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PokerStars News June 5th

By: PSO Admin @ 13:39 (EDT) / 604 / Comment ( 0 )

Poker players love numbers and 10 MILLION dollars sounds like a good number to us. That is the amount PokerStars recently announced as the guarantee for the next World Championship of Online Poker Main Event!

Here's that and other numbers that caught our eye this week.

Guaranteed prize pool for the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event, which features a buy-in of $5,200 and takes place on September 28, 2014. Qualifiers to the year’s biggest online tournament are now available in the PokerStars client, starting from just $1.65.
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Amount won by Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst in the 2014 World Series of Poker $25k Mixed Max event last weekend. It was Selbst’s third WSOP bracelet win and it took her lifetime live tournament earnings to more than $10.5 million.
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R$680,000 (approx. US $294,000)
Amount won by Caio Hey at the Latin American Poker Tour Season 7 Brazil event earlier this week. He topped a field of 1,167 players to take the top prize, following a three-way deal.
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Martin Meciar’s first prize in the Eureka4 Rozvadoz event that finished on Tuesday, June 3. There were a total of 493 entries, but it was the PokerStars qualifier from Slovakia who lifted the trophy after five days’ play.
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Number of PokerStars Team Online members with the latest addition of former Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis. The Dutch superstar is finding that his main focus in on the virtual tables at the moment as he goes for a second consecutive year of Supernova Elite status, and has switched to join the likes of Ike Haxton and Mickey ‘mement_mori’ Petersen in Team Online.
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Number of days that the PokerStars VIP Store is having a flash sale of already discounted merchandise with further discounts of up to 60% off from June 5-8. Players can get maximum value for their Frequent Player Points (FPPs) across these four days, with items including sunglasses, headphones, T-shirts, leather jackets, golf accessories and more all at massively reduced prices. Visit the PokerStars VIP Store and click on ‘Flash Sale’ (from June 5- for full details.


Martin Meciar and friends celebrate the Slovakian player’s win in the Eureka Rozvadov event.

Watch last week’s Sunday Million cards-up highlights video featuring commentary from Nick Wealthall:

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