Monte Carlo, Kenny Rogers, and the Milly champ

April 26, 2019inPoker

Catch up on all of this week’s PokerStars Blog content…

  • The latest from EPT Monte Carlo
  • Meet 13th Anniversary Milly winner Wang Li
  • 5-Card Fiction: “Kenny Rogers as The Gambler”

Plus:

Southern Europe’s SCOOP generates €17.6M

LATEST FROM EPT MONTE CARLO

Things are off and running over in Monaco as EPT Monte Carlo kicked off yesterday with two events, including the €10K High Roller. PokerStars Blog is on the ground to bring you all the latest.

Catch up on everything that happened yesterday here, then check back later today for updates on today’s action.

MEET 13TH ANNIVERSARY MILLY WINNER WANG LI

China got it’s first ever Sunday Million winner when Wang Li (known as wangli0402 on PokerStars) took down the 13th Anniversary Sunday Million for $611K.

Our Jason Kirk caught up with Li to find out more about him, his background in poker, and his plans for the future.

Read the interview here.

Your Sunday Million 13th Anniversary champion, wangli0402 of China

5-CARD FICTION: “KENNY ROGERS AS THE GAMBLER”

In the latest addition of 5-Card Fiction, PokerStars Blog’s Martin Harris does a deep dive on Kenny Rogers’ 1978 hit “The Gambler”, the film inspired by it, and the classic hands that play out.

If you want to know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em, click here.

5-Card Fiction

SOUTHERN EUROPE’S SCOOP GENERATES €17.7M

The first ever Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) for PokerStars’ Southern Europe shared liquidity market is in the books, with more than 54,000 unique players taking part from France, Spain and Portugal. The advertised €15 million prize pool guarantee was surpassed, reaching €17.7 million when it was all over.

The €250 buy-in Main Event reached a total prize pool of €1,151,340, with “TimeForPlanBtc” beating a field of 4,952 entries to win more than €120,000.

“It was a major achievement to increase Southern Europe’s SCOOP prize pool guarantee from €10 million in 2018 to €15 million in 2019, thanks to the addition of Portugal to the shared liquidity of France and Spain this time around,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at The Stars Group. “It has been an enjoyable period for our players and we are delighted with its success. We hope that Italy will join soon so we can continue to improve the offer for all players of these markets.”

Meanwhile, Italy’s SCOOP series was the biggest SCOOP ever held in the country. The 10th edition exceeded its €5 million guarantee to reach €5.7 million, with more than 25,000 players enjoying the 126-event schedule. The €250 buy-in Main Event on April 7 also broke its advertised €500,000 guarantee, reaching €583,650.

MORE CONTENT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

NJSCOOP returns to PokerStars NJ this May

Mammoth heads back to Dublin next month

Poker In The Ears welcomes Nick Walsh

Book excerpt: “Mastering Mixed Games” by Dylan Linde (due out in June)


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