WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – FEB 3
New Jersey player James Piccolo won $100,000 on a PokerStars NJ Spin & Go. Piccolo’s win came just three days after he registered on the site and after having played just a few games. Spin & Go’s are the fastest way to win up to 1,000 times your buy-in. Each Spin & Go has a randomly assigned prize pool. It’s an exciting poker format that anyone can play.
Watch here: http://psta.rs/2l0kUhk
Team PokerStars SportStar Cristiano Ronaldo and basketball hero Dwyane Wade’s #raiseit videos have hit the milestone of 100M views. The sporting pair ended their three-month #raiseit battle this week in spectacular style by using drones. They have gone head-to-head in a total of seven rounds over the past three months combining impressive sporting tricks while doing everyday tasks.
More info: www.nowraiseit.com
The record-breaking prize pool for the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) $1,000 NL Hold’em Main Event was the largest ever seen in a TCOOP series and shared by 395 players. ‘maxv2’ from Costa Rica topped the field of 3,583 entries (3,053 entries, 530 re-entries) to smash another TCOOP record: his prize of $489,076 was the largest TCOOP payout ever awarded.
More info: http://psta.rs/2jZ9har
The amount won by ‘zuziek79’ from Poland on The Deal, PokerStars’ highly popular mini game. ‘zuziek79’ was playing The Deal for the first time at the 7 StarsCoin buy-in level when the Royal Flush triggered the $574,437 jackpot – the largest the game has ever paid out. Only 12 hours later the jackpot wheel spun again, bringing the total awarded to players that day to a massive $609,617.
More info: http://psta.rs/2hXGUaG
100,000RMB (Approx. $14,500)
A charity poker tournament in Beijing raised over 100,000RMB to set up school funds in rural areas. Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin and Team PokerStars Online member Randy ‘Nanonoko’ Lew both took part in the event, with Celina taking the top prize from a total prize pool of 850,000 RMB.
First prize won by Rehman Kassam in the PokerStars Festival London Main Event. Kassam beat a field of 944 players to claim the largest payout and trophy from the £824,112 prize pool. Joe Johnson won £59,912 in the PokerStars Festival London High Roller. The Brit beat a field of 178 players to claim the title and the lion’s share of the £345,320 prize pool.
More info: http://psta.rs/2jvkUVt
Russian poker player ‘stragerpoker’ cashed $86,733in the PokerStars Sunday Million after beating a field of 5,236 players. The total prize pool was a guarantee–beating $1,047,200.
More info: http://psta.rs/2jCphhC
First prize won by New Jersey player ‘MattEMenz’ in the PokerStars NJ Winter Series Main Event. MattEMenz took down 182 players to take home the title and $20,935 from the $102,375 total prize pool making this the biggest non-COOP MTT in New Jersey to date.
More info: http://psta.rs/2k3AR63
The amount won by ‘martillo1978’ online at PokerStarsNJ.com in the last two weeks. The player finished 33rd out of 381 entrants to win $425 in the NJ Winter Series 2: $200 NL Hold’em Sunday Special and then followed that with a runner up finish in a New Jersey Spin & Go $100,000 Special Edition for $10,000.
More info: http://psta.rs/2kZBqhK
Become a Spinball wizard at PokerStars and win up to $10,000 daily in Spinball, the brand new promotion that brings a classic arcade game feel to Spin & Go challenges. For the chance to win, players should head to specially-designed pinball puzzles in their Challenges window on the PokerStars desktop client as well as on the mobile app.
More info: http://psta.rs/2jzr9fZ
PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event packages worth $8,200 are up for grabs in excusive $20 buy-in Spin & Go tournaments now running on PokerStars. Players can also qualify for PokerStars Championship Panama 2017 through special satellites running until March 5.
More info: http://psta.rs/2kUFtM5
The numbers of events on the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) Uruguay schedule, which kicked off yesterday and runs until February 7. The event is taking place at the ENJOY Punta del Este Resort & Casino.
More info: http://bit.ly/2krhyrb
The number of Team PokerStars Pros nominated for the 3rd Annual Global Poker Index (GPI) American Poker Awards. Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier is up for “Moment of the Year” for his performance at the World Series of Poker where he won two bracelets. Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville, who was one of the first prominent professional poker players to embrace online steaming, and Team PokerStars Online members Kevin Martin and Jaime Staples are all in the running for Twitch Streamer of the Year. The awards will be held February 23 in Los Angeles.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Snooker legend Stephen Hendry swapped the snooker baize for the poker felt where he won the Media Event at the PokerStars Festival London last week.
Pic Credit: Mickey May and Rational Intellectual Holdings Ltd
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
PokerStars Championship heads to Panama. The event will be held at the Sortis Hotel, Spa and Casino and will run from March 10-20.