POKERSTARS NEWS DIGEST – OCTOBER 11

 

800,000,000

The tournament number milestone PokerStars is celebrating reaching on October 20. The Carnival of Tournaments promotion runs from October 13-20, and includes more than $2 million in increased guarantees, one-off tournaments, giveaways, Golden Sit & Go’s along with ‘Tourney Number 800 Million’ on October 20, which features a $1 million prize pool and $109 buy-in.

Full details: http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/carnival-of-tournaments/

 

£2,929,400

Total prize pool for the EPT London Main Event, which features a first prize of £560,980. The event concludes tomorrow (Saturday) with an as-live (one-hour delay) cards-up web broadcast at PokerStars.tv.

Blog updates: http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/tournaments/ept/season-10/ept-london/main-event-23/

 

£821,000

Money won by Martin Finger in the EPT £50,000 Super High Roller event earlier this week. Finger becomes only the third player (after Team PokerStars Pros ‘ElkY’ and Jason Mercier) to win two major EPT flagship events (Main Event, High Roller/Super High Roller).

Full report: http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/ept/2013/martin-finger-wins-the-ept-london-50k-su-142147.html

 

£113,045

First-place prize won by Scottish player Robbie Bull in the UKIPT London Main Event.

Blog story: http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/ukipt/2013/ukipt4-london-proud-scotsman-robbie-bull-142144.html  

 

12

Number of events in the upcoming Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP), which takes place at ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ from October 18 to November 3.

Full schedule: http://www.appt.com/tournaments/acop/

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

German pro Martin Finger celebrates adding a Super High Roller title in London (see image below) to the EPT Main Event title he picked up at Prague in December 2011.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Don’t miss the EPTLive web stream from the EPT London Main Event final table on Saturday, October 12 from 15.00 CET. The broadcast will be cards-up on a one-hour delay. Watch it at https://staketrain.com/blog/livestream-ept-10-london/