WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – OCTOBER 21
The guaranteed prize pool for the PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker 2016. NJCOOP kicked off on October 15 and will run until October 31. The schedule features 43 events with entry fees ranging from $15 to $1,000. ‘ShrimplyPibs’ won event 10 for $5,426 after winning event 2 for $4,092. He’s the first double NJCOOP winner after just 10 completed events. Will he make a third?
More info: http://psta.rs/2cKs9J2
First prize won by the latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion, ‘JNETS’, from Finland. The player topped a field of 5,434 players to claim $127,510.13 from the $1,086,800 prize pool.
More info: http://psta.rs/2dQZpMG
Top prize won by Ashish Gupta in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Melbourne Main Event. Gupta topped a field of 523 players to take home the title and $124,191 after a four-way deal.
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Buy-in for the prestigious High Roller kicking of tomorrow at 12:30 ET at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta. The EPT schedule has a whole range of exciting tournaments you won’t want to miss, kicking off this weekend, including the €2,200 IPT High Roller on October 21 and the €5,300 EPT Main Event on October 23. EPT Malta will run until October 29 at the Portomaso Casino.
More info: http://psta.rs/18laWjK
The amount players can win every day with PokerStars CardMatch promotion.
CardMatch is a new-look game that appears on regular Zoom poker tables. Once a player has opted
in for CardMatch, they’ll be given a Game Card to use featuring 10 slots. Once the player matches
any five slots with their winning hole cards during their Zoom poker session, they’ll be a winner.
More info: http://psta.rs/2dqF2L3
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 are giving away satellite tickets for the first ever PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas, as well as speaking to Chris Moneymaker about his Hall of Fame nomination, #NJCOOP and the upcoming PokerStars Festival in New Jersey. Finally, in ‘Superfan vs Stapes’, Ethan Westhead takes on Joe in a game called ‘Knowie Your Bowie’.
Lads Night In is taking place today, Friday, October 21, 2016, and is aimed at bringing friends in the UK and Isle of Man together to hold a poker home game and help raise money for a great cause while having fun. This is the second time PokerStars and leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK have joined forces for a special one-night event in a bid to raise awareness and funds to help beat prostate cancer. Participants are encouraged to donate the prize pool from their home game to Prostate Cancer UK.
More info: http://psta.rs/2emHgeW
Sign up here: www.prostatecanceruk.org/ladsnightin
The first qualifier for the PokerStars Festival New Jersey was also the winner of PokerStars Run It Up Resorts event in May. Twenty-five-year old Dan Sewing plays poker for a living and is quickly establishing himself as one of New Jersey's best. Players can join Dan at PokerStars’ debut Festival by qualifying on PokerStars NJ or by just showing up at the event.
More info: http://psta.rs/2eJXNtb
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
1/ Three members of Leicester City’s Premier League title winning team swapped their football boots for hockey sticks as they took on Team GB hockey goalkeeper Maddie Hinch in the BetStars hockey shootout challenge.
Pic credit: BetStars
2/ PokerStars Casino Genie jackpots has just been hit with one lucky Russian player collecting $703,340.63 in prize money.
Pic credit: PokerStars Casino
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The PokerStars Festival New Jersey kicks off on October 29 and runs until November 6. The event will be held at Resorts Casino Hotel situated on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk.