PokerStars All Stars rake-free cash games begins its 1 month run. European countries make progress to reform online gaming laws. Find these stories and more in today’s Hit and Run.
PokerStars All Stars Kicks Off
The month-long PokerStars All Stars is officially underway. The experimental promotion has invited some of the best cash game players at PokerStars to play exclusive rake-free cash games, where they will compete for $100,000 in leaderboard prizes ($60k from the All Star division and $40k to the Masters division). The leaderboard prizes are awarded in addition to winnings at the table (and savings from PokerStars rake).
Among the 59 “All Star Elite” players that have qualified include Dan “w00ki3z” Cates, Trueteller, OtB_RedBaron, king10clubs and Go0se.core! These players, which have earned at least $25k over the last 12 months at designated stake levels, are open to participate in the exclusive $10/$20 NLHE cash games.
A total of 145 players qualified for the $1/$2 Masters division, which required players to earn $10k or more over the last 12 months at designated stake levels. So far, there has been consistent activity at these tables, while action at the All Star division has been limited.
According to the PokerStars blog, Daniel Negreanu will host a weekly highlights show that will showcase the top moments of the week. PokerStars customers can also railbird these games by going to the Home Games section of the PokerStars client.
— PokerStarsBlog (@PokerStarsBlog) April 12, 2017
– European countries are continuing to realize the importance of reforming online gaming regulations. In Sweden, a recently released government report concludes that online gambling should be opened up to international operators. Meanwhile, Italy has confirmed progress on online poker shared liquidity.
– Viktor Blom is apparently considering streaming on Twitch (h/t Poker Listings). Feedback to the proposal has been very positive among Isildur’s fans.
— Viktor Blom (@ViktorBlom) April 11, 2017
– iPoker is rebranding its IPOPS tournament series with a new “Festival” series that iPoker hopes will compete with similar online events from PokerStars, Party Poker and 888poker this spring. In a sign of iPoker’s traffic decline, only €400k is being guaranteed, compared to €1 million for the last IPOPS series.
– Grinderschool.com video of the day goes over when not to 3-bet in 6-max hold’em. The video is the 9th in a 14 part season in season 3.
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