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PokerStars News Digest January 18th

By: PSO Admin @ 09:21 (EST) / 370 / Comment ( 0 )

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

110,000,000,000 (110 billion)
Latest milestone hand dealt by PokerStars on January 12 at 04.30 ET. Last year, PokerStars celebrated its 100-billionth hand on June 13, which means that it took almost exactly seven more months for another 10 billion hands to be dealt.

$15,000,000
Guaranteed prize pool for the upcoming Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP), which gets under way next week on January 23. The final day of the festival is February 2, when a $2 million guaranteed Main Event, featuring a $700 buy-in, will take place.
More info: http://psta.rs/1ehNp0s  

$8,000,000 (HKD)
Guaranteed prize pool for the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon event, which began on January  16th and features a buy-in of HKD $11,000 (approx. US $1,400). The MPC 20 festival, which began on January 10, finishes on January 21 and features  a total of 13 Official Asia Player of the Year events.
Full schedule: http://psta.rs/1dBB59y 

$1,423,096
First place prize money won by Dominik Panka in the PCA Main Event,which finished in the early hours of Tuesday morning (Jan 14). The PokerStars qualifier became the first Polish player to win an EPT Main Event, after he defeated Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald heads-up to scoop the title.
Blog story: http://psta.rs/1a9DNbg 

$1,192,624
Amount won by Jake Schindler in the PCA High Roller event, after he beat 2012 WSOP World Champion Greg Merson heads-up. Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst came third for $607,580.
Blog story: http://psta.rs/1fB9VXj

45
Number of events scheduled for the upcoming EPT Deauville festival that takes place from  January 21 to February 1. Highlights include a €5,300 Main Event and €10,300 High Roller.
More info: http://psta.rs/1b5y7JY    

PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Dominik Panka celebrates his $1.4m PCA Main Event win.

Photo by Neil Stoddart.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Missed the live webstream? Then check out this PCA Main Event final table higlights video: http://psta.rs/1j8M6ql.

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