A weekend for the PokerStars purist

A degree of calm returns to the online corridors of PokerStars this weekend. After almost two weeks of SCOOP, with up to 12 high stakes tournaments finishing each day, we return our gaze to Sunday, poker's holy day, and the accompanying supporting acts. You might say a weekend fo...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 29, 2015 4:50 AM

Eureka5 Hamburg: Welcome to Day 2

Welcome one and all to Day 2 of the Eureka5 Hamburg Main Event. It's a big coming together day as all the survivors from the four starting flights join up for the first time, all 173 of them. It's also a big day today, as the players will reach the money later on (details below)....more

by Marc Convey on May 29, 2015 4:16 AM

Tune in as ElkY turns Twitch talk show host

Got a question for this man?There's a good chance that if you're active in the poker community you won't be reading this because you're already on Twitch. But for those still making those first tentative steps in the direction of live streaming, we might have something this weeke...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 29, 2015 3:55 AM

APPT9 Macau Day 2: Bubble build up

The bubble approaches. The tension builds. We're about half way through Day 2 here for the APPT9 Macau Main Event and the bubble looms as we close in on the 59 paid places. Energy is high here with a rail developing at PokerStars LIVE Macau as players battle it out for a return o...more

by Brad Kain on May 29, 2015 3:24 AM

APPT9 Macau Day 2: Charity starts at the tables

Barking dogs were the welcoming party as we hopped out of the taxi at Anima - a charitable organisation that houses stray and abandoned dogs and cats as well as fighting for a change in the culture of animal welfare in Macau. Joined by APPT President Danny McDonagh and Team Poke...more

by Brad Kain on May 29, 2015 1:08 AM

APPT9 Macau Day 2: Ready for action

Day 2. Money. On top of the APPT9 Macau Main Event title it's what everyone is here for.Today we should well and truly make it down to the money with only 188 players remaining and 59 guaranteed a payday.It's Day 2 here and the action recommences at 2pm local time. Players are al...more

by Brad Kain on May 28, 2015 11:14 PM

Eureka5 Hamburg Day 1D: Alon Lang tops final flight

Day 1D of the Eureka5 Hamburg Main Event was a sell out (as expected), today meaning the total number of players for this event came to 581. This is the first time Eureka has visited Germany and it has proved very popular with the host country, as 76.2% of the field are German. A...more

by Marc Convey on May 28, 2015 2:07 PM

Eureka5 Hamburg: Short stacks, no stacks and a pie chart

No more players can enter the Eureka Main Event! The organisers counted up all the players from each starting flight, figured in all the people who won seats but didn't show up and are currently working out all the prize pool information. That will be announced later on but we ca...more

by Marc Convey on May 28, 2015 12:01 PM

APPT9 Macau Day 1b: Leader Liang

Blaring Coldplay covers from the nearby Hard Rock Café have replaced the sound of chips shuffling here as play has come to a halt for the end of APPT9 Macau Main Event's Day 1b. After a solid flight yesterday drew 207 players, we saw that number outdone today as 286 joined the hu...more

by Brad Kain on May 28, 2015 8:29 AM

Eureka5 Hamburg: A Magic Circle of hands with Jan Heitmann

While his teammate George Danzer is out in Las Vegas trying to defend his WSOP Player of the Year title, Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann is here in Hamburg representing his employers. The multi-talented (magician and piano player) father of three has been a fixture on the poker ...more

by Marc Convey on May 28, 2015 8:24 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

APPT9 Macau

Main Event
Day 2
Level 14: 1,500/3,000, 500 ante
493 entrants, 68 remain

Eureka Hamburg

Main Event Day 2
Level 13: Blinds (1,200-2,400, 300 ante)
Players: (168 of 581 remain)

SCOOP 2015

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