By Ian Hiaring, Rakeback.com Poker News Staff Writer
This Sunday Viktor ‘isildur1’ Blom will face off against another challenger in the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown. Terje ‘Terken89’ Augdal will be the next in line to take on Blom with each player putting up $150K for the match. Play will take place across two NLHE tables and two PLO tables. You can watch the match live through the PokerStars.com game client.
PokerStars announced that the Big Game will return for a second season. This popular program places an amateur qualifier at a table full of seasoned pros. The amateur player is called the Loose Cannon, and is staked with $50K. Anything they have left at the end of the show is theirs to keep. The first episode is already available on PokerStars.tv and you can catch later episodes in the same place.
PokerStars added another regional poker tour to its roster last week. The Brazil Poker tour joins other popular tours such as the EPT, LAPT and the APPT which are sponsored by the site. The BPT will kick off on July 21st in Sao Paulo at the Hotel Transamerica.
The eighth season of the European Poker Tour is scheduled to kick off in August, and PokerStars announced the first half of the schedule earlier this month.
EPT Tallinn – August 2-7
EPT Barcelona – August 27-September 1
EPT London – September 30-October 5
EPT San Remo – October 21-27
EPT Prague – December 5-10
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure – January 5-15
Satellites are now running for the Tallinn event.
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