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PokerStars News - August 16th

By: PSO Admin @ 09:34 (EDT) / 175 / Comment ( 0 )

Here's a look at some of the more interesting numbers that caught our eye this week.

$45,000,000
Total guarantee for the 2015 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). The series runs from September 6-27 and features 70 scheduled tournaments. Highlights include the marquee $5,200 Main Event and a $51,000 Super High Roller, which is the biggest online tournament buy-in ever.
Full schedule: http://psta.rs/1JK20DG

$300,000
Top prize won by two Hungarian players, ‘Lev729’ and ‘flesske’, in two separate Spin & Gos last weekend. These wins are even more significant given that PokerStars only introduced the $100 Spin & Go games on July 30.
More info: http://psta.rs/1EmK5xR

$100,000
Guaranteed prize pool for PokerStars’ new regular weekly tournament, ‘The Weekender’. This two-day tournament launches on Saturday, August 15 at 10:30 ET with a buy-in of $530.
More info: http://psta.rs/1JcBa9n

£440
Buy-in to the UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event – a re-entry tournament – which runs from October 1-4 at the Villa Marina, Douglas. The wider festival features a total of 13 events, with buy-ins ranging from a £50 Charity NL Hold’em Invitational to a £1,100 NL Hold’em High Roller (single re-entry). In addition to the poker, Douglas will also be home to the Isle of Man International Chess Tournament, which takes place from October 2-11.
More info: http://psta.rs/1zjFlGv

$250
Buy-in for the Full Tilt International Poker Open (IPO) Tour Main Event. The next leg of the tour takes place in Newcastle from August 21-23, followed by London on August 28-30.  A mega satellite series is currently running until Thursday, August 27, so there’s still time to qualify for both events.
Newcastle info: http://Ti.LT/di
London info:  http://Ti.LT/du

€150
Buy-in for the Neymar Jr Charity Home Game to be held on the opening evening of the EPT Barcelona Poker Festival. The tournament is open to everyone and all of the money raised will go towards the Neymar Jr Project Institute, which provides education to underprivileged children in Brazil. There will be some amazing prizes up for grabs; notably first prize is entry to the EPT Main Event, and second and third prize is entry to the Estrellas Main Event. Miss Finland 2012, Sara Chafak, will be playing, as well as Team PokerStars Pros Fatima Moreira de Melo and Leo Margets.
More info: http://psta.rs/1Wom6cM

76
Number of scheduled tournaments recently announced for the EPT Malta Poker Festival, which runs from October 20-31 at the Portomaso Casino, St Julian’s. Malta is the second stop of EPT Season 12, which begins in Barcelona next week. 
More info: http://psta.rs/1Nse8t8

14
Number of languages available on the EPTLive! this season. Streaming will start on August 26 (day 2) and run until the Final Table on August 30. This year streaming will include more side event updates, game graphics, statistics and information.
Full Schedule: http://psta.rs/1L7rZoc

11
Number of cardrooms visited during the California PokerStars Pro Tour which came to an end last weekend. Team PokerStars Pros including Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Vanessa Selbst, Liv Boeree and Jason Somerville, visited cardrooms and casinos throughout California in a bid to raise awareness and support for legislation to authorise and regulate online poker in California. The tour was not just about legalizing online poker in the state but also about raising money for good causes with over $20,000 being donated along the way. 
More info: http://californians4ipoker.com/

2
Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) titles won by Australian poker pro, Aaron Lim. He became the first ever two-time APPT champion on Sunday when he beat Swedish player, Douglas Olsson to the title and $131,000 in prize money at APPT Manila.
More info: http://psta.rs/1MnHR9l

2
Full Tilt will be introducing two distinct player rewards programs, the existing Edge program and the new Players Club, each of which are focused on improving the poker ecosystem and player experience are designed to cater to high-volume players or recreational players. Most players will now receive more rewards at Full Tilt than under the previous system.
More info: http://Ti.LT/dY

1
Day left to make sure you get a ‘shot’ at destroying your favourite Team Pro on the paintball field in Barcelona. Players who qualify for Estrellas or EPT Barcelona Main Event through PokerStars.com/.eu by August 15th will get free tickets into an All-In Shootout that will run on PokerStars on August 16 at 12:00 EDT. The top 15 qualifiers from the Shootout will win a place in the Barcelona Paintball Challenge on August 24th. Winners will be randomly put on teams led by members of Team PokerStars Pro, trained for battle, and then sent off to war.

PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Team PokerStars Pros Jason Somerville and Daniel Negreanu with the owner of the Seven Mile Casino, Harvey Souza, during the month-long California PokerStars Pro Tour. The tour aimed to raise awareness for the legalisation and regulation of online poker in California.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK
EPT Season 12 kicks off this weekend in Barcelona. Check out the preview video: http://psta.rs/1HFL2Bi

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