PokerStars Week In Review

When I started poker blogging a few years ago, it was a challenge to find a couple dozen people who were interested in logging in every day to check out the latest poker news. Apparently, that's all changed.

When PokerStars launched the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure blog in January, it floored me when thousands of people popped in several times a day. PokerStars and the European Poker Tour decided to try the same experiment with the EPT blog and were pleased to find the same result.

Now, we've birthed the Official PokerStars Blog and in just five days we've been greeted with tens of thousands of visits. Thanks to all of you who have stopped by. This little place in the ether will always be a work in progress and I always welcome your suggestions. Feel free to e-mail me at any time using the link on the right.

This week has been a very good one to launch this site.

  • Last weekend, Paul Maxfield, a longtime, high-dollar PokerStars player, battled his way to a second-place finish at the World Poker Tour Championship. Keep your eye on this space for more news abouut Maxfield in the coming weeks.

  • PokerStars player "brainwash" has been on quite a rush recently. On Sunday night, he took in one of PokerStars' biggest ever weekly payouts in the monthly Sunday $500,000 guarantee tournament.

  • WSOP qualifiers and wanna-be qualifiers learned the importance of making sure their registered name is the same as the one on their government issued identification.

  • After months of anticipation, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure aired on the Travel Channel. The broadcast will run again Saturday at 6pm ET.

  • Finally, PokerStars announced yesterday, players will be able to use their W$ to buy into preliminary events at the World Series of Poker.

    Indeed, it has been an interesting and busy week. Be sure to bookmark this page for all your PokerStars news. This blogger in residence has been afforded a lot of inside information and this will be the first place you can read about all PokerStars-related news.

    Here's to a good, winning, and profitable weekend to all of you.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in PokerStars news