December 2005

30 December

PokerStars 2005 Year in Review

Jonas came from Denmark on a plane ride that lasted too long to allow sleep when he reached Atlantis. Perhaps it was his fatigue. Perhaps it was pot odds. Whatever it was, it helped him chase his nut heart flush to the river. Whatever it was, it laid the two...more

28 December

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Primer

One week from today, the little airport in Nassau, Bahamas will be teeming with poker players on their way to Paradise Island, home of the Atlantis Resort and Casino and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Regardless of how well the players fare in the main event, the trip itself will be...more

26 December

PokerStars $100,000 added results

Around the world, December 25th was a holiday. At PokerStars, the holiday gift was an extra $100,000 in the Sunday $500+$30 NL Hold'em Event. A whopping 1876 players showed up and played for a prize pool that was worth more than a million bucks. The final table hosted "serb2127," a...more

24 December

PokerStars Holiday News

What a weekend for PokerStars. Heading into the holiday weekend, there are three big pieces of news coming from PokerStars HQ. In case you missed them, here are the big announcements.Introducing the PokerStars VIP ClubFor years, PokerStars has rewarded you for your play with the best Frequent Player Point merchandise...more

19 December

PokerStars $500,000 Guaranteed Final Table Report 12-18-05

Last weekend, I was playing in a private tournament with FellKnight of RGP fame. He's a cagey character and I was doing my best to pay attention to the game. Between hands, he encouraged me to do more Sunday final table reports. I think he might've been luring me into...more

How to use PokerStars' new sorting options

PokerStars recently introduced several new options in its game lobby to help you better sort through available games and tournaments. Included here are detailed descriptions and instructions on how to navigate the new system.Before we start, don't forget that PokerStars has always allowed you to search through individual columns in...more

16 December

Changes at

Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. If you loaded up PokerStars today and things looked a little different, there's a reason for it. The PokerStars software was upgraded this morning with some aesthetic changes and functionality upgrades that should make your PokerStars experience even better.You'll likely first notice a...more

14 December

Play poker with the stars and make a difference

In the world of sports and poker, players are always aware of what is on the line. Money, fame, and competitive drive push the athletes to their maximum potential. In the end, though, most of those players realize they're only playing a game. That's why many athletes and poker players...more

12 December

ZeeJustin wins PokerStars $500,000 Guarantee

It's been just a little more than a year ago that I ran into Justin Bonomo for the first time. As I wandered the floor at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, I kept heading back to the table where a young man with spikey green hair was advancing through the field....more

6 December

Don't count yourself among the paradise lost

If you've never been in a poker room in the waning hours before a major event begins, you are missing out on a frenzy that is so chaotic, it can sometimes be beautiful. The satellite area teems with players so bent on winning a cheap seat to the big event...more

5 December

PokerStars $500,000 Guaranteed Results

Sunday continues to be a monster day on PokerStars. The field in Sunday's $500,000 Guaranteed tournament had more than 3500 players and generated a prize pool of more than $700,000. The final five players split the remaining prize pool evenly, leaving $10,000 for first place. Congratulations to all the players.PokerStars...more

2 December

How I Spent My Thanksgiving--Greg Raymer

by Greg RaymerIt's a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, and I get a phone call from Rich Korbin, the Director of Marketing for PokerStars. Somehow he has finagled an invitation for me to attend the Celebrity Pro-Am that takes place prior to the Skins Game (the long-standing annual golf competition...more