There have been a lot of great stories coming out of PokerStars world this week. Here’s a round-up of it all:
• 10 great moments in the history of WCOOP
• Canadian amateur Jennifer Carter wins Platinum Pass
• QUIZ: Liv & Igor’s Next Great Poker Brain, Round 2
• APPT Manila Main Event kicks off
• Moneymaker tour rolls on
Ahhh WCOOP. You’re like that best friend who moved abroad, but when they come back once year, you have the best couple of weeks together (remember, the 2018 WCOOP kicks off on September 2nd).
This week we took a look back at 10 of the greatest WCOOP moments, from arguably the best final table in online poker history, to the beginning of Fedor Holz’s unbelievable run. From Daniel Negreanu defeating Isildur1 to win his first WCOOP title, to Jason Mercier live streaming a $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller live on Twitch. From the first post-Moneymaker Main Event, to the largest single prize ever awarded in an online poker tournament: $2.27 million. Wow.
Check out those moments at the links below.
Jennifer Carter hails from Toronto, Canada, where she lives with her husband and two daughters, ages 10 and 14. When she isn’t busy with her family she knits and plays a lot of poker, both in a small weekly game with regulars and for micro-stakes on PokerStars to practice and learn new games.
And after a fantastic performance in an online qualifier, Carter is now heading to the Bahamas in January where she’ll take part in the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players Championship.
Jason Kirk talked to Carter about her victory, her excitement for the Platinum Pass, and why she might be seen knitting at the tables. Check out that interview below.
Did your brain hurt as much as ours did after round 1 of Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov’s quiz to find the Next Great Poker Brain? That house question, man. Tricky stuff.
You win this round, Liv.
Well, this week it was time for Round 2. The quiz can be found here.
Missed it? Don’t worry. Round 3 will be coming up soon, and it’s not too late for newcomers to get involved. For more details on how it works, and how you could win a Platinum Pass, click here.
Got a hankering for some live poker action? You’re in luck. The APPT Manila Main Event got underway this week.
The PokerStars Blog is on hand delivering live updates, so click here for the latest.
You might also have noticed lots of content coming out of the USA, as Team Pro Chris Moneymaker is touring the country with low buy-in tournaments and a bunch of Platinum Passes just waiting to be won.
Cliff Ellefson gets a platinum pass from Moneymaker
Local player Cliff Ellefson won a $30,000 Platinum Pass in his hometown of Sacramento from just an $82 buy-in. Fancy doing the same? Then click here and find out more.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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