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WCOOP 2013 Main Event Creates 3 New Millionaires

After 26 hours of play the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event has finally ended, and three German-born players are now millionaires. The Main Event far exceeding the $8 million guarantee, growing all the way up to a staggering $10.6 million thanks to 2,133 players. Of that prize pool, over $4 Million was won by the top three finishers.

22-year-old first-place finisher “PlayinWasted” took home the bracelet and nearly $1.5 million. Runner-up finisher Daniel “Allanon85” Drescher won $1,415,238, and third-place finisher SwissCantMis $1,101,835. Once play become three-handed the players agreed to a chop, leaving $160k to play for.

Win Extra Big Blinds With 7-2 Suited

Who doesn’t love to play seven-deuce? Running from October 1 to October 7, PokerStars will be offering rewards for anyone who can win playing 7-2 suited. At any real money Hold’em ring game (including Zoom), simply use the Boom! Hand Replayer after you take down a hand to collect a prize. You don’t even need to win via a showdown, simply share your hand and you can win!

Players will win as many big blinds as there are active opponents on the table. Limit of three times per day. Heads-up games do not count. For more information, click here.

PokerStars Close To Solving Heads Up Problem

Don’t you hate it when players refuse to play you at Heads Up tables? PokerStars may now take the drastic step of forcing players to play against any opponent. PokerStars isn’t the first site to attempt to fix this problem. iPoker and the Microgaming Network have already made moves to fix this problem – iPoker tracks and restricts offending players and MPN has removed standard HU tables altogether, replacing them with a new 8-person HU player pool titled HU 8-Man Blaze.

The most likely scenario to be implemented would be “forced play” tables, which “requires a player to play a minimum number of hands once a second player sits with him. If the player leaves before playing that minimum number of hands, they will forfeit a small number of blinds to the other player as a penalty.” No word yet on how many hands a player would be required to play. The change is expected to take place in 2014.

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Announces $10Million Guaranteed Main Event

The 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas just got a whole lot bigger. The series, taking place from January 5 to January 13, now sports a whopping $10M guarantee for the $10,000+$300 Main Event. The Main Event, which starts on January 7, has never before had a guarantee. The PCA festival offers 39 events across nine days, including a $100k Super High Roller tournament and a $25k single re-entry High Roller.

For more information, including a complete schedule. click here.