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The... Open: Wall of Winners

There's always something interesting about a new tournament, be it a new format, structure, or the addition of a gimmick to turn a tournament on its head. This time though it's all in the name - or your name to be specific.

Inspired by the work of Team Online's Lex Veldhuis last month, when he reached the final table three times within a week, we're renaming a $11 buy-in, $5,000 guaranteed prize pool contest "The Open". But we hope the name changes soon, and often. Here's why.

pokerstars_online_5sept16.jpgIt's one thing to "own" a tournament, it's something else entirely to have your name on it

"The Open" is just its provisional name. If you can come close to Lex and reach the final table twice within the same week, we'll name the tournament after you. The Open will become "The (whatever your name is) Open". A small piece of immortality in a corner of the PokerStars tournament lobby.

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It all started on Monday 5 September. The... open has a buy-in of $11 and a guaranteed $5,000 in the prize pool. It's hold'em all the way and, given that the field in this event regularly tops 500, we've made two appearances at the final table enough to have your name in lights, rather than Lex's three. Your name will stay there for as long as it takes someone to equal your performance.

Sure, the guaranteed prize pool means you'll get a decent pay day, but the bragging rights go through the roof.

Check back here for the Wall of Winners.

Current Champion: Mr.Pedr0
"Mr.Pedr0" from Brazil made the final table on the 14th December, finishing 7th for $170.30 and then came 2nd on 15th December for $990.83.

Previous winners:

Bobfraga (Saturday November 19 to Thursday December 15 = 26 days)
JP_Braga81 (Saturday November 12 to Saturday November 19 = 7 days)
Snurkel1 (Wednesday November 2 to Saturday November 12 = 10 days)
TiborHegedus (Friday October 21 to Wednesday November 2 = 13 days)
Agent Bear (Thursday October 13 to Friday October 21 = 9 days)
RonanAndreu (Saturday September 24 to Thursday October 13 = 20 days)
LaurensINC (Wednesday September 14 to Saturday September 24 = 10 days)
Bookmaker_85 (Friday September 9 to Wednesday September 14 = 6 Days)

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.
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