WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – AUGUST 25
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.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2bwpYFM
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
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
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
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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.