How to satellite into WCOOP

It's almost that time of the year again, WCOOP is upon us and as always PokerStars is offering a little something for everyone. All the different formats are represented and the buy-ins span from $109 and all the way to a $51,000 Super High-Roller.Every time there is a big tourna...more

by Mickey Petersen on September 2, 2015 10:28 AM

PokerStars picks up two new Team Pros in Asia

It's been a long time since PokerStars added to its Team Pro roster, so today, it signed up two Asian powerhouses on one day.Chen-An Lin from Taiwan and Yaxi Zhu from China are both popular and successful poker players in Asia, and today, they put on their red spade patches to ma...more

by Brad Willis on September 2, 2015 6:52 AM

Super Tuesday: Dmaster 681 takes command, $74K in four-way chop (9/1/15)

With EPT Barcelona complete, the field for this week's Super Tuesday was back up again. The extra 115 players built a bigger prize pool and paid more places, not to mention setting up bigger prizes at the top of the payouts. A four-way chop at the end meant champion Dmaster681 en...more

by Jason Kirk on September 1, 2015 11:34 PM

WCOOP 2015: Preparing for my first time

I am not a tournament player but sometimes there are events that are too big and exciting not to be part of them. That is the case of the World Championship of Online Poker, the biggest series of online poker tournaments of the year. It starts on September 6th; the buy-ins range ...more

by Celeste ‘LadyMaCe86’ Orona on August 31, 2015 9:28 AM

MPC23: Xiang Rong wins record Baby Dragon event

'PokerStars LIVE Macau' kicked off Macau Poker Cup 23 this past weekend and completed three of the seventeen Official Asia Player of the Year events on the 17-day schedule.Those three events drew totals of 854 players and awarded HK$2,808,441 in prize money -- the biggest opening...more

by Fred Leung on August 31, 2015 8:17 AM

Weekend Review: Barcelona blow-out ends with Juanda victory

Now, that was a weekend. By now, you've probably heard all about it, but if you were on a no-devices stay-cation with the love of your life, here's what you missed:EPT Barcelona broke just about every record known to the EPT, including becoming the biggest-ever EPT Main Event. Ne...more

by Brad Willis on August 31, 2015 7:20 AM

Sunday Million: KKruchitAAs crushes, banks $158k after heads-up deal

This week's Million ended in a showdown between two players who had narrowly missed out on the title once before. Antonis "ENIGMA4U4ME" Poulengeris, a regular on the UKIPT circuit, finished fourth in the Million two years ago for $75,885, while Argentina's KKruchitAAs took third ...more

by Kristin Bihr on August 31, 2015 12:26 AM

Sunday Warm-Up: Amit "AMAK316" Makhija wins $50K, denies NutsErryTime second

The last time Amit "AMAK316" Makhija ended up heads-up in a major PokerStars tournament, it was at the end of a Turbo Zoom event in this year's SCOOP series. He ended up making a deal and taking $147K for second place in that tournament. Tonight he made another deal, but this one...more

by Jason Kirk on August 30, 2015 8:03 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Benjamin Pollak blitzes through tough €5K Turbo field

There were 71 events on the original EPT Barcelona festival schedule, the inaugural stop of Season 12. An extra -- in pot-limit razz (!) -- was added along the way to made 72, and alongside the Main Event and High Roller the final five side events played out.Earlier in the evenin...more

by Martin Harris on August 30, 2015 3:51 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Mustapha Kanit wins High Roller and €738,759

After the stress and strains of an event 506 entries long, which some worried could never fit into a three day shaped whole, the High Roller came to an end at around 9.45pm tonight, but not in a way anybody expected. Instead, it was declared "done by deal". After the elimination ...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 30, 2015 1:37 PM

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EPT Barcelona

Congratulations to John Juanda, winner of the EPT Main Event and €1,022,593

Congratulations also to Mustapha Kanit, winner of the €10,000 High Roller event and €738,759

Other big festival winners included:

Martin Finger, who won the One-Day €25K High Roller, and €865,900.

Sylvain Loosli who won the €50K Super High Roller and €1,224,000.

Mario Lopez, who won the Estrellas Main Event and €408,000

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