Lex Veldhuis breaks his Twitch viewers record while playing the WCOOP Main Event. He finished 58th out of 2.044 players and won $28.632.

 

Lex Veldhuis

Lex Veldhuis – The Twitch Star

While playing that night, Veldhuis got the message from PokerStars about his new record. At that time he had 32,839 viewers. To remind, official record in Twitch viewers still holds Jason Somerville. He is the only streamer who had more than 37000 viewers at one time.  But, it looks like that Veldhuis has a potential to break it.

This is not the only online streaming record that Veldhuis recently broke. He reached 6000 subscribers on his Twitch. To celebrate that, he decided to play 25,000 WCOOP-62-H High Roller. “The $25K is going to be a very tough tournament for me,” said Veldhuis during his stream Monday night. “I have no illusions on being profitable in that tournament. We’re doing it as a stream celebration.” 

While Doug Polk, another Twitch poker star, has announced retirement, looks like Lex Veldhuis is more motivated than ever to write history in this new poker branch.

 

After just 6 weeks of the test period, the world’s leading online poker site PokerStars removed their latest innovation – The Unfold Poker.

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PokerStars removes UNFOLD poker

PokerStars’s Unfold Poker

To remind you, In Unfold Poker, players can retrieve their mucked cards and get back in the game. This was something that you couldn’t find anywhere before. It first appeared in Denmark on August the 1st, then later on .UK and .EU markets. However, it never reached the New Jersey market. 

“PokerStars invests in creating and testing products and new variants of poker to suit a variety of player tastes. While not every new development will be a home run, we will keep trialing, listening to player feedback and analyzing engagement with our goal of continuing to offer fresh promotions, formats, and updates that enhance our players’ experience and bring more people to the game,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations.

This was the 3rd cash game innovation that the biggest poker site released and removed this year.

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Jacks or Better Poker Challenge is a new promotion by PokerStars. This is a promotion with an invitation only. Check your e-mail and see if you are welcome!

Jacks or Better Poker Challenge

Jacks or Better Poker Challenge

If you have received an e-mail with an invitation Opt-in! For a limited time, you could win up to $5,000 in cash every day. You will get cash prizes instantly and they are yours to keep. There are no restrictions or earning requirements. Play every day until August 29 to get a new reward each time!

Here’s how it works:

  • Open your Challenges window and hit ‘Start’ on the day’s Jacks or Better Poker Challenge.
  • Play NL10 or higher Hold’em cash game (including Zoom) hands and every time you win a hand holding a pair of Jacks or better, you’ll accumulate points.
  • Once you reach your points target (see below), you’ll instantly receive a cash prize of up to $5,000! We’ll even give you a 100-point head start when you play your first eligible hand of the day. Winning a hand with quads or better will see you complete the Poker Challenge instantly.

 

Jacks or Better Poker Challenge

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World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) gives poker players across the world the chance to become a true, internationally-recognized champion at the game they love. This year, this prestigious series of great tournaments will take place from 2nd to September the 17th.

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With $70M in guaranteed prizes in WCOOP events alone, it’s looking to be the biggest championship yet. There are over 60 events on the schedule. Low, medium and high buy-ins for most events, with entry ranging from $2.20 to $25,000.

More interesting stuff: 

  • Two Main Events, September 17: $55 buy-in with $1M GTD, and $5,200 buy-in with $10M GTD including at least $1M for first place!
  • Phased Events, with combined guarantees of over $3M. Qualify for Phase 2 on September 16 in any Phase 1 tournament, running from August 12.
  • 7 Platinum Pass packages, each worth $30K and including a poker trip to the Bahamas
  • Daily satellites, each with an added $5,200 Main Event seat, in the run-up to the series.
  • Player of the Series Leader Board will win a PSPC Platinum Pass
  • You can watch it on Twitch

For this WCOOP PokerStars will organize Spin & Go satellites

Special Spin & Go tournaments are awarding WCOOP entries, tickets and cash. Find them in the Spin & Go lobby, available for buy-ins of $5 or $25. 

Join PokerStars today and claim your 100% up to $600 First Deposit Bonus.

 

 

Frustrated after folding cards that would have flopped the nuts? Well, now you can still win a piece of the action with Unfold Hold’em by PokerStars!

UNFOLD HOLD'EM

Introducing Unfold Hold’em

Unfold means just that: if you folded your cards pre-flop, you can UNFOLD them after it. It’s like poker with the benefit of hindsight. Actually, it’s more than that. It’s a lot of fun. And here’s why.

It cuts out all the waiting around for another hand.

There’s no reason to wait for good cards because you can Unfold the bad ones. And with the option to Unfold, you get to stay in the hand for longer. That’s before you open up a whole new chapter on hold’em strategy.

The Rules of Unfold Hold’em

At the start of each hand, every player pays an Unfold ante. These antes form the Unfold pot.

The hand then plays out according to normal Texas Hold’em rules. However, all players who folded pre-flop are given the chance to ‘Unfold’ once the flop is dealt. To do so, they must pay the Unfold bet, which is the sum of the Unfold pot. The choice to pay this Unfold bet is made concurrently – all eligible players decide at the same time whether to play for the Unfold pot, and those who do are clearly identified once the decision period ends.

Players who pay the Unfold bet cannot make any further bets after this point. The rest of the hand is played out among the main pot players while the Unfold players spectate. The Unfold pot is awarded to the Unfold player with the strongest 5-card poker hand after the river is dealt.

If the main pot is won before the full board is dealt, all remaining community cards will be dealt to determine the winner of the Unfold pot.

Please note: a minimum of four players must be dealt into a hand for the Unfold ante to be collected.

Unfold Hold’em is played as a No Limit game.

Join PokerStars today with YourPokerCash and receive an exclusive New Player Welcome bonus of 100% up to $600.

 

In January this year, PokerStars was the first poker site who got the license to share Spanish and French players pool. After just a couple of months, merging showed up as a  great business idea. Much better tournaments with doubled guarantees, a whole lot more players on cash games, full SNG lobbies, non-stop action on Spin ‘n’ Goes is what made players way more satisfied. Not only the true poker lovers, but many players from casino games are now participating since there is lots of that going on.

At the time the plan was on the table there were two more countries besides Spain and France who agreed to a liquidity sharing deal – Portugal and Italy. After taking a while Portugal is finally in! They ‘ve just joined at the end of May this year. It brought even more benefits for both players and PokerStars leadership.

Guy Templer, a chief operating officer at Stars Group, said:

“We have worked hard to become the first operator to bring the benefits of shared liquidity to Portugal. Our players will see a huge increase in the variety and scale of our tournaments and promotions. They will enjoy more excitement, more competition, and more fun. This dramatically strengthens our offering and demonstrates our commitment to the Portuguese market. We look forward to working with the Portuguese regulator to further improve the poker product offering for Portuguese players. Additionally, we hope that Italy will soon progress so that their players can also enjoy the significantly better experience that shared liquidity brings.” Templer finished.

We believe that players also impatiently wait for Italy to join because there is no doubt it will be another great win-win move.

partypoker recognized a great business idea

We are witnesses that partypoker is working very hard to have their players more and more satisfied. Great cashback, promotions, bonuses, great VIP system is not only they are doing. Another proof of their commitment is that they are ready to “steal” the idea from another site. So, 4 months after PokerStars merged the player pools in Spain and France, partypoker did the same. They are already enjoying the benefits! The number of MTT scheduled tournaments is more than doubled and there is a great action on cash games.

Other rooms may take the same move

888 poker and Winamax are also considering sharing the liquidity.  However, 888 still doesn’t have a legal license in Portugal. That is probably something on what their team is going to work on in the following months.

We can say that definitely is something good going on in the poker world. partypoker and PokerStars showed their will about making global markets, especially PokerStars since they have let even players from the other countries to play on their pokerstars.es site. It would be great if all other networks do the same. After that, we are waiting for USA market do join the rest of the world!

Could all of this be a good sign that moment is getting near?

Today is the first day of the MicroMillions series which are, as PokerStars recently announced, back on this site. These popular low stakes tournaments will be available in the lobbies starting today and all the way to the 29th of July. Today you can take your place in four events:

MicroMillions-01: $3.30 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO] – $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
MicroMillions-02: $5.50 No-Limit Omaha 8 [6-Max] – $20,000 guaranteed prize pool
MicroMillions-03: $11 plus Re-buys No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Hyper-Active] – $10,000 guaranteed prize pool
MicroMillions-04: $5.50 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max], $20,000 guaranteed prize pool

 

MicroMillions

MicroMillions are back on PokerStars

 

EXTRA PRIZES:

The 14th MicroMillions series will not only bring great MTT tournaments available for everyone’s bankroll, but there will be some following promotions and prizes that you can win.

Platinum Passes:

If you play at least 5 events of these series you will get a ticket and automatically be entered to an All-in Shootout tournament which will take place on July 31st. Good news is that you don’t even need to be online and logged in to your Stars account to participate. First 2 places will get a $30.000 Platinum Passes – $25.000  seat in January’s PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) and $5.000 hotel and traveling expenses.

Free MicroMillions tickets:

During the series, PokerStars will be giving away $50.000 in free tickets for some tournaments of this event.
You just need to play their events.

Special Spin ‘n’ Goes:

There will be 0.50$ Spin ‘n’ Goes on which you can win a $22 ticket for the main event. But that’s not all! The highest possible prize pool on these Spin ‘ n’ Goes will be $6.000. Here you can see possible prizes and  how often they will come up:

$6,000 cash – 1 in 1,000,000
$22 MicroMillions Main Event entry – 3,000 in 1,000,000
$5.50 MicroMillions ticket – 15,000 in 1,000,000
$3.30 MicroMillions ticket – 25,000 in 1,000,000
$2 cash – 186,001 in 1,000,000
$1 cash – 770,998 in 1,000,000

MicroMilions for the Spanish, French and Portuguese players:

Whole separated MicroMillions event will take a place at Pokerstars’s shared pool between Spain, France, and Portugal, where players from other countries can also take apart! You can find tournaments from €0.50 to €50 and the whole event has a prize pool of $2.000.000 guaranteed. The Main Event will be with €50 buy-in and is scheduled for July 29th.

 

Join PokerStars today and win your share!

Our new rewards program is launching with a bang!
Now is the time, today marks the launch of Stars Rewards, our revolutionary new rewards program.  Stars is giving away $10,000,000 to celebrate!

Finally, join now and get rewards for your real money gaming activity across all our available products, with personalised rewards you can use in the games and activities you enjoy the most!

  • Earn reward points for your real money gaming across all our products
  • Collect enough points to fill your progress bar and win a Chest
  • Each Chest is personalised to you, giving you rewards for the activities you enjoy

Finally, to celebrate the launch, we’re hiding cash rewards of $1,000 in over a thousand random Chests. Total in value of $10,000,000 in rewards including tickets, bonuses and StarsCoin waiting to be claimed! As a result, keep track of how many rewards your have earned with the reward tracker in the ‘My Stars’ software.

Most of all, Stars will continue to giveaway $1,000 Chests until we’ve awarded $10M worth of rewards in total. All you need to do is join Stars Rewards to be eligible! Click here for all the details, then hit the button below to sign up for free.

In addition to, read the PokerStars Review on YourPokerCash.

Please read carefully for important news.
PokerStars excited to announce that later this summer – as early as July – they will be launching Stars Rewards, a new rewards program. This program offers an exciting, personalised gaming experience that rewards players for their real money play. We offer a variety of options, including poker, casino and sports (where available). We want to be sure that you can make every game count.

With Stars Rewards you earn points that give you Chests filled with a variety of rewards personalised to the games you like to play. Every Chest offers you the chance at winning a big prize! The more you play, the bigger the Chests you’ll receive. You can also earn double points via daily boosts. Here’s a glimpse at what it will look like.

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When Stars Rewards launch, the rewards you receive are based on the new mechanics of the program.  VIP statuses and the rewards associated with the current VIP Club program will be discontinued.  You’ll receive the full prorated value of your current VIP Step when the new program launches.

We’ll be in touch soon with more news about how you can make the most of Stars Rewards.

Welcome to Stars Rewards!

I’m happy to announce that this summer we will be launching Stars Rewards, our new rewards program. Stars Rewards is an integrated rewards program that will offer an exciting, personalised gaming experience that rewards players for their play in poker, casino, and sports (where available) making every game count.

Stars Rewards gives you Chests that offer a variety of rewards, all personalised to the games that you like to play. You can open Chests as soon as you earn them – or collect them and open when it best suits you. Every Chest offers you the chance at winning a huge prize, no matter what type of player you are.

This video gives you a glimpse into what it will look like.

Stars Rewards Overview

Excitement: Stars Rewards is designed to create excitement with a variety of rewards with randomized values. The more you play, the bigger the Chests.

Big top prizes: Every time you open a Chest there’s a chance that you win a big top prize. It might be $1,000 in cold hard cash, 1,000,000 StarsCoin, or a PokerStars Championship package worth thousands of dollars or, if you are a sports bettor, a big bet for an upcoming match. The top prizes will be changing on an ongoing basis, but every Chest for every player gives you the chance at a big prize.

Personalised rewards: Chests will offer a variety of rewards including StarsCoin, free sports bets, tournament tickets, casino instant bonuses, and more, all personalised to reflect your gameplay. For example, a tournament player will predominantly receive tournament money or tournament tickets, whereas a sports-bettor would receive free bets. You will also earn StarsCoin from Chests, and will continue to be able to redeem them in the store at the same rate for cash rebates, tickets, merchandise, and more.

Fasttrack your progress: You will be able to double the speed you make progress for a short period each session you play via ‘boosts’, designed to reward players who play more frequently and play in consecutive days.

We will be launching Stars Rewards first in Denmark later this month, with Italy planned shortly thereafter, and most other markets planned for later this summer. We will notify players via email when we are close to launching in each market.