Looking ahead to the weekend on PokerStars
Five things from this week on PokerStars.
WCOOP ends for another year
After more than three weeks the World Championship of Online Poker came to a close on Tuesday when German player Jonas "llJaYJaYll" Lauck won the Main Event. The field of 2,091 amounted to a prize pool in excess of $10 million, which meant Lauck's share was more than $1,517,541.
Meanwhile in the player of the Series race Fabrizio "SixthSenSe19" Gonzalez who took top spot with an excellent Championship that put him nearly 200 points clear of second placed Connor "blanconegro" Drinan.
Throughout WCOOP we had final table recaps of every event along with player interviews, all of which you can catch up on by visiting our WCOOP pages. You can also find leader board standings and statistics on the WCOOP homepage.
Free money to be won in the next $1 Million PokerStars Freeroll
This week we announced details of the next $1 Million PokerStars freeroll coming up in October. It's the second event of its type and is open to all PokerStars players who qualify via one of the challenges (found in the Challenges Window in the PokerStars lobby).
You can already qualify with a chance to do so every day until the event itself on Sunday October 9, 2016. Details of how to qualify, and everything else about this enormous event, can be found on the $1 Million PokerStars Freeroll homepage.
Want to take part in the $1 Million Poker Freeroll but don't have a PokerStars account? Click here to get started.
LAPT Uruguay concludes
The week began wither news from Uruguay where the LAPT Main Event came to a close. It was won by Pedro Claus from Argentina who topped a field of 438 players to claim a first prize of $90,630.
The latest episode of #EPTNotLive
This week's podcast features some (hilarious and disturbing) anecdotes from Team Pro's Celina Lin...
"The World Championship of Online Poker is finally over. James and Joe recap the Main Event with Celina Lin, who covered the final table live on the PokerStars Twitch channel. As well as talking WCOOP, Celina relives an unfortunate encounter with a monkey in Hong Kong and describes the devastating effects of exploding glass tea pots.
"There's a summary of the recently announced revisions to the recently confirmed changes to the European Poker Tour payout structure (it's less confusing than it sounds), plus details of the forthcoming EPT Malta Spin & Go promotion. And vintage video games is the subject of this week's 'Superfan vs Stapes' contest, as Robert Adams from California competes for some prizes."
Eureka Hamburg in full swing
After Uruguay, next up on the PokerStars calendar was Eureka Hamburg, which kicked off earlier this week. The Blog is ringside with live updates through to the final on Sunday. So far the limelight has been hogged by Team Pro George Danzer who won the High Roller event to kick things off, and then bagged up the Main Event chip lead last night.
Play continues today. Follow all our live coverage from Hamburg here.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.