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Best poker news of the week: Jason Somerville leaves the PokerStars
This is weekly poker news. The first week of 2020 was full of events and big wins. We found the most exciting news especially for you.
Sunday THREE Million with a prize pool of $ 3,500,000
On New Year’s Eve, poker players spent their free time not preparing for the holiday, but playing poker. On Sunday, December 31, Sunday THREE Million ended with an extended warranty at PokerStars. The guarantee of $3,000,000 was done and a prize fund of $3,508,000 was formed. This was made by 17,543 entries for $215 and everyone wanted to win a pleasant New Year prize.
The winner of Sunday THREE Million was a Greek player. He is a low-limit regular and $375,000 was an excellent present to his bankroll. Before this tournament, his biggest victory was a triumph at The Big and a win of $17,000. This is a good move from Pokerstars. It was definitely worth participating in such tournament.
Kristen Bicknell became the best poker player of the year third time in a row
The Global Poker Index acclaimed Kristen Bicknell as the best player in the women’s ranking Player of the Year. She managed to show a decent result for the past three years. She won two WSOP bracelets and had over $450,000 in cash. The next year she got $551,000, and then she won WPT Five Diamond. Ok, we have to agree that she is the best!
In 2019, Kristen got 36 prizes in live tournaments and won $2,500,000 in total. Canadian player’s biggest win was $25,000 for the first place at the Poker Masters. Winning this event, she received $408,000 in prize money. Kristen has won many events and already become a famous player in the poker world. My admiration and respect. Congratulations!
Jason Somerville leaves the PokerStars team
In 2019, a large number of famous poker players left the PokerStars team, and this year begins with losses for PokerStars. On January 2, American poker player Jason Somerville announced that he leaves the team of PokerStars’ ambassadors. Jason told about it in a video message on his Twitter account.
Throughout his career, Jason Somerville has earned over $3,641,000 in live tournaments. His best result was 4th place in Super High Roller 2014 with a buy-in of $100,000 in Las Vegas. Then Jason earned $1,327,300 in prize money. It seems that PokerStars doesn´t aim to keep poker players. Now there are only five loyal players there: Chris Moneymaker, Ben Spragg, Fintan Hand, Felix Schneiders, and Lex Veldhuis. The last one, who leaves the room, turns off the light, please.
Aussie Millions 2020 Series Launched in Australia
On January 4, the Aussie Millions 2020 series started in Melbourne. Twenty-three tournaments will be held as a part of the championship. The buy-in for the Aussie Millions 2020 Main Event is $10,600.
Most of the tournaments in the series will be held with entry fees of $1,150 and $2,500. For high rollers, the organizers of Aussie Millions 2020 created two events for $25,000 and one tournament for $50,000 and $100,000.
In 2019, 8,658 players from 45 countries took part in the events of the series. The winner of the Main Event was Muhammad Asad. He received $158,000. A lot of famous poker players have already arrived at Aussie Millions 2020; they are PartyPoker ambassador Dmitry Urbanovich, WSOP bracelet winner Joe Weissman, Aussie Millions Main Event winner David Gorr, 888poker ambassador Martin Jacobson, and others.
The first starting flight in the series already ended. 242 poker players attended the tournament. After twelve 40-minute levels, only 28 players hit the second starting flight.
Triton Poker holds Three Series of Super High Rollers in 2020
The most expensive tournament in the poker history with a buy-in of more than $1,000,000 has been successfully held at the Triton Poker Series in 2019. Aaron Zang became the champion of this tournament, he earned a record amount of $17,000,000. In 2020, the most expensive series will return to the same places as a year ago.
All the details of the tournaments are still unknown; however, it is likely that we will see two Main Events in the series again.
Here you can see Triton Poker Super High Roller 2020 Schedule:
- February 10-22, Jeju, South Korea
- May 4-18, Budva, Montenegro
- July 29-August 13, London, Great Britain
Those were all news for now! Onlinecasinopolice reminds you one more time: play trusted and accredited casinos only. Do not fall into tilt and everything will be fine.