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

  • Hossein Ensan wins WSOP Main Event for $10M
  • Chase your dreams to EPT Barcelona and win €10K
  • Staying healthy in the poker world
  • Lex Live 2: Full London schedule announced
  • How the Sunday Million was won (July 14)

HOSSEIN ENSAN WINS WSOP MAIN EVENT FOR $10M

World Champion: Hossein Ensan

One of the most exciting World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Events in recent memory came to an end earlier this week, when Germany’s Hossein Ensan defeated Italian high roller Dario Sammartino heads-up to win the $10M first-place prize.

PokerStars Blog’s Howard Swain was on hand at the Rio in Las Vegas to capture all of the action, and brought us the very best features and interviews from the entire Main Event final table (which also featured PokerStars legend Garry Gates).

Check out all of Swains’ work here.


CHASE YOUR DREAMS TO EPT BARCELONA AND WIN $10K

Have you ever dreamt of playing a poker tournament live on air, surrounded by sporting legends, celebrities, and your poker heroes? Well here is your chance.

PokerStars has put together an exciting competition that could see you heading on a VIP trip to Spain for EPT Barcelona, where you’ll put your poker skills to the test against both PokerStars Ambassadors and celebrities for the chance to win €10,000.

There are four prize packages available (two for PokerStars.com players, one for PokerStars.es, and one for PokerStars.fr). Those prizes include:

  • Return flights for two to Barcelona
  • Three nights’ stay for two at a five-star hotel (August 26-28)
  • €500 in spending money (credited to Stars Account)
  • Free entry to the exclusive tournament on August 27

Find out how you could win here.


STAYING HEALTHY IN THE POKER WORLD

There was once a time when you could spot the health conscious poker player because he switched to greyhounds after six vodka sodas for the vitamins in the grapefruit juice. But that kind of thing is so long ago, it feels like a nostalgia trip even to write it.

These days, it’s common for poker players to look after themselves. They need to stay in shape and maintain a healthy diet, which means plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and enough fluids to stay hydrated. Your poker playing skills are directly correlated to how well you look after the body clicking the buttons.

Click here for a guide on staying healthy in the poker world.


LEX LIVE 2: FULL LONDON SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

After the huge success of Lex Live in Namur, Belgium back in March, Lex Veldhuis is now taking his live poker extravaganza to London.

From September 27 – October 6, 2019, Lex Live 2 will take place at the Aspers Casino, and yesterday the full schedule was announced.

Check out the full London schedule here.


HOW THE SUNDAY MILLION WAS WON (JULY 14)

As the final table of the WSOP Main Event was beginning in Las Vegas this past Sunday, nine PokerStars players from six countries were already well on their way to the final of the Sunday Million. They were part of an 8,000-strong that combined for another 2,982 re-entries before the end of late registration, building a total prize pool of $1,089,200.

At the end of it all two players from Russia, “kolobcheena” and “Jigan7,” cut a heads-up deal that left $20,000 on the table for the winner.

Here’s a look back at how they got there.

WSOP photography by pokerphotoarchive.com


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