Speaking with beloved Poker Life podcast host Joey Ingram about his beautiful act of kindness as the “Oprah of Poker,” facilitating the delivery of Platinum Passes to Arlie Shaban and recreational poker player Jeremy Hilsercop while simultaneously snagging one for himself.
We discuss how the poker story of the year developed and played out over Christmas Day 2018, as well as Joey’s plans for the PokerStars Players’ Championship and content creation in 2019.
A massive 320 people will have had their lives changed forever once PokerStars’ PSPC Platinum Pass promotion has been completed in a few weeks. Watching it all unfold throughout 2018 has been astonishing, with incredible stories emerging about the players fortunate enough to have won the coveted prizes.
Beyond simply putting butts in the seats for the PSPC in the Bahamas and injecting $9 million into the $25K buy-in tournament’s prize pool, PokerStars’ year-long efforts have successfully generated a huge wave of positivity for poker. It has been a landmark promotional undertaking that ought to be applauded and greeted with industry-wide goodwill.
At the 2018 EPT Barcelona, I caught up with the “new and improved” PokerStars ambassador Jaime Staples. After having transformed his physical appearance winning a bet with Bill Perkins, I dove deep with Jaime to see how that affected his day-to-day life, his poker play, and overall outlook.
We also discussed how his personal transformation inspired the idea for him to give away a Platinum Pass. I hope you enjoy watching this video interview, with transcript also included.
PokerStars ambassador Igor Kurganov is giving away a Platinum Pass to someone who can successfully navigate the gauntlet of mind-bending quizzes that he and his girlfriend, fellow PokerStars ambassador Liv Boeree, have compiled.
In this interview, taken at the 2018 EPT Barcelona, we turn the tables on Igor and see if he can handle a little quiz that we put together just for him. Enjoy this video, with accompanying transcript.
The world’s largest poker site has made an epic announcement with the unveiling of the all-new PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). It’s a new era for PokerStars, as the company’s full resources are being focused towards promoting an event that’s sure to make all poker players – whether recreational or professional – swoon.
Pumping $9 million into a prize pool and giving away 300+ seats to a $25K buy-in event presents unprecedented value to poker’s high rollers and rekindles the ultimate poker dream for amateurs. In a word: Wow!