On Sunday the first of December, the $10,300 buy-in partypoker MILLIONS Online returns with the opening flight Day 1A of four day one's. This year's MILLIONS Online has a $20 million guaranteed prize pool. There's also a special $1 million bonus if the chip leader on Day 1A can go all the way and win the MILLIONS Online title.
Daniel Negreanu and PokerStars parted ways after 12 years together at the end of May shortly before the start of the 2019 WSOP. Six months later, Negreanu announced he will be joining GGPoker as their ambassador.
PokerStars recently added two new game variants called Deep Water Hold'em and Tempest Hold'em. Deep Water Hold'em is just like regular 6-handed hold'em except with deep stacks, a third blind, and escalating antes in non-showdown pots. Tempest Hold'em sounds like a lot of fun for because it's a simple concept: all-in or fold.
The PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP) returns to PokerStars New Jersey this week. This year's schedule includes 50 events and over $1,000,000 in guarantees for the duration of the 2019 NJCOOP which begins on Saturday, October 12 and runs through Monday, October 28.
The 2019 WSOOP Main Event on PokerStars has a $5,200 buy-in and attracted 1,637 entries plus 599 re-entries. The prize pool topped $11.1 million. BigBlindBets outlasted everyone to win $1.6 million. Brazilian pro Danilo 'dans170'' Demetrio finished in second place for $1.18 million. British banker and high-stakes fixture Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi finished in third place for $846K. For a complete WCOOP Main Event update, head over to PokerStars Blog.
PokerStars has been introducing new games and formats for the last couple of years, but very few of them have stuck around. PokerStars version of Short Deck a.k.a. 6+ Hold'em is still available in cash game form, however, the Spin and Go versions of 6+ Hold'em have been pulled from the PokerStars platform.