Weekend Warm-Up: 6 Stories from the week on PokerStars
A quick look at some of the stories from the week on PokerStars.
• Bolt and Hart #GameOn
• Coming up this Christmas
• Paul Vas Nunes on his Sunday Million winner
• The only known cure for winter
• Team Pros big week on Twitch
• High Rollers concludes this weekend
More #GameOn from Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart
Keeping a straight face in front of Kevin Hart is difficult at the best of times, as Usain Bolt found out in the latest #GameOn challenge. This week the subject was poker faces, and keeping one. Which proved practically impossible.
Check out the video below.
Coming up this Christmas
No matter whether you're a tourney player, a cash game grinder, or like the other stuff, we've got something under the tree for you in the new PokerStars Christmas Challenges promo.
From now until Christmas, there will be more than $2 million in prizes on offer and daily $25,000 all-in shootouts, with CardMatch Challenges, Reward Point, Happy Hours, CardHunt Puzzles, Jacks or Better Challenges, Golden Sit & Go tourneys, and more.
Above and beyond that, if you finish ten or more challenges, you will get an entry into a Christmas Day freeroll with a $100,000 prize pool and $30,000 in random prizes.
Hearing from this week's Sunday Million winner
Paul "Pvas2" Vas Nunes won the Sunday Million last weekend and spoke to us midweek about the result, which came seven years after his previous Sunday Million win. He also talked about some of the realities of professional poker (such as explaining to friends why a win so big doesn't automatically mean a trip to the Aston Martin dealership).
"In a way final tabling this tournament again felt like redemption."
Speaking to players and hearing their views is never boring, and Nunes is no exception. Read the full interview here.
Flee winter. Get yourself to the PCA
Let's be clear. Winter will be fine. However cold and dark it gets you'll make it. Spring will eventually come and getting up in the morning won't be quite so hard. But why put yourself through the strain if there's a chance to escape to the Caribbean for a week?
So, this serves as another reminder about how you can win your way to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure; to the place where frost is seen about as often as the Loch Ness monster, and where the only downside of the commute is that you might get sand in your shoes.
Satellites are Running every day with packages worth more than $15,000. That includes your main event seat, accommodation, flights to and from the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, as well as spending money when you get there.
Don't reduce yourself to wearing three pairs of socks and a balaclava. Click here to get details.
The week on Twitch
It's been a big week for PokerStars Team Pros on Twitch. After Lex Veldhuis called his shot last week, and got a new reason to perform a victory dance, Jeff Gross was getting similar results, with some Olympian eye-witnesses along the way.
High Roller series concludes
The "High Rollers" series with buy-ins ranging from $1,050 to $10,300 and more than $10 million guaranteed, concludes with the $2,100 Main Event this Sunday, which has a $2 million guarantee.
You can find this event in the PokerStars Tournament lobby and watch the action from there too if it's a little on the rich side.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.