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Weekly PokerStars News - December 18th

By: PSO Admin @ 05:50 (EST) / 1131 / Comment ( 1 )


Guaranteed prize money for the Sunday Million special edition, which takes place at 14.30 ET on December 27 and is the final event of the PokerStars Christmas Festival promotion. The buy-in is $215 with satellites available from just $1.

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Won by ‘GrindHeaps’ from Australia, who became the 13th Spin & Go millionaire on Monday morning. It wasn’t quite the fastest $1m Spin & Go – that honour stays with ‘Koovoon’, who won in 9min 38secs back in November – but it was in the smallest number of hands, with just 33 needed for the tournament to be completed.
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First prize picked up by Hossein Ensan from Germany after he won the EPT12 Prague Main Event on Wednesday. Ensan, who also won the EPT Seniors Event in Barcelona last year, bested a field of 1,044 players to take home the biggest share of the €5,063,400 total prize pool, having done a deal with runner-up Gleb Tremzin from Russia.
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Top prize won by Kenneth Smaron in the EPT12 €10,000 High Roller last Sunday. Smaron bested a field of 315 players to take home the title and €595,500 from the total prize pool of €3,055,500.
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Las Vegas package that can be won instantly as part of Full Tilt’s Break the Bank promotion, which continues until January 3. A total of $100,000 in prizes will be given away across four weeks.

More info: http://Ti.LT/jQ    


Total amount of events spread across the 12-day EPT12 Dublin festival, which will take place from February 9-20 at the Royal Dublin Society. Events include a €5,300 EPT Main Event, €1,100 UKIPT Main Event and €25k High Roller. It’s the first time the EPT has visited Ireland since Season 4 in 2007.


Days remaining to win a share of $500,000 in the Full Tilt Millionaire’s Club Lounge – a challenge-based promotion, which rewards instant in-game prizes until December 27.

More info: http://Ti.LT/iT


Weeks to go until a player wins the $35,000 cash prize in the 2015 PokerStars Tournament Leader Board (TLB). ‘ismo<3seppo’, who won it last year, is still in pole position with 60,215.35 points, but is closely followed by ‘Sifosis’ on 58,516.70 points. Prizes will be awarded to the top 100 finishers.

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EPT champion Hossein Ensan celebrates his maiden Main Event victory in Prague on Wednesday.
Photo credit: Neil Stoddart

The EPT Prague Main Event was witness to an incredible three-person elimination in the latter stages of the tournament on Tuesday night, as the 11th, 12th and 13th-place finishers were all knocked out in the same hand.
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