Here’s a round-up from the week on PokerStars Blog…

  • 2019 WSOP Main Event coverage
  • 50 golden WSOP “nuggets” to mark the 50th WSOP
  • MicroMillions 2019 schedule announced
  • Lex beats Fintan & Spraggy to win UFC KO belt
  • PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome (online qualifier this Sunday!)
  • EPT Barcelona travel guide
  • Awards for Chris Moneymaker, plus why #Moneymaker4HoF is our pick

The 2019 WSOP Main Event is here!

And by “here” we mean (1) the time has arrived for the World Series of Poker Main Event to begin, and (2) PokerStars Blog is on the scene to provide stories, photos, results and more right through until the final pot is won.

Our intrepid representative Howard Swains is at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino delivering dispatches on the regular. Among the stories he’s filed so far are ones about 2018 WSOP Main Event champion John Cynn setting the ball rolling, an update on poker polymath Liv Boeree’s current pursuits (besides playing the Main, from which her boyfriend unceremoniously busted her on Day 1!), and how he and others survived the Great Vegas Earthquake of 2019 (no shinola!).

Thousands are vying once more for poker’s most prestigious prize

As the Main Event marches forward, be sure to bookmark the handy PokerStars Blog all-purpose WSOP 2019 coverage hub in order to stay on top of it all.


50 Years of the WSOP, 50 “Nuggets”

It’s a special year for the WSOP. Having started as a modest gathering of gamblers back in 1970, this year marks the 50th edition of the WSOP. To mark the occasion, the PokerStars Blog presents a list of stories, trivia, anecdotes, and out-of-way “nuggets” of information from the history of the series — one for each year.

Check out “50 Years, 50 WSOP Nuggets” — we promise there are several there even the most ardent poker enthusiast will not have known about before.

For the 50th time, WSOP players are going for the gold


MicroMillions 2019 begins July 14

The schedule for the newest installment of the MicroMillions has been announced. Starting July 14 and over the following two weeks, PokerStars players will have no less than 146 chances to turn a little into a lot in the popular, low buy-in series.

Click here for all the details regarding MicroMillions 2019 including a full schedule of all the events.


Lex KOs Fintan & Spraggy

It was a knock down, drag out affair, but after many rounds gamely fought Lex Veldhuis emerged triumphant in his battle with fellow Team Online pros Fintan Hand and Ben Spragg to win a real UFC belt plus a $1,000 freeroll for his Twitch community.

Read all of the details of the trio’s battle, and watch the final hand (featuring a twist ending) in “Lex beats Fintan and Spraggy for UFC KO belt.”

Moments before the final knockout blow was delivered


PokerStars Live in London (qualify this Sunday!)

PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome will be hosting another of the hugely popular MegaStack events next week — a £170 buy-in, 50,000 starting chips, and tons of fun are all guaranteed.

Even better, you can qualify online this Sunday at 8pm BST for just £16.50! Read all about the qualifier and details of the live event here.


EPT Barcelona travel guide

Speaking of live events — and looking just a little bit further down the tourney journey path — EPT Barcelona will be here sooner than you think. The popular series returns August -September , which means you can start planning for it today.

To help you with the planning, check out our EPT Barcelona travel guide to learn how to get there, where to stay, what to do, eat, and drink where there, and everything else you might need to know.


Awards for Moneymaker, and a PHoF push

Chris Moneymaker won some trophies this week at the “First 50 Honors” hosted by the WSOP — three of them, in fact.

More trophies than hands with which to carry them

Of course, we here at PokerStars Blog are hoping the 2003 WSOP Main Event champion and namesake of the poker-boom causing “Moneymaker Effect” earns another award — namely an induction into the Poker Hall of Fame. Moneymaker is one of 10 finalists for this year’s vote (which closes on Monday), and we’ve made our pitch on his behalf: “Our pick? #Moneymaker4HoF.”

It is a Hall of Fame name — on that we call can agree

WSOP Photography by pokerphotoarchive.com


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