Prague centre stage this PokerStars weekend

December 09, 2016

It’s the weekend, which means there are plenty of things to keep you busy on PokerStars.

Follow coverage from the last EPT festival

It’s arrived, the last ever EPT Festival. But as we wrote this week we find little reason to pile on the eulogies and downbeat recollections of 13 seasons of the tour, not when we know what’s coming next, in less than a month’s time, in the Bahamas, and a new era of live PokerStars tournaments.


So it was a deliberately upbeat start in Prague yesterday with the opening day featuring the 10K hold’em event, which is led at the start of Day 2 by Niko Soininen. Live updates from the 10K have already resumed, along with Day 1A of the Eureka Main Event, the numbers for which typically strain the foundations of the Prague Hilton.

To ensure you don’t miss anything from the Czech capital make a note of this link and click it a lot between now and the final day on Monday December 19.

Take part in the PokerStars Christmas festival

As we’ve said on previous occasions the PokerStars Christmas Festival is now up to full speed, with challenges individually tailored to the type of player you are now available to try out via your challenge window.


To be clear there are $2 million in guaranteed prizes that PokerStars players can win in daily offers and challenges, including Christmas Giveaways, CardHunt, Freerolls and more.

The Christmas Calendar is available through the ‘Challenges’ window on the PokerStars desktop client and mobile app. Click here to find out more.

Don’t have a PokerStars account? Getting one couldn’t be easier and takes just a few minutes. Click here to get started.

Find out what’s in store for TCOOP 2017

As you read here the official schedule for the Turbo Championship of Online Poker is now available, with $15 million in guaranteed prize pools for 2017. It kicks-off on January 18, just after the Bahamas, and runs for ten days.


It features every variation of poker all played at turbo speed with the finale being the $1,000 Main Event on January 29. You can find the full schedule, and all the other details, right here.

Listen to EPT Not Live

This week’s podcast is the ‘Prague Preview Show’, and features popular UK pro Sam Grafton…

“Matt Broughton joins James and Joe as they look ahead to the last ever #EPTLive from the last ever #EPT in Prague. There’s a rundown of what’s being streamed and when (at, and a list of the freerolls and Bounty Bonus tournaments running during the seven-day webcast.


“Former Prague resident Sam Grafton is this week’s guest, and provides some tips on places to go and things to do in the Czech capital. Joe re-lives his experience hosting 236 hours of Twitch coverage of the GPL Finals, and there’s a brief recap of the latest TV show: the €2k Estrellas High Roller final table. Plus, Artem Korolev from Moscow aims to win a Step C ticket by demonstrating his knowledge of the Michael Bay movie ‘Armageddon’ in this week’s edition of ‘Superfan vs Stapes’.”


Click here to listen to the latest episode

Catch up on what you missed

* Lex Veldhuis wants you off his front lawn, or more accurately, he wants his name back on the event he reached the final table of three times. Can you believe someone matched his achievement? Read the story here.

* This week’s Sunday Million was won by myleftfoot33. Jason Kirk had the report which you can read here.

* Then in the Super Tuesday it was well done to steak addict who took a first prize of $71,000. Read that story here.

That’s it for the weekend. See you on the other side.

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.


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