WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JULY 21
Total amount won by Team PokerStars Pro, Jason Mercier, this summer at the World Series of Poker. Mercier won two bracelets, reached four final tables, had 11 cashes, and won the 2016 World Series of Poker Player of the Year award to cement himself as one of the best tournament poker players in the world.
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Top prize won by latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion Pora Dumitru ‘pora adrian’ Adrian. The player, from Romania, topped a field of 5,899 to claim the lion’s share of a $1,179,800 prize pool.
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The amount of prize money up for grabs in the PokerStars NJ City Tour Promotion, which kicks off Sunday, July 24 at 18.00 ET and will run until Sunday, July 31 at 19.00 ET. Players take a trip through The Garden State from Camden to Atlantic City in this tournament series that consists of 10 events with low-to-mid stakes buy-ins.
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Value of the package to EPT Barcelona, which is up for grabs in special €10 EPT Barcelona Spin & Go tournaments that are running July 18-31 on PokerStars. The first time this promotion ran was for EPT Monaco earlier this year, where 121 players won a seat to the EPT Grand Final Main Event and many of those players went on to cash.
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First prize won by Team PokerStars Online member Tyler ‘Frosty012’ Frost in the PokerStars MicroMillions Event #17 $2.20 PL Omaha Hi/Lo. Frost defeated a field of 11,673 players and, after making a heads-up deal with ‘2 Noud 3’, took the $2,466.09 in prize money. The MicroMillions series is running on PokerStars until July 31.
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PokerStars.tv has selected the Top Five bad beats from the huge trove of PokerStars’ TV poker archive. They involve poker stars such as Vanessa Selbst, Jason Mercier and Phil Hellmuth.
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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
1. Last week, Team PokerStars Pros Jason Somerville and Chris Moneymaker joined online poker supporters Lee Jones and John Pappas to discuss the ongoing fight to regulate online poker in America.
2. Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree has been featured within the tutorial for Jackpot Poker – PokerStars’ free-play social poker product. The tutorial provides players with tips and in-game messaging as they play the game, giving them the confidence to enjoy and learn the game. The new version is now live for all to play on Android and iOS phones/tablets.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The PokerStars European Poker Tour makes its first stop of Season 13 in Barcelona. The event will be held at Casino Barcelona and runs August 16-28.
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