The weekly round-up

June 21, 2019inPoker

Here’s a round-up from the week on PokerStars Blog…

  • UFC KO Poker Series kicks off Sunday
  • $94K Sunday Storm win for “byqu”
  • Eight of the best poker audiobooks
  • Mike Leah enjoys #babyrungood
  • SCOOP winner interviews
  • WSOP Bracelet winners

UFC KO Poker Series kicks off Sunday

A brand new poker series, with a brand new look, begins on PokerStars this Sunday (23 June).

The 68-tournament UFC KO Poker Series lets you play poker like you would fight in the UFC–with knockouts–and all tables will look like they’ve been lifted straight from the Octagon.

You’ll win money for every person you knockout, and you could win an exclusive trip to California for UFC 241. Find out how here.

The week-long series culminates in a $109 buy-in, $1.5M Gtd Main Event on Sunday 30 June. Check out the full schedule here.

PokerStars Ambassadors and Twitch superstars Lex Veldhuis, Ben Spragg and Fintan Hand will also be battling it out throughout the series to see who can eliminate the most players. Read all about that here.

Three Team Pros will each try to score more KOs than the other during the UFC KO Poker Series next week

$94K Sunday Storm win for “byqu”

Last Sunday saw the 8th anniversary $11 Sunday Storm get an incredible 128,865 entries. There could only be one winner though, and luckily Fintan “easywithaces” Hand was on…hand…to capture “byqu”s winning moment live on his Twitch stream.

Eight of the best poker audiobooks

Whatever you’re doing this summer–whether it’s grinding at the tables or tanning on the beach–you’ll need something to listen to.

This week we highlighted eight of the best poker audiobooks out there right now.

Take a look at the best poker audiobooks here.

By the way, the audio version of PokerStars Blog’s own Martin Harris’ new book Poker & Pop Culture is one of those featured. The book is now officially available, and this week we shared an excerpt from his book as well — check it out here.


Mike Leah enjoys #babyrungood

Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah has worked hard at the poker tables for years and it shows in his long resumé. The Canadian pro has won $7.8 million in live tournaments since 2006 and another $3.4 million online, including $2.3 million on PokerStars. But nothing in all those experiences quite prepared him for the run he’s enjoyed the last few weeks.

From two SCOOP titles in 2019 to winning $79K in the Deal jackpot, we spoke to Leah to discuss his baby run good.

Read that article here.

Mike Leah: #babyrungood is real, and it’s spectacular

SCOOP winner interviews

Mike Leah wasn’t the only SCOOP champion we caught up with this week.

First we spoke with Vicent “gordon0410” Bosca to discuss his million-dollar 2019 so far, which has seen him final table the PCA Main Event, and win both Turbo Series and SCOOP titles.

Vicent Bosca plays at EPT Monte Carlo in spring 2019

We also talked to Jacobo “jakobgold” Montoya about his enormous win the $1,050 Medium Main Event for $688K, his largest career score to date.

WSOP Bracelet winners

Here’s a look at some of the World Series of Poker 2019 winners this week:

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