WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – FEB 10
Mercelo Mesqueu was crowned the Main Event winner of the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) Punta del Este Uruguay this week. The Brazilian player took home a prize of $109,350 beating Uruguayan Alejandro Del Puerto heads-up. Congratulations also go to Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari who made his first appearance on a BSOP Main Event final table having narrowly missed out a few times before. He finished in seventh place when his AQ lost out to pocket threes leaving him with $15,340 for his efforts. More info: http://psta.rs/2kqg1ym
The amount won by a Uruguayan player on PokerStars Casino exclusive slot Millionaires Island. ‘LuisCancelaU’ turned just $1 into $1,517,303.08 in three minutes, after spinning the reels just 17 times.
More info: http://psta.rs/2jTRZKP
Following The Deal’s record-breaking pay outs recently, the jackpot was triggered twice more this week. ‘Doc_JAJ’, from New Zealand, spun the wheel and won $108,103.72, ensuring that another 31,560 players received $3.42 as their share of the jackpot. Two days later, Canadian ‘bigkkahuna’ won $35,280.34 depositing $1.09 into the accounts of 32,207 more players. Since its launch on PokerStars, The Deal jackpot has been triggered 25 times and has paid out more than $2.8million in jackpots.
More info: http://psta.rs/2hXGUaG
The value of PokerStars Championship Panama $20 Spin & Go packages awarded to 24 qualifiers so far. The oldest qualifier is a 55-year-old from Ukraine. Panama will be the second PokerStars Championship for three qualifiers – ‘gazprom666’, ‘iplayk3’ and ‘poulgreen’ - who all won packages to PokerStars Championship Bahamas in January, giving the three players Spin & Go wins equating to almost $20,000 each in the space of three months. The special edition $20 Spin & Go tournaments awarding packages to PokerStars Championship Panama run online until February 14.
More info: http://psta.rs/2fJbjtF
Swedish poker player ‘MORTIIIIIIII’ banked $129,686.15 in the PokerStars Sunday Million after beating a field of 5,260 players. The total prize pool was a guarantee–beating $1,052,000.
More info: http://psta.rs/2la7Z0u
Episode number of this week’s Poker in the Ears podcast, which is now available to stream or download. This week James and Joe are joined by Team PokerStars Online member Jaime Staples talking about his American Poker Award nomination, his victory in the recent ‘TwitchStars’ tournament at PokerStars Championship Bahamas and his plans for ‘Streamboat 2017’!
Listen here: http://bit.ly/2kSVaXS
The number of questions PokerListings ask PokerStars Vice President of Corporate Communications Eric Hollreiser about the company’s history, reputation and how reports of poker’s demise are highly exaggerated.
More info: http://bit.ly/2k7Uauy
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
PokerStars’ Championship and Festivals will head to even more destinations across the world, it was announced this week. The new tours will head to Chile, Marbella, Korea, Manila and Uruguay. More stops to come.
Pic credit: PokerStars
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Team PokerStars Online member Lex Veldhuis won the $44 Bounty Builder $20k guaranteed while live on stream to around 5,500 viewers. Veldhuis won a prize of $2,429.75 plus $1,635.43 in bounties.