The $67,500 PokerStars PokerNews Freeroll Series has been written into the history book, where we had to make a slight amendment to the title of the promotion thanks to the generosity shown by PokerStars.
In the initial terms and conditions of this fantastic promotion, we promised to run 12 x $5,000 freeroll and then distribute an additional $7,500 to top 15 performers. The $5,000 all ran smoothly and were enjoyed by everyone who participate in them, but we hit a slight problem when it came to awarding the $7,500 to our top 15 points earners.
You see, when we tallied up the final points we discovered that the 16th place finisher had the same number of points as the 15th placed player and we felt bad not giving them some sort of prize. This is when PokerStars stepped in to save the day.
PokerStars agreed to pay an additional $50 to the 16th place finisher so they would not be left out in the cold! It is a fantastic gesture and one that "Ei8ht2wo" will no doubt be very grateful for. Here is how the final standings look:
Big congratulations to everyone who made it into the top 16 and a massive thank you to PokerStars who were so understanding and accommodating in this situation.
Although this promotion has ended, you can get involved in our latest adventure on PokerStars, a $22,500 freeroll! This spectacular freeroll will take place at 14:00ET (19:00WET) on Jan. 7, 2013 and is open to new and existing PokerNews customers.
The PokerNews $22,500 Freeroll is only open to players who have downloaded and signed up to PokerStars using our links and marketing codes. New customers, who have entered the marketing code "UKPOKERNEWS" when creating their PokerStars account, will need to make their first real money deposit onto PokerStars between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31 and they will automatically receive a ticket to the $22,500 freeroll.
Existing customers who have a PokerStars account that was created via PokerNews will have already been enjoying the fruits of our previous promotions, which over the past two years have had combined prize pools in excess of $500,000! They can also get involved in the $22,500 freeroll too by generating 100 VPPs between Dec.1 and Dec. 31. It really is as simple as that.
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