PokerStars signs as Italian Poker Open sponsor

The Italian Poker Open has a new exclusive sponsor. PokerStars announced this week that it has signed on with the IPO to promote the massive Italian series and run online satellites to its events.The Italian Poker Open kicked off back in 2011 and at first drew a little more than ...more

by Brad Willis on November 17, 2017 9:06 AM

From League of Legends to the PCA big leagues

It's not easy to see a route through a field of 3,200 players, especially when each of them are intent on winning a PCA package. So, it's probably best not to even try. Instead, play, play some more, and then see how things stand if you survive the first few hours. That comes clo...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 17, 2017 5:58 AM

London to host first PokerStars Festival of 2018

London has always been a kind of hotspot for live poker, never more so than at The Hippodrome, where PokerStars returns early next year to kick off the PokerStars calendar. The PokerStars London Festival is the first Festival of the 2018 PokerStars calendar, coming just days afte...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 17, 2017 3:47 AM

Keeping your cool the Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt way #GameOn

There are a great many elements to poker, and any player will tell you it's about more than just the cards you're dealt. One example is keeping your cool, the ability to stay calm and focused so as not to give anything away. It's vitally important, and difficult to master, as Kev...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 16, 2017 7:33 AM

The true test match - poker's longest heads-up battles

Deep-stacked heads-up poker is the closest the game comes to the purity and attrition of Test cricket. On the eve of the 2017/18 Ashes, join us as we bring you the five most epic heads-up encounters of all timeWhen England lost their first Test match to Australia on home soil in ...more

by Dave Woods on November 16, 2017 2:09 AM

Manila Megastack 8: Season Opener

Manila Megastack 8 launches the 2018 Asia Player of the Year (APOY) season when the bi-annual poker festival arrives at PokerStars LIVE Manila from November 27-December 3.Like the name suggests, the Megastack is known for it's huge start stacks for all tournaments. The seven-day...more

by Fred Leung on November 16, 2017 1:48 AM

Super Tuesday: poker@luffyD survives competitive table for $57K victory

Stacked line-ups are not unusual in the Super Tuesday. Players who succeed here are typically the kind who do well anywhere. So it was hardly surprising that, with six players left, picking out the winner was difficult. While everyone seemed a coin-flip away from the title, play ...more

by Jason Kirk on November 15, 2017 12:10 AM

This week's low stakes winners on PokerStars

Each Monday we post the biggest results from the weekend on PokerStars, headlined by the Sunday Million. If you haven't already checked it out you can do so here.These events are not the only events to take place each week on PokerStars. Our low stakes performers also merit some ...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 14, 2017 4:54 AM

Weekend Review: Big win for WATnlos

A brief round-up of the results on PokerStars this past weekend...Weekend highlights on PokerStars • WATnlos wins the Sunday Million WATnlos wins Sunday MillionIt proved short work for Austrian WATnlos in this week's main feature. He took a little over an hour to wrap things up,...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 13, 2017 3:05 AM

Sunday Million: WATnlos breezes to $145K win in just over an hour

Not all Sunday Million final tables are created equal. Some remain crowded, the knockouts never come and players try to outlast the blinds and antes. Others are more orderly, players dismissed at regular intervals setting up long heads-up match. Then there are those finals like t...more

by Jason Kirk on November 13, 2017 12:13 AM