EPT Prague headlines the weekend to do list on PokerStars
A look at the PokerStars weekend ahead...
There are the Majors, as always. Last weekend Fahredin "FeriBo" Mustafov earned himself a first prize of $165,703 in the Sunday Million, topping a field of 5,696 which you can read about here. For everything else the PokerStars tournament lobby is your friend for details of all events coming up this weekend.
In the live world all eyes are on Prague, which welcomes the European Poker Tour (and Eureka Poker Tour) once again. It's the ninth time Prague has featured on the tour. The reason we keep going back is because it's so popular. More than 1,100 players last year. Maybe it's the 97 events that will appeal, or perhaps the Christmas market. But I can't help think that Stephen Graner's first prize of €969,000 last year has something to do with it.
The festival starts tomorrow with satellites to the opening day of the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event. The Super High Roller event follows on Tuesday December 8, with the Main Event starting on Thursday December 10.
Find details on the EPT homepage.
Talking of EPT Prague, those looking to enjoy the festival from the comfort of an armchair can do so when coverage begins on the PokerStars Blog on Sunday. We'll have updates from the Eureka Main Event before the Super High Roller starts on Tuesday. You won't miss a thing.
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The #EPTNotLive podcast is back. We'll let the team tell you what's in store.
"After a two-week hiatus, the boys have a lot to get through. Joe regales James with tales from his Thanksgiving dinner, including some entertaining (if disturbing) anecdotes about his ancestors. Meanwhile, James recaps his trip to Toronto for the world premiere of the Daniel Negreanu documentary, 'KidPoker', and tries to justify accepting an upgrade on the flight out, while his boss was left to sit at the back of the plane. There are two 'Shark Cage' episodes to talk about, with Heat 6 now in the books. Vanessa Selbst joins James and James to analyse a couple of key hands she played in that heat. And, after some EPT Prague and PokerStars Christmas Festival chat, Daniel Watters displays his knowledge of the 1963 movie 'The Great Escape' in 'Superfan vs Stapes'."
Listen by using your chosen link:
In the latest Bonus Cut, 2015 PCA Champion Kevin Schulz explains his decision making process in the final hand from the final table. Would you have made the call? Watch below.
To keep things festive
The PokerStars Christmas festival is in full swing. Between now and the end of the year we'll be paying out $10 million in prizes, with various events and promotions to fill your stockings. It all culminates with a $5 million guaranteed Sunday Million on December 27, with a minimum first prize of $500,000, details of which you can read about here.
There's also the Christmas Calendar that's worth checking each day for various goodies on offer. It started with some milestone hands, but there's something new each day. Check out the Christmas Festival homepage for details.
To keep an eye on
There are now just four weeks of play left before we fins a Tournament Leader Board.
ismo<3seppo is still on course to win the title for a third time. But he has competition, not least in the form of Aaron "Aguskb" Gustavson, currently in third place. Earlier this week we spoke to him to get his take on the year in general, one he described, understandably, as a blur.
Read the interview here. Meanwhile the current TLB standings are below.
|Place||User ID||Points||Country||2014 Finish||Last Weeks Position|
|1||ismo<3seppo||59,439.76||Finland||2014 - 1st, also 1st in 2013||1|
|4||MARCIN123||53,721.04||UK||Not in top 200||4|
|7||eijseijs||50,641.80||Sweden||Not in top 200||6|
|9||guix2x||49,847.33||Brazil||Not in top 200||10|
|13||iWasDjWtf||48,720.22||Switzerland||Not in top 200||14|
|14||Fabaz||48,120.35||United Kingdom||Not in top 200||15|
With that we wish you good luck at the tables this weekend, whether that's online, or in Prague. Don't forget to tell us how you get on @PokerStarsBlog
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.