WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – MARCH 31
More than $4m in guaranteed prize money can be won in PokerStars’ newest online tournament festival, Mountain Series. It features 10 events over four days (April 7-10) and has progressive buy-ins that range from $11 to $2,100.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1UGcIRa
Guaranteed prize pool for the Sunday Storm 5th Anniversary tournament, which takes place April 17 at 13.30 ET (18.30 BST / 19.30 CET). The buy-in is just $11, but there are satellites starting from as little as $0.11 and a VIP Bash Satellite that can be entered for just 100 StarsCoin with 500 Sunday Storm 5th Anniversary seats added.
More details: http://psta.rs/1RrUxNY
First prize won by the latest Sunday Million champion João ‘XxJoaoFeraxX’ Otávio from Brazil. The player topped a field of 7,124 players to take more than $200k of the $1,424,800 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1onVxHa
Top prize taken home by ACOP Platinum Series XII winner, Jack Wu, from Chinese Taipei. Wu had a great week with two wins and three final tables. His biggest cash came in the HK$5,500 Main Event where he defeated 241 players to take home the top prize.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1MDzmIC
Guaranteed prize money in the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special Big Game tournament, which takes place at 18.00 ET on April 3. Players who participate in the tournament also get the chance to pick a team to win the college basketball Championship game. Players that pick the winning team receive a ticket to two All-in Shootout Freerolls, which take place on April 6, with a total of $15,000 to be won. Those that pick the losing team still get a ticket to an All-in Shootout Freeroll with $5,000 to be won.
More info: http://psta.rs/22RovlL
Up to $5k in prizes is up for grabs every day in the PokerStars CardHunt promotion, which is running now until April 15. Players need to complete a daily poker puzzle in the Challenges window to be in with a chance of winning.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1XPlnQG
The number of events taking place at the inaugural Eureka Poker Tour Romania stop, which is taking place from May 16-22 in Bucharest. This second stop of Season 6 will feature a wide range of buy-ins and tournaments, from a €100 No-Limit Hold’em event to the €1,000 Eureka Poker Tour Main Event and a €2,000 High Roller. Satellites are running now online at PokerStars.
More info: http://psta.rs/234z69U
Number of days until the UKIPT returns to the Hippodrome Casino in London. The festival runs from April 5-10 and features 70 scheduled tournaments. Players can qualify for the £770 Main Event via a number of online satellites, which are still running.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1RzCWAh
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Team PokerStars Pro Online member, Liliya ‘Liay5’ Novikova (see attached pictures) won the $55 Women’s Sunday tournament twice in March. Her latest win was for $1,414.55. The former professional videogame player also won a €1,100 Deep Stack event at EPT Prague for nearly €50k in December 2015, and is a regular player in PokerStars’ 6-max Hyper-Turbo Sit & Go’s.
Pic credits: Jules Pochy (EPT Prague), Rene Velli (ESPT Barcelona)
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders, a member of Team PokerStars Pro Online, created a video of himself playing in the PokerStars CardHunt Challenge.
Watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-AHyYAw2pE