The weekend ahead on PokerStars
Five things from the world of PokerStars heading into the weekend.
1. Sunday Million
We start with the Sunday Million which last week was won by "Koby295" of Germany. His first prize was $188,928.82, thanks to a field of 6,269, which if you were to average out pay-outs would be above average. It makes this a good time to be a Sunday Million player, which you can be this weekend. In the meantime, read about this latest result, courtesy of Kristin Bihr.
At about the same time the joint UKIPT/ Estrellas festival in Marbella was coming to an end in Spain. Jonathan Schuman ensured his name would adorn the headlines, picking up a first prize of €96,159 ahead of a field of 844.
Brazilian player Rodrigo Strong, who won the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Chile Main Event in March 2016, took away the largest amount (€110,653) by virtue of a three way deal.
Our live reporting team were watching every step of the way, and you can read coverage of that final day on the PokerStars Blog.
3. APPT Seoul
One event usually leads into another in the world of PokerStars, and this week is no different. From Marbella the action travels around the world to Seoul, South Korea, where our reporting team are on the ground with live events through the weekend and the final table on Monday.
At the time of writing play is deep into Day 1B of the Main Event. Jack Stanton and Brad Kain are court side. Follow live coverage on the PokerStars Blog.
4. Return of the Americas Cup of Poker
Not to be outdone the Americas Cup of Poker is back for it's eighth edition, this time taking place in New Jersey, and featuring the first appearance from a Team USA side since the events of Black Friday.
There will be 12 teams kicking things off today with a series of sit & go's at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with heads up matches tomorrow determining the outcome.
For the winners some prize money, but also tickets to the Copa America final between Argentina and Chile, to be played on Sunday rather conveniently a short drive away at MetLife stadium.
The last #EPTNotLive before the team take a well earned summer break - we'll let them introduce what's coming up.
"In their last podcast before their six-week summer break, James and Joe pay tribute to an #EPTLive fan who recently passed away, and celebrate Jason Mercier's continued success at the World Series of Poker. Lex Veldhuis joins the boys to talk about the infamous Mercier/Selbst bracelet bet, his Omaha streams on Twitch, and his love/hate relationship with tournaments. Joe recaps some of his recent Vegas shenanigans, which include passing out after a pool party and playing a lot of poker - some of it for charity, and some of it in a glass box. Finally, budding poker commentator James Day gets some tips from the "pros" and competes for prizes in a Survivor-themed edition of 'Superfan vs Stapes'. #EPTNotLive returns on Thursday 11th August 2016."
Have a great weekend playing on PokerStars. Send us your stories @PokerStarsBlog.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.