PokerStars Festival Korea: Final table player profiles

Courtesy of PokerStars Media Coordinator Jan KoresSeat 1: Mitsuru Sano, Japan, 865,000Fresh from a second place in the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Southeast Main Event in Cambodia for $12,000, Mitsuru Sano in now nearing another five-figure notch, making it to the final table. The Jap...more

by Live reporting team on July 23, 2017 6:22 PM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Yuki Ko commands final eight

The penultimate day is in the books and the official final table is set here at the PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event. When the day started the plan was to either play through 12 levels or down to the final eight - whichever came first - and we reached eight with just 75 minut...more

by Brad Kain on July 23, 2017 9:32 AM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Yuki Ko headlines strong Japanese contingent

There's no denying that the Japanese are out in force for PokerStars Festival Korea this week. Players from the neighbour to the East made up 86 unique entries for 43.65% of the Main Event field. Perhaps the most notable of the sizable contingent is PLO wizard and high stakes cas...more

by Brad Kain on July 23, 2017 4:37 AM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Kimura bubbles as Chan takes chip lead

It's been a tense few levels here at PokerStars Korea as the Main Event bubble loomed and players were all sweating a payday. Now the remaining 39 can rest easy as the bubble burst with the elimination of Taro Kimura in 40th place. The action folded around to Kimura and he pushed...more

by Brad Kain on July 23, 2017 2:30 AM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Red Spades fall as Lin and Lew eliminated

Team PokerStars members Celina Lin and Randy 'nanonoko' Lew had high hopes of a deep run when they returned today but unfortunately for the Red Spades they've already both been eliminated shy of a payday. Lew was first to go after clashing with Day 1A end-of-day chip leader Dmitr...more

by Brad Kain on July 22, 2017 11:32 PM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Final table hunting on Day 2

It's the penultimate day here at PokerStars Festival Korea and the 98 remaining players will all be final table hunting. The plan today is to play through 12 one-hour levels or until we're down to just eight players. Blinds will recommence at 1,200/2,400 (400 ante) with the avera...more

by Brad Kain on July 22, 2017 8:35 PM

WSOP 2017: No lack of action, but still waiting for heads-up

There was about an hour-and-a-half left in Level 41 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event when play began tonight, with blinds 1M/2M and a 300K ante. They've almost made it through those 90 minutes of tournament time, though with commercial breaks it has taken over two hou...more

by Martin Harris on July 22, 2017 7:29 PM

WSOP 2017: Players in play

The first people in are the security guards, the ones who go undercover. Then there's a man who adjusts something on the table, then there's a floor producer, then there's a small team of camera operators, Kara Scott adjusting her dress, the four dealers chatting and sending mess...more

by Howard Swains on July 22, 2017 5:20 PM

WSOP 2017: Three men and a bracelet; Blumstein, Ott, Pollak battle for $8.15

It was a festive scene last night in the Brasilia shortly after the penultimate day of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event concluded. A rapid-fire sequence of knockouts had swiftly reduced the field to just three players, all that remains of the 7,221 who started the event ...more

by Martin Harris on July 22, 2017 11:18 AM

PokerStars Festival Korea: Celina Lin lives as Dosun Park trumps turbo Day 1

Day 1D was host to some quick and exciting poker action - as is the case with turbo flights. The final chance to qualify for Day 2 of this PokerStars Festival Main Event, Day 1D featured 20-minute levels instead of the usual 45. 12 of those levels and four hours later Day 1D was ...more

by Brad Kain on July 22, 2017 10:16 AM

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World Series of Poker

Congratulations to Scott Blumstein, 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and winner of $8.15 million

PokerStars Festival Korea

Final table begins 12pm Monday
285 entries, 8 remain