$1 SNG tournaments and PokerStars Week in Review

This time a week ago I was somewhere over the Atlantic, an iPod shooting music into my ears to drown out the three kids two rows in front of me, and wondering if I could stand another viewing of "National Treasure" on the seatback screen in front of me (the answer was a firm no).

Now, we're a week removed from the World Cup of Poker and fully involved in another big week at PokerStars.

First, an announcement. If you haven't noticed yet, PokerStars is now offering $1 Sit & Go tournaments. Each of the tournaments is comprised of 45 players and pays out seven places. As I type in the middle of the afternoon, 13 of the contests are running. It's a great, cheap way to work on your SNG skills.

Now, a quick week in review:

  • Golden Corn took more than a niblet out of the Sunday $350,000 Guarantee. He raked in more than $100,000 for his effort. This Sunday is the monthly $500,000 Guaranteed. Last month's winner took down one of our biggest weekly tournament prizes ever.

  • Lee Jones took some time out of his busy schedule to give us this official line on online team play and the difference between that strategy and collusion.

  • And the biggest news of the week came in the form of a second deposit bonus for the month of May with a little something extra for people who are making their first real money deposit with PokerStars.

  • Next week is going to be, as they sometimes say back in my hometown, a biggun'. It kicks off on Sunday with PokerStars Sunday $500,000 Guaranteed and will end with the first preliminary events of the WSOP. More than sixty PokerStars players have used their W$ to buy into the first two preliminary events. I'll be out in Vegas for the kickoff of the action and if one of ours wins a bracelet, you'll certainly hear about it here.

    Have a good weekend, folks.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in PokerStars news