The Weekly PokerStars Round-up: Konnikova joins the team, Platinum Pass giveaways get crazy, three millionaires made, and more

June 29, 2018

There were plenty of goings-on in the world of PokerStars this week, including a new addition to the team. We’ve also seen members of that team go a bit nuts with their Platinum Pass giveaways, and speaking of crazy giveaways, three more millionaires were made on the Stars Group this week.

All of that and more in our round-up of the week’s PokerStars news.

• Maria Konnikova becomes PokerStars Ambassador
• PokerStars Pro Platinum Pass giveaways get crazy
• Three new millionaires made this week
• PokerStars Festival Lille gears up with 3x Platinum Passes
• Common Cents series in full swing, Main Event on Sunday


Author and journalist Maria Konnikova becomes PokerStars Ambassador

Best-selling author Maria Konnikova officially joined the team as a PokerStars Ambassador this week, after an amazing year that saw her go from poker novice to Platinum Pass winner.

“I’m so excited to officially be joining PokerStars,” said Konnikova. “I’ve worked really hard at learning the game but I never thought this would happen – it’s been an incredible experience. I’m very lucky to be offered this opportunity and I can’t wait to see what my future holds with PokerStars.”

Maria Konnikova

Read all about Maria’s journey and more info on her joining PokerStars right here.


PokerStars Pro Platinum Pass giveaways get crazy

Things are getting a bit crazy when it comes to handing out Platinum Passes. There are a bunch of different ways you can get your hands on one, from becoming the ‘next great Twitch streamer’ to impressing Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov with your poker mind.

Find out how you could win a Platinum Pass from one of the Team PokerStars Pros at the link below:

PokerStars Pro Platinum Pass giveaways get crazy


Three new millionaires made this week

The headline says it all in this one.

Last week, we told you how [AG]_Rocky became the first $1M winner of our Spin & Goal promotion. That win seems to have kick-started a millionaire-making trend, with three other people banking seven-figure prizes this week.

You’ll find all the info on how those three won seven-figure prizes, and how you could too, right here.


PokerStars Festival Lille gears up with 3x Platinum Passes

In need of a holiday? Fancy playing a bit of poker too? Then PokerStars Festival Lille is probably the ideal spot for you. It’s easy to get to, it’s a beautiful city, and it’s offering amazing poker value.

The festival runs from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 July, with the €1,100 Main Event starting on Wednesday 18 July. There are three $30K Platinum Passes up for grabs, so what are you waiting for?

Find out more about PokerStars Festival Lille here.


Common Cents series in full swing, Main Event on Sunday

What are you doing on Sunday? Fancy turning the coin in your pocket into a four-figure score?

This Sunday, it’s possible. The Common Cents series kicked off last Sunday (you can check in on some of the results here), and this coming Sunday the whole thing wraps up with the Main Event.

The $0.99 buy-in, $5,000 guaranteed NLHE tournament kicks off at 14:05 ET, or 19:05 in the UK.

Get all the Common Cents info here.

Have a great weekend the tables!


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