$1,000,000 to be won with Ring Game Leaderboards
The 10th Anniversary Celebration continues apace with two more announcements this week. The first is the Ring Game Leaderboards promotion, which runs from November 23 to December 2, and will award PokerStars players with a total of $1 million over ten days. Each day during the promotion $50,000 will be given away to the top 100 players from four different stake levels: Micro, Low, Medium and High. The leaderboards will start afresh every day, giving players plenty of chances to get in on the action.
In addition, there will also be a $500,000 freeroll on December 11 at 12.30 ET for all players who make the top 1,000 of any of the four ring game leaderboards during the ten days of the promotion.
The second announcement this week is the 10th Anniversary Extras, which will enable players to take part in $0.10 Trivia Tourneys, $10,000 Class Freerolls, and for a limited time only, get their hands on Special Edition VIP Store items.
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This week’s $215 buy-in Sunday Warm-Up saw a field of 3,497 players battle it out for the first prize of just over $100,000. In the end, though, a three-way chop at the final table saw Pendos90 from Russia emerge with the title and an adjusted first prize of $91,352.37. It’s been a great year for Pendos90 on PokerStars, after the player came third in the Sunday Million earlier in January for $130,000.
Meanwhile, in the latest installment of the Sunday Million, Muha84 from Russia topped a field of 7,023 to claim the top prize of $198,928.99 after the final three players did a deal. The total prize pool exceeded $1.4 million, beating the $1 million guarantee by some distance.
For full reports of both tournaments, check out www.pokerstarsblog.com.
The first ever European Poker Tour event to be held in Greece concluded last night, as UK player Zimnan Ziyard claimed the title and first prize of €347,000. The 25-year-old PokerStars qualifier, who comes from Eastbourne in Sussex, defeated Hauke Heseding heads-up at the end of an epic final table lasting 13 hours. In addition to the money and title, Ziyard also claimed the winner’s bracelet from EPT Official Bracelet Sponsor Shamballa Jewels.
For a full report on the final table, check out the PokerStars Blog. The tour now heads off to Prague for one of the most popular EPT stops from December 5-10. For information about the schedule, visit www.europeanpokertour.com/tournaments.
The Asia Pacific Poker Tour event in Macau is now in full swing, with six preliminary events already concluded. So far an impressive 1,003 players have competed for more than HKD $2,400,000 (approx. USD $308,000) in prize money, with Estonian player Alexey Filippov providing the standout moment so far when he won Event 3 – a HKD $10,000 tourney that achieved a total prize pool of more than $1.3 million (approx. USD $167,000). Filippov pocketed HKD $335,800 (approx. USD $43,000) for his victory.
The HKD $6 million guaranteed APPT main event takes place November 23-27, and is expected to attract a huge number of international poker stars, including Team PokerStars Pros Vivian Im, Bryan Huang, Raymond Wu and Alex Kravchenko.
For more information about the APPT Macau schedule at the Casino Grand Lisboa, go to www.appt.com/tournaments/macau, and follow PokerStars Blog live updates from the main event later this week.
PokerStars Macau 2012
While the APPT Season 5 finale takes place this week, PokerStars has already announced next year’s schedule of festivals in Macau. In total there will be 10 festivals, beginning with the MPC: Red Dragon event in February and ending with the Asia Championship of Poker in November.
Check out the full story of what to expect from next year’s epic poker action in Macau.
The 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure continues to gather momentum, with the latest registration total for the $10,000 main event standing at 304 players (and a prize pool in excess of $3,000,000) with six weeks still to go. Of those registered so far, 279 won their PCA seats or packages online at PokerStars. There will be a significant number added to that figure as the satellites continue in full swing throughout December. Players can even win their seat for free in the 10th Anniversary Giveaway, where 100 packages will be awarded via freerolls. Check out www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/10th-anniversary/giveaway for more details
There’s also good news for those who would prefer to qualify through the live route, with the announcement that there will be four $1,100 super satellite tourneys taking place on January 6-7 in the Bahamas.
The $100,000 Super High Roller event is also back for a second year, with reigning champion Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov keen to defend his title in January. Some of the players looking to wrestle the crown from him include fellow Team PokerStars Pros Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Jason Mercier and Jonathan Duhamel, along with businessman Masa Kagawa, Canadian pro Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald and high stakes player Bryan Colin who have all confirmed their attendance.