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PokerStars News - March 19th

By: PSO Admin @ 14:16 (EDT) / 566 / Comment ( 0 )

As MicroMillion 10 kicks-off today here's a quick look at some of the more interesting numbers that caught our eye this week.

Guaranteed prize pool for the PokerStars MicroMillions 10 championship, which starts today and comes to an end on March 29. The world’s most popular poker championship will feature 100 events, including a $22 NL Hold’em Main Event on the final day that guarantees $1 million.
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In cash prizes guaranteed for Full Tilt’s FTOPS XXVIII series, which got under way last Sunday and continues until March 29. There are a total of 35 events, with the $1,000 buy-in Main Event guaranteeing $1,000,000. Satellites to all the events are running now.
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HK $3,495,000 (approx. US $450,000)
Combined money won by Yuguang Li last weekend in two headline Macau Poker Cup events. The 36-year-old Chinese businessman achieved the remarkable feat of winning both the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event and High Roller in the space of 48 hours.
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First prize won by Brayden ‘BRAYDEN93’ Fritzhall in the Sunday Million 9th Anniversary tournament, which took place last Sunday night. The tournament had 50,432 entries and a prize pool of $10,086,400 making it the eighth richest online poker tournament of all time.
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Buy-in to the first EPT Malta Main Event, which takes place from March 22-28 and features a live webcast of the action on from Day 2 (March 23) at 12.00 CET through to the final table on March 28 at 13.00 CET. The final will be shown cards-up on a short delay. There are a total of 69 events at EPT Malta, making it the biggest EPT festival to date. The €25,500 High Roller is currently taking place and plays down to a winner tomorrow (Friday).
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1,279 (and counting!)
Number of players in the Italian Poker Tour Malta Main Event, which is a new record for the IPT, surpassing the 1,010 players who competed at IPT San Remo in Season 6. The final field size will be confirmed later today when all alternates have been seated. The six-day €1,100 buy-in tournament finishes on Monday, March 23 with a cards-up final table broadcast from 13.00 CET.
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PokerStars added two new sponsored players to its team this week with the signing of Team PokerStars Pro Online Liliya ‘Liay5’ Novikova from Russia, and Japanese celebrity Yuiko Matsukawa as a brand ambassador.

Novikova is a former pro videogame player who has turned her hand to poker and regularly plays Hyper-Turbo 6-Max Sit & Go’s, while Matsukawa is a recent poker convert who played at the Macau Poker Cup last week and is now looking to promote the game in Japan.

EPTLive kicks off again on Tuesday, March 24 with five days of streaming from EPT Malta Main Event. The action begins at 12.00 CET, apart from the final day, which is cards-up on a slight delay from 13.00 CET. It can be viewed on, or right here at PokerSchoolOnline.

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