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

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

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

Dan Shak soars highest on Day 1A of EPT Malta Main Event

Dan's the man to catchWhile two big tournaments at the Portomaso Casino played to their conclusion today the Main Event was just getting started on the journey to find a winner to join Jean Montury and Niall Farrell as EPT Malta champions. While David Yan and Ismael Bojang were b...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 23, 2016 2:47 AM

IPT8 Malta: Main Event final table live updates

• IPT8 Malta Main Event is over - Ismael Bojang wins €101,940• IPT8 MAIN EVENT PAYOUTS • EPT MAIN EVENT COVERAGE | €25K HIGH ROLLER COVERAGE5:14pm: It's over! Ismael Bojang wins IPT8 Main Event (€101,940); Francesco Leotta 2nd (€75,690)Level 32 - Blinds 100,000/200,000 (25,000 an...more

by Live reporting team on October 23, 2016 1:38 AM

EPT13 Malta: David Yan heads final six in €25K High Roller

David Yan: Leading into final dayThe two big buy-in tournaments at the start of this EPT13 Malta festival have had bubble periods that average out at 90 minutes apiece. When I remind you that there wasn't actually a bubble period in the €10,000 curtain-raiser (we lost two player ...more

by Howard Swains on October 22, 2016 2:42 AM

IPT8 Malta: Francesco Leotta leads Main Event final six; Panka and Bojang am

The weather forecast for Day 3 of the IPT8 Malta Main Event would have read something like this: 'Heavy showers of eliminations with the occasional extreme dry spell'. All I know is Italy's Francesco Leotta must have brought the thickest umbrella to the Portomaso Casino, because ...more

by Live reporting team on October 22, 2016 1:06 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

EPT13 Malta

The EPT Malta festival is underway with live updates on the PokerStars Blog.

Monday (all times local):
12pm: Day 1B of the EPT Main Event
12:30pm: Day 1 of the €10K Single Re-Entry