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A few things from the week on PokerStars, and a look at what’s coming up…

World Series of Poker Main Event coverage
PokerStars Festival Korea begins
PokerStars welcomes two new members to Team Online


World Series of Poker coverage continues

The World Series of Poker Main Event plays on in Las Vegas, or at least will do from later today. With the final table of nine in place players took two days off to meet their media obligations and decompress a little for what will be the biggest game of cards in their lives.

Early this morning, the field took a break with seven players remaining. Our team wrapped up the night here: Blumstein takes overwhelming lead with seven left.

Just because there were two days off though it didn’t mean our reporting team of Howard Swains and Martin Harris eased up at all. Instead they produced some of the best pieces of the event, which you can read in our WSOP coverage.

John Hesp_2017 WSOP_EV73_Day 7_21July17.jpgMain Event finalist John Hesp

Or click on the links below to read a few of the highlights…

John Hesp’s Vegas vacation continues; or, “When I’m Sixty-Four”

Join Liv and Igor’s team! Your chance to own some WSOP history

Rock in the Rio at KISS Mini Golf

A statistical overview of this year’s World Series

Micro Millions

As we’ve written about before, poker isn’t just about big money of the World Series; it’s just as relevant when the stakes are much lower – Micro even.

This week featured the return of MicroMillions, good news for players on a more modest bankroll, and to fans of competitive poker in all its shapes and forms, and we’re pleased to announce it all kicks off again this weekend.

You can find all the details of the latest series so far on the MicroMillions homepage. Here though is a reminder of the highlights to look forward to.

– More than 100 events
– A MicroMillions Invitational
– Buy-ins from as little as 0.11c
– Spin & Go qualifiers

Check out the latest MicroMillions results on the PokerStars Blog

PokerStars Festival Korea

The PokerStars calendar comes back to life this month with the PokerStars Festival Korea now under way.

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We’ll be featuring stories from Korea on the PokerStars Blog which you can read by putting this link somewhere safe, or checking back on the Blog from time to time. That’ll take you to all out reports from the tournament floor through to the final table.

Two new members of Team Online

PokerStars welcomed two new members to Team Online this week, with new that Fintan Hand and Ben Spragg were signed up.

We featured interviews with both this week, where they talked about not only their poker careers so far, but the story behind their Twitch success. Check out the links below to find out more.

fintan_hand_ben_spragg-21July17.jpgThe new signings: Fintan Hand and Ben Spragg

Fintan Hand
Ben Spragg

That’s all from the week on PokerStars. Good luck to everyone at the tables this weekend. Want to get in touch? Tweet us @PokerStarsBlog or email us at

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.

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