Thomas Middleton Wins The EPT10 Barcelona Main Event Title for €942,000
The United Kingdom’s Tom “hitthehole” Middleton defeated a tour stop record 1,234 players on his way $1,067,000 (€942,000). The final table is below:
1st. Thomas Middleton, United Kingdom — €942,000
2nd. Kimmo Kurko, Finland — €750,000
3rd. Kresten Nielsen, Denmark — €440,500
4th. Luca Fiorini, Italy — €328,000
5th. Pasi Sormunen, Finland — €253,000
6th. Benoit Gury, France – 188,000
7th. Eduard Bhaggoe, Holland — €143,000
8th. Andreas Christoforou, Cyprus — €102,430
WCOOP 2013 Starts Sept. 8
Running from September 8 -29, the 2013 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) features 66 events and $40 Million in guaranteed money. The series culminates with a $5200 buy-in 2-day No Limit Hold’em Main Event, offering $8 million guaranteed and $1.25 million for first place. For more information, including the full tournament schedule and satellite tournaments, click here
Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event Largest PokerStars Live Tournament Ever
The tournament featured a PokerStars record field of 1,798 players. The event was also the largest $1,000 buy-in event to ever take place outside of Las Vegas. A four-way deal on the final tables saw British grinder Paul Vas Nunes take home the largest piece of the deal at €204,589, while German Soenke Jahn won first place and €169,136. Alin Sameeian took home €158,475 and Marcelo Fonseca €121,000 for 3rd and 4th place respectively.
‘magnum12345’ Wins First Ever VIP Club Month $1 Million Giveaway Tourney
Toronto-native ‘magnum12345’ may have just won $100,000 and the weirdest tournament to ever be played. Certainly the luckiest. The chances of winning the 56,656-player tourney, in which every player went automatically all-in every hand, was approximately .00177%. More than 16,000 places got paid, but it wasn’t until the top 4 that prizes really mattered – 5th place got $100, while 4th place got $25,000.
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Satellites
New satellites to the PCA 2014 are now running at PokerStars, including the “Mega Path” and real-money qualifiers.
Starting from just 10 FPPs, the Mega Path allows players to choose between eight different ‘Path’ levels and buy directly into tournaments. Six guaranteed PCA 2014 Main Event packages are given away in each Weekly Final. For more information on the Mega Path, click here.
At the same time, PokerStars is also offering cash satellites for as low as $1.10. For more details, click ‘Events’ > ‘PCA’ > ‘Cash satellites’.