HK$1,704,000 (approx. USD$220,000)

First prize won by Chinese Taipei player, James En Ning Chen, in the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) High Roller Event, which was hosted by PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams poker room in Macau. Chen took just 75 minutes to navigate his way through the final table to capture the title.

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Largest individual tournament payout to date in WCOOP 2015. The huge six-figure sum was won by ‘tobi123456’ from Germany in event 25, a $10,300 NL Hold’em [8-Max, High Roller]. He beat Andrew ‘RunThisTable’ Lichtenberger heads-up.
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Prize won by ‘dbecks23ex’ from Canada on Tuesday evening, after Full Tilt’s new interactive game The Deal paid out a total jackpot amount of $233,870. Of that total, 50% went to the winner and the other 50% was shared equally between those who played The Deal in the previous 12 hours – 7,324 players each received $15.96.

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Guaranteed prize pool for PokerStars’ new tournament series Common Cents, which has a buy-in of just one cent ($0.01). The tournament is capped at 200,000 players with a guaranteed first prize of $10,000. A lucky 500 people will also randomly be awarded Common Cents Main Event tickets – a $25,000 GTD tournament on October 11 at 15.00 ET. The Common Cents Kick-Off tourney takes place on October 5 at 14.05 ET.
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Buy-in for WCOOP-47, which is the biggest ever for an online tournament. The Super High Roller event is set to be one of the toughest and most prestigious tournaments of the year, with a host of the world’s elite, including Team PokerStars Pros Daniel ‘KidPoker’ Negreanu and Ike Haxton, competing in it. To coincide with the event, PokerStars has opened a sports betting market for the winner, which can be found here:
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Episode number of the EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to listen to through the Apple iTunes store or at This week’s episode features discussion of the first episode of the new Shark Cage TV show, and a mystery Superfan battles Stapes.

Days until the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour makes its fifth stop of Season 5 on the Isle of Man. The event will be held at the Villa Marina and runs October 1-4. Away from poker, the Isle of Man International Chess Tournament will also be taking place at the Villa Marina from October 2-11.
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Days to go until Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody hosts his Lads Night In home game for the winner of his Twitter competition. Get involved by hosting your own home game and receive a free poker pack, including a deck of cards and a dealer button, when you sign up on the Lads Night In website.
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Season 2 of the PokerStars Shark Cage started on Channel 4 in the UK on Wednesday. This season will see Team PokerStars Pros, actor Don Cheadle, football legend Ronaldo, and Miss Finland making an appearance.
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‘dbecks23ex’ from Canada won $116,935.59 on Tuesday evening while playing Full Tilt’s new interactive game The Deal.

On September 25, PokerStars and leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK are joining forces for a special one-night event in a bid to raise awareness and funds to help beat prostate cancer. Watch Jake Cody’s short video to see how you can get involved: