May 2006

31 May

World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP)

PokerStars is proud to announce our 2nd annual PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! WBCOOP is an exclusive and FREE tournament for the Internet bloggers of the world! Last year, we gave away a seat to the PokerStars Carribean Adventure and other cool stuff.This year, we will be giving...more

29 May

Going to the WSOP for free

After a fun couple of weeks, the PokerStars Five Billonth Hand celebration has come to a close, but not before sending a bunch of people to the WSOP for free! Eleven more people are going to play in the World Series of Poker Main event and they didn't have to...more

PokerStars $1 Million Guaranteed Results (5/28/06)

When the money gets as big as it did this weekend, the art of the deal can mean a lot. This week, after playing for nine hours, there was still a ton of money on the table. After hard-fought negotiations, the final three players worked out a deal that satisfied...more

26 May

PokerStars Weekend Events

As the end of May approaches, the weekend events are piling up at PokerStars. To help you better plan your weekend events, I've put together a list of the weekend's biggest events.World Series of Poker500 FPP WSOP Qualifier--To finish off the PokerStars Five Billionth Hand Celebration (congrats, again, MaraJade), PokerStars...more

24 May

MaraJade: PokerStars 5 Billionth Hand Winner

When PokerStars hit its Five Billionth Hand on a .05/.10 table and awarded $57,500 to the winner of the hand, MaraJade, everyone wanted to know who this player was. We can now introduce you to MaraJade, aka Manuela, a 30-year-old woman from Germany who now has no small amount of...more

22 May

PokerStars and Aston Martin Racing on the podium

Two safety car periods fell unkindly for the PokerStars Aston Martin Racing cars at the third round of the American Le Mans Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, yet despite the set-backs, and a puncture while leading the GT1 class, Darren Turner and Tomas Enge finished on the podium...more

PokerStars $1 Million Guaranteed Results (5/21/06)

This week's PokerStars $1 Million Guaranteed event came down to one of the best heads-up matches in recent memory. In a final table that saw no deal-making, Rizen and gardner52 fought for first place in a back and forth heads-up battle that lasted nearly 100 hands. When it was over,...more

21 May

PokerStars deals Five Billionth Hand

The frenzy on PokerStars has been amazing. As PokerStars celebrated its 5 Billionth Hand Celebration, everyone wanted a piece of the action. Over the past several days, PokerStars gave outs thousands and thousands of dollars to people who played in one of 33 milestone hands. While everyone was elated to...more

20 May

World Cup of Poker division championships

After a long, long road of heads-up matches, the final eight teams in the World Cup of Poker have been decided. Here's how the division championships shaped up:USA - Team USA-North Carolina jumped out ahead in its championship series with USA-Arizona and never looked back. The Tarheel state players won...more

18 May

PokerStars WSOP: Qualifying continues

By now, it's old news to talk about the record numbers being put up by the World Series of Poker main event. The last couple of years have built fields that the early WSOP fathers would never have expected. But, just for grins, let's take a look at the numbers...more

16 May

World Cup of Poker: Iceland goes to Barcelona

Team Iceland has become the first team to win its way to the live televised matches in Barcelona Spain. While the group championship matches for the rest of the teams will be on May 20th, a scheduling conflict forced Iceland and Norway to play today.Iceland won two of the first...more

PokerStars supports ALS Association

If you find yourself around the area of Natick, Massachusetts this weekend, you have a chance to win a seat in the $2,500 No Limit Holdem Short-Handed event at the World Series of Poker.May 21st at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick, Mass, the ALS Association will host a charity...more

15 May

PokerStars $1 million Guaranteed Results (5/14/06)

It was another international final table for the PokerStars $1 Million guaranteed event. Players from four continents battled it out for some big money. Players didn't strike a deal until play was heads-up. When it was over, Whitfield74 from Sweden walked away with nearly $150,000! Here are your final table...more

14 May

Poker and Le Mans

Note: PokerStars has sponsored the Aston Martin Race team throughout the 2006 GT race series, including the complete America Le Mans Series (ALMS), The Goodwood Festival of Speed and Silverstone in the UK, and, of course, the 24-hour Le Mans race in France. The following is PokerStars blogger Brad Willis'...more

PokerStars Milestone Hand Winners

POKERSTARS MILESTONE HAND WINNERSPokerStars has started to hit its milestone hands in its Five Billionth Hand celebration. From now until the five billionth hand is hit, we'll be posting the winners of the hands here. Feel free to check back. Congratulations to all the winners!4,930,000,000th Hand(Four out of the six...more

12 May

World Cup of Poker: Almost to Barcelona!

We're on the verge of reaching the final 16 teams in the PokerStars World Cup of Poker. Only one tiebreaker remains before the teams go to the final Group Championship fight on May 20. Those matches will send the winning teams to Barcelona, Spain for the live matches.Here are the...more

11 May

PokerStars to Deal Five Billionth Hand

Maybe you keep track of the number of hands you play per month. Now, think about you and several million other people playing for the last five years or so. What you have is the recipe for PokerStars dealing its five billionth hand.PokerStars is bringing out more than confetti and...more

8 May

PokerStars $1 million guaranteed results (5/7/06)

From Denmark to France to Austria to Spain to the U.S.A., PokerStars $1 Million Guaranteed event looked like the United Nations. In truly diplomatic fashion, the final five players cut a deal and then played for $20,000. Here's how the final table looked when the contest was over.PokerStars $1 million...more

World Cup of Poker Sunday Action

It was a huge day of Round Robin action in the PokerStars World Cup of Poker. After a full day and night of play, here's how things look:USA - A playoff will be needed to determine which two teams out of Arizona, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Louisiana will advance...more

6 May

World Cup of Poker Round Robin begins

World Cup of Poker Round Robin play has kicked off with the first few matches in the Canada and Pacific group. Friday's big winners were New Zealand, Australia, and Canada-Alberta, which all emerged victorious in their Round Robin matches.Today is a huge day of play with tons of matches going...more

5 May

World Cup of Poker Round Robin Play to begin

After several hard weeks of qualifying, international Round Robin play is about to begin in the 2006 PokerStars World Cup of Poker. Beginning May 5 at 7:00pm ET and running through May 14, players from all over the world will compete in Round Robin play. Teams in all eight international...more

4 May

PokerStars 2006 World Series of Poker Players

As of this moment, 554 people have qualified for the main event of the World Series of Poker on PokerStars. It's anyone's guess how big that number will be by the time the big event rolls around. Scanning the list of screen names, I see a lot of people I've...more

3 May

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure hits the airwaves

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is set to air on the Travel Channel tonight at 9pm ET/PDT. If you don't want to know how it turns out, I wouldn't click any of the links below. However, if you're the kind who doesn't mind going into the show with a little...more

2 May

PokerStars and Aston Martin go back to the track

After recording a double podium finish in the opening round at Sebring in March, Aston Martin Racing will be returning to the United States to contest the second and third rounds of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Houston and Mid-Ohio.Starting at the Lone Star Grand Prix in...more

1 May

PokerStars $1 Million Guaranteed Results (4/30/06)

None of the top four players in this week's PokerStars $1 Million Guaranteed event left with less than $90,000 paydays. With more than a million bucks in the prize pool and more than ten hours of tough competition, the top four players cut a deal and split up more than...more

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