PokerStars Festival London: What brings the stars out to play?

Towards the end of Level 7 of the High Roller event here at the PokerStars LIVE card-room in the Hippodrome Casino, London, Igor Kurganov got moved to the vacant seat alongside James Akenhead. That put a Super High Roller regular, with more than $12 million in recorded tournament...more

by Howard Swains on January 24, 2017 2:57 PM

TCOOP 2017: Leukotape wraps up a win in Event #34, $82 PLO/8 (8-Max, Turbo,

TCOOP is all about action, and there was no lack of it on display today in Event #34. An $82 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo tournament with a 50% Progressive KO bounty on every player's head, it encouraged raises and re-raises the way that owning an orchard encourages one to do a lot of c...more

by Jason Kirk on January 24, 2017 2:06 PM

PokerStars Festival London: The cheap route to the High Roller

Leon Louis (pictured at UKIPT Edinburgh): It's me or him or himAt time of writing, players in the High Roller field are preparing for their dinner break, while some other sharks mingle in the corridor waiting for their first taste of the action. Liv Boeree, Igor Kurganov and Phil...more

by Howard Swains on January 24, 2017 11:34 AM

TCOOP 2017: PoluKalos KOs seven straight, wins Event #33 ($27+R NLHE Little

These Turbo Championship of Online Poker events are speedy, all right, the "Turbo" in the title no misnomer. Event #33, for instance, took just over four-and-a-half hours to complete, with the final table taking only the last 30 minutes.The five-minute levels in this $27 buy-in n...more

by Martin Harris on January 24, 2017 10:59 AM

PokerStars Festival London: The history of the High Roller in London

While this is the first PokerStars Festival to be held in London there's a rich history of High Roller action in the nation's capital. Every year since 2011 the UKIPT pitched up in London - sometimes as part of an EPT festival - and those half-dozen events have proved, well, even...more

by Nick Wright on January 24, 2017 9:56 AM

PokerStars Festival London: Sea-lions, Judy Garland and Felipe Ramos; treadi

The Hippodrome at the heart of London's entertainment sceneIf you travel the world for business, you get accustomed to shrugging it off when friends tell you how jealous they are. They talk green-eyed about your lucky, jet-set lifestyle, imagining that you step off the plane and ...more

by Howard Swains on January 24, 2017 9:34 AM

PokerStars Festival London: Kick-off with the £2,000 High Roller

Good afternoon everybody and welcome to London for a good old Cockney poker knees up to shake away the winter blues.You join us for the first PokerStars Festival of 2017 and only the second ever, after the shindig in New Jersey at the end of last year. We are in the PokerStars LI...more

by Howard Swains on January 24, 2017 6:34 AM

TCOOP 2017: Five more winners for Day 6 as Series reaches halfway

The news for Tuesday; there were 5 more winners overnight with wins for bokkie87, smurf0, The Cooker, AstraLito and MenininhaMa who becomes the fifth Brazilian to win a title so far in TCOOP 2017. Having had joint leaders yesterday it's GeraldoCesar who nudges into top spot on th...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 24, 2017 2:24 AM

TCOOP 2017: MenininhaMah outlasts the crowd in Event #32 ($27, NLHE, Win the

The $50,000 guarantee for Event #32 of the 2017 Turbo Championship of Online Poker was ignored early as players embraced the ability to re-enter while trying to take full fiscal advantage of the 75% Progressive Knockout structure. Thanks to the Progressive KO, most got their fund...more

by David Aydt on January 23, 2017 7:07 PM

TCOOP 2017: The Cooker whips up a second COOP win in Event #30, $82 Limit O/

With their massive fields and reputation for drawing poker's best and brightest to the virtual felt, PokerStars COOP events - those tournaments held during the World Championship, Spring Championship, and Turbo Championship of Online Poker - are all exceptionally difficult to win...more

by Jason Kirk on January 23, 2017 4:15 PM

Live Tournament Coverage

PokerStars Festival London

The PokerStars Festival London begins at the Hippodrome this week, the live updates on the PokerStars Blog.

TCOOP 2017

The Turbo Championship of Online Poker runs from January 18 to 29. Reports of each event can be found on the PokerStars Blog.