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/Jun/2013

PokerStars Weekly Round Up June 9th

By: PSO Admin @ 06:52 (EDT) / 412 / Comment ( 0 )

PokerStars Weekly Round-up – June 9th

100 Billion Hands Celebration
PokerStars 100 Billion Hands Celebration is now well under way, with the Greatest Ever Hand in the History of PokerStars still open to the public vote until Monday, June 10 and the winner set to be announced on June 11. A poll of poker media, which was revealed yesterday, saw ‘The One Where Jason Mercier Arrives’ voted as their greatest hand. Will the public see it the same? Not according to the current leaderboard which has ‘The One Where Daniel Calls It’ out in front with three days to go.

The final 300 milestone hands countdown to the 100-billonth hand begins today (Friday), with $2 million set to be awarded to players in real money ring games across the next week. To see the current hand count and be in with a chance of winning cash, log into the PokerStars client or go to http://www.pokerstars.com/. The 100-billionth hand itself, which see $1 million given away on that single hand, is projected to take place next Thursday, June 13.

In addition there is a host of other ways for players to win money over the next four weeks, incorporating play in ring games, tournaments, and Sit & Go’s, as a further $3 million is set to be given away. Check out http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/100-billion-celebration/ for more information.

GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions
Nicklas Heinecker won the GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions earlier today (Friday) for a massive first prize of HK $34,600,000 (US $4,465,516). He defeated Australian player Jeff Rossiter heads-up, and saw off the challenge of well-known pro Sorel Mizzi and Team PokerStars Online member Isaac Haxton at the final table. Haxton came fifth for US $1,316.129.

The GDAM event, presented by PokerStars, took place at the ‘PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams’ poker room in Macau. A total of 71 players bought into the HK $1,000,000 (US $129,000) event, with 54 rebuys taken, which created the second biggest prize pool ever outside of the United States at HKD $119,375,000 (USD $15,378,849).
To read the full report of the final table, check out the PokerStars Blog.

EPT Barcelona Satellites
EPT Season 10 was recently announced, with the first of eight stops taking place in Barcelona this coming August. The good news is that players can already qualify for the first event online. A range of satellites are now under way, starting from just €1.10. For more info about how to qualify and the different value seats and packages available, go to http://www.europeanpokertour.com/qualify/.

APPT Macau
The Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau event begins next Wednesday, June 12, at the ‘PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams’ poker room. The five-day event will feature a HK $25,000 buy-in Main Event with a HK $6,000,000 guaranteed prize pool as part of the 11-event offering. There is also a $100,000 High Rollers tournament that takes place June 15-16.

For more information, go to http://www.appt.com/tournaments/macau/.

LAPT Colombia Update
The Colombia leg of the Latin American Poker Tour is up and running at the Casino Allegre in Medellin.  The series comprises six events as part of the LAPT Colombia National Poker Championship including the COP 1,800,000 + 200,000 (approx US $1,000 total) Main Event, which is a re-entry event with two Day 1s. Today 142 players from a starting field of 612 will be return to play out Day 2 at 12:00 local time.

For live tournament updates, visit http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/tournaments/lapt/season-6-2/colombia/.

LAPT Peru
As the LAPT is playing out in Colombia, the next stop for the region’s richest poker tour will be Peru. The event will head to the Atlantic City Casino in the capital city of Lima from July 31 – August 4, 2013 and will feature nine events as part of the festival, including a $1,500 + $150 Main Event with unlimited re-entries during the first four levels of play.

Go to http://www.lapt.com/tournaments/peru/ for full tournament schedule and event information.

Shou in VIP Club Hall of Fame
Tian ‘wobbly-au’ Shou was inducted into the PokerStars Hall of Fame this week after racking up five million lifetime VPPs, and making it five consecutive years as a Supernova Elite. Of his journey, he said: “My friend was convinced I would make it big on PokerStars so he gave me $50 and a one-hour lesson in Hold’em. Six months later I had $100,000. Three years later I had made a million and saved my family from poverty.”

Read the full story here: http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/2013/five-million-shark-tian-wobbly-au-shou-s-138199.html.

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