Weekly News Digest - April 7
More than $4 million in guaranteed prize money can be won in PokerStars’ newest online tournament festival, Mountain Series, which kicks off today at 14.00 ET. There are a total of 10 events over the next four days, with progressive buy-ins that range from $11 to $2,100. Blog post: http://psta.rs/1UGcIRa
Guaranteed prize pool for the Sunday Storm 5th Anniversary tournament, which takes place April 17 at 13.30 ET (18.30 BST / 19.30 CET). The buy-in is just $11, but there are satellites starting from as little as $0.11 and a VIP Bash Satellite that can be entered for just 100 StarsCoin with 500 Sunday Storm 5th Anniversary seats added.
More details: http://psta.rs/1RrUxNY
Top prize won by ‘YourPetCat’ in the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special Big Game tournament last Sunday. It featured the largest number of entries so far for a PokerStars NJ tournament, with 371 players creating a prize pool of $69,006 – well in excess of the $50,000 guarantee.
More details: http://psta.rs/22RovlL
Top cash prize that players can win every day in the PokerStars CardHunt promotion, which is running until April 15. Players just need to complete a daily poker puzzle in the Challenges window to be in with a chance of winning anywhere between $1 and $5,000. Blog post: http://psta.rs/1XPlnQG
The amount won by Team Online member Lex Veldhuis in yesterday’s ‘The Big 16.50’ tournament. Veldhuis topped a field of 1,181 players while streaming it live on Twitch to approx. 1,000 followers. More info: http://psta.rs/1MgLhfB
Buy-in to the UKIPT Main Event, which began yesterday at the Hippodrome Casino in London’s West End, and continues until Sunday when the final table will play out. Day 1c takes place tomorrow so there is still time for players to register. In addition, there are another six side events taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Blog updates: http://psta.rs/1Vbwc1p
Episode number of the EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to listen to online or download. This week Stapes and Hartigan are joined by Ludovic Geilich, who talks about his deep run in last year’s EPT Grand Final, and Sean Trembath tests his knowledge of SNEs in ‘Superfan vs Stapes’. Listen here: http://www.soundcloud.com/pokerintheears
Number of restaurants PokerStars NJ is partnering with to host two All In Happy Hours at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival this weekend. The “All-In Happy Hour” will feature a PokerStars-branded game through which diners can win a discounted meal. Members of Team PokerStars, including Liv Boeree, Chris Moneymaker, Jennifer Shahade and Vanessa Selbst, will all be there to join in the fun.
More info: http://www.acbeerfest.com/
Buy-in for the Right To Play charity tournament, which takes place on April 10 at 14.30 ET. Half of the prize pool will be won by players and the other half will be donated to Right To Play – PokerStars’ global charity partner – that aims to transform the lives of children and young people around the world through the power of sport and play. PokerStars will donate all rake to charity.
More info: http://psta.rs/1UVtnlG
All that is needed for players to take a shot at winning exclusive Full Tilt merchandise with Swag Tournaments. Branded hats, t-shirts and hoodies are up for grabs, with three Swag Tournaments kicking off daily from April 15 through May 15. Don’t miss out!
More info: http://ti.lt/pV
PICTURES OF THE WEEK
Michael De Leon from the Philippines won the P1M Guarantee Main Event last weekend at PokerStars Live Manila. He scooped the first prize of P140,000 ($3,025), after a deal was struck three-handed. Pic credit: Chris Lobrojo.
Blog story: http://psta.rs/1qwausu
PokerStars played its part in Light It Up Blue – an annual international campaign led by Autism Speaks – by changing the famous red spade logo to blue for one day on April 2 in a bid to help raise awareness. This also marked the start of a new partnership between PokerStars NJ and Autism Speaks.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Catch up on all the Global Poker League action every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on PokerStars.tv. Video: http://www.pokerstars.tv/en/tv/live/gpl/