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PokerStars News - June 12th

By: PSO Admin @ 08:33 (EDT) / 471 / Comment ( 0 )

WEEKLY POKERSTARS NEWS DIGEST – JUNE 12th

$10,000,000
Guaranteed prize pool in the 2015 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event, which was announced earlier this week. Satellites to the richest and most prestigious online tournament of the year, which starts on September 27, are now running. Players can see the available qualifiers by opening the PokerStars client or app and clicking ‘Online Events’ > ‘WCOOP’ > ‘All’. A tentative World Championship schedule was posted today on the Two Plus Two forum – http://psta.rs/1GAqX5A – and PokerStars Blog – http://psta.rs/1KZwoZu – in order to seek feedback from players.
More info: http://psta.rs/1JK20DG 

$1,000,000
Total money being awarded across four Zoom Turbo Freerolls as part of the Zoom Accumulator promotion that takes place throughout June. To qualify for one of the freerolls, players must complete certain challenges during an allotted time period while playing Zoom Poker.
Full details: http://psta.rs/1Q9neQO

$300,000
Amount being given away in the MTT Summer Leaderboards, with $100,000 being awarded each month from June to August. Each player’s top 20 results will count towards the leaderboard, with the top finisher each month receiving $15,000.
More info: http://psta.rs/1RLYWK3

$100,000
Added cash to be won by PokerStars players in Neymar Jr Finals freerolls, with one lucky person set to win the star prize of a Neymar Jr Barcelona Package, which includes two tickets to a football match in Barcelona, seven nights’ stay in a four-star hotel, $800 in travel expenses, an EPT Barcelona Festival side event prize worth €2,150 and an invitation to meet Neymar Jr himself at the filming of a series of celebrity poker duels.
More info: http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/meet-neymarjr/

$66,000
Amount of money up for grabs in Full Tilt’s Double Bust promotion. Players who opt in and bust another player (or get busted themselves) at a ring game table will qualify for the next day’s Buster or Busted Flip freerolls, each with a prize pool of $2,000. Players who qualify for two Busted freerolls per week will receive entry into a special Double Bust freeroll with a $5,000 prize pool. The promotion runs until June 21.
More info: http://Ti.LT/cH

$54,056
First prize money in The Stack High Main Event, which was won by ‘zola4prez’ from Denmark last Sunday night. The player topped a field of 1,160 players in the $250 buy-in tournament.

13
Events in the PokerStars Marbella Festival, which shuffles up in the south of Spain for seven days of poker action from June 15-21. The festival doubles as a stop for both the UKIPT and Estrellas Poker Tour, and includes a €1,100 Main Event and €2,200 High Roller.
More info: http://psta.rs/1KOwqX7

5
The number of single-day High Roller and Super High Roller events currently planned for the European Poker Tour’s 12th season. The first of Season 12 will be a €25,500 Single Day Super High Roller event, which is one of 71 different events planned for the EPT Barcelona Poker Festival that runs from August 18-30. Satellites for both the EPT and Estrellas Main Event are already online. After Barcelona the tour will visit Malta, Prague, PCA, Dublin and Monaco with one more stop to be confirmed.
Full schedule: http://psta.rs/1cEgfun

PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Fatima and Leo Margets will be the stars of a new poker-themed Twitch broadcast called ‘Girls Night In’, which begins on Thursday, June 18 at 19.00 CET from UKIPT Marbella. The duo will stream poker games together on Twitch while attending various UKIPT and EPT events. Future dates will be announced soon with other pros taking part as well.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Don’t miss the live Twitch stream of Full Tilt’s The Stack Tournament of Champions event, which will take place this coming Sunday, June 14 at 15.00 ET. The winner will get a $13k trip to UFC 189 in Las Vegas, with VIP extras,  two-months Black Card status and a $1,000 FTOPS Main Event ticket. There will also be a freeroll for viewers on the day.

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