WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JUNE 5th

$1,000,000
Total money being awarded across four Zoom Turbo Freerolls as part of the Zoom Accumulator promotion. To qualify for one of the freerolls, players must complete certain challenges during an allotted time period while playing Zoom Poker.
Full details: http://psta.rs/1Q9neQO

$510,894.94
Total amount donated by the PokerStars and Full Tilt community, which included $255,447.47 donated by players and staff, which was then matched by PokerStars and Full Tilt, bringing the total donated to $510,894.94.
More info: http://psta.rs/1MoJ4KB

$300,000
Amount being given away in the MTT Summer Leaderboards, with $100,000 being awarded each month from June to August. Each player’s top 20 results will count towards the leaderboard, with the top finisher each month receiving $15,000.
More info: http://psta.rs/1RLYWK3

€107,920
First place prize in the inaugural Eureka Hamburg Main Event, won by Tom Holke of Germany. He overcame a field of 581 players to take home the lion’s share of the €563,570 prizepool.
More info: http://psta.rs/1FVSMBI

$66,000
Amount of money up for grabs in Full Tilt’s new Double Bust promotion. Players who opt in and then simply bust another player or get busted themselves at a ring game table will qualify for the next day’s Buster or Busted Flip Tournament freeroll, each with a prizepool of $2,000. Players who qualify for two Busted freerolls per week will receive entry into a special Double Bust freeroll with a $5,000 prizepool. The promotion runs from June 2-21.
More info: http://Ti.LT/cH

£60,625
Total prizepool of the UKIPT Series 2 London Main Event. Italian player Giovanni Canali was victorious and took home £12,820, topping a sell-out field of 250 players.
More info: http://psta.rs/1JnXYSM

€1,100
Buy-in for the Estrellas Barcelona Main Event, which takes place during the EPT Barcelona Poker Festival this August. Online satellites for the Estrellas Main Event begin this Sunday, with buy-ins ranging from €1.65 up to €215.
More info: http://psta.rs/1KOwqX7

PICTURE OF THE WEEK


German player Tom Holke proudly displays the winner’s trophy at Eureka Hamburg (Pic credit: Tomas Stacha).

VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Cards-up replays of all Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) events are now available in the PokerStars client. Relive Jason Mercier’s triple win and watch Mustapha ‘lasagnaaammm’ Kanit win $1.3 million in the High Main Event by clicking on ‘Online Events’ > ‘SCOOP’ > ‘Replays’.