PokerStars Festival Marbella: Meet Stephen Hendry by the pool (table)

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There's a set expression we use in life when times get tough: "it's not all fun and games". But you'll never hear that expression here in Marbella at the PokerStars Festival. Fun and games is quite literally all it is.

Bust a tournament? No problem, go for a swim. Tired from swimming? Don't worry, have a lie down in the sun. Sun burned? Then slap on some after-sun lotion and head to the casino for cash games. Had a great session? Then get yourself to the bar and celebrate!

Tonight from 9.30pm, the #StarsFun team have organised a meet and greet or all online qualifiers with all of the red spades here in sunny Spain. Team Online's Lex Veldhuis, PokerStars Pros Fatima de Melo and Marcin Horecki, and PokerStars Brand Ambassador Stephen Hendry will all be hanging out in the hotel lobby with drinks in hand.

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Hendry - one of the best to ever do it

Not only that, if you're a fan of snooker or pool, then this is a meet and greet you won't want to miss. Seven-time world snooker champion Hendry will be taking on anyone who dares challenge him on the pool table, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play one of the best players ever to pick up a cue.

If you're thinking of coming though, remember that the Turbo Day 1C flight with 20-minute levels kicks off at 10pm. Whether de Melo, Horecki or Hendry will be trying their luck again is yet to be seen, but Veldhuis has made his plans clear. He's heading tomorrow to continue streaming on Twitch, meaning he'll likely be hanging out tonight for the duration.

So, tonight why not go from the pool to the pool table? We'll see you in the H10 hotel lobby from 9:30pm. If you can't make it, there's always the Player's Party on Saturday night, which has a free bar until midnight.

See? It's all fun and games.

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Jack Stanton is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

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