It’s just 9 days until the eighth PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker gets under way, with more than $40 million in guaranteed prizes across 55 events (165 tournaments). The biggest SCOOP to date will take place from May 8-22, and includes a three-day Main Event that starts on May 22 featuring buy-ins of $100 (Low), $1,000 (Medium) and $10,000 (High) along with  guaranteed prize pools of $1 million, $2 million and $4 million respectively.
More info: http://psta.rs/1EC9ra5     

More than $1 million in guaranteed prizes will be awarded to players during the PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker 2016, which takes place from May 15-29. The schedule features 27 events across two buy-in levels. The two-day Main Event features buy-ins of $50 (Low) and $500 (High) with guaranteed prize pools of $30,000 and $200,000 respectively.
More info: http://psta.rs/1SA5KJv and http://psta.rs/1SA5KJv

HK$258,810 (approx. US$33,365)
Top prize won by Zhi Lin from China, after the player topped the 239-player field in the ACOP Platinum Series XIII Main Event. Lin won the title and six-figure sum after defeating Jose Alberto Rivas, from Venezuela, heads-up.
More info: http://psta.rs/1Tw4nhl

First prize won by the latest PokerStars Sunday Million champion, ‘DEdgge’, from Israel. The player topped a field of 5,653 players to claim $176,828.54 in prize money from the $1,130,600 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1reIGJu

Amount up for grabs each week between April 22 and May 12 with PokerStars Knockout Poker Challenges. Players can participate in the daily challenges by clicking the ‘KO Poker’ tab in the PokerStars client.  Each day players can win a seat to a $10,000 guaranteed All-in Shootout tournament with a further $50,000 added MTT entry taking place each week on Saturday April 30, May 7 and May 14 at 13.30 ET.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2333sHR

Number of events scheduled for the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final, which began on Tuesday at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and will run until May 6. Highlights include a €5,000 Main Event from April 30 to May 6, a €100,000 Super High Roller from April 28-30, a one-day €50,000 Super High Roller on May 1, a €2,200 France Poker Series Main Event from April 27 to May 1, and scores of other side events starting from just €110.
More info: http://psta.rs/1vn0sFY

Episode number of the EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to listen to online or download. This week Stapes and Hartigan talk about the EPT Grand Final, which is now under way in Monaco, and Niall Farrell joins the dynamic duo to talk about his EPT victory earlier this season as the EPT Malta final table highlights show premieres on PokerStars.tv.
Listen here: http://soundcloud.com/eptnotlive/episode-44-28042016-niall-farrell

There are now 10 VIP Packages up for grabs in Sunday’s ‘Run It Up: Resorts with VIP Club Live’ freeroll, as well as 90 additional pairs of tickets to the event, plus $5,000 in cash to be played for. The package includes $200 spending money, two nights’ stay at Resorts in New Jersey, and tickets to the event. PokerStars has doubled the original prize pool due to huge interest from players, and in a bid to make the first land-based PokerStars event in New Jersey on May 14 as exciting as possible.
More info: http://psta.rs/1qYYmR4

All that is needed for players to take a shot at winning exclusive Full Tilt merchandise with Swag Tournaments. Branded hats, t-shirts and hoodies are up for grabs, with three Swag Tournaments which kicked off on April 15 and are running daily through May 15. Don’t miss out!
More info: http://ti.lt/pV

With EPT Monaco in full swing, PokerStars took a look at the number of players that qualified for the €5,300 Main Event via special €10 Spin & Go’s that ran online throughout March and early April. There were a total of 121 qualifiers – with more than half of them being low stakes, recreational players from the ChromeStar and SilverStar VIP levels.

EPTLive is back for a seven-day stretch of streaming on PokerStars.tv, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch from April 30. The first day will see the cards-up broadcast of the €100k Super High Roller final table, followed on May 1 by the cards-up final table stream of the France Poker Series Main Event. We then join the EPT €5,300 Main Event action on May 2, from Day 2 through to the tournament’s completion on May 6. For the first time on the EPT, every day of the stream will feature cards-up action, which will make for a more compelling viewer experience. The final tables will all start at 14.00 CET, with the earlier days of the EPT Main Event beginning at 12.30 CET.
Watch here: http://www.pokerstars.tv/en/tv/live/