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America’s Cardroom to give away more seats to Punta Cana; Estrellas Poker Tour 2012 prize pool breaks €1 million threshold

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americas cardroom punta canaAmerica’s Cardroom has been making quite the rounds in the news lately, having recently done so when they offered a free car worth $25,000 to one of its players. Now, the online poker room is giving its players another treat with a Facebook Freeroll online poker tournament with a reward of four entries to the Punta Cana Poker Classic this coming November.

The whole set-up is pretty straight-forward. All the players need to do is like the Punta Cana Poker Classic Facebook page, look for the password on the Punta Cana Facebook Freeroll wall, and input the password for Sunday’s tournament to be able to register. Should you be able to sign up successfully, you automatically become eligible to compete in the Punta Cana Poker Classic satellites, which in turn gives you an improved chance to stake claim to any one of the four seats America’s Cardroom is offering. Don’t forget it, folks. The Punta Cana Facebook Freeroll has been scheduled for this Sunday, August 19, at 3pm EST.

Meanwhile, the Estrellas Poker Tour 2012 celebrated a landmark occasion at the Estrellas Poker Tour Barcelona a total of 1,036 players signed up for the tournament, making it the biggest poker tournament to be organized in Spain. Likewise, the tournament also became the second biggest PokerStars.com European regional tournament in history.

The overwhelming turnout earned a total price pool of €1,004,920 with the final 128 players earning a place in the cash prize zone. It certainly was an impressive turnout at Casino Barcelona, the site of the tournament, with the winner pocketing an impressive €200,000.

As it stands now, 237 players are left, including a steady diet of TeamPokerStars pros like Jude Ainsowrth, Ana Marquez, Juan Manual Pastor, and Marcin Horecki.  Of the remaining players still keeping the fight going, Ainsworth leads the pack with a total of 164,000, followed closely by Lorenzo Sabat at 127,000 and Norman Bryan Milchalek at 129,000.

 

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