November 2005

28 November

PokerStars $700,000 Guaranteed Results

When the end of the month arrives, the prize pool in PokerStars' Sunday $700,000 Guaranteed tournament gets huge. This week, the prize pool was more than $880,000 and the top three players each walked away with more than $100,000 in prize money. I also recognized some familiar faces at the...more

23 November

Anatomy of a Bad Beat

How one poker hand cost Joe Hachem a World Series of Poker Circuit Championshipby Nolan DallaPhotos courtesy of Image Masters Photography and World Series of PokerOne single poker hand can change a life. One poker hand can create a new star out of someone previously unknown. One poker hand can...more

Joe Hachem places fifth in WSOPC event

Team PokerStars' Joe Hachem, 2005 WSOP champion, proved he wasn't just a flash in the pan. He made the final table of the Ballys/Paris World Series of Poker Circuit Event in Last Vegas. Not only that, he entered final table play with the chip lead.It seemed Hachem was destined to...more

22 November

Joe Hachem makes WSOPC Final Table

After three days of play, Team PokerStars' Joe Hachem (aka the 2005 World Series of Poker Champion) has advanced to the final table of the World Series of Poker Circuit event at Ballys/Paris in Las Vegas.As you likely noted during coverage of the WSOP main event, Hachem is among the...more

21 November

PokerStars $500,000 Guaranteed Results

More than 3400 people turned out for PokerStars' big $500,000 Guarantee on Sunday. With more than $680,000 in the prize pool, the competition was intense. After more than eight hours of play, here's how the final table turned out. Congratulations to all the players.PokerStars $500,000 Guaranteed Results(Results reflect four-way deal...more

18 November

Denmark? Australia? You choose.

The next few weeks are going to be pretty fun at PokerStars. On any given day or weekend, you can qualify to go just about anywhere. Not only are the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure satellites always running, not only are satellites to EPT: Monte Carlo, and a WSOP Circuit there...more

17 November

November Bonus Cash: 20% Deposit Bonus

The end of 2005 is a big time at PokerStars. Right now, players have the opportunity to qualify for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the WSOP Circuit, and the European Poker Tour. Pretty good time for a bonus, eh?From now through November 27, PokerStars is offering its players up to $120...more

14 November

PokerStars $500,000 Guaranteed Results

More than 3300 people came out for PokerStars big Sunday $500,000 Guaranteed event. With a prize pool of more than $666,000, the competition was as tough as you'd expect. When it was all over, here's what the final table results looked like.PokerStars Sunday $500,000 Guaranteed Results(results listed in order of...more

9 November

PokerStars: Three billion hands dealt

It happened quietly on Monday. There were no marching bands or Congressional speeches, but it happened nonetheless. PokerStars dealt its three billionth hand. Three billion. That's getting close to rivaling McDonalds hamburgers. That's a lot of anything.On the receiving end of some of those three billion dealt hands are several...more

8 November

PokerStars News Update

Hachem Hits TV; 180s go 24 hours; PokerStars wins awardJoe TVAh, the trappings of fame. First it was ESPN, then it was Leno, now 2005 World Series of Poker champion Joe Hachem is getting some more time in front of the camera.Joe discusses the shoot with the crew That's a...more

7 November

PokerStars Sunday $500,000 Guaranteed Results

The Sunday $500,000 Guaranteed continues to be a monster tournament. This week it drew more than 3400 people and generated a prize pool of nearly $700,000. After a two-way deal, the top two finishers both walked away with more than a hundred grand in their bankrolls. Here are your final...more

1 November

Joe Hachem joins Team PokerStars

I knew it had to happen eventually. It was just too perfect a fit to not happen. Today, it is finally official.Joe Hachem, the 2005 World Series of Poker champion, today signed an agreement with, the world's largest tournament poker site. Hachem, who won the record $7.5 million top...more

PokerStars Players hit it big

It's a big week for a couple of PokerStars players.CrankymanFirst off, Tim "crankyman" Ramsey has less reason to be cranky this week. He just won the $2000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em event at the Indiana WSOP Circuit Event. Ramsey pocketed $72,630 and a WSOP ring after defeating a 104-strong field, including...more