Phil Galfond, a long-time successful professional poker player and three-time WSOP bracelet winner has received green light by the Maltese regulators allowing him to play on his poker room, Run It Once Poker.
Galfond announced this exciting news in his latest blog post titled “Let’s Play Some Card.”
“Recently, I’ve gotten approval to play on Run It Once Poker with you all (and I’m excited about it)! We had to make a couple of changes in order to make this happen,” Galfond explained in his blog.
“I’ve become the first non-anonymous player on Run It Once Poker. If I’m at your table, I won’t know who you are, but you’ll see my name and avatar,” Galfond wrote.
Just played (and won) my first ever hand on @RunItOncePoker! (It wasn’t this one)
The historic PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship is returning for its second edition and this time it will be held in Barcelona, Spain in August 2020.
The announcement for PSPC 2020 was made earlier this week at the PokerStars European Tour (EPT) Barcelona, currently underway at Casino Barcelona.
Soon after making an announcement, PokerStars awarded the first five Platinum Passes to all finalists of the Chase Your Dreams promotion.
Two days later, three more Platinum Passes have been given away by PokerStars through the ongoing PSPC Mystery Chest promotion requiring players to win the hand with A-5.
In total, five platinum passes are being given away in this promotion.
Similar to last year’s PSPC event at the Bahamas, the Platinum Passes are valued at around €26,500, approximately $30,000, which include travel, accommodation and expenses.
Last year, PokerStars gave out 320 Platinum Passes through a myriad of paths both live and online. In the end, Ramon Collilas, a Platinum Pass winner (and now PokerStars Ambassador) took down the inaugural PSPC event at the Bahamas for $5.1 million.
While the operator has yet to reveal the details on how many Passes will be given this year, expect to see a similar number of passes handed out to players this year via a similar route of competitions and promotions.
PokerNews caught up with PokerStars Ambassador Maria Konnikova at PokerStars EPT Barcelona to find out about her upcoming book plans as she continues to take the poker world by storm.
For the past two years, Konnikova has been working with Eirk Seidel to immerse herself in the world of poker—seeing how far she can take her success, then turning what she has learned into a book that is billed as a chronicle on her “year long immersion in the high stakes world of professional poker”. She talks to Sarah Herring about how the project is progressing.
Since entering the poker scene Konnikova has $296,267 to her name in winnings—in 2018 she took down the 2018 PCA National Championship for $84,000, plus a $30,000 PSPC Platinum Pass.