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PokerStars Weekly News - January 16th

By: PSO Admin @ 05:53 (EST) / 493 / Comment ( 0 )

Guaranteed prize pool for the 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP), which runs from January 21-31. There are 50 tournaments, with a massive range of games and formats, but the highlight will be the $2m guaranteed Main Event on Sunday, January 31 at 15.30 ET. Satellites to the events start from just $0.11 or 1 StarsCoin.
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Amount that High Roller tournament legend Steve O’Dwyer added to his lifetime tournament winnings after scooping the top spot in the $50k Single-Day High Roller at the PCA last Sunday.
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First prize up for grabs in the PCA Main Event, which finishes today. The final table of six includes former EPT champion Toby Lewis; three-time PCA Main Event final table player Anthony Gregg; and Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson, who has two SCOOP titles and several big EPT cashes. The cards-up coverage plays out on a short delay from 14.00 ET on, along with the official PokerStars Facebook, Twitch and YouTube channels.
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First prize won by LAPT9 Bahamas Main Event champion, Georgios Sotiropolous, from Greece, who topped a field of 851 to claim the largest share of the $1,650,940 total prize pool.
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PokerStars is giving away $60,000 each month in the PokerStars Giveaway promotion. There are four free-to-enter PokerStars Giveaway tournaments on offer every day. Players can claim two free tickets every month and earn up to 25 extra free tickets by making a deposit or completing simple Daily Challenges.
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Two packages, worth $5,000 each, can be won in a new Full Tilt Jackpot Sit & Goal promotion. The package includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch Barcelona v Arsenal at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. The all-expenses paid packages are on offer via weekly raffles from January 18-31 to players who play any Jackpot Sit & Go’s with a prize pool of four times the buy-in.
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Episode number of the ‘EPT Not Live’ podcast that is now available to listen to online or download. This week the boys are on location at the PCA, as James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton and Matt Broughton review the final episode of Shark Cage, and Asif Warris, the so-called Poker Tourist, competes in a special Bahamas-themed edition of ‘Superfan vs Stapes’.
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Days left until the EPT hits Dublin, ending an eight-year absence on the Emerald Isle from February 9-20. There are 67 events taking place during the 11-day festival, whch will be held at the historic Royal Dublin Society in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre. Satellites are running now from as little as $1.11.
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Team PokerStars Pro Online’s Adrienne Rowsome added $22,420 to her bankroll – the highest cash of her career – by winning the $2k PLO8 Hi/Lo side event at the PCA on Tuesday.
Pic credit: Tomas Stacha

BetStars has launched a unique new sports betting product called Spin & Bet, which gives bettors the chance to multiply the odds – and potential winnings – by up to 10 times. Find out how it works in this short video:

PokerStars’ Director of Poker Communications, Lee Jones, also talked to Sarah Herring from PokerNews about Spin & Bet:

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