Our new baby: PokerStars.tv


You've already seen it for the best part of a year, bringing you the finest poker action from the EPT, APPT, LAPT and now the World Series. But today is when it all becomes official: the ground-breaking, innovative, slick, sharp and really rather special PokerStars.tv launches TODAY.

Click below to allow Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu to tell you more:

Watch Daniel Negreanu introduces PokerStars.tv on PokerStars.tv

As Daniel says, the PokerStars.tv site is now the official platform for all the video action from the most important and richest poker tournaments around the world. The wealth of experience contained within the bodies of each and every Team PokerStars Pro will be mined regularly by our video bloggers, offering you the chance to profit from their unparalleled knowledge, and to follow their progress in the huge tournaments throughout the year.

PokerStars.tv will also host the live webcasts and video blogs, and will continue to expand its archive of great poker action indefinitely. There are already more than 1,500 clips on the site, comprising 90 hours of material. What's more, it's totally FREE.

Key features on the site include the search function, which allows players to select specific poker hands and see how they have been played in major tournaments by the top players. Negreanu explains: “Just enter a hand like jack-jack or ace-king and you can find out how it’s been played in all sorts of different situations by some of the world’s great and not so great players. It’s a terrific way to learn more about the game.”

There will be cameras following the Team, as well as PokerStars qualifiers, to all the major events -- the current World Series included -- and the video team will also be out and about on the streets, in the clubs and bars of whichever city the roadshow rolls into to give a taste of the vibrancy and excitement surrounding the most fascinating travelling circus on Earth.

That means that during the coming months alone, PokerStars.tv will bring you all the sure-fire wonder of another PokerStars assault on the World Series main event here in Las Vegas, then take you on a breakneck tour to Punta del Esta, Uruguay; Barcelona, Spain; London, England; San Remo, Italy and many more before the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Then it will be the Bahamas, for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and then the second renewal of the LAPT, which means Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and San Jose, Costa Rica, among others. Oh, and then Asia for the APPT. It'll be quite a trip.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then even a two-minute video blog is enough to make us writers file away our pens and typewriters for good. PokerStars.tv takes tournament coverage to a new level and will change the way you follow these events.


PokerStars.tv Freeroll

To celebrate the launch of PokerStars.tv, there will be a special online freeroll held at 14.30 ET everyday throughout the WSOP main event (Jul 3-14). Each tourney is free to enter, and has $100 prize money added. The top three players every day qualify through to the PokerStars.tv Freeroll final on July 19, with the champion winning an EPT Barcelona package worth $16,700.

The password to each day's freeroll will be revealed at the end of the day's WSOP video blogs. Click HERE to see a sample.


Five great clips from PokerStars.tv

Meanwhile, cast your eyes over some of the best clips already available for free on PokerStars.tv.

Joe Hachem at the APPT
Daniel Negreanu player profile
Bill Chen’s top five math tips
Jan Heitmann magic trick on Greg Raymer

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