The DeepStacks Poker Tour had just announced that it is going into partnership alongside the Players Pokers Championship for a large series of poker tournaments that begin in 2013.
The first of these poker tournaments will start on the 2nd of May that year, and will be hosted by the Westin Resort And Casino in Aruba. There will be a host of events conducted over eight days, though the biggest draw will be the DeepStacks Poker Tour PPC-Aruba Main Event.
This event will run for three days from the 6th of May until the 9th and will be a $2,500 buy-in event. It will include a very nice $200,000 guaranteed prize pool, and has already been committed to by such poker professionals such as Michael Mizrachi, Randal Flowers, Mike Matusow and Tristan Wade.
As well as the winner’s title and cash payout, the overall winner will receive a seat at the 2013 DeepStacks Poker Tour National Championship which is to be held at the Mohegan Sun. Sandy Swartzbaugh, who is the co-commissioner of the Players Poker Championship stated “We at the PPC are extremely excited to become a big part of the DeepStacks Poker Tour, we are happy to be able to combine two of the biggest poker pulses around to create fresh and relevant tournaments, of which are able to serve up excellent venues and highly trained staff.”
PokerStars Drop A Blom
In other news, it has been confirmed that PokerStars and Vicktor Blom have agreed mutually to part ways.
Blom first joined PokerStars just over a year ago after making a huge name for himself in the high stakes poker world, he regularly took on the huge names in poker such as Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius and the super aggressive Gus Hansen.
It is difficult to find a reason for this split as both parties have been in high praise for each other, with Blom claiming to have enjoyed his time as a PokerStars Pro whilst deciding he wants to concentrate solely on his poker, and PokerStars bigging up their former representative by claiming “ Viktor has always played and succeeded against the biggest names in poker, and it is tough to think of any other poker player that has kept the world glued to their action such as he has at such an early age”.
Blom is one of the best players in the world and PokerStars is quite clearly the biggest online poker site, so it is really hard to fathom a reason behind this, other than Blom wanting to be a free entity. However, if we learn more on the subject we will be the first to let you know.