WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – MARCH 17
American poker player Ben Tollerene won $538,715 and the first ever PokerStars Championship Panama Super High Roller smashing an incredibly tough final table to claim the lion’s share of the $1,584,495 total prize pool.
"I can't ask for more," Tollerene said. "I think I busted every single player… There was a point where everyone else had 15 big blinds and I had 100. It allowed me to play loose and force the action."
More info: http://psta.rs/2ms03F0
First prize won by Boris Kuzmanovic in the PokerStars Festival Rozvadov High Roller. Kuzmanovic beat a field of 118 players to claim the largest payout and trophy from the €228,920 prize pool.
More info: http://psta.rs/2mZ2W3f
The amount that the winner of the Super Star Online World Seniors Championship snooker tournament will take home. BetStars is sponsoring seven-time snooker World Championship Stephen Hendry in the tournament, which takes place from March 22 to March 24 at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe, and have priced him at 5/2 to win the Championship. Hendry will take on fellow snooker legends and qualifiers in a bid to pocket the £10,000 prize and win entry into the World Snooker Championship at The Crucible next month. Place your bets with BetStars now.
More info: http://bit.ly/2mCEcgk
The number of free seats to the Sunday Million 11th Anniversary being given away via three PokerStars Hyper-Turbo freerolls. Held Saturdays March 18, March 25 and April 1 at 13:47, each freeroll will award 200 seats to the milestone $10 million Guaranteed tournament as well as $1,000 in cash for each freeroll winner. To enter the freerolls, simply make a real money deposit using the bonus codes found on the Sunday Million 11th Anniversary web page.
More info: http://psta.rs/2m0JO5lb
If Spin & Go packages to PokerStars Championship Sochi weren’t enough, players can also win packages to PokerStars Championship presented by Monte Carlo Casino via €10 Spin & Go tournaments. Packages include a seat at the €5,300 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event, eight nights’ accommodation for the winner and a guest at Le Meridien Beach Plaza from April 28 – May 6, and €728 travel expenses. The PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® runs April 25 – May 5.
More info: http://psta.rs/2n04ABA
Special edition $8 Spin & Go’s are awarding packages to PokerStars Championship Sochi in May. They are running until March 20. For the chance to be part of the biggest ever poker tournament in Russia, head to the PokerStars Spin & Go lobby to win a package which includes a seat in the RUB 318,000 PokerStars Championship Sochi Main Event, eight nights’ accommodation for the winner and a guest at the Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana Hotel, and $981 in travel expenses. PokerStars Championship Sochi runs May 20–31.
More info: http://psta.rs/2mJD1ue
The Sunday Storm 6th anniversary tournament takes place on Sunday March 19 at 13:00 ET with a boosted guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000, which sets aside at least $100,000 for the winner. The buy-in is $11, but players with smaller bankrolls can win one of 1,000 seats via three $1.10 satellites held on the same day as the celebratory tournament. They start at 10:00 ET, 12:15 ET and 13:00 ET.
More info: http://psta.rs/2msXBhs
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
PokerStars will be making yet another millionaire on Sunday, April 2 in celebration of the Sunday Million 11th Anniversary. An enormous $10 million guaranteed prize pool and a bumper first prize of at least $1 million is certain for the winner of the well-loved poker tournament.
Pic Credit: PokerStars
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Tito Ortiz, a Friend of PokerStars and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, is attending the PokerStars Championship Panama to play the Main Event.
Pic Credit: Neil Stoddart
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
PokerStars Team Online member Felix Schneiders won a $11 6-Max Progressive Knockout live on Twitch pocketing the first prize of $594.70 and a further $538.49 in bounties for a total $1,133.19 payout.