Cap Off Your Summer With A Chance To Win A Poker Dream Vacation To Barcelona

PokerStars is offering players a chance to win a spectacular poker holiday in Barcelona Spain next month, and all you have to do to qualify is make a deposit using the special bonus code.

Thee prize package includes a chance to play a live-streamed event with PokerStars Ambassadors and celebrities for the chance to win €10,000. The exclusive tournament takes place on August 27.

The package also includes:

  • Round trip airfare for two to Barcelona
  • Accommodations for three nights at a five-star hotel (August 26-28)
  • €500 in spending money (added to your Stars Account)

To win, you need to:

  • Make a deposit using the code DREAMEPT which will get you 10 tickects to freerolls that run three times daily between July 18 and July 24
  • Finish in the top 20 of any of the Chase Your Dreams freerolls
  • Submit a short video showcasing your special personality
  • Profit

Four videos will be chosen as winners. EZ game!

The winners will receive coaching from a PokerStars Ambassador and the top two qualifiers in the exclusive live-streamed tournament will be pitted against each other heads up for the chance to win €10,000.

Get started by making a deposit on PokerStars!

Full details are available here.

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Lex Veldhuis Announces Schedule for Lex Live 2 Festival

Lex Live 2 will feature 6+ Hold’em events.

Following the huge success of Lex Veldhuis first Lex Live Spring festival in Belgium, the festival will once again return in September end at the Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City, London.

Lex Live 2 will be held from September 27 to October 6 and will feature eight £230 buy-in Main Event starting flights, satellites and dozens of side events.

Along with NLHE events, the schedule also includes a PLO event, mixed game 8-Game, as well as the action-filled poker variant 6+ Hold’em, also known as Short Deck.

Online qualifiers and satellites are expected to be announced soon. It will be held on PokerStars dot-com client.

The full schedule can be found here

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We Have a Winner!

Hossein Ensan Wins $10 Million at the WSOP Main Event

“All’s Well that Ensan Well,” is a terrible pun that you will probably see a lot.

The WSOP Main Event has crowned its fiftieth champion. Iranian born, Germany-residing Hossein Ensan managed to outlast the eight other chancers to take down poker’s most prestigious title, snagging the coveted bracelet—and netting him rather smooth 10 million bones in the process.

“I am so happy. I am so happy,” said Ensan, rather unsurprisingly. “This is the best feeling in my life. Unbelievable! I am so happy, I’m here with the bracelet in hand. What can I say?” Well, indeed.

At 55 years of age, he is the oldest WSOP winner in twenty years. Hossein’ that poker’s a young man’s game?

Now that’s a great pun.

Here’s PokerNews’ post-game interview.

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Tweeps Want Mask Ban

At All Partypoker Live Events

Though the “binding” Twitter poll might not be quite so binding after all.

Rob Yong is quickly becoming the face of partypoker.

Despite having worked closing with partypoker and parent company GVC for years, Yong is now upping the ante, hitting the podcast circuit, looking to grow his Twitter followers and even setting up an independent organization to tackle cheating in the top online poker rooms.

One of Yong’s recent marketing pushes came in the guise of him wanting to grow his twitter following to 100,000 followers—he currently has 15,400—so that he can use Twitter polls to greater effect.

To celebrate reaching the 100,000 follower milestone Yong will give away x10 $10,300 MILLIONS seats to anyone who retweets and follows him. In addition, Yong will also donated $100,000 to the REG Charity—run by poker alumni Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov—to celebrate hitting the 100,000 follower mark.

Shortly after this tweet, Yong took to Twitter to poll his followers as to what they would like to see banned at partypoker LIVE events. Sunglasses, clothing covering the face, none of the above or all of the above.

The results are in. In what was promised to be a binding vote, clothing over the face (narrowly) won out.

Confusingly, Yong is doing some maths here to come up with the somewhat dubious fact that “72% are against clothing over the face.” We are not entirely convinced that is statistically sound, but we’ll go with it.

However, it seems Yong is now taking the same questions to MILLIONS Europe stops including adding in questions about shot clocks, before a decision will be made.

It remains to be seen the outcome of these questionnaires but going elsewhere with more polls to “triple check” doesn’t exactly sound “binding” to us. Shrug emoji?

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