Many Helping Hands

'Life changing sum of money' is a term we hear quite often in poker. Playing for enormous prizes adds to the excitement and the allure of the game. It's one of the reasons we play. But as the game grows and more and more records are broken anyone could be forgiven for losing sigh...more

by Sue Hammett on May 26, 2017 7:58 AM

Weekend checklist: Sochi, Marbella, Barcelona, Macau, and on and on

Depending on where you live in the world, this could very well be a long weekend, one that will stretch past your inevitable early weekend on Friday, your normal Saturday, and the dreaded Sunday night. You might find yourself asking--especially if you have Monday off--what in the...more

by Brad Willis on May 26, 2017 6:02 AM

PokerStars London Series kicks off this weekend

If you're in London and fancy playing some poker, the PokerStars London Series returns this weekend. The Series, which officially started yesterday, runs through to Sunday, with a £275 buy-in and a 25,000 starting stack. What's more there's a guarantee of $40,000 (up from £35,000...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 26, 2017 3:36 AM

MPC27: Schedule Announced

PokerStars LIVE Macau has announced the official schedule for the 27th installment of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC27) which takes place from August 25 to September 10.MPC27 will once again feature the legendary HK$15,000 Red Dragon Main Event which comes with a HK$10 million prize po...more

by Fred Leung on May 26, 2017 3:15 AM

PokerStars Championship Sochi: Jason Wheeler leads Day 1 field, ElkY on to D

Our overall Day 1 chip leader, Jason WheelerThe starting flights are done and Jason Wheeler has emerged atop the onslaught with 180,800. That makes Wheeler the overall leader going into Day 2. It was a larger field to come out ahead of. Day 1B drew about 240 players and after eig...more

by Live reporting team on May 26, 2017 1:20 AM

Manila Megastack 7: The Preview

Manila Megastack 7 (May 29-June 4) kicks off on Monday at PokerStars LIVE Manila and it's time to take a look at what's arguably the fastest growing poker series in Asia.The seven-day schedule features a ₱30,000 Main Event which comes with an ₱8 million prize pool guarantee. The...more

by Fred Leung on May 25, 2017 1:46 AM

PokerStars Championship Sochi: Andrei Shkerin leads after Main Event opening

If you're a fan of Russian poker, today was the day for you. Day 1A of the PokerStars Championship Sochi Main Event drew 132 players, with the vast majority of them hailing from the home country and nearby. They included online superstar Alexander Kostritsyn, former EPT champion ...more

by Live reporting team on May 25, 2017 12:41 AM

Daily SCOOP Day 17: Main Event finals shock and awe

And just like--with the exception of the mulligans finishing up--that SCOOP 2017 comes to an end for another year. It signed off in style though, as the results below prove. Read on for the conclusion of this year's Championship Main Events.Day17The headlinesQuite simply they all...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 24, 2017 7:13 AM

PokerStars Championship Sochi: ₽8.31 million awaits National Championship wi

Outside the exquisite Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana hotel and casino, there are a few things amiss. There's a large swimming pool, empty of water and people; idyllic mountains for skiing, sans snow; a festive market, vacant of tourist hustle and bustle.It makes sense, though; ...more

by Jack Stanton on May 24, 2017 6:16 AM

Team PokerStars Pros Hit the Grill to Prep for BBQ Season

Summer is here and in most parts of the world that means more than just warm weather and sunshine. Even poker players, who spend most of their time indoors playing poker, will spend a lot more time outside.That's because it's officially grilling season. Family and friends are coo...more

by Martin Derbyshire on May 24, 2017 2:00 AM

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