PokerStars goes live with the “Platinum Madness” promotion. Monday is an off day for Phil Galfond and the Galfond Challenge against Venividi. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
21 PokerStars Platinum Passess awarded through March
The PokerStars PSPC 2020 will be held this August in Barcelona, Spain at the Casino Barcelona. Since late last year, PokerStars has been awarding $30,000 Platinum Passes to the prestigious event. Now PokerStars has introduced the Platinum Madness promotions, where 21 Platinum Passes are being given away with “no experience or big bankroll required.”
Players that opt-in to the promotion starting on February 10th. To qualify, you will need to play on PokerStars and earn “dice rolls” in Stars Rewards Chests. The dice rolls will be used to play a Shoots and Ladders type of game where along the way you will earn additional chests, containing a variety of prizes including the chance for a Platinum Pass. If you reach the end of the game board, you will receive a “Super PSPC Chest” which will award an even larger cash prize and a greater chance to win a platinum pass.
Introducing #PlatinumMadness: What else would you call 21 Platinum Passes in 21 days, with no experience (or big bankroll) required?
— PokerStarsBlog (@PokerStarsBlog) February 10, 2020
– Monday likely brings some relief for Phil Galfond — there is no Galfond Challenge today. Yesterday, Phil Galfond and Venividi played a rare Sunday session where Galfond lost €102,593.34 to bring his total deficit to €900,240.17 There is no action today and the schedule for the rest of the week has been tweaked. Play will resume on Tuesday and will continue on Wednesday and Thursday. The pair will then enjoy a three-day weekend through Sunday. Follow the action beginning at 11 AM ET on the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel.
Missed yesterday’s session? Watch it below:
– Are you one of the many poker players that still love Rounders? Vlogger and two-time World Poker Tour champion Jonathan Little takes an in-depth look at the iconic hand between Mike McDermott and Teddy KGB.
– Martin Piik is the winner of the final MPN Poker Tour Main Event after winning the equivalent of $57,200 over the weekend, as he outlasted 575 players over the course of the tournament. Like the tour, the poker network of the same name will close as a poker network on May 19th, 2020.
In other weekend poker action, Yaser Al-Keliddar took down the Potomac Winter Poker Open opening event to win $96,567. The Potomac Winter Poker Open runs until February 17th with the $3,000 Main Event set for February 14th-17th.
– In Monday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video, Colossos continues his “Cash Games with Colossos” series where we focus on his $0.25/$0.50 NLHE shorthanded videos. In this episode, Colossos reviews two hands to illustrate pot control.
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– Phil Galfond continues to struggle in the Galfond Poker Challenge and Joey Ingram addresses the question on the mind of many? Is Phil Galfond ok after losing nearly 1 million euros?
– Jaime Staples welcomes Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier to the Weekly Poker Showdown after going over some of the news across the world of poker:
– Vlogger Jeff Boski hits a hair cut before playing the $400 buy-in event at the Wynn with $40,000 guaranteed.