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PokerStars News - July 26th

By: PSO Admin @ 10:06 (EDT) / 131 / Comment ( 0 )

Buy-in for the Sunday Titan, the new weekly big buy-in Play Money tournament on PokerStars. The guaranteed prizepool is five billion play chips, and the first iteration was won by ‘FunBrunette’ from the USA for 1.7 billion. Members of the PokerStars Billionaire Club were invited to name the new tournament, with the winning name submitted by ‘cashcard52’ who earned a free buy-in for the inaugural tournament.

Total guarantee for the 2015 World Championship of Online Poker. The series runs from September 6-27 and features 70 scheduled tournaments. Highlights include the marquee $5,200 Main Event and the $51,000 Super High Roller, the biggest online tournament buy-in ever.
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The guaranteed prize pool in this Sunday’s MicroMillions 11 Main Event. The $22 buy-in tournament will take place at 14:30 ET and will guarantee a massive $100,000 for first place. There are a number of ways players can satellite into the event, including Sit & Gos running 24/7 starting at $0.22, hourly MTTs from 50 FPPs, and a $3.30 satellite guaranteeing 1,000 seats for those after a one last ditch attempt.
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Lifetime earnings of Felipe Mojave, the newest Friend of PokerStars. The Brazilian poker pro is one of the most recognisable players in Latin America and joins Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari and Team PokerStars Pro Online Caio Pessagno, along with football superstars Neymar Jr and Ronaldo Nazario, as a face of poker in Brazil.
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First place prize won by Claudio Moya in the LAPT 8 Chile Main Event. The local Chilean topped a field of 366 players and took home the lion’s share of a $807,396 prizepool.
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Buy-in for the LAPT Season 8 Grand Final, which will take place during the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) Millions in São Paulo, Brazil, on November 25-29. The full festival runs from November 25 to December 3 and features 32 tournaments.
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USD buy-in for the Neymar Jr Charity Home Game, 100% of which will be donated to the Neymar Jr Institute, a charity set up to help thousands of underprivileged children and their families in São Paulo. There are money-can’t-buy prizes up for grabs, including a flight over São Paulo in Neymar Jr’s personal helicopter. The event will be broadcast on on July 26 at 16:00 Brasília time (20:00 BST, 15:00 ET).
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Number of stops on the PokerStars Pro Tour, visiting card rooms and casinos throughout California. Members of Team PokerStars Pro, including Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Vanessa Selbst, Liv Boeree and Jason Somerville will play in tournaments, raise awareness and support for legislation to authorise and regulate online poker in California, and raise money for charity. More tour stops will be announced.
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Number of consecutive times Marc ‘PlayinWitDreams’ Kennedy achieved Full Tilt Black Card Pro status. Kennedy was recently announced as the very first Full Tilt Player Ambassador. His role will be to help improve the online poker experience with Full Tilt, speaking on behalf of the players.
More info: http://Ti.LT/dk


Felipe Mojave, the newest Friend of PokerStars, dons the red spade.

Watch the Neymar Jr Charity Home Game live this Sunday:

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