Weekend Warm-up: It's all about the PCA Ultra Satellite
A quick look at some of the stories from the week on PokerStars.
• An unmissable PCA Ultra satellite this Sunday
• The 2017 ACOP concludes in Macau
• The latest Poker In The Ears podcast
First thing's first: We're going big (Ultra) on this weekend's PCA satellite
Okay, we've already written about this event before written about this event before but it's worth reminding you of it again, just in case there's another $500k overlay this weekend as well (seriously, click the link).
In short, having fallen some way off the guarantee in the last PCA Ultra Satellite a while back we're giving things another go. I could give you the long story, but it's Friday. So, the short version is that we're giving away 100 packages to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure this weekend.
What's included in a package?
Great question. That gets you a seat into the Main event, accommodation at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, flights to the Bahamas and spending money for when you get there.
It's all part of our plan to make the PCA in January the best it can be - the perfect and appropriate way to kick off the poker year in style, and maybe some pink drinks with umbrellas in them.
It all takes place this Sunday, November 5. Again, that wasn't a typo - last time we did this there was a $500k overlay. We don't plan on that happening again, but you can find details of the event in the Tournament lobby. And if you need a reminder of what's instore at the PCA in January, click this link for details.
Winners at the ACOP in Macau
The week started with an ending. The 2017 Asia Championship of Poker concluded in Macau with Alan Lau crowned the Main Event winner.
As the Blog team reported, Lau collected $692,000 for first place after a heads-up deal with Aaron Been. His ACOP title ow fits nicely alongside his 2015 Asia Player of the Year award. Click here to read about how he outlasted one of the most international fields in ACOP history, as well as a final table that included Stephen Chidwick, Brian Altman, and Dominik Nitsche.
Meanwhile the ACOP High Roller, with a final table featuring the likes of Manig Loeser, Dario Sammartino, John Juanda,was won by Russian pro Dmitry Yurasov, who picked up a first prize of $456,000. Read the final table report here
Poker in The Ears
James and Joe have two TV shows to recap on this week's podcast - the first two episodes of the #PSCMonteCarlo Main Event (now available to watch at channel4.com/poker in the UK & Ireland, and on PokerStars.tv in the rest of the world). They talk to Robert Pankowski, the online qualifier who featured in both shows. He relives his Monte Carlo experience and reveals what he did with his €10,000 score.
In 'Adventures in Online Poker', the boys discuss Power Up, the new poker variant with game-changing powers. Expect some hot takes and top tips! Plus, there's a really geeky 'Jaws'-themed quiz, as David Nicholls from Devon competes for a #PSCPrague satellite ticket in 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to #PokerInTheEars.
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