WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JULY 29
‘SolidPenis’ wins €250k, Negreanu’s Barcelona Spin & Go Q&A and $150k NJ City Tour Promotion.
₱25,535,250 (Approx. USD$542,157)
The amount up for grabs in last year’s Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila poker festival – and this year’s edition promises to be even bigger and better! Season 10’s APPT Manila kicked off at the City of Dreams Manila yesterday. The festival will run until August 8 with live and online satellites into the main event still running – get in quick!
More info: http://psta.rs/2acEvXd
€250,000 (Approx. USD$277,451)
The amount won by ‘SolidPenis’ on a PokerStars.FR Spin & Go last week. The Russian player won the life-changing sum of money in just a few minutes of poker, with the video (and his Stars ID) quickly gaining the attention of the online poker world.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2af0WNz
Top prize won by latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion ‘eightndeuce’. The player, from Canada, topped a field of 6,073 to claim the lion’s share of a $1,214,600 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2aFcKqY
The amount of prize money up for grabs in the PokerStars NJ City Tour Promotion, which kicked off Sunday, July 24 at 18.00 ET and is running 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.
More info: http://psta.rs/29WJtWA
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 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino® EPT Grand Final 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.
More info: http://psta.rs/29H3epP
The amount of StarsCoin it costs to create a personalised tournament on PokerStars. Players can choose the name of their tournament, the date and time, type, format and betting structure and the 5,000 Stars Coin goes into the prize pool. This bespoke tournament service is only available on PokerStars.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2aacXk3
The number of seats being added to the VIP bash for the Micro Millions Main Event. The VIP bash takes place Saturday at 13:00 ET with a 100 StarsCoin buy-in. The Micro Millions Main Event takes place on Sunday at 14:00 ET with a $22 buy in and a $1,000,000 guarantee.
More info: http://psta.rs/2azwZK3
Daniel Negreanu has written a Full Contact Poker post with his opinion on the innovative €10 EPT Spin & Go promotion. Negreanu will offer an exclusive Q&A session open to all who qualified via this route in Barcelona, to share his top tips on how to tackle an EPT Main Event, offer some strategy advice and hopefully an extra boost of confidence going into the tournament.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Team PokerStars Pro, Daniel Negreanu celebrated his birthday on Tuesday. To learn more about poker’s most influential player check out his documentary KidPoker on Netflix. KidPoker is a hit with fans and has recently received a four star Netflix rating.
More info: http://psta.rs/2amBD9Q
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The moment a Russian player and Twitch streamer ‘SolidPenis’ won €250,000 on a Spin & Go on PokerStars.