PokerStars All Star Week 03-22-09 update

allstarweek_thn.jpgThe qualifiers for PokerStars All Star Week are in the midst of determining who will face off against the Team PokerStars Pros. Here's your daily update of the action from PokerStars' very own Host Bob.

by Host Bob

Prior to the final team selection tournament, there were still six members of the All Star Challengers team that had not secured a match in the All Star Week line-up. With only five spots left to fill, at least one person was going to miss out.

As it turned out, two of those six were finally able to break through. Dutch Supernova Elite busto_soon rode comfortably into third place and selected Isabelle Mercier as his single opponent for the series. The result delighted his legions of railbird fans who had been eagerly awaiting this chance to cheer. 1ofaKind420, a 2008 Yearly TLB Top 50 player, made harder work of qualifying but did enough to take the fifth spot for the day. He will take on Lee Nelson in Sunday's 16:00 ET Stud Hi/Lo match.

The day's other qualifiers are already firmly entrenched in the All Star Week schedule and will be challenging for the team MVP award. The first man to choose from Sunday's games was Pole kAmIkAdZeE. His fourth match for the week will be the potentially crucial final match of the series against Greg Raymer.

Second choice went to the red-hot Supernova Elite 'psimalive', who made it three in a row today - a unique feat during the week's tournaments. He exercised his option on the 12:00 ET match with Vicky Coren. It was another four-time winner that took the remaining match in the schedule. Sumpas will take on Chad Brown in the penultimate match of All Star Week.

Battle commences for real tomorrow, and you can follow all the action here on the blog. The full schedule of matches is as follows:

Monday
Match 1 NLHE 12:00 Vicky Coren Vs Sumpas
Match 2 NLHE 14:00 Lee Nelson Vs kAmIkAdZeEe
Match 3 STUD 16:00 Chad Brown Vs Bookie1978
Match 4 NLHE 18:00 Isabelle Mercier Vs PKerBL
Match 5 NLHE 20:00 Dennis Phillips Vs bluffblocker

Tuesday
Match 1 NLHE 12:00 Katja Thater Vs oblowski512
Match 2 NLHE 14:00 Marcin Horecki Vs kAmIkAdZeEe
Match 3 PLO8 16:00 Noah Boeken Vs Canuck
Match 4 NLHE 18:00 Alex Kravchenko Vs VOLCANO360
Match 5 NLHE 20:00 JC Alvarado Vs 666 INRI

Wednesday
Match 1 NLHE 12:00 ElkY Vs VOLCANO360
Match 2 NLHE 14:00 Victor Ramdin Vs Aryamehr
Match 3 PLO 16:00 William Thorson Vs Canuck
Match 4 NLHE 18:00 Vanessa Rousso Vs PKerBL
Match 5 NLHE 20:00 Chris Moneymaker Vs bluffblocker

Thursday
Match 1 NLHE 12:00 ElkY Vs PKerBL
Match 2 NLHE 14:00 Vanessa Rousso Vs Sumpas
Match 3 LHE 16:00 Ylon Schwartz Vs Aryamehr
Match 4 NLHE 18:00 Alex Kravchenko Vs oblowski512
Match 5 NLHE 20:00 Chris Moneymaker Vs Gunslinger3

Friday
Match 1 NLHE 12:00 Katja Thater Vs GoMukYaSelf
Match 2 NLHE 14:00 Andre Akkari Vs bluffblocker
Match 3 5CD-limit 16:00 Barry Greenstein Vs Canuck
Match 4 NLHE 18:00 Humberto Brenes Vs psimalive
Match 5 NLHE 20:00 Daniel Negreanu Vs lordhuttyx

Saturday
Match 1 NLHE 12:00 Victor Ramdin Vs psimalive
Match 2 NLHE 14:00 Steve Paul-Ambrose Vs Sumpas
Match 3 O8 16:00 Greg Raymer Vs Canuck
Match 4 NLHE 18:00 Humberto Brenes Vs kAmIkAdZeEe
Match 5 NLHE 20:00 Joe Hachem Vs 666 INRI

Sunday
Match 1 NLHE 12:00 Vicky Coren Vs psimalive
Match 2 NLHE 14:00 Isabelle Mercier Vs busto_soon
Match 3 STUD8 16:00 Lee Nelson Vs 1ofaKind420
Match 4 NLHE 18:00 Chad Brown Vs Sumpas
Match 5 NLHE 20:00 Greg Raymer Vs kAmIkAdZeEe

Simon Young
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