$45,000,000
Total guaranteed prize pool for the 2015 World Championship of Online Poker, which gets under way tomorrow. The 70-event festival takes place from September 6-27 and includes a $51,000 Super High Roller (Sep 20) – the biggest buy-in online poker tournament ever – and a $5,200 Main Event (Sep 27), along with a huge variety of different games and formats at a range of buy-in levels across 68 other events.
More info: http://psta.rs/1JK20DG  

€1,022,593
First prize won by poker legend John Juanda in the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Main Event in Barcelona last weekend. Juanda topped a record-breaking field of 1,694 to take home €1,022,593 from the €8,215,900 prize pool. The win takes Juanda’s live tournament earnings to more than $17 million.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1KL9wQ0

$158,184.70
Top prize won by the latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion ‘KKruchitAAs’. The player, from Argentina, came third in the Sunday Million in 2010 to win $120,000, but went two places better this time by topping a field of 5,430 to claim the lion’s share of a $1,086,000 prize pool. 
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1Uu3qVd

$3,300
Buy-in for the PokerStars LAPT Uruguay Main Event, which takes place in two weeks’ time. The five-day event will be held at the Enjoy Conrad Resort & Casino in Punta del Este from September 18-22. There are a total of 13 events in the wider festival, with buy-ins ranging from $200 to $5,000.
More info: http://psta.rs/1IR92q5

12
Frequent player points (FPP) PokerStars player ‘DomMarty’ spent to qualify for the WCOOP Main Event via Mega Path satellites – the fewest number of points ever used to qualify. A total of 39 unique players have now qualified for this year’s WCOOP Main Event in Mega Path satellites, with 11 having spent 100 FPP or less to do so.
Satellite tips: http://psta.rs/1LN7pdp

7
Days until the Italian Poker Tour (IPT) makes its third stop of Season 7 in Nova Gorica. The event will be held at the Casino Perla and runs September 10-14.
More info: http://psta.rs/1Xk3smJ

2
Number of new Team PokerStars Pros that were announced earlier this week. Chen-An Lin and Yaxi Zhu, hailing from Taiwan and China respectively, are both well-known and respected regulars on the Asian poker circuit and will help to grow the game in the burgeoning poker market.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1XjMRiS

PICTURE OF THE WEEK


EPT12 Barcelona Main Event champion John Juanda adds another seven-figure score to his bankroll – and trophy to his cabinet – as he poses for the cameras and celebrates with Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier. Pic credit: Neil Stoddart.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Team PokerStars Sportstar and football legend Neymar Jr invited players to join his charity home game in Sao Paulo, which helped to raise $100,000 for the Neymar Jr Institute. Check it out here: http://psta.rs/1KtBod7