A weekend for the PokerStars purist


A degree of calm returns to the online corridors of PokerStars this weekend. After almost two weeks of SCOOP, with up to 12 high stakes tournaments finishing each day, we return our gaze to Sunday, poker's holy day, and the accompanying supporting acts. You might say a weekend for the PokerStars purist.

Not that we won't have a few treats to look out for.

As we wrote earlier today, events at the WSOP in Las Vegas will soon dominate the summer, but that doesn't mean the online domain has to give way to the live world, as Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier intends to demonstrate this weekend.

ElkY will be hosting his first weekly WSOP Talk Show live on Twitch, featuring guests, chat, and some poker challenges that should make for entertaining viewing. Find all the details of the broadcast here, which as you'd expect on Twitch comes with all the usual opportunity to interact with ElkY along the way.

Back on PokerStars and the Sunday Million returns to its rightful place as the main reason to get out of bed on Sunday, in the poker sense at least. You'll find satellites for that, and for many other of the weekend's key events, on the PokerStars client.

It seems so long since we've had an "ordinary" weekend on PokerStars that we might miss something. But while we're here don't forget to check back on a few highlights from this week.

If you haven't already given it a look, coverage continues from the Eureka Poker Tour event in the newest venue Hamburg, which you can find here. Our man Marc Convey is on the ground there. There is also live coverage of the APPT Season 9 in Macau, which attracted close to 500 players. Brad Kain has all the updates.

SCOOP may now be over but you can still enjoy highlights of what proved a fascinating final table. Sure, you know who won by now, but don't let that spoil some cards up action on PokerStars.tv. David Tuchman and Team Pro Jake Cody present highlights, which you can watch in full here.

As always you can send us your thoughts and feedback on our Twitter account. Follow us @PokerStarsBlog. Wed love to hear from you.

For now, good luck at the tables this weekend.

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.