3Double3D goes back-to-back in the Sunday Billion

If you run the numbers then it would happen roughly once every 40 years. With an average of 900 players per week, and the winner returning to defend the title 40 per cent of the time, that's how long it ought to take for a player to win the Sunday Billion back-to-back. That's wh...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 27, 2015 6:46 AM

Weekend Review: Headliner Aggro Santos making it look easy

I don't have a favourite poker player as such, but I do like it when the good ones win something. So this morning it was a great moment to see that Aggro Santos had taken down the Sunday Million, and a bulging first prize of $194,000.I last spoke to Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereso...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 27, 2015 4:23 AM

ACOP Platinum Series VIII

The 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room was established back in 2008 yet no local player has managed to win a Main Event in six-plus years.That all changed this past weekend when Macau's Sam Cheong became the official winner of the ACOP Platinum Series VIII Main Event. The 32-yea...more

by Fred Leung on April 27, 2015 2:45 AM

Sunday Warm-Up: Top cat, tom0202 takes down title after three-way chop

Nearly an hour and a half before the final hand of the $500,000 guarantee Sunday Warm-Up one card would have changed the title of this recap. A small stack that was about to perish before the spotlights of the final table but instead became Sunday Major champion. After a three-...more

by David Aydt on April 26, 2015 6:38 PM

Change of venue for LAPT Panama

The third stop of LAPT Season 8 will be held at the Sortis Hotel Spa & Casino in Panama City, Panama, from May 8 to May 12, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, announced today.The event will be held at the highly regarded Sortis Hotel, which is just five minutes from th...more

by LAPT staff on April 24, 2015 9:29 AM

All-in with Nanonoko

Think of a play you made at the poker table recently. You were in one of those spots where you had several options on how to handle it. You gathered the available information, weighed it all up, made your decision and played the hand. Let's say it produced the desired result - yo...more

by PokerSchoolOnline on April 24, 2015 7:24 AM

Still shaking, CccpVodka on his Spin & Go million

This week PokerStars made someone a millionaire. Needless to say they made that same man a very happy millionaire. Actually, he's still shaking. CccpVodka, or Alexander as he's known in the real world, thought he was sitting down to a regular Spin & Go on Wednesday, playing one l...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 24, 2015 5:34 AM

Confessions, deleted scenes, & the stories we couldn't tell

This week, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PokerStars Blog with a series of articles looking back on the blog's history and the people who make it what it has become.I had forgotten to pack socks. And underwear.1 So, on Day 1 of the event in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico...more

by Brad Willis on April 23, 2015 1:06 PM

The posts you never got to read

Editor's note: This week, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PokerStars Blog with a series of articles looking back on the blog's history and the people who make it what it has become. In this case, Howard Swains looks into the articles we wrote but never published.O...more

by Howard Swains on April 23, 2015 11:28 AM

Russian player CccpVodka hits the jackpot in $1 Million Spin & Go

If you were reading the Blog yesterday you might have read of a handful of players who are within touching distance of becoming millionaires, thanks to the "PokerStars Makes Millionaires" promotion. Well, it seems overnight one player from Russia leap-frogged all of them, hitting...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 23, 2015 4:10 AM