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Top prize won by EPT13 Barcelona Super High Roller champion, Fedor Holz, from Germany. The player topped a field of 102 players to claim $1,300,300 in prize money from the $4,897,530 prize pool.

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First prize won by this week’s PokerStars Sunday Million champion, ‘Sand0-85’, from Finland. The player topped a field of 5,783 players to claim $163,843.31 in prize money from the $1,152,600 prize pool.

Blog post: http://psta.rs/2bCdznl


From 2017 onwards (with the exception of New Jersey in November 2016) PokerStars-sponsored live events will be split into two categories: PokerStars Championship events and PokerStars Festival events, and will visit cities across the globe, such as New Jersey, Barcelona, London, Macau, Monte-Carlo, Nassau and Panama. PokerStars will also be introducing enhanced registration platforms and a wider gaming experience.

More info: http://psta.rs/2bQs3gx


The number of players who competed in the EPT13 EPT Barcelona Main Event. The €5,300 EPT Barcelona Main Event smashed records with this number of players competing. This makes it the biggest EPT Main Event ever held.

More info: http://psta.rs/2bit170


PokerStars NJ players who play during PokerStars Happy Hours, available every day until August 28, can earn up to an extra 50% towards completing VIP Steps and collecting StarsCoin. Players simply need to play at any real money cash game or Zoom table (excluding heads-up tables) at stakes of $0.05/$0.10 or higher, during the hours listed in the link below to earn their extra VPPs. 

More info: http://psta.rs/2aIeK67


The first player to win a $5,000 holiday of their choice through the PokerStars Spin & Go on Holiday promotion was ‘LuckyChips’ from Russia.  In addition, the 2nd and 3rd placed players won consolation $500 holidays, and several dozen more players have won $500 holidays in other Spin & Go on Holiday tournaments.

More info: http://psta.rs/2aW8kKt


The EPT Barcelona Poker Festival is in full swing and this week saw football superstar Gerard Pique, return to the EPT felt. 

Pic credit: Neil Stoddart


This week PokerStars announced that all PokerStars-sponsored live events from January 2017 will be split into two categories: PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events. The events will take place at various destinations across the globe including Atlantic City, Barcelona, London, Macau, Monte Carlo, the Bahamas and Panama City.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mCMjmfkl4A&feature=youtu.be 

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