Check Out PokerStars’ New Throwable Item “Card Deck”

The list of items that you can virtually throw on PokerStars is growing every week.

The latest throwable item that has become available to players is Card Deck.

So if you’re opponent is getting all the lucky cards and you want to express emotion in a goofy way, you can hit at them with a flying deck.

To unlock the newest throwable “Card Deck”, players will need to get dealt all 52 cards. This challenge can be completed in any real money game.

Remember that this new deck of cards throwable item is available only for a limited time. Players will have until June 28 to unlock this item.

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Along with Card Deck, players can throw a box of tissues to wipe out their opponents’ tears (personally my favorite), launch fireworks, or wake up their opponent by sending them an alarm clock if they are taking forever to act.

Starting June 11, players will be able to unlock a new item. Whether that would be a fish, an ice bucket, or a horse-shoe, watch this space and we’ll let you know.

If you don’t like being thrown at stuff, you can always disable them by going to settings > table appearance > animation and click on disable table emotes.

Let us know on social media what do you guys think about this new cool and fun feature of PokerStars?

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PokerStars Announces $25 Million Guaranteed Summer Series

Summer Series follows on the prestigious Spring Championship of Series that ended last Sunday.

PokerStars has wasted no time in announcing another online tournament series, starting this Sunday, June 7.

While not on the same stature as the recently concluded SCOOP series, the Summer Series guarantees an impressive $25 million spread across 151 tournaments.

The two-week-long series culminates in two Main Events on June 21.

The highlights of the Summer Series includes:

  • Sunday Million Progressive Knockout (PKO) Edition on June 7 boasting $1.5 million in guarantees
  • Two PKO edition Main Events on June 21 with combined guarantees of $3 million
  • $11 buy-in Sunday Storm PKO edition with $300k guarantee on June 14

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Summer Series will be the operator’s sixth major online tournament series this year. It ran Bounty Builder Series in February, High Roller Series in March that got extended until April, Turbo Series and MicroMillions: in April, SCOOP in May.

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WATCH: Kevin Martin’s Incredible Bad Run

After getting his opponent down to 2.5 big blinds heads up, his luck takes a turn for the worse.

Online poker player and Twitch streamer, Kevin Martin, had one of the most bizarre runs in an MTT tournament earlier this week.

After getting his opponent down to just 2.5 big blinds, check out how Kevin still manages to lose the heads-up and the tournament, after losing a series of all-in pots.

That miraculous comeback by his opponent cost Kevin nearly $1600. Ouch!

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Lex Veldhuis Smashes Twitch Viewership Record

His channel peaked at around 58,000 concurrent viewers, the highest on the whole Twitch platform.

Last night, PokerStars Team Pro member and Twitch poker star, Lex Veldhuis, broke the 50,000 viewership mark on his Twitch channel as he came close to reaching the final table of the $10,300 buy-in SCOOP Main Event.

At its peak, Lex Veldhuis’ channel was the highest watched stream on the whole of the Twitch platform with over 58,799 viewers. It sets a new record for concurrent viewers of any poker Twitch stream.

The previous record of the most concurrent viewers was around 37,000 set by another legendary poker live-streamer, Jason Somerville. That record came during WCOOP in 2015. In fact, Lex came very close to beating that record two years ago.

Lex made it into Day 3 of the SCOOP Main Event along with his friend Spraggy also PokerStars Team Pro. Unfortunately, Spraggy was knocked out by Lex with Aces, and eventually finished in 30th place for close to $41,000.

“That’s the worst I’ve ever felt winning a hand,” Veldhuis tweeted after knocking his friend.

Lex finished in 15th place and won over $62,000.

9 players remain in the tournament and will battle it out today, with each guaranteed to win at least $95k. The first-place prize is $1.06 million.

“I think words fall short of what tonight’s session was,” Lex said to PokerStarsBlog. “I broke the world record for the number of viewers for Twitch Poker with 58,799. I live in a town with only 48,000 or so people who live here. That’s crazy.”

“When I saw the viewer amount I couldn’t believe it,” Lex said. “I was ranked no.1 on Twitch out of 125,000 live streams. It’s overwhelming how crazy that is. It feels like such a milestone.”

“It was a super hard struggle. I was card dead, but in the end, I’m super happy,” he said. “I finished 14 spots away from $1M which always hurts, but the overwhelming thing to take away from today is the Twitch record and the support I received from everybody, the subs, good friends, family, everybody was sweating it so hard. All the messages I got after, it’s an insanely nice bonus.”

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WATCH: Quarantine Quickfire Questions with Daniel Negreanu

Still stuck in the house? Well, take some time to check out this cool interview with poker pro and GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu.

As usual, Lee Davy brings a lot of interesting questions, and Daniel is there to rattle off answers.

Watching the short vid below you will learn about Daniel’s:

  • Worst habit
  • Favorite album of all-time
  • The most famous person in his phone

and more – so check it out!

And, if you want to play with Daniel at the online poker tables, signup to GGPoker now and get a great Welcome Bonus!

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