The PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour Brings Big Money Tournament Action To Spain
Thursday, 1. July 2010

Season 1 of the PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour is well underway and is proving to be a monumental success. The tour includes stops throughout the expanse of Spain with events being hosted in Malaga, Alicante, Madrid and the Grand Final in Barcelona. The Grand Final will be held as a part of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona festival. Moreover, the champions from each leg of the Estrellas Poker Tour will receive an EPT Barcelona prize package, on top of their tournament winnings, that includes the Main Event buy-in, accommodation and expenses.

PokerStars will be maintaining an Estrellas Poker Tour Leaderboard. The player that accumulates the most points on the leaderboard for Season 1 will be awarded Main Event buy-ins for every stop on Season 2 of the Estrellas Poker Tour in addition to the chance of being a member of Team PokerStars Pro for a season.

The Estrellas Poker Tour is being done in association with the Antenna 3 poker program, Estrellas en Juego. The show will include coverage and news from all of the stop son the Estrellas Poker Tour.

The Estrellas Poker Tour schedule is as follows:

Estrellas Poker Tour Malaga
The inaugural event of the Estrellas Poker Tour saw the 21 year old PokerStars qualifier Vedast Sanxis of Spain take home the title as well as the first place purse of €60,970. 261 players converged on the Casino Torrequebrada in Malaga, including Spanish Team PokerStars Pros Juan Manuel Pastor and Juan Marcieras, to produce a prizepool of €228,010.

Estrellas Poker Tour Alicante
305 poker players converged on the Casino Mediterraneo in Alicante, Spain, to accumulate a prizepool of €266,448. A local player by the name of Pepe Martinez took the title as well as the €70,148 first place prize. The Spanish Team PokerStars Pros had a great performance in this leg of the tour with Juan Macerias finishing in second place and Juan Manual Pastor finishing in 6th.

PokerStars is currently running qualifier satellites for the next stop of the Estrellas Poker Tour in Madrid.

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