After a successful first year in Pennsylvania, PokerStars recently celebrated with the First Anniversary Series. The series ran Nov. 8-15 with an overall guarantee of $1 million and exceeded that by about 20%.
The series featured 36 events and paid out $1.2 million – attracting 11,181 entries. That entry total doesn’t include an added event ($1,000 No Limit Hold’em event), which helped boost the prize pool.
PA market continues popping for PokerStars
PokerStars remains the only legal online poker site in Pennsylvania after launching in 2019. The site has experienced considerable growth during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The site has gone big with numerous series throughout 2020 including PACOOP, PASCOOP, Bounty Builder, and others. The site’s two one-off Pennsyl-MANIA events have also been well received.
There were several overlays in the Anniversary Series, but still topped the guarantee overall. The $100 Main Event highlighted the action and also came with a slight overlay after registration reached 1,966 entries.
The event featured a $200,000 guarantee with “GB1409” taking the title for $27,266.
Other PokerStars PA winners
Beyond the Main Event, a few other players stand out. Following a double win in the recent Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP), “TryptophanMan” completed the achievement again.
Tryptophan was the only double winner of the series. The first score came in Event 21: $400 Fixed Limit Hold’em Six-Max Turbo for $3,756.
The next win came in Event 23: NLHE Hyper Turbo for $3,761. That was quite an accomplishment as TryptophanMan won both on the same night.
In the $500 High Roller, “CallYourMommy” took the title for $10,589. “PhilIveys Dad2” took down the $1,000 added event for $15,689.
One second chance freeroll winner also turned into a nice success story. After winning a $100 ticket into the Main Event, “sbeales” turned that into a third-place finish. The second chance turned into a score of $15,207.
PokerStars EPT Online plays out on international platform
On the international online poker scene, PokerStars has added a new EPT Online series for 2020. The festival wrapped up recently with more than $21 million awarded
EPT Online featured 20 events with buy-ins ranging from $215 to $25,000 and winners receiving iconic EPT “spade” trophies.
The $5,200 Main Event capped the action with 1,304 entries. Sweden’s “WhatIfGod” came out on top for the $1 million top prize.
Canadian player and EPT regular Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams finished runner-up for $728,633.
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