Hello Members,

Just in case you have missed some of the 'Road To 100 Billion' action here is a quick summary of what has been happening in the world of PokerStars over the last week.

100 Billion Hands Celebration
PokerStars dealt its 100-billionth hand last Thursday and the lucky winner was Isidora ‘microulis69’ Panagiotopoulou from Greece, who scooped a $103,800 milestone cash reward. Read more about her win in an exclusive PokerStars Blog interview.

A couple of days later PokerStars broke its own record for largest online poker tournament, when 225,000 registered for the $1 buy-in tournament on Sunday night at 13:00 ET. The winner was ‘Mr.SlavaPro’ from Russia.

But the celebrations don’t end there. This week sees another $1 million being given away in Golden Sit & Go’s, while this coming Sunday, June 23, at 13:00 ET will see the first ever Zoom 100, which is a $109 Zoom tourney with $1 million guaranteed.

In addition to that, the Zoom and BOOM! winning hand has now been decided. To win big cash rewards players must win with Ks-Kc in real money Zoom ring games and then share their hand via the BOOM! Hand Replayer. Go to http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/100-billion-celebration/zoom-boom/ for more details.

Sunday Million
Last week’s Sunday Million winner was ‘Capote18’, from Germany, who wrote himself into the PokerStars history books by topping a field of 6,435 players to win the first prize of $171,839.20. Despite a five-way deal, he took by far the biggest cut, with second-placed ‘pumabos’ receiving $106,000.

For a full report from the final table, read the PokerStars Blog.

APPT Macau
Alexandre Chieng became the first player from China to win an APPT Main Event earlier this week, when he topped the 388-player field at APPT Macau. The PokerStars player, who is also a CEO of a cosmetics company, won HKD $2,165,000 (US $279,355) in the HKD $25,000 buy-in event that took place from June 12-16. The total prize pool was HKD $8,656,280.

For a full report from the event, go to http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/2013/appt7-macau-alexandre-chieng-becomes-fir-138812.html.

UKIPT / Estrellas Marbella
The first ever UK & Ireland Poker Tour and Estrellas Poker Tour joint event took place in Marbella, Spain last weekend and was won by Ludovic Geilich for €130,000. The player, who resides in the UK, topped a field of 763 players, which generated a total prize pool of €732,480.

To read the full report of the event, check out the PokerStars Blog.

IPT San Marino
The first stop of the Italian Poker Tour Season 5 took place last weekend in San Marino. The €2,200 Main Event was won by Antonio Bernaudo, who topped a field of 154 players to take home the first prize of €65,580.

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