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PokerStars Weekly News - January 8th

By: PSO Admin @ 08:51 (EST) / 709 / Comment ( 1 )

Guaranteed prize pool for the 2016 Turbo Championship of Poker, which kicks off January 21 and runs for ten days featuring a wide variety of games and formats – all played at turbo speed. The $700 Main Event will take place on January 31 with a $2 million guarantee.
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Top prize to be won in the Cristiano Ronaldo Edition $1 Million Spin & Go promotion, which is running now until February 21. The buy-in to the special Spin & Go games is just $0.50, and in addition to cash prizes there are a host of incredible luxury items to be won, including the winner’s choice of supercar to a value of $450,000, a TAG Heuer CR7 Special Edition watch, and ROC by Monster – Sport Black Platinum headphones.
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First prize won by latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion ‘Noaceforme’ from Sweden. The player topped a field of 6,749 to claim $169,260.63 in prize money after a four-way deal was done at the final table.
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BetStars has an Outright betting market available on the PCA $100,000 Super High Roller event, with Joe McKeehan the current favourite at 11.00 (10/1). Selected others include Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Selbst (17.00), Jason Mercier (34.00) and Daniel Negreanu (41.00); former EPT champion Mike McDonald (15.00); defending champion Steve O’Dwyer (29.00); and 2014 WCOOP Main Event winner Fedor Holz (26.00). All prices correct at time of writing.
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Up for grabs in the Full Tilt Snowroll promotion. To be entered into the $10k prize draw, players simply need to make a deposit using bonus code Snow1 (Jan 4-10) or Snow2 (Jan 11-17). Prizes include a VIP holiday worth $7,500 and a share of $2,500 in ring game tickets. Players can also get a Snowroll rebate of up to $25 when they play at least 50 ring game hands (stakes $0.50/$1 or below).
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Number of events on the schedule at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which got under way yesterday and continues until January 14, making it the biggest EPT festival ever. Highlights include the $100,000 Super High Roller (Jan 6-, the $5,300 PCA Main Event (Jan 8-14), and a $50,000 High-Roller one-day tournament on Jan 9. For players with smaller bankrolls, there are several side events each day featuring a range of different buy-in levels starting at just $120.
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Hour poker broadcasts are now available via the new PokerStars Apple TV app. The app will provide viewers with content from the PCA, EPT and PokerStars’ big online tournaments.
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The PCA is under way at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas. Yesterday saw the first day of the $100k Super High Roller, with some of the game’s biggest names hitting the tables. Picture credit: Neil Stoddart.  

EPT Live is back for another seven days of incredible live tournament action from the PCA, starting January 8 with coverage of the $100k Super High Roller, continuing with another cards-up broadcast on Jan 9 for the PCA 2016 Invitational, before the action switches to the Main Event from Jan 10-14. The cards-up broadcasts on Jan 8/9/14 all start at 14.00 ET, while the live action from Jan 10-13 kicks off at 12.00 ET. The broadcasts can also be viewed on the official PokerStars Facebook and YouTube channels, while Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville will be live Twitch-streaming from the PCA starting January 8. 
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