Five things for the weekend on PokerStars
Five things not to miss on PokerStars this weekend.
As we head into the weekend we take a look forward to, and back on, the top stories from the PokerStars world.
1. Following the Team Pro Show
The World Series is getting its fair share of Team Pro this summer, with Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu and Jason Somerville all scoring results.
The most prominent of which have belonged to Jason Mercier. This week he won his fourth career WSOP bracelet in the 2-7 Lowball Championship. Then, three days later, he nearly made if five, finishing second in the Razz Championship.
The win was worth $272,225 to Mercier, which along with the $168,936 he added from the Razz event takes his career WSOP earnings to more than $3.8 million.
Meanwhile Negreanu has scored a succession of deep runs, four so far in some of the marquee events. Somerville too is doing the same, his most recent finish coming in the HORSE Championship.
2. Will you be the tenth Spin & Go millionaire?
There's a seven figure top prize during a new special period of $1 million Spin & Go tournaments, which run until the end of July. It's the fourth time this promotion has taken place, featuring a buy in of just $5, which makes for a quite ridiculous return on investment. The result so far has been nine new millionaires. Someone has to be the tenth.
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3. Sunday is a day for play
There were more big pay days last weekend when Andras 'probirs' Nemeth, from Hungary, won the Sunday Million. A field of 6,725 meant first place paid $164,244 from a prize pool of $1,345,000. You can read the full report by Martin Harris on the PokerStars Blog.
4. Meanwhile in Spain
The UKIPT and Estrellas Poker Tours are teaming up for a festival in Marbella, Spain, which kicked off earlier this week. Play has reached Day 2, with live coverage from the Casino Marbella on the PokerStars Blog.
At the time of writing Kevin Monroe leads. Marc Convey and Nick Wright have all the details.
5. EPT Not Live
The latest episode of #EPTNotLive podcast is now available, introduced here by the team.
"It's finally happened. A well-known poker player has a major beef with Joe and has told him how much he DOESN'T appreciate his comedic commentary (it's fair to say the confrontation was a tad awkward). Fortunately, it's all rainbows and unicorns for the rest of the podcast, as Joe talks about hanging out with some of poker's finest at a 70s-themed birthday bash in Las Vegas. Maria Ho was also at the party, and she's the guest on this week's show, finding time between World Series of Poker events to talk to the boys and play a silly game. Plus, poker writer Robbie Strazinsky competes for a tournament ticket and a T-shirt in a WSOP-themed edition of 'Superfan vs Stapes'. #EPTNotLive"
Listen to the latest episode here.
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.