WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JUNE 3
HK$2,149,660 (approx. US$276,630)
First prize won by Asia Pacific Poker Tour 10 Macau Main Event champion, Jian Guo Sun, from China. The 52-year-old, who only took up poker two years ago, topped a field of 533 players last weekend to claim the title and biggest share of the HK$11,891,230 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1PeSn5m
Total prize pool for the PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker 2016, which finished on Monday night. The tournament had 17,612 entrants and surpassed the $1.1 million guarantee.
Top prize that can be won in June and July at PokerStars by playing in special edition $5 Spin & Go’s. Nine previous players have spun $5 up into $1 million. Who will be the tenth?
More info: http://psta.rs/1sKXgZJ
First prize won by latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion, ‘Viking8844’, from Israel. The player topped a field of 5,696 players to claim the lion’s share of the $1,139,200 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/20R7sen
The maximum reward that can be won by PokerStars players between June 1-10 for completing a daily puzzle as part of the new Pyramid promotion. It’s available to all players who compete in Hold’em cash or Zoom games at stakes of $0.05/$0.10 or higher, and win a hand post-flop with a pair of Kings or above. To find out how to complete the Pyramid, check out the link below. Players who complete their pyramid will win instant prizes of anywhere between $1 and $5,000.
More info: http://psta.rs/1X2dgTR
PokerStars NJ players can win up to $1,000 in cash by completing a daily poker puzzle until June 19. Each puzzle will have between 16 and 20 pieces, with each piece representing one playing card in a traditional 52-card deck. If the player wins a hand with the hole card that matches a card in their puzzle they’ll receive the piece and be one step closer to completing the challenge. A new puzzle board will appear daily in the Challenge window of the client.
More info: http://psta.rs/1RNh5Eq
Episode number of the EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to listen to online or download. This week Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan are joined by Daniel Negreanu and the trio talk about the long-awaited release of KidPoker, Daniel’s recent trip to Romania, along with the Super High Roller Bowl, the WSOP, the Rocky franchise, Game of Thrones and American politics.
The number of countries that PokerStars’ KidPoker is now available in on Netflix. KidPoker takes viewers on a revealing personal journey, beginning with Team PokerStars Pro, Daniel Negreanu’s childhood in Canada, through his pool-hustling days in Toronto, and then his emergence in the high stakes poker scene in Las Vegas when he became, at 23, the youngest player to win a World Series of Poker Series bracelet. The victory earned him his nickname ‘Kid Poker’.
More info: http://psta.rs/1r2KjcB
Buy-in to the new special Sunday Million Spin & Go’s, which are now running at PokerStars. Check out the Spin & Go lobby to find the games, which award a top prize multiplier of $215 Sunday Million tickets, along with smaller denomination cash prize pools.
More info: http://psta.rs/1WQg2eJ
The number of days until the Isle of Man TT race week begins and PokerStars-sponsored motorcycle road racer, Conor Cummins, takes to the 37.73-mile circuit.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1TUrRyy
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Newest member of Team PokerStars Pro Online, Kevin Martin, joined Team PokerStars Pro, Jason Somerville, at his Run It Up Reno event last week. Martin ended up taking home $5,805 and the Thursday Thrilla title.
Pic credit: Drew Amato
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The PokerStars Original Films documentary KidPoker is now available to watch on Netflix in the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The feature-length documentary chronicles the life and career of the world’s greatest – and most outspoken – poker player, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu.
Watch: https://www.facebook.com/PokerStarsNet/videos/10154208191026182/ (Facebook login required)