PokerStars weekly round-up – February 23
A six-way deal in the Sunday Million last weekend, saw four players walk away with six-figure sums, the largest of which went to fifth-placed ‘Carsandi’ from Portugal, who received $195,810.13. The tournament winner, though, was Zábry from Czech Republic, who logged off $151,644.65 richer. Check out the full report on the PokerStars Blog.
The Sunday Warm-Up was won by ‘PlayaPlz’ from Canada, who topped a field of 3,735 players to take the first prize of $98,556.39 after chopping it three ways. Read more about the final here.
Lastly, the $1,050 Super Tuesday saw 601 players create a prize pool of $601,000. There was a three-way chop in that, too, with eventual winner ‘pAtcAsh83’ from Germany scooping the top prize of $106,000. The PokerStars Blog has the full report.
Road to 100 Billion
The PokerStars Road to 100 Billion hand promotion is coming towards the end of its journey, with the 95-billionth hand due to be dealt in the next week or two, offering huge rewards for players who are dealt into the milestone hands. Find out more about the latest giveaway on the PokerStars Blog and the Road to 100 Billion web page.
PokerStars is launching a new branded live poker room at the City of Dreams Macau casino, where all its Asia poker tournaments – including the Asia Championship of Poker, Macau Poker Cup, Macau Millions and Asia-Pacific Poker Tour – will be permanently housed.
The PokerStars Live at the City of Dreams, which is located on the main casino floor, will also offer cash games and daily tournaments. For more information, check out the PokerStars Blog story.
The next EPT event will take place in London from March 5-16, with 37 events scheduled over 11 days in two different venues. The £5,250 Main Event will take place at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino from March 10-16, along with the £10,300 High Roller (March 14-15) and £10,300 8-Game Championship (March 13-14), while many of the side events will be held at the new ‘PokerStars LIVE’ poker room at the Hippodrome Casino. For a complete schedule breakdown of events and venues, go to http://www.europeanpokertour.com/tournaments/london/.
The UKIPT Grand Final will also be incorporated into the wider EPT festival, with the £770 Main Event taking place from March 5-10 in the Vic. For more information about the UKIPT schedule in London check out http://www.ukipt.com/tournaments/london/.
Online satellites to both EPT Main Event and UKIPT Main Event are running now at PokerStars.com. Go to ‘Events’ > ‘EPT’ or ‘Events’ > ‘More’ > ‘UKIPT’ to find the qualifiers.
The LAPT Chile National Poker Championship takes place March 13-17 and is aiming to become the biggest and richest poker festival ever held on Chilean soil. In addition, there is expectation that it may surpass the previous largest LAPT Main Event field of 681, which was set in Colombia in Season 4. This year it’s anticipated that the combined prize pool for all the festival events will break the USD $1 million mark, surpassing any previous prize pools for LAPT or any other live poker event held in the country.
Online satellites to the event are proving popular both online at PokerStars and live at Enjoy’s casinos across the country and there is still time to qualify either live or online. One notable change for LAPT Season 6 Main Events is that there are unlimited re-entries available for the first four levels of play. For details on live satellites, please visit http://www.lapt.com/live-satellites/ and for details on the event, go to http://www.lapt.com/tournaments/chile/. Media accreditation to the event is now open at http://www.lapt.com/media/.
Thomas Finneran topped a field of 387 players to win the penultimate leg of UK & Ireland Poker Tour Season 3 in Cork, Ireland. The Irish player won a first prize of €55,440 in the €770 NL Hold’em Main Event, after a deal was struck heads-up. Steven McGrath was the runner-up, earning €45,600.
For a full report, check out the PokerStars Blog. More information on the UKIPT, including details of the Grand Final in London next month, can be found at http://www.ukipt.com/.
The third stop of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Season 5 is currently taking place at the Crown Perth Casino. The $2,200 Main Event, which got under way on Wednesday, February 20, reaches a conclusion this coming Sunday. A total of 218 people have entered, which makes for a total prize pool in excess of AUD $400,000. Follow the all action on the PokerStars Blog.
For more details about the schedule, go to http://www.anzpt.com/tournaments/perth/.
Eureka Poker Tour
The €1,000 + €100 Eureka Czech Republic Main Event will run from March 20-24 with a €500,000 guarantee. It’s the first stop of Eureka Poker Tour Season 3 and will be held in King’s Casino, Rozvadov. The final event of Eureka Season 2 took place in Prague last December, where Menikos Panagiotou came first out of a field of 650 players for the €137,100 first prize.
For more information about Season 3 and media applications to the first event in the Czech Republic, go to www.eurekapokertour.com.
From February 22 to March 2, players from around Europe will head to Spielbank Hohensyburg Casino in Dortmund, Germany for the Masters Finale presented by EPT. The nine-event festival will have a €1,100 Main Event (Feb 24-28) and feature members of Team PokerStars, including Boris Becker, Michael Kiener and Sandra Naujoks, who won her EPT Main Event title at the same Dortmund venue back in 2009. For more information, go to http://mastersfinale.com/. For those who can attend there will be a welcome drinks on Sunday, February 24 from 9-11pm.