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/Dec/2013

PokerStars News Digest December 14th

By: PSO Admin @ 08:41 (EST) / 439 / Comment ( 0 )

Here's some interesting numbers from the World of PokerStars this week.

$4,250,000
Total amount guaranteed in this weekend’s upcoming Million Dollar Sunday Part 2, which will see boosted guarantees across another 10 ‘Sunday Major’ tournaments. This time the two headline events of the day are the $11 Sunday Storm and the $530 Sunday 500, which both have $1 million guarantees – an increase of $700k on their usual $300k guarantees. 
Full schedule: http://psta.rs/INv4PB

$560,078.26
Total amount raised for the Typhoon Haiyan appeal fund. A total of  $280,039.13 was donated by PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker players and staff. PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker then matched all funds raised, sending the total amount over the $560,000 mark.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/19jEig9

$421,972
First prize in last weekend’s $5 million guaranteed Sunday Million, which was won by ‘sincinaty188’ from Ireland. A five-way deal was done in which all five players received more than $200,000 each. Blog report: http://psta.rs/1bzudvk 

€10,0000
Prize pool for today’s EPT Charity Challenge, which is taking place at the EPT Prague Poker festival. Competitors in the six-player tournament are: world number one tennis player Rafa Nadal, legendary Brazilian footballer Ronaldo, former Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko, Italian skier Alberto Tomba, Olympic field hockey gold medallist Fatima Moreira de Melo, and Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, who is currently ranked number one on the GPI poker player rankings.
Live Blog updates: http://psta.rs/J9QFkJ  

1,315
Number of players who participated in the Eureka Poker Tour Prague €1,100 Main Event (Dec 8-12), which more than doubled the tour’s previous best of 652. It is also a record for the largest poker tournament held in the Czech Republic.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/18DSuNi  

18
Days left until the PCA ‘Refer a Friend’ promotion ends, with the offer having recently been extended to December 30.
More info: http://psta.rs/IkrCvk  

PICTURE OF THE WEEK
All eyes are on the six star players in the Charity Challenge at EPT Prague.

Photo thanks to Neil Stoddart.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Don’t miss the live webstream of the EPT Prague Main Event, which begins today (Thurs, Dec 12) and continues through to a cards-up final table on December 18. Watch it here: http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/articles/EPT-Prauge-Live-Stream-Action

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