PokerStars Weekly News Update 4/02/2012
1.) Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Isaac "PhilIvey2694" Haxton have been locked in an epic heads-up battle the past 72 hours. The newest Isildur1 Challenge is a $500,000 winner-takes all NL Hold'em heads-up event. The two high-stakes pros are playing at $200/$400 NL, and right now Isildur1 has a substantial lead. In fact, as of this afternoon, "Ike" has been whittled down to about $100,000 total. You can watch the match by downloading and installing the PokerStars Software.
2.) FPP Mega-Path satellites for the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure are up and running. The $10,300 Main Event once again takes place at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino. Players earning a package will receive their buy-in, nine nights accommodation at Atlantis, $1,099 for travel, and a $1,125 room credit to spend on food and drinks. This package is worth well over $20,000 and can be earned for as little as 4 Frequent Player Points! Visit this page to read more about the PCA Mega Path Satellites.
3.) PokerStars has extended its partnership with the Lithuanian National Basketball Team. With the 2012 summer Olympics upon us, players can celebrate this partnership with freerolls and weekly finals at PokerStars. Lithuanian players can win packages to watch their national team qualify for the summer games, or even win a signed basketball from members of the team.
4.) Jannic Wrang won the PokerStars.it EPT Campione Main Event. The Denmark native took home €640,000 for the win after defeating Olivier "livb112" Busquet heads-up. Busquet is one of the world's greatest heads-up players, and has appeared on televised cash games such as "Poker After Dark" in the past. Not only did Wrang outlast Busquet, but he also took down 3rd place finisher Fabrice Soulier who won the $10k Horse Championship at the 2011 WSOP.