Jonathan "OMGjonyctt" Concepcion rolls to 7/28/15 Super Tuesday win

Now that the busy summer has finally wound down, the Super Tuesday saw a big jump in the number of participants tonight as players resumed their usual Tuesday night habits with 533 taking part in the weekly $1,050 no-limit hold'em tournament. The final table featured a number of ...more

by Martin Harris on July 28, 2015 10:17 PM

ACOP Platinum Series X: Tokuho Yoshinaga wins, Celina Lin hits milestone

This past week saw the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room complete the tenth edition of the ACOP Platinum Series from July 21-28. The eight-day series had 8 Official Asia Player of the Year (APOY) events which, in total, drew 992 players and awarded HK$3,475,588 million in prize...more

by Fred Leung on July 28, 2015 8:26 AM

2015 PCA to debut on Channel 4 in UK

We saw it happen live in the Bahamas, and it was a sight to behold. People were kicking off their year by plunking down $100,000 to play a poker tournament--some of them several times over. Now, it's coming to television.Tonight at 23:50 on the UK's Channel 4, the PokerStars Cari...more

by Brad Willis on July 28, 2015 6:46 AM

Neymar Jr brings star power to Charity Home Game

If you want to raise money for charity, there are a lot of ways to go about it. There are bake sales, chili suppers, car washes, and everything else that can pull in a few bucks for your cause. Or, if you want to raise a lot of money really fast, just ask Brazilian football star ...more

by Brad Willis on July 27, 2015 7:38 AM

Sunday Million: Guilherme "VinceVegaMFR" Cheveau captures second SM title

While Team PokerStars Sports Star Neymar Jr's charity home game played out over the PokerStars' Twitch channel Sunday afternoon and evening from Sao Paulo, three Brazilian players made the final table of this week's Sunday Million, with one of them -- Guilherme "VinceVegaMFR" Che...more

by Martin Harris on July 27, 2015 12:12 AM

Sunday Warm-Up: Avtor(RUS) soars to victory worth $74K

Reunions can give people who are great friends to catch up for a weekend around a bonfire once life starts dealing you busy schedules full of youth soccer games, work deadlines, and never-ending yard work. In poker some reunions take place with thousands of dollars on the line, n...more

by David Aydt on July 26, 2015 6:45 PM

PokerStars policy change regarding live event VPPs

From August 1st, 2015 going forward, players will no longer receive VIP Player Points (VPPs) for participation in PokerStars Live Events. Note that this policy does not impact how players earn FPPs for online play, only the VIP Player Points given for live event play. We are co...more

by Matthew Hilger on July 23, 2015 7:27 AM

APPT9 Manila: A New Beginning

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour has come to the Philippines annually since 2007 and, in some cases, more than once in a calendar year. Despite the familiarity, Season 9's arrival in Manila feels distinctly different - like the nervous excitement and anxiousness of a first date. The...more

by Fred Leung on July 22, 2015 11:28 AM

Set your sights for the Barcelona Paintball Challenge

You ever take a bad beat for some joker sitting across the table and think, "I could just shoot that guy!" Now, if you qualify for EPT or Estrellas Barcelona, you can!This year at the Barcelona festival, PokerStars will be hosting an all-out battle of very colorful proportions. E...more

by Brad Willis on July 22, 2015 8:00 AM

Highlight of my first year? Easy.

My year wasn't this bad...A year ago yesterday I joined the PokerStars Blog full time after years working for the blog as a freelancer. It was one of my better decisions. I have what I would call the perfect job. I get to travel to different countries writing about poker (even if...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 22, 2015 7:49 AM

Live Tournament Coverage


Congratulations to Claudio Moya, winner of the LAPT8 Main Event for $135,576!