WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – APRIL 13
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier took down the Seminole Hard Rock High Roller in Florida last week. Mercier beat Justin Bonomo to take home yet another title and $794,600.
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The Deal jackpot has hit seven times over the past five weeks, resulting in a total of $520,505.88 being awarded to jackpot winners. Ramin Khorshidi from Hampshire, United Kingdom won a prize of $54,029.07; resulting in 25,231 players winning a $2.14 pay-out. Ramin said: “I've never won anything before, and I’m totally blown away by my big win!” He plans to celebrate by planning a trip to a live poker event and buying his wife a new car.
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HK$2,877,500 (Approx. $370,508)
First prize won by Elliot Smith in the PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event. Smith beat a field of 536 players to claim the trophy and the largest payout from the HK$20,796,800 prize pool.
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Brazilian poker player ‘EVitoy’ earned $136,000.12 in the PokerStars Sunday Million after beating a field of 5,743 players. The total prize pool was a guarantee–beating $1,148,600.
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Total number of entries in the PokerStars Freeroll hosted by Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu last Sunday, where two lucky players from Russia and Ukraine won their seat to PokerStars Championship Presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
The second freeroll, which kicks off this Sunday, will be hosted by Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier on PokerStars.fr – registration is open now. Prizes up for grabs are a PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event package, a PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo National package, and €100 satellite tickets. Players can also qualify for the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event and National Championship via satellites starting from as little as €2.20, currently running on PokerStars.
More info: http://psta.rs/2nXvjNv
PokerStars Championship Presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®, which features 71 scheduled tournaments, takes place from April 25 – May 5 at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Check in with PokerStars Blog for live updates throughout.
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Due to popular demand, exclusive $8 PokerStars Championship Sochi Spin & Go tournaments are back, giving players the chance to win more Main Event packages. Players can also qualify for the PokerStars Championship Sochi Main Event and PokerStars National Championship through a range of satellites currently running.
More info: http://psta.rs/2jLfklf
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
High school teacher, Sosia Jiang, won the PokerStars Championship Macau High Roller for HK$3.87 million. The large payday vaulted her to the top ten on New Zealand's all-time money list. Jiang is the first female player to win a PokerStars Championship event, and the first woman to lift the High Roller trophy at a major PokerStars sponsored tour since Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst's victory at PCA 2013.
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Pic Credit: René Velli
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