Super Tuesday: JIZOINT smokes the field for $75K (10/25/16)

Already the winner of two SCOOP titles in this decade, Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes had come close to victory in the Super Tuesday a few times in the past. He finished runner-up to Pollopopeye in what was at the time the biggest Super Tuesday of all time, back in 2013, and was a fina...more

by Jason Kirk on October 25, 2016 11:51 PM

EPT13 Malta: Guillaume Diaz grabs Day 2 chip lead as bubble nears

It is commonplace to observe there are three stages to a poker tournament -- the beginning, the middle, and the end. It's a very Aristotelian way of looking at things, and maybe a little misleading in the way it imposes an single, overarching dramatic structure over the hundreds ...more

by Live reporting team on October 25, 2016 2:29 AM

2016 ACOP: The Ultimate Guide

After weeks of anticipation, the 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (Oct. 28 - Nov. 13) is finally upon us!Here's the Ultimate Guide to everything you need to know about the 2016 ACOP:TOURNAMENT STRUCTURESThe full schedule and all-important structures can be found right here: psta.r...more

by Fred Leung on October 24, 2016 10:09 AM

Speed it up: Blitz and Spins in AC

Back in March for the launch of PokerStarsNJ, I blogged about how fitting it was that my mom used to play advantage blackjack at Resorts when she was pregnant with me. But I truly come full circle now as I head to AC later this week seven months pregnant. I'll play the final few ...more

by Jennifer Shahade on October 24, 2016 7:54 AM

EPT13 Malta: €10,000 NLHE Single Re-entry 8 Handed

* Jakub Michalak wins for €178,403 (64 ENTRIES, 20 RE-ENTRIES)* PAYOUTS2:14am: This one's done! Jakub Michalak wins for €178,403!Level 21 - Blinds 50,000/100,000 (10,000 ante)In one of the first hands back after the short break, we have found ourselves a winner.Jakub Michalak mad...more

by Marc Convey on October 24, 2016 3:02 AM

EPT13 Malta: Nemeth leads Mette at Day 1B close

Sun sets on Day 1B at Portomaso CasinoAll the chatter in the poker world today was about William Kassouf. His elimination hand from the World Series Main Event screened on television last night, and it was awash with controversy.In a neat parallel, all the chatter in the EPT13 Ma...more

by Live reporting team on October 24, 2016 2:38 AM

Weekend Review: Peters wins the Million as Malta festival reaches full speed

A brief look at all the headlines on PokerStars this past weekend.Weekend highlights on PokerStars* David "dpeters17" Peters wins the Sunday Million* The EPT Malta festival plays on at the Portomaso CasinoThe small harbour, a short walk from the Portomaso Casino in St Julians, wh...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 24, 2016 1:42 AM

Sunday Million: David 'dpeters17' Peters continues to run hot and banks $143

Run good. Hot streaks. Heaters. The rush. There's not much scientific fact to back up those claims, but it doesn't take a scientist to know when you're in the middle of an obvious hot streak. The emotional boost from an epic heater is so powerful that it transforms an ordinary pu...more

by Pauly McGuire on October 24, 2016 12:41 AM

IPT8 Malta: Call me Ismael... or champion, says Bojang, winner of Main Event

Looked at a certain way, every poker tournament may seem a daunting, insurmountable task for any individual to overcome. Take the Italian Poker Tour Malta Main Event, a tournament that drew 775 competitors. Each arrived with an idea of conquering what might initially seem an almo...more

by Martin Harris on October 23, 2016 8:59 AM

EPT13 Malta: €25,000 High Roller live coverage

• Tournament is over; David Yan wins for €465,800• PAYOUTS | EPT LIVE | IPT | MAIN EVENT 7:21pm: David Yan wins €465,800 after calling huge Hajiyev bluffLevel 22 - Blinds 12,000/24,000 (4,000 ante)This one's over! Despite having almost identical chip stacks, David Yan has just be...more

by Howard Swains on October 23, 2016 4:10 AM