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PokerStars News Digest - Oct 19th

By: PSO Admin @ 06:58 (EDT) / 1040 / Comment ( 0 )

Hello,

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

800,000,000
Tournament number milestone PokerStars will hit on October 20. The Carnival of Tournaments celebration runs all this week, including more than $2 million in increased guarantees, one-off tournaments, giveaways and Golden Sit & Go’s. The promotion culminates in the ‘800 Million Celebration’ tournament on October 20, which features a $1 million prize pool and $109 buy-in.
Full details: http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/carnival-of-tournaments/


HK $20,000,000 (US $2,580,000 approx)
Guaranteed prize pool for the HK $100,000 Asia Championship of Poker Main Event, which takes place at ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ from October 28 to November 2. The wider festival begins October 18 and finishes November 2, with a total of 15 events.
Full details and festival schedule: http://www.pokerstarsmacau.com/tournaments/acop/


£560,980
First-prize money won by Swedish player Robin Ylitalo in last weekend’s EPT London Main Event.
Blog story: http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/ept/2013/ept10-london-robin-ylitalo-triumphs-in-l-142388.html


£357,700
Jason Lavallee’s first-prize score in the EPT London High Roller event.
Blog story: http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/ept/2013/ept10-london-jason-lavallee-dodges-curse-to-win-ept-london-high-roller-and-357700-142383.html


108
Total amount of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2014 qualifiers (full package and seat only) to date.
More info: http://www.pokerstars.com/caribbean-adventure/ 


93
Number of players to date who have purchased PCA 2014 ‘Early Bird’ packages, which gives 50% discount on hotel stay and inclues $1,100 live satellite seat. Promotion ends October 20.
Full details: http://www.pokerstarscaribbeanadventure.com/qualify/promotions/


15
Number of Team PokerStars Pros and Team Online members, including Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier and Liv Boeree, who are attending the UKIPT Isle of Man festival from October 30 to November 4.
Full story: http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/ukipt/2013/pros-line-up-for-ukipt-isle-of-man-142429.html


PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Swedish pro Robin Ylitalo celebrates his EPT London Main Event title.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Check out Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu recounting his first WSOP win in 1998: http://www.pokerstars.tv/poker-video-23189-the-bonus-cut-daniels-first-time.html

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