$5,000,000
Total guaranteed prize pool for the Knockout Week tournament series, which features 35 events from October 12-18. The online festival has Knockout, Super Knockout and Progressive Super Knockout tournaments, including a $500k guaranteed $215 Main Event on October 18 at 12.30 ET. There are also Knockout Week Challenges, where players can instantly win up to $5k, plus a Leader Board where racking up a lot of knockouts can lead to further bounty prizes and a $10k freeroll.
More info: http://psta.rs/1jbIRBc  

253,698
Players who participated in the $0.01 Common Cents Kick-Off tournament on Tuesday, which set a new record for PokerStars’ ‘Largest Online Tournament’. It surpassed the previous biggest field of 225,000, which took place in June 2013. The micro-stakes Common Cents series continues over the next four days, with the $0.99 Main Event due to take place on Sunday, October 11 at 15.00 ET.
More info: http://psta.rs/1iLfSUt

$177,136.70
First prize won by the latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion Pedro ‘pcayobh’ Cayo from Brazil. Cayo topped a field of 5,714 players to claim the $177,136.70 first prize.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1Pf2dBM

$45,009.72
Half of ‘The Deal’ jackpot prize won by Full Tilt player ‘skipshot383’ from Brazil on October 6. It’s the second time in 20 days that the jackpot has been triggered. All players who had played The Deal in the previous 12 hours won the other 50% of the $90,019.44 total jackpot prize, which meant 6,587 players saw $6.83 drop into their accounts.
More info: http://Ti.LT/ff

£24,170
Top prize scooped by Dan Stacey in the UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event, which came to a finish on Sunday, October 4. Stacey beat 349 players, including PokerStars employee Paren Arzoomanian in a heads-up battle, to win £24,170 of the £135,412 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1jbjjE8

$3,000
The total amount up for grabs in free tournament entries every day with new Full Tilt promotion, Boomerang, which launches on Monday, October 12. It gives players a shot at bouncing back if they don’t cash.
More info: www.fulltilt.com/promotions/boomerang

2018
The year in which Isle of Man Olympic Snowboard Cross champion Zoe Gillings-Brier will hit the slopes for the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. PokerStars will sponsor the Isle of Man ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ on her journey to the Olympics.

15
Number of licences that PokerStars now holds across the world, after the addition of New Jersey. PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate globally under licences from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. PokerStars also holds various local licences in Italy, France, Estonia, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, United Kingdom, Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, Ireland, Romania and New Jersey in the United States of America.

12
Days until the PokerStars European Poker Tour hits Malta for the second stop of Season 12. The event will be held at the Portomaso Casino from October 20-31. It will feature 76 events, including some spooky Halloween-themed tournaments on the final day.
More info: http://psta.rs/18laWjK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK


UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event winner, Daniel Stacey, celebrates with friends shortly after beating Paren Arzoomanian heads-up. Pic credit: Mickey May.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK
PokerStars thanked the Isle of Man community for ten fantastic years on the Island during the UK and Ireland Poker Tour last week with a 3D Light and Laser show. Watch here: http://psta.rs/1R0TYI1