From football superstars final tabling high rollers to mind-boggling quizzes and funny Twitch reads, here’s a round-up of this week’s action.
• Neymar Jr. makes BSOP High Roller final table
• QUIZ: Use your poker brain to win a Platinum Pass, courtesy of Liv and Igor
• Final day for Run It Up’s Twitch #PlatinumPass Adventure
• Showtime Hold’em leaves PokerStars
• “Ladies and gentlemen, THAT’S how you play poker” – a Twitch round-up
There was a lot of buzz coming out of Sao Paulo, Brazil this week, as one of the most famous footballers in the world turned up to play some poker on his home soil.
Final table time for Neymar Jr.
Neymar Jr. – yep, that Neymar Jr. – entered the BSOP High Roller (a R$7,000 ($1,850) buy-in NLHE event) back on Monday, alongside 287 others. He ended Day 1 with the fourth biggest stack of the 19 survivors, and then made the final table Tuesday, coming into the finale sixth in chips.
How did he get on? Go back and follow his progress at the links below.
Do you think you’re in possession of the next great poker brain? Would you like to win a Platinum Pass to play in the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas next January?
If so, you’re in the right place. That brain is working out so far.
As part of their #PlatinumAdventure, PokerStars Team Pros Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov will be bringing you a new poker quiz round every three weeks, and the ten people who score the best over across that period will become finalists.
Take Liv and Igor’s quiz now!
The overall winner gets the Platinum Pass, and the answers will be revealed tomorrow. So what are you waiting for? Hit the link below and get quizzing!
It’s the last day to enter!
Jason Somerville and Run It Up are giving away a Platinum Pass worth $30,000 to the Next Great Twitch Streamer, and that will see the winner represent Run It Up in a $25,000 buy-in tournament in the Bahamas.
Today is the last day you can submit your entry, and to find out more info on how to do that, hit the link below.
Showtime Hold’em left PokerStars on Tuesday after a successful nine weeks in the cash game lobby. If you gave it a try you’ll know Showtime Hold’em was just like regular hold’em, with one crucial difference — all cards were folded face-up throughout the hand.
You can read more about Showtime Hold’em’s exit right here, and stay tuned for the next fun variation of poker to hit the lobby.
We won’t spoil them for you, but there were some pretty funny clips coming out of PokerStars Team Pro Online’s stable this week.
To see the week’s best Twitch clips featuring the likes of Ben ‘Spraggy’ Spragg, Fintan ‘easywithaces’ Hand, Jaime Staples, and bald Spraggy, click the link below.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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