Unibet PKO Series Finishes Strong

The PKO Series from Unibet wrapped up at the end of last month, and by all accounts was a great success for the independent poker room, who for the first time ran a standalone Progressive Knockout Series.

Unibet had guaranteed €225,000 across 32 events with buy-ins range between €5 to €200, with the bulk of events between €10 to €25.

They ended up smashing this guarantee by paying out a total prize pool of €291,560.

Just before the Series wrapped up Unibet gave Poker Industry PRO some behind-the-scenes stats on how the series was going. Spoiler: It was going very well.

Now thanks to the great success of the series Unibet are adding in an additional PKO edition of the High Roller Big Bang €5,000 guaranteed event that will run every Thursday. It will have a buy-in of €200.

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Heads Up Grudge Match Ends As BFF Love Story

Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu have been trolling each other for years.

It all started with the phrase that reverberated around the [poker] world: More Rake Is Better. It ended with a heads up grudge-match.

The match, which has seen the pair play 25,000 hands of heads-up $200/$400 no-limit hold’em, has finally come to close.

Polk won, claiming $1.2 million as part of the victory. But maybe his biggest prize: friendship. The pair have finally put the past behind them, and were surprisingly amicable as things came to an end.

Catch some of the round-up videos below.

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Stars to ACR: Chris Moneymaker Joins Americas Cardroom as Team Pro

ACR is the US-facing offshore online poker network of WPN.

In a shock announcement at the end of last year, Chris Moneymaker told the poker world that he was parting ways with PokerStars after 17 years as a team pro for the site.

Fast-forward a month and Moneymaker is now the face of Americas Cardroom (ACR) a US-facing offshore online poker site—quite a u-turn from working with the highly regulated PokerStars.

However according to Poker.org, Moneymaker said of the move: “I heard what [ACR] was doing, and I heard all the improvements they’ve been making to the site and how they’re fighting bots. And basically to me it seemed like PokerStars did back in 2004, 2005. They’re really trying to grow the game.”

Here you can watch the ACR crew, made up of Micheal Loncar, Jeff Boski, Ryan DePaulo, Drew Gonzalez, Eboney Kenney, John Pardy and Justin Kelly; all welcoming Moneymaker to the site.

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Shared Liquidity, Bonuses, Downloads: All Your PokerStars Michigan Questions Answered

In case you missed it, PokerStars launched in Michigan last Friday, becoming the first online poker operator to go live in the Wolverine State.

Over on our big brother site pokerfuse, the team has put together an extensive FAQ answering all your questions that you may have.

Questions like where to download PokerStars MI software, what offers are being run for new players, what to do if you had an account before Black Friday, what payment methods are being accepted, game offerings and whether PokerStars MI shares its player pool with other states – all your questions on online poker in Michigan
are answered in one place.

Check it out!

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PokerStars’ Last Remaining Indian Team Pro Muskan Sethi Bids Goodbye

PokerStars loses yet another Team Pro.

Last week, Muskan Sethi, who was the last remaining ambassador to represent PokerStars India, bid farewell to the company.

Sethi was appointed as PokerStars sponsored pro right after PokerStars.IN, operator’s segregated online poker room in India went live nearly three years back.

Before becoming PokerStars sponsored pro, Sethi was honored by the President of India in January 2018 with First Lady — a prestigious award in India which felicitated 112 women who have been the first to achieve a milestone in their respective fields.

She was recognized as the first female professional poker player in India.

Her departure comes just days after Celina Lin who represented Team Asia also departed from the company.

Prior to Lin’s exit, Chris Moneymaker along with a trio of streamers under the name OP-Poker, French live player Kalidou Sow, and Russian online pro Mikhail “innerpsy” Shalamov ended their partnership with PokerStars on the last day of 2020.

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She now becomes the eighth Team Pro member to have their contract end in a matter of a month.

PokerStars roster is now down to just nine members.

Not just Sethi, but Nikhil Segel, a Platinum Pass winner, who represented PokerStars India as their player representative also parted ways with PokerStars India.

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Is it Already Time to be Getting Ready for the First MTT Series On PokerStars Michigan?

The big 'COOP scoop, you could say.

PokerStars MI went live for online poker in Michigan just last Friday as the first operator to offer the online trifecta of sports, casino and online poker, yet already there’s talk about the first big multi-table tournament series.

Predictions are coming in thick and fast for what PokerStars MICOOP—the Michigan Championship of Online Poker— will look like, but our sister site pokerfuse is convinced it will:

  • Kick off in February
  • Guarantee between $750,000 to $1 million in prize money
  • Offer between 50 to 100 events
  • Buy-in’s expected to be around the $10 to $750 mark
  • A Main Event to offer at least $100K
  • With action lasting around two weeks

Plus, over on pokerfuse, they’ve got you covered with all the details on the PokerStars MI welcome promotions and bonus codes and you can get all your questions answered in this handy PokerStars Michigan FAQ.

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