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PokerStars Weekly News - January 22nd

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$15,000,000

Guaranteed prize pool for the 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP), which starts today  and runs for the next 11 days, finishing on January 31. There are 50 tournaments, with a massive range of games and formats, but the highlight is 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.
Full schedule: http://psta.rs/1mpkeD0

$728,325
PCA Main Event champion, Mike Watson, saw his bankroll boosted by $728,325 after topping a field of 928 players at the Atlantis Resort. Watson saw off tough competition from three-time PCA Main Event final-tablist, Anthony Gregg, to take the lion’s share of the $4,500,800 prize pool.
More info: http://psta.rs/1PgDPlr

$159,483.14
Top prize won by the latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion, ‘darluna’, from Colombia. The six-figure haul was part of a four-way deal at the final table with ‘darluna’ taking the largest amount – and Sunday Million title – from a field of 6,051 players.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1SwnbyM

$75,000
The top 100 players from the 2015 Yearly Tournament Leader Board (TLB) will compete for their share of $75,000 in the Tournament Leader Board winner’s freeroll on Sunday , January 24. The tournament will see 100 of 2015’s best tournament players, including Finnish three-time TLB winner  ‘ismo<3seppo’, battle once more for some extra cash. The tournament will take place at 13:30 ET (18:30 GMT, 19:30 CET) and will be visible in the PokerStars software (tournament #1435565704).
More info: http://psta.rs/1RBkAn4.

$5,000
Two $5,000 European football packages to see Barcelona take on Arsenal are up for grabs by playing Jackpot Sit & Go tournaments with a 4x multiplier from Monday, January 18 through Sunday, January 31.
More info: http://ti.lt/kW

2,343
Number of entries in the 2016 Macau Millions Main Event, which made it Macau’s most popular poker tournament ever. The winner was Alvan Zheng, from China, who won HK$911,000 (approx. US$116,000) from a total prize pool of HK$6,136,317 (approx. US$782,000).
More info: http://psta.rs/23ebLDt

19
Number of days until the European Poker Tour returns to Dublin for the first time in eight years. The festival, which features 67 events, will run from February 9-20 at the Royal Dublin Society.
More info: http://psta.rs/1QrA9NM

PICTURES OF THE WEEK


The 2016 PCA was the biggest ever EPT festival and featured some great winners, including Mike Watson (Main Event) and Natasha Barbour (Ladies Event).
Pic credit: Tomas Stacha. 

VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
TCOOP gets under way today for 11 straight days of fast-paced tournament action. For the first time, the PokerStars Twitch channel will be hosting daily shows, presented by members of Team PokerStars Online, featuring live commentary (15-min delay) of several key events, along with replay commentary for the Main Event and High Roller. Event 1, which takes place today at 13.00 ET, will be hosted by Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders with Andre ‘acoimbra’ Coimbra on board as his guest. Their commentary will be followed by a special private tournament for those watching the stream.
Watch here: http://www.twitch.tv/pokerstars

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