WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – SEPTEMBER 9
Total guaranteed prize pool for the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which kicked off on Sunday. The 82-event festival takes place from September 4-26 and includes a $102,000 Super High Roller (September 11) – the biggest buy-in online poker tournament ever – and a $5,000 Main Event (September 25), along with a huge variety of different games and formats at a range of buy-in levels across the other events.
More info: http://psta.rs/1JK20DG
Top prize won by the first 2016 WCOOP event (The WCOOP-01 $109 NL Hold’em) winner Juan Pablo ‘Jpgossn’ Gossn from Argentina. Gossn beat a field of 16,416 across all phases to win $179,118.94 from the $1,641,600 total prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2bTWq9w
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier will be broadcasting his attempt to win the $102,000 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max, Super High-Roller] event in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) this Sunday, September 11 on Twitch. Fellow Team PokerStars Pro and Twitch record breaker Jason Somerville will be joining Mercier in the broadcast booth, providing commentary and interacting with viewers in chat. The event will also be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and PS.tv.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2cpUipD
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 give a review of Duel; the new PokerStars web series featuring heads-up matches between the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Paul. They also speak to EPT Barcelona winner Sebastian Malec.
The five spins challenge makes Spin & Go’s on PokerStars New Jersey even better, giving players the chance to win big rewards up to $1,000 every time they play five or more same buy-in Spin & Go’s tournaments in one day. Once players complete the challenge they will receive a reward based on the buy-in they’ve chosen.
More info: http://psta.rs/2csOr4b
‘The One’ is inspired by Team Online member Lex Veldhuis who managed to make the final table of the $22 PLO 6-handed Turbo tournament three times in a week, so PokerStars renamed tournament in his honour. If any No Limit Hold’em player reaches the final table twice within the same week the tournament will be re-named "The (player name) Open". Once the tournament has been renamed it will remain as that until someone matches the performance to steal the title.
More info: http://psta.rs/2csXON2
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Latest UKIPT6 Super Series champion, Stian Knutsen, from Norway took home the title and £42,500.
Pic credit: Mickey May
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Team Online member Adrienne Rowsome gives her husband, Ryan, a haircut while playing and streaming on Twitch.