Here’s a round-up from the week on PokerStars Blog…
The Sunday Storm ran for the first time eight years ago this month. To celebrate, PokerStars is guaranteeing a $1 million prize pool, and $100,000 to the winner. All for the same $11 buy-in as usual.
This two-day anniversary edition of the Sunday Storm kicks off at 14:00 ET on Sunday, June 16.
EPT Open Madrid madness is hitting here at PokerStars. The festival runs from June 22 to June 30. There’s still time to win a seat, though your window for a Spanish getaway will be closed by the beginning of next week.
Your best bet is the mega-satellite being held this Sunday at 14:35 ET. For a €162 buy-in — or as little as €1 if you start with a feeder satellite — you can win a seat in the Main Event plus an expenses package including six nights at a five-star hotel. There are 20 seats guaranteed in this tournament.
And then there’s the live stream that will be running for the last three days of the tournament. Not a regular stream, but something like a Twitch-Plus version with Team Pros wandering the floor, talking with players as the tournament is going on and providing analysis on the fly.
Arlie Shaban has been streaming on Twitch for several years now. He’s had a lot of donations come in from viewers over the years, but one he received this week outstripped them all. Regular stream viewer yanksfan420, who wanted to see Arlie take part in the Spin & Go 20 Challenge, sent along $2,420 to make the magic happen.
Bruce Buffer has it all. Not only is he the UFC’s ring announcer, he also gets to play poker pretty much whenever he wants. Plus the guy has stories for days.
Since winning the WSOP Main Event in 2004 and the $5M first prize, Greg “Fossilman” Raymer has added another $2.7M in tournament cashes over the years. He’s also built up a store of strategy advice, and is sharing it in his brand new book Fossilman’s Winning Tournament Strategies.
Here’s a look at some of the World Series of Poker 2019 winners this week:
WSOP Photography by pokerphotoarchive.com
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