It’s the shortest month of the year, but February was packed with highlights on PokerStars Blog. We had three major series, a brilliant tie-in with Tetris®, new Throwables and all the usual newsworthy and bizarre features.
Here’s a quiz to test how well you were paying attention through February.
Have a stab at the questions. We’ve written about everything included here this month.
Let us know how many you got right in the comments below. Enjoy!
#1. The Micro Millions Marathon ran throughout February, with tournaments starting at $1.10. But how much was the guarantee on the Main Event, which had a $22 buy-in?
It was a cool $1 million, with Shipmopff of the Netherlands bagging the biggest prize.
#2. We took an in-depth look at the career of Neymar Jr., PokerStars' soccer superstar partner. Which Spanish club first gave the young Neymar a trial?
He ended up signing for Barcelona, but Real Madrid first brought the 14-year-old Neymar to Europe. Read the full Neymar profile.
#3. Which day in February was designated International Bluff Day?
What’s the worst hand in hold’em poker, with which you’re almost certainly bluffing if you’re playing it? Yep, it’s 7-2, which means the seventh of the second (month) would make the perfect International Bluff Day.
#4. Players from which US state could play a brand new 'COOP for the first time in February?
#5. In which poker variant is one card of the flop on display before the pre-flop betting round?
Badugi is the one where suits count, razz is all about the low cards and simultaneous split doesn’t exist. It’s Courchevel where you get to see a flop card before any betting. We looked at all these less common variants.
#6. PokerStars launched its Tetris® Spin & Go leader boards in February. What's the official name for one of the multicoloured shapes that fall through the Tetris® matrix?
#7. We talked to US Chess Master Etan Illfeld this month. Why?
#8. A British player named Rhys James won the Hot $33 on PokerStars in February, while streaming on Twitch. What is James's main job?
#9. Which British player won the Turbo Series 8-Game, only a couple of months after winning the same tournament in Blowout Series?
#10. Two new Throwables were launched in February. One was a volume control to help turn down the volume on opponents. But what was the other?
Think pigs will fly before you switch on throwables? Then today’s the day!