WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – MAY 27
Total prize pool for the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker 2016, which finished on Tuesday night, to set a new record for richest ever online poker series. It beat the previous biggest prize pool of $81,222,158.66, set during SCOOP 2014, by nearly $10 million.
More info: http://psta.rs/20JtQGr
HKD $2,694,000 (approx. US $347,000)
First prize up for grabs in the Season 10 Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event, which is currently taking place at City of Dreams, Macau, and comes to a finish on Sunday, May 29. A total of 533 players entered to create a prize pool of HK $11,891,230 (approx. US $1,531,000).
Live Blog updates: http://psta.rs/1seKv9R
Guaranteed prize pool for the two-day New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event (High), which has a buy-in of $500 and starts on Sunday at 18.00 ET. It’s the largest guarantee to date on PokerStars NJ. The $50 Main Event (Low), which also gets under way at 18.00 ET and takes place over two days, has a guaranteed prize pool of $30,000.
More info: http://psta.rs/1WPrZlr
The impressive prize pool for the PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker High Roller event on Tuesday. 120 players played in the $1,000 buy-in tournament. SGTPowell won the event taking home $27,743 and the first NJSCOOP High Roller title.
More info: http://psta.rs/1WPrZlr
Maximum cash prize that will be randomly awarded each day during Omaha Week (May 23-29) on PokerStars. Players must opt-in and complete the Omaha Card Hunt Puzzle challenge for the chance to be awarded a daily random prize between $1 and $5,000, as well as the chance to play for a share of $1,000 in daily Omaha freerolls. In addition, by playing during Happy Hours, players can earn up to an extra 50% towards completing VIP Steps and collecting StarsCoin.
More info: http://psta.rs/1sPs2RS
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 Charlie Carrel to talk about his performance in this year’s EPT Dublin High Roller and Michael Zajac tests his knowledge of the San Francisco 49ers in ‘Superfan vs Stapes’.
Buy-in to the new Sunday Million Spin & Go tournaments, which feature a top prize pool multiplier of a $215 Sunday Million ticket. The Sunday Million is PokerStars’ flagship weekly online tournament, with $1 million guaranteed. The special Spin & Go games start today and are running for a limited time.
More info: http://psta.rs/1WQg2eJ
Number of times new Team PokerStars Pro Online member Kevin Martin folded Aces pre-flop this week. The short video of the moment it happened was posted on the Team Online Facebook page. Fortunately, Martin redeemed himself by winning a live side event at Run it UP Reno for $7,800.
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Avaishai Shitrit from Israel won the Eureka6 Bucharest Main Event in Rozvadov last weekend. Shitrit bested a field of 579 to take home €107,350 and the champion’s trophy.
Pic credit: Tomáš Stacha
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
1. PokerStars.tv now has the highlights of the EPT 12 Dublin High Roller table available to view (from next Wednesday in UK and Ireland). With a final table that includes Mustapha Kanit, Chance Kornuth, Charlie Carrel and Jeff Rossiter, it’s essential viewing.
2. With Omaha Week about to begin at PokerStars, get in the mood by watching Team PokerStars Pro Online member Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders get involved in a crazy Omaha hand…
Watch: https://www.facebook.com/TeamOnline/videos/1101744119876584/ (Facebook login required)