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PokerStars News - October 25th

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Total number of members in the Steam Community – an online gaming and software platform. Full Tilt is bidding to make its play money .net game software available via Valve’s Steam digital gaming platform. By garnering enough votes in the platform’s ‘Greenlight’ programme, Full Tilt hopes to be first among the major poker operators to make its software available to Steam’s community, thereby introducing legions of new players to the card game. Its submission recently went live in Steam’s Greenlight area and has quickly moved into the top 100 games, voted for by the Steam community. Poker fans with Steam accounts can help make this happen by voting at: http://Ti.LT/h3

Won by PokerStars player ‘Samara Lúcio’ from Brazil, just days after PokerStars kicked off its Spin & Go One Year Anniversary celebration. The player won the special $5 Spin & Go in 21 minutes to become the sixth ever PokerStars $1m Spin & Go winner, while ‘AA_MaKnO_AA’ from Lithuania and ‘struchalina’ from Russia came second and third, each pocketing $100,000. The odds of hitting the $1m Spin & Go are 3 in 10m for the $5 game and 3 in 100m for the $0.50 game, and 3 in 1m for the $100 game. The odds stay the same regardless of whether a $1m Spin & Go just hit.
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First prize in the latest PokerStars Super Tuesday tournament, won by ‘Cashcid Linc’ from Germany. The player topped a field of 487 to claim the $92,530 in prize money from the $487,000 prize pool. It was the player’s second Super Tuesday victory win in three months.
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Top prize scooped by Dale Garrad in the UKIPT5 Super Series, which came to a finish on Sunday, October 18. Garrad topped a field of 291 players to win £28,300 of the £95,660 total prize pool.
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Total amount of tournament tickets awarded in the $5K Flip Freeroll on Tuesday, November 10 at 15:00 ET, as part of Full Tilt’s In the Money promotion, which runs from October 26 to November 8. Players who play six or more qualifying Sit & Go’s without winning a buy-in back will be automatically registered for the freeroll.
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Buy-in for the Main Event at this year’s International Poker Open (IPO) Dublin, which started yesterday with Day 1a at the Regency Hotel, Dublin, and continues until October 26. With four Day1s, players can still buy in as late as Saturday.
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Total number of Sony Experia Z5 phones up for grabs in Full Tilt’s Casino $1K giveaway, a casino prize draw promotion offering a casino chip share of $1,000. Players will earn one entry into the draw for every 5 FTPs they earn playing any card and table casino games. The draw will take place on Thursday, October 29 at 07:00 ET.
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Two special Spin & Go tournament buy-ins that are available as part of PokerStars’ Spin & Go One Year Anniversary celebrations. PokerStars is giving players the chance to turn $0.50 or $5 into $1 million along with even more chances to win in games with buy-ins up to $100. There is also the opportunity to get five $1 Million Spin & Go tickets for free by depositing $10 or more before 23:59 ET on November 1, 2015. By using the bonus code ‘ANNIVERSARY’ PokerStars will credit a player’s account with a Spin & Go ticket bundle worth $2.50 in total.
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The latest $1 million Spin & Go winner, ‘Samara Lúcio’, is a well-known player in the Brazilian poker community.

Team PokerStars Pro Online, Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders, suffers from a rare chronic bowel motility disorder and recently had to undergo emergency surgery. He’s now well on the road to recovery and in the short video below talks about how poker has helped him over the past few years. Read the blog post for the full story:

NOTICE: Daylight Saving Time ends for PokerStars on November 1 at 02:00 ET.  If your location changes time before that, tournaments might begin one hour earlier than you expect until November 1 . Please check the start time in the client for your preferred tournaments this week and plan accordingly.

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