A dash of Kassouf for the weekend on PokerStars
Five things from the week on PokerStars, including more from William Kassouf.
All new in New Jersey
The first PokerStars Festival in New Jersey kicked off this week with the appropriate fanfare for a location that has never hosted a festival of its kind before. The main event is reaching the exciting bit, with just 23 players remaining in the field going into the weekend that will crown a first winner. The PokerStars Blog has been there from the start with live updates that you can catch up on here.
EPT Malta wraps up
As New Jersey welcomed its first festival, the EPT was saying goodbye to its' penultimate at the Portomaso Casino in Malta. IT was there that Aliaksei Boika won his first EPT title and a first prize of €355,700. It was a fast paced Main Event, and you can read about Boika's win here.
The latest episode of #EPTNotLive
For this week's podcast, we've enlisted the help of Matt Broughton to recap EPT 13 Malta...
"Matt Broughton joins James and Joe, as they recount tales from the last few days of #EPTLive in Malta, including dramatic events at the airport that led to both Matt and Joe becoming foreign correspondents for a variety of media outlets. Matt also reveals how he angered his fellow passengers on the fight home, and tells the story of how he was once accidentally introduced on stage as Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"There's a review of the two most recent TV shows: the #EPT 12 Grand Final Super High Roller and Main Event final tables (both now available to watch at PokerStars.tv). And there's PokerStars goodies on the line, as Classic Rock enthusiast Jeffrey Anbinder takes on Joe in 'Superfan vs Stapes'.
Will Kassouf no holds barred
There's more from James Hartigan this week in a special interview with a player set to remain in the news for some time yet.
As the EPT Malta Main event played on TV screen around the world showed just what happened in that hand against Griffen Benger at the World Series of Poker. As viewers chose their sides, and social media came to life, William Kassouf gave his side of the story to Hartigan in an extended interview - all of which you can watch below.
The Sunday Million plays on
Amid all the live poker the online world goes on. Last weekend Ymobad was triumphant in the Sunday Million to the tune of $136,196.74. The British player topped a field of 5,543 players. Jason Kirk had the report in the early hours of Monday morning, which you can read here.
That's everything for this week. Good luck to everyone at the tables this weekend, whether in New Jersey or online. Tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.