Looking ahead to the weekend on PokerStars
What to look out for this weekend on PokerStars...
• Negreanu comes close to bracelet
• World Series of Poker Main Event coverage to begin
• Record Scratch & Match winner
• Putting players first
• Coming up: PokerStars Festival Korea
Negreanu goes deep (again)
Our coverage from the World Series Main Event begins this weekend, and we'll have more of that in a second. But one of the principle advantages is having Howard Swains court side to report on events in the Amazon Room.
Fresh off the plane, and defying the laws of jetlag, he had this report on Daniel Negreanu's latest bid to record career WSOP bracelet number seven in the $50,000 Players Championship. It was not to be for Kid Poker, but as ever the story of the near miss was as fascinating as those times he wins.
World Series coverage to begin
Talking of which our reporting team, made up of Howard Swains and Martin Harris, are as we speak preparing for the World Series of Poker Main Event which begins tomorrow. From which they'll be posting features each day from the tournament floor, which counts as some of the best reporting on the WSOP you'll find anywhere.
To make sure you don't miss anything from the Main Event, visit this page and basically stay there. Although checking back on the PokerStars Blog homepage works too.
Record Scratch & Match win
You don't have to win the WSOP Main Event to get your poker thrill. It turns out you get a similar feeling of elation by winning Scratch & Match, which is what Russian player multisurf talked off on the Blog this week.
He won the highest Scratch and Match prize so far, at the same time starting the clock ticking on the next Freebuy tournament. Details of that and the story behind multisurf's win, by clicking here.
Putting players first
PokerStars has always valued the importance of doing what's right for our players and for the game in general. So when the online poker site PKR closed its doors a few weeks ago, leaving thousands of players unable to access their bankrolls, we decided to step in.
As we announced yesterday in a statement you can read here, PokerStars will be picking up the tab. It doesn't matter if you have a few dollars on PKR, or a few thousand, we'll be in touch to explain how you can get access to your money. There's no catch. There are no conditions.
PokerStars Festival Korea on the horizon
The PokerStars calendar comes to life again this month, notably with the start of PokerStars Festival Korea. Details of which we featured on the Blog yesterday. We'll have a reporter there to bring features from Paradise City in Seoul where challengers to the 2017 Asia Player of the Year contest must be on their game.
That's all from the week on PokerStars. Good luck to everyone at the tables this weekend. Want to get in touch? Tweet us @PokerStarsBlog or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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