WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JULY 1
₩119,097,600 (approx. $101,000)
Amount won by Albert Paik, who took victory in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT10) Seoul Main Event earlier this week. Paik topped a field of 158 players to grab his first poker title and big payout.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/28ZHUvp
Top prize that can be won in special $5 Spin & Go tournaments, which are running on PokerStars until July 10.
More info: http://psta.rs/22UmnWI
First prize won by latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion, ‘needdollarz’, from Russia. The player topped a field of 5,594 entries to claim the title and lion’s share of the $1,118,800 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/291tqwk
The PokerStars New Jersey $50K Summer Daily Challenge promotion kicked off on June 28 and will run until July 17. Players simply need to complete a daily challenge to get entry to an all-in shootout with $1,000 added. In addition to the $50K Summer Daily Challenge players have the chance to win even more cash in the $30,000 Summer Bonus Challenge Freeroll on July 16.
More info: http://psta.rs/290xqud
Amount won by Team Argentina in the Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) last weekend. Seven teams competed for the title and prize money at Resorts Casino Hotel, New Jersey. All seven teams were awarded with tickets to watch the Argentina v Chile football match at the MetLife Stadium last Sunday.
More info: http://psta.rs/29aYpD4
Number of Official Asia Player of the Year events scheduled to take place at the 25th edition of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC25) from August 26 to September 11. The 17-day festival will feature the Red Dragon event, which will have a HK$12,000 buy-in and take place from September 4-9.
More info: http://psta.rs/29hCuKu
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Albert Paik holds the APPT Seoul Main Event trophy aloft after his victory last Monday.
Pic credit: Long Guon
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
1. The #RaiseIt challenges are continuing this week with Neymar Jr showing off his accuracy skills by kicking a football and hitting a drone out of the sky. Can Ronaldo beat that?
2. Check out Team PokerStars Pro member Fatima Moreira de Melo get a taste of the Isle of Man TT circuit courtesy of local rider Conor Cummins. Talk about a thrill-seeker…
Blog story and video: http://psta.rs/29kLIFJ