2,343 players, HK$3,000 buy-in for the Macau Millions Main Event gave a huge prize pool of more than 6 million Hong Kong dollars. Alvan Zheng took home the first place prize of HK$911,000.
Andy Philachack won the 2016 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw no-limit hold'em main event. The buyin was $1,675 and he took home a prize of $393,188 along with a gold ring. Ths is his biggest win since the 38th World Series of Poker back in 2007.
Full Tilt are moving all their players over to the PokerStars poker room at some point in teh Spring. The number of players at Full Tilt has been low since it's re-launch back in 2012. This was Amaya's press release "This platform migration will allow Amaya's development and technology teams to focus on improving one market-leading platform rather than two, leading to a better gaming experience for all; improvements and features will be delivered faster and more efficiently rather than doubling development requirements. For instance, rather than splitting resources developing Full Tilt Jackpot Sit & Go and PokerStars Spin & Go features independently, teams will be able to work together on delivering the best possible product on one platform."
The European Poker Tour schedule has been announced and will run from April 25th through to May 6th at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort in Monaco. Some of the top events include the Main Event on April 27th-May 1st, the Super High Roller on April 28th to 30th, the FPS High Roller on April 29th to 30th, the EPT Main Event on April 30th to May 6th, the Single Day Super High Roller on May 1st buyin is Euro 49,000 + Euro1,000 and the EPT High Roller event on May 4th to 6th with a buyin of Euro 25,000 + Euro 750.
All I can say about this news item is I wish it was me!. Winamax Poker accidentally credited a player's account with 1.5 million Euros! The player promptly spent 3 grand on the site and withdrew 9 grand before the error was spotted by the poker site one week later. They let him off the 3k losses but asked for the 9 thousand withdrawn back. The player won't give it back, not without a fight though.