Malta, Melbourne and more: the weekend on PokerStars
Five things from the week on PokerStars.
Malta on the horizon
We're now just days away from the penultimate EPT festival, taking place in Malta from next Tuesday.
The Portomaso casino hosts the Tour from October 18 to 29, with 84 events on the cards for players looking to ring as much summer out of the year as possible.
The 12 day festival offers something for every kind of player, and partners with the Italian Poker Tour to offer a range of tournaments including a 10K event, a 25K and the 5K Main Event.
Away from the tables we have a wide range of #StarsFun activities lined up, including live Spin & Go, the EPT Player Lounge and player party, as well as your chance to take out some frustration with laser tag, or build up your frustration in an Escape Room. Check out what's in store here.
From the land down under
While events in Malta have yet to get started, it's all kicking off in Melbourne Australia, where the Asia Pacific Poker Tour began earlier today.
It's the tenth season of the tour and Brad Kain in ring side along with Mateusz Pater providing live updates from start to finish. You can catch up on everything that's happened so far here, with coverage throughout the weekend.
The latest episode of EPTNotLive
The latest podcast, featuring High Roller regular Igor Kurganov, is now available...
"Joe starts the podcast with one of the most disgusting anecdotes ever told on #EPTNotLive (which is saying something). Then, he and James preview the next slate of #EPT TV shows due to air on Channel 4 (UK & Ireland) and PokerStars.tv (rest of the world).
"Igor Kurganov features in one of those episodes - the EPT 12 Grand Final Super High Roller final table - and is this week's special guest. He talks about his poker roots and his current obsession with virtual reality. Finally, Matt Broughton's friend Steve Fair answers questions about Matt Broughton in a Matt Broughton-themed edition of 'Superfan vs Stapes'."
The TV people get it right
Ever been frustrated that a fictional poker scene on TV just hasn't been right, or accurate, or fun? Well there was a decent exception to this last week which we wrote about on the Blog.
It came in an episode of Hooten & The Lady, a new series made by Red Planet Pictures and shown on Sky TV that actually gave poker fans a little credit.
If non-stop streaming is your thing
Ever heard of a streamathon? Well neither had we until this week. You can probably guess what's involved, and who might be behind it. As Lee Jones wrote this week, it's something that might get some interest in the world of Twitch, while raising some money for a great cause.
That's all for this week. Good luck at the tables this weekend. Tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.