Normal service resumes this weekend. Well, kind of.
After the excitement of WCOOP, a relatively ordinary weekend ahead. Well, kind of.
There are the usual bunch of Sunday Majors to contemplate, including a return of the (regular) Sunday Million and Warm-Up. There will also be the regular Weekly events in all shapes and sizes, which you'll find in the PokerStars lobby.
You can also use the weekend as preparation for what will be a massive event on Monday when Common Cents begins. You can read all about the details here, but the short version is that you'll need only a cent to play.
Another highlight of the weekend will be the latest Red Spade Open, featuring around 50 Team Pros (of the live and online kind), each with a $500 bounty on their heads. The buy-in is $55, which means a sizeable return if you're able to knock a Pro out. Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome and Luka "LukaSteel" Kovac have already written about how much they're looking forward to the event, even if they are on the wanted list.
Finally to those within reach of the Isle of Man the UK and Ireland Poker Tour is in action there, with Day 1B of the Main Event under way today. Check out the UKIPT website for event details for the festival.
On the subject of the UKIPT, our team are already in full swing over at the Main Event bringing live updates all the way through to the end of the festival. You can follow all the action on the PokerStars Blog each day.
The latest #EPTNotLive Podcast is available to listen to. I'll let team behind it give the details.
"Before listening to this week's podcast, please spare a thought for Joe. Constant time zone hopping is getting the better of him. He isn't sure what time it is, what day of the week it is, or what country he's in. But he's managed to cobble together a show, featuring Sara Chafak: Miss Finland 2012, and star of one of the most watched poker hands of all time. She joins the boys to talk about the latest episode of 'Shark Cage', and some of the random stuff she's recently posted on the Internet. James and Joe also deal with some 'Social Media Beefs' (now with added cow sounds), and recap a couple of charity poker events: one in NYC, the other at the awesome Hippodrome in London. There's a preview of the forthcoming UKIPT Super Series, and Common Cents tournament festival. And Pedro Almeida is on the line from Canada, hoping to win prizes in a sharkery-cagery themed edition of 'Superfan vs Stapes'. #EPTNotLive"
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Over on PokerStars.tv you can find Episode 5 of the PCA 2015 Main Event, with things getting close at the business end.
WCOOP might be over for another year but you can look back on all the results from each of the 70 tournaments, with links to each final table report, on our results page. While on the WCOOP homepage you'll find the final standings on the Player of the Series leader board, topped this year by Shaun Deeb. You can already read just how Main Event winner Coenaldinho7 did it, in his interview with the Blog.
Well there was that Ukrainian player Solik1968 who won a million dollars in the Dream Team Collection, thanks to a fortuitous river card. You can read about that here.
Then there was news, of the big and long awaited kind, about the return of PokerStars and Full Tilt to the United States. Rub your eyes and read about that here.
That's all for now. Good luck at the tables this weekend, whether that's over in the Isle of Man, in the Sunday Majors or any other games you get involved in. Tell us all about it @PokerStarsBlog
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.