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PokerStars Weekly Roundup - April 19th

By: PSO Admin @ 07:26 (EDT) / 76 / Comment ( 0 )

Hello,

Here's a quick roundup of some of the PokerStars related events happening around the world this week.

Sunday Million Winner

Nick ‘gbmantis’ Niergarth topped a field of 7,861 players in the most recent Sunday Million to take down a career best score of just over $235,000. It was his third Sunday Million final table, having come third in 2007 and fourth in 2006. He has also made final tables in WCOOP and SCOOP events, with his previous biggest cash coming in the 2008 WCOOP High Roller event where fifth place paid $179,750. One player to keep an eye on in 2013 SCOOP next month.

Read more about his win and the latest Sunday Million final table on the PokerStars Blog

SCOOP 2013

The official schedule for the fifth annual Spring Championship of Online Poker has now been announced and online satellites are under way. This year’s festival will take place from May 12-26 and incorporate 44 events (132 tournaments) spread across low, medium and high stakes buy-in levels, making it the largest poker festival ever held.

There is $40 million in guaranteed prizes and the festival will culminate in the Main Event, which will have buy-ins of $109 (L), $1,050 (M) and $10,300 (H) respectively. Other highlights include two Zoom tournaments, new 5 Card Omaha, 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo and Courchevel game variants, along with a Heads-Up High Roller tourney that features buy-ins of $215, $2,100 and $21,000.

The beauty of SCOOP, though, is that the three-tiered buy-in system makes it a fun and accessible festival for players of all abilities and bankroll levels. The lowest buy-in is just $5.50, and with satellites starting from just $0.11 or even 1 FPP, it is one of the most inclusive online festivals around.

Go to http://www.pokerstars.com/scoop/ for more info, or log into the PokerStars client and go to Events > SCOOP > All. Check out the PokerStars Blog story for further details. 

Red Spade Open

The $1 million guaranteed Red Spade Open returns on April 28 at 15.00 ET, featuring a $55 buy-in and $100 bounties on the heads of the eponymous ‘Red Spade’ Team Pros that take part. For more information, go to http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/red-spade-open/.

Berlin Cup Smashes €500,000 Guarantee

The penultimate European Poker Tour festival of Season 9 kicked off on April 17 with the €1,100 Berlin Cup. A total of 911 players entered the event creating a €883,670 prize pool, with €180,000 for the winner and paying out 112 places. The Berlin stop comprises 45 events, including a €5,300 Main Event from April 21-27 and a €10,300 High Roller event.

As with recent EPT events in Deauville and London, poker commentators James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton will host an EPT Live webcast from April 21-27, which enables viewers to watch the Main Event action live.

For more information about the EPT Berlin festival, including full tournament schedule, go to http://www.europeanpokertour.com/tournaments/berlin/.

MPC Red Dragon

The 18th Macau Poker Cup will take place at ‘PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams’ from today (April 19) until April 28. One of Asia’s most popular poker festivals will incorporate nine events, including the HKD $5,000,000 guaranteed Red Dragon event, which has an HKD $11,000 buy-in.  For even higher-rollers there is a HKD $20,000 buy-in event on April 27-28, which features a $1,000,000 guarantee prize pool.

To see the full schedule and find out more about the upcoming event, go to http://www.pokerstarsmacau.com/tournaments/macau-cup/2013/april/.

LAPT 6 Brazil

The Latin American Poker Tour returns to Sao Paulo, Brazil next week with a nine-event festival from April 25-30. The highlights include a R$4,000 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry Main Event from April 26-30, along with a R$10,000 High Roller Re-entry from April 29-30.

For further information about the stop, including the festival schedule, go to http://www.lapt.com/tournaments/brazil/.

Daniel Negreanu wins APAC WSOP

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu won the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (APAC) Main Event at the Crown Casino, Melbourne, on Monday. He beat a field of 405 players in the A$10,000 buy-in tourney to get his hands on his fifth WSOP bracelet and A$1,038,825 in prize money.

It was the Canadian’s second final table of the six-event series, after Negreanu came fourth in the A$2,200 Mixed Event a few days earlier. To read more about this incredible feat and reaction, check out the PokerStars Blog.

UKIPT Series 1

Another victory for Team PokerStars as UK pro Jake Cody took down the first ever UK & Ireland Poker Tour Series event at ‘PokerStars LIVE at the Hippodrome’ casino last weekend. The former WSOP, EPT and WPT winner has now added a UKIPT Series title to his list of tourney wins, and £19,400 to his bankroll. For a full report, go to http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/ukipt/2013/ukipt-series-team-pokerstars-pro-jake-co-132254.html

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