WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – AUGUST 18
Guaranteed prize pool for the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). The series will run from September 4-26 and will feature 82 scheduled tournaments. The World Championship will take place on Sunday, September 25 and has a huge $10,000,000 guarantee making it one of the richest poker tournaments of the year.
First prize won by this week’s PokerStars Sunday Million champion, ‘snapcall419’, from Canada. The player topped a field of 5,256 players to claim $137,089.51 in prize money from the $1,051,200 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2aQmuBU
PokerStars players will get a free shot at a $5,000 luxury holiday package with PokerStars new Spin & Go on Holiday promotion. Players will be given one free shot and can then opt-in again for as little as $0.50.
More info: http://psta.rs/2aW8kKt
players have already entered the Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event in Barcelona. An extra starting day was added this year to cope with the huge demand experienced in 2015, where a record-breaking 3,292 players made it the biggest live freeze out tournament in PokerStars’ history.
Live Updates: http://psta.rs/2boUV3j
Latest episode of EPT Not Live - It’s the Barcelona Preview Show! James and Joe look ahead to the first leg of EPT 13, detailing the big tournaments taking place, the events being streamed live on PokerStars.tv, the #EPTLive freerolls running during the festival, and the changes being made to the EPT payout structure.
PokerStarsNJ players who play during PokerStars Happy Hours available every day between August 8-28 can earn up to an extra 50% bonus towards completing VIP Steps and collecting StarsCoin. Players simply need to play at any real money cash game or Zoom table (excluding heads-up tables) at stakes of $0.05/$0.10 or higher, during the hours listed in the link below to earn their extra VPPs.
More info: http://psta.rs/2aIeK67
The number of opening re-entry flights to the United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Super Series Main Event. The UKIPT Super Series will take place August 31 to September 4 at The Hippodrome Casino in London.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The European Poker Tour (EPT) has returned the Casino Barcelona for the start of Season 13. The event kicked off on August 16 and will run until August 28.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
PokerStars have created a special challenge, for Team Online member Lex Veldhuis: if he manages to make the final table of the $22 PLO 6-handed Turbo tournament three times in a week, PokerStars will rename the tournament as the Lex Veldhuis Invitational. Will he achieve this?