Five things to look forward to this weekend on PokerStars
Five things from the world of PokerStars heading into the weekend.
Coverage from WSOP
The bubble burst in the WSOP main event last night, marking the rough midway point as more than 6,700 players try to become a member of the final nine.
It's also the midway point of our own coverage from the Main event, which so far has produced some great writing from our team of Brad Willis and Howard Swains.
Their coverage continues through the weekend all the way up to the conclusion of play early next week. Don't miss anything by bookmarking this page with regular updates on Twitter.
Team Pro play on in the WSOP Main Event
And who are the key PokerStars figures to follow over that time?
Well at the close of play last night/this morning (etc. etc.), five Team Pros had reached the money and would be back for Day 4.
Marc-Andre Ladouceur - 1,290,000
Liv Boeree -- 690,000
Jennifer Shahade -- 615,000
Jason Somerville -- 442,000
Aditya Agarwal -- 205,000
As Howard Swains reported, Ladouceur's count is within sight of current leader Kenny Hallaert with 1.7 million, and good for 11th place overall.
Coverage continues on the PokerStars Blog at 12pm PST (8pm UK time).
Micro Millions starts this Sunday
MicroMillions is back, the tournament series open to even the smallest of bankrolls and which can turn those nickels and dimes you find down the back of the sofa, in that little tray next to the dashboard, or unclaimed in the vending machine coin dispenser into thousands.
There are 90 tournaments planned for the 12th incarnation of the championship, which begins this Sunday for two weeks on PokerStars.
The micro-stakes online festival features six events a day with buy-ins from $0.11 to $5.50, except for the $22 No Limit Hold'em Main Event on July 31, which features a $1 million guaranteed prize.
There are high stakes in Las Vegas, low stakes online in the Micro Millions, leaves the Sunday Majors to fill that middle bit.
As always there is a full slate of events planned for the weekend, culminating in the Sunday Million, won last week by Luke Schwartz, who collected $130,000 for a good day's work.
It's not all about the Sunday Million, with a long list of weekend events taking place at various buy-ins, to be found in the Tournament Lobby.
$1 million freeroll this weekend
As we reported last week PokerStars has announced its second $1 million freeroll, set to take place this Sunday at 12:04 ET.
There's still plenty of time to qualify for the event by completing (let's face it, some pretty simple) challenges. Don't miss out. With $10,000 to the winner, and hundreds of players set to finish in the money, it's a great chance to boost your bankroll.
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.