234321’ being the first two).
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1m08jL4
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville broke another tournament poker live stream record on Twitch with 15,000 concurrent viewers at the Aussie Millions this week. See attached image.
Pic credit: Jonno Pittock
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The PokerStars Twitch channel is playing host to daily TCOOP shows, with Team PokerStars Pro Online members Tyler ‘frosty012’ Frost, Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders and Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew on streaming duties throughout the final weekend of the Championship. Sunday will see ‘nanonoko’ do a live stream (15-min delay) of the High Roller, 8-Game and Main Event, with special Skype guests including Andre Coimbra, Adrienne Rowsome and Jaime Staples.
Watch it here: http://www.twitch.tv/pokerstars