WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – MAY 11
The latest millionaire to be made from the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion is ‘Check^On123’ from Germany. The player hit the jackpot and won $1,000,000 from a $100 Spin & Go. PokerStars is well on its way to creating ten millionaires by June 4 with two upcoming SCOOP events guarantee $1 million to the winners.
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Total guaranteed prize pool in the PokerStars Festival Chile Main Event (May 23-27). Set in the picturesque ‘Garden City’ of Viña del Mar, the festival will run from May 20-27. Satellites for PokerStars Festival Chile end this Sunday, so there is still time for players to qualify for the $1,650 Main Event for as little as €1.10.
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PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® Main Event winner was 37-year-old Italian Raffaele Sorrentino. Not only did Sorrentino bring home €466,714 but also the biggest title of his career.
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The Deal Jackpot paid out $446,778.89 in jackpot wins to seven winners in April. In total, the jackpot wheel was triggered 48 times with the $5,000 prize being won four times and the $500 prize 14 times. The latest jackpot winner struck yesterday when ‘kondor887’ won $159,059.23. Players can try to win a jackpot spin by playing The Deal on the PokerStars client.
More info: http://psta.rs/2pCFGWZ
The amount raised for Raising For Effective Giving from the Spring Championship of Online Poker’s (SCOOP) High Roller event. A total of 125 players registered for the event raising $59,375, which PokerStars added to with a further $50,000. REG encourages poker players to donate a percentage of their final table earnings to the most effective charities.
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Former EPT champion and WSOP Main Event winner Martin ‘M.nosbocaJ’ Jacobson from the United Kingdom took down the SCOOP-08-H ($530+R NLHE) beating 462 players to the top prize of $106,984.38 and winning his first SCOOP title.
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Episode number of this week’s Poker in the Ears podcast, which is now available to stream or download. The boys recap PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® with Maria Ho.
The SCOOP leader board is starting to hot up with thousands of players taking part in the big money online festival series. Jason ‘jcarverpoker’ Somerville is currently the highest ranked Team PokerStars Pro on the High Stake leader board with 30 points, Leo ‘LeoFernandez’ Fernandez tops red spade wearers on the Medium SCOOP leader board with 25 points and Marcin ‘Goral’ Horecki is currently the leading sponsored players on the Low Stake SCOOP leader board with 50 points.
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Total days left until PokerStars Championship Sochi kicks off. The Championship, which takes place from May 20-31, includes a schedule of must-play events such as the RUB 66,000 PokerStars National Championship and the RUB 150,000,000 guaranteed PokerStars Championship Main Event, the largest guaranteed poker prize pool in Russia ever. On Sunday, May 14 at 12:00 ET (20:00 MSK), the $109 Sochi Last Chance Mega Sat [Qualifier] will run offering 10 Main Event seats + expenses guaranteed. PokerStars Championship Sochi satellites, starting from as little as $1.10, end this weekend.
More info: http://psta.rs/2q5hb7R
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
German player Julien Stuer won €1,015,000 in the €25,000 High Roller tournament at PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®. This was Stuer’s first live tournament victory and by far his largest ever cash; the prize money almost doubles his lifetime tournament earnings.
Pic Credit: Manuel Kovsca & Rational Intellectual Holdings Ltd
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Team PokerStars Online member Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders breaks a sweat when he goes all in with pocket jacks during the SCOOP-02-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE] and ends up winning the hand with a full house.