WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – NOVEMBER 11
HK$6.7M (Approx. US$863,914)
Top prize won by ACOP Macau Super High Roller champion Yuan Li. The player topped a field of 33 players to claim HK$6,700,000 in prize money from the HK$21,384,000 prize pool.
PokerStars Blog post: http://psta.rs/2fnV595
First prize won by the latest Brazilian poker player to win the PokerStars Sunday Million. ‘arkolino’ beat a field of 5,331 players to claim the largest payout ($142,200.99) at a final table dominated by Latin Americans.
More info: http://psta.rs/2fArMjS
Top prize won by Jason Acosta, the first ever PokerStars Festival New Jersey Main Event champion. Acosta had taken the week off from running his own trucking business and made sure it wasn’t time wasted; he took home the title and a tidy pay packet of $38,220.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2fnTVdP
Top prize available in the new PokerStars Spin & Go 2X challenge. To mark the mobile-friendly tournament’s second anniversary, every time a player hits a of Spin & Go multiplier of two (2X) they have the opportunity to win an instant prize of up to $20,000.
More info: http://psta.rs/2fnUrZ8
PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event packages worth $10,565 are up for grabs in special PokerStars Championship Spin & Go tournaments now running on PokerStars. These limited edition $10 buy-in Spin & Go’s are running until Sunday, December 4.
More info: http://psta.rs/2fh4rG6
Episode number of this week’s EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to stream or download.
This week, Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan discuss the result of the US Presidential election and Daniel Negreanu’s charity poker tournament in Las Vegas. Joe’s former housemate Jesse Abramowitz, tests his ‘Uber fares’ knowledge in Superfan vs Stapes.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
On Saturday, November 19, PokerStars are proudly sponsoring the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament and Party at Hollywood Avalon in Los Angeles.
Pic credit: Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
PokerStars commentator James Hartigan puts WSOP anti-hero William Kassouf under the microscope with a no holds barred interview. A champion to some, a villain to others – find out what the Brit had to say about his controversial table antics.