Kudos to PokerStars for continuing to advocate for increased women’s involvement in poker. They’ve just announced a second ladies-exclusive initiative giving the poker community the opportunity to nominate inspiring, impactful women for the chance to win a Platinum Pass to the 2020 PSPC in Barcelona.
It’s a promotion guaranteed to stir positivity and highlight the great women who promote the game we love. Half a dozen such women will be gathered together at a future live event for a Sit N’ Go to determine which lucky lady will get the Pass.
While Santa’s all about the ho-ho-ho, PokerStars ambassador Chris Moneymaker is all go-go-go, hosting tournaments worldwide on Moneymaker’s Road to PSPC. From Russia, to the US, to Ireland, to the UK, the Poker Hall of Famer has been giving out coveted Platinum Passes across the globe to winners of his namesake events. Here’s a recap of the winners, as well as some upcoming stops on the tour.
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.