August 2016

31 August

WCOOP 2016 updates

Very soon, I'm going to have to push Midnight (my primary office assistant cat) out of the way and turn my office calendar from August to my favorite month of the year - WCOOP. Errr, September. Well, you know what I mean. For ten years now, going on eleven, September...more

Watch Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Aaron Paul & more play heads-up

Six global super star celebrities are fighting it out on the poker felt in a series of challenging, one-on-one duels, filmed and released on YouTube by PokerStars. The six stars are: Football superstars: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Neymar Jr (Brazil) Global stars from the world of fashion: Sara Sampaio (Victoria's...more

30 August

Ole "wizowizo" Schemion wins $66K, second Super Tuesday title (8-30-16)

With more $11 million in career tournament winnings, the EPT10 Player Of The Year title, and a bevy of high roller and super high roller victories to his credit, Ole "wizowizo" Schemion has enjoyed plenty of success in the last five years. Just as impressive is his online resume, which...more

29 August

Weekend Review: Pick your highlight from a weekend to remember

Weekend highlights on PokerStars * Sebastian Malec wins the EPT Barcelona Main Event after qualifying for €27 *Matt "VegasDietz" Dietrich wins the Sunday Million after a four-way deal Sunday Million The Sunday Million might not have been the main headline for the week, but this weej's winner Matt "VegasDietz"...more

Sunday Million: Matt "VegasDietz" Dietrich victorious, three repeat final table feat

"Why do you think the same five guys make it to the final table of the World Series of Poker every year? What, are they the luckiest guys in Las Vegas?" - Mike McDermott, Rounders In its most literal sense, Mike McD's quote is rather inaccurate in the post-boom era....more

28 August

EPT13 Barcelona: Young gun Malec hammers old guard for emotional triumph in Spain

Sebastian Malec: Champion! For 13 years, the online tables of PokerStars have been both breeding ground and springboard for success in the most prestigious live poker tournaments in the world--specifically those of the European Poker Tour. It is only fitting, then, that in the year that the EPT as we...more

EPT13 Barcelona: Connor Drinan wins record-breaking €10,000 High Roller

Give it to Connor Drinan, a man who likes to win in Barcelona. By almost any measure, this was a huge EPT Barcelona festival. Using the yardstick of the €10,000 High Roller, it was a monstrous record-breaker. By the time the buy-ins stopped, there were 591 entries for what was...more

EPT13 Barcelona: Main Event Day 6 live updates

• CLICK HERE FOR FULL RECAP OF SEBASTIAN MALEC'S EPT13 BARCELONA MAIN EVENT VICTORY 12:43am: Sebastian Malec wins in emotional final hand (€1,122,800); Uri Reichenstein runner-up (€807,100) Level 37 - Blinds 300,000/600,000 (100,000 ante) It's over! And it ended on yet another huge river call! With Sebastian Malec just barely...more

EPT13 Barcelona: €10K High Roller Day 3 live updates

2am: It's all over! Drinan wins! Level 32 - Blinds: 150,000/230,000 (50,000 ante) Morozovs limped and Drinan checked his option. The flop came T♥6♣4♠ and Drinan checked, letting Morozovs in for a 700,000 bet. Drinan then raised it 1.7 million, only for Morozovs to then four-bet jam all-in for only...more

27 August

EPT13 Barcelona: Ilkin Amirov leads 36 into €10K High Roller final day

591 entries. 591! That's where the last high roller of the European Poker Tour Barcelona festival ended up after late registration concluded at the start of today's Day 2. The €10K buy-in event (with a single re-entry) has a €5,732,300 prize pool, and when the 36 returners come back for...more

EPT13 Barcelona: Reichenstein leads the last seven going into final day

At an hour like this, it's hard to wrap up 13 hours of play, and it's pointless to even try. At one point, we had imagined the story tonight to be all about Adam Owen holding a big lead going into the final table, which will be seven handed when...more

26 August

EPT13 Barcelona: Sebastian Malec, wizard, chip leader

Sebastian Malec is a work of art. He sits under a permanent case of bed-head. His glasses frame his lightly-stubbled face in a way that suggests Harry Potter after an all-night Barcelona bender. He could be a wizard, and we wouldn't be at all surprised. He munches on chocolate chip...more

EPT13 Barcelona: Marc-Olivier Perrault leads record-breaking €10K High Roller at Day 1 end

The Main Event field might have grown smaller on its Day 4, but everything else here at the Casino Barcelona was getting bigger and bigger. The tournament packing out the room today was the last big buy-in event of the festival - the €10K High Roller - and boy did...more

25 August

EPT13 Barcelona: Watch on EPT Live!

• LIVE COVERAGE | LATEST CHIP COUNTS | PAYOUTS Live coverage from Day 6 of the EPT13 Barcelona Main Event....more

EPT13 Barcelona: Chimkovitch bags the chip lead at the end of Day 3

With the last hand complete and the chips going into the bags Anthony Chimkovitch knew exactly what it was a like to have a great day on the EPT. If it wasn't clear enough from the stack of 1,825,000 that he bagged up tonight, the grin on his face for...more

24 August

EPT13 Barcelona: Nicolas Chouity heads last 290 in record-breaker

Nicolas Chouity: Heading the Day 3 field Day 2 of the latest record-breaking renewal of EPT Barcelona began with more than 900 people sitting in this enormous ball-room learning that they were playing one of the last ever tournaments on the European Poker Tour. The announcement from EPT tournament officials...more

PokerStars announces global Championship and Festival events

It's the biggest live tourney announcement PokerStars has made in recent memory, and it will forever change the way you look at PokerStars live events. Today, PokerStars announced that beginning in 2017, all of its live events will fall under one of two tours, the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival....more

23 August

sydens sidesteps the competition for $49K in 8-23-16 Super Tuesday

Sometimes catching a two-outer at a final table leads only to a temporary reprieve. Others, it can be a desperate foothold that leads to safer footing on the rest of the climb to the top of the mountain. sydens picked up a two-out miracle early on at today's Super Tuesday...more

EPT13 Barcelona: Andrey Sharanov leads record Main Event

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES • PLAYERS: ~1,260 (reg still open) | DAY 1A : 231 (of 468) • DAY 1A RECAP | EPT LIVE! | €25K SINGLE DAY COVERAGE Andrey Sharanov leads record EPT Main Event It was a day for records on the European Poker Tour...more

EPT13 Barcelona: Pratyush Buddiga wins €25K Single Day High Roller

2am: Pratyush Buddiga wins €25K Single Day High Roller What a day's poker. A total of 162 players entered this tournament (138 unique entries) as yet another record was broken in Barcelona. After almost 15 hours of poker it's Pratyush Buddiga who's emerged victorious and earned €690,275 for a single...more

22 August

EPT13 Barcelona: Holz continues incredible run, claims latest Super High Roller title

Fedor Holz: Yet another title Picking a favourite to win a high buy-in poker tournament is usually a fool's errand. The vast majority of a 70+ field will have won millions both live and online: they will all be accustomed to the pressure, the big bucks and the winner's enclosure....more

ESPT7 Barcelona: Mohamed Samri tops 3,447-player Main Event field, Teunis Kooij after heads-up deal

There was a moment during yesterday's penultimate day of the Estrellas Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event when eventual heads-up opponents Mohamed Samri of France and Teunis Kooij of the Netherlands got involved in a four-bet pot followed by a big flop bet by Samri. The pair chatted a bit, with...more

EPT13 Barcelona: Day 1A Main Event live updates

PokerStars qualifier Alex Brand tops Day 1A field As Day 1A draws to a close, Alex Brand, a man from the Netherlands who won his seat on PokerStars, sits at the top of the first flight leaderboard. His 178,800 in chips is good for the lead in a flight that...more

EPT13 Barcelona: €50K Super High Roller live updates

Click to read the full recap of Holz's incredible win Full payouts from Super High Roller 7pm: Fedor Holz wins! (€1,300,300); Sam Greenwood second (€903,600) Level 24 - Blinds: 100,000/200,000 (25,000 ante) There were a few jokes at the end of play yesterday that they might as well just give...more

Now's your chance to take Lex Veldhuis' house!

Lex Veldhuis, member of Team PokerStars Pro Online, has recently been absolutely ridiculous in a daily $22 PLO Six-Max turbo event, so much so that if you don't see him at the final table, it probably means he's ill or incarcerated. He'd been crushing so much, PokerStars offered him a...more

Weekend Review: Too much to say in one headline. You'd best click.

Weekend highlights on PokerStars * Sand0-85 wins the Sunday Million * EPT Barcelona Main Event gets underway Sunday Million A come from behind victory for Sand0-85 in the Sunday Million this week. As our man Pauly McGuire reported this week, he won $163,000 from a prize pool of more...more

ESPT7 Barcelona: Main Event final table coverage

• Mohamed Samri wins ESPT7 Barcelona Main Event for €353,220 • TOTAL ENTRIES: 3,447 • PAYOUTS 6:10pm: It's all over! Mohamed Samri wins! (€353,220); Teunis Kooij runner-up (€372,060) Level 38: Blinds 400,000/800,000, Ante 100,000 Mohamed Samri has just taken down the ESPT7 Barcelona Main Event for €353,220. The final hand...more

Sunday Million: Finland's Sand0-85 comes from behind to win $163K and ship the Sunday Milly

It's not over till it's over. That sounds like one of those quirky tautologies attributed to baseball legend Yogi Berra, but it could very well could have been uttered by a tragically hip Shakespearean character trying to sum up the uncertainties of life. In poker, it's never officially over until...more

21 August

ESPT7 Barcelona: Chris Moorman bags final table chip lead after long Day 3

After 14 hours inside the Casino Barcelona, the remaining players of the 97 who came back this morning for the Estrellas Main Event could finally fit around one table. It made me think back fondly to Day 2, when for the first time the entire field could fit inside one...more

EPT13 Barcelona: €50K Super High Roller Day 2 coverage archive

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE OF A PREVIOUS DAY'S COVERAGE. CLICK FOR THE LATEST ACTION FROM THE TOURNAMENT FLOOR. 3pm: Play ends for the night Level 20 - Blinds: 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante) We expected today to end with drama, but it has instead ended with sleepy resignation. With deadlock at 9...more

20 August

EPT13 Barcelona: Julian Stuer leads as €50K Super High Roller goes wild

The buy-in: €50,000. The players: a collection of the richest and fiercest poker beasts from around the world. In all, the cage collected 91 entries, the equivalent of €4.55 million. By the time the night was over, fewer than 60 players of the starting 73 remained, and the king of...more

Action live and online, the PokerStars weekend has it all

Five things from this week on PokerStars. EPT Barcelona under way It's finally here. The European Poker Tour's 13th season kicked off this week in Barcelona with the Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event. At the time of writing there were more than 1,400 entrants, but this figure is likely to...more

Introducing Bubble Rush

Playing a deep stack is one of the joys of tournament poker (or so we've heard). Having a lot of chips, and a lot of time, not to mention a guaranteed payday, means you get to play at your best with a chance to go deep. It's just a shame...more

EPT13 Barcelona: €50K Super High Roller Day 1 coverage archive

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS COVERAGE. CLICK FOR LATEST FROM THE TOURNAMENT FLOOR 10pm: Stuer leads Julian Stuer emerged as the chip leader at the end of Day 1. Here's the full, zoological wrap up from Day 1. Julian Stuer: Leader 9:30pm: Latecoming Reinkemeier; nearing the end Level 8...more

ESPT7 Barcelona: Jerome Brion bags most to end Main Event Day 2

From a 3,447-player field -- the biggest in tour history -- a still-large group of 862 returned for today's Day 2 of the ESPT Barcelona Main Event. Now just under 100 players remain, each still with a chance to claim the trophy on Monday. Of that group, Jerome Brion of...more

19 August

EPT13 Barcelona: No sleep, but Nick Petrangelo €400K richer as first major champ of festival

Nick Petrangelo: Another trophy to his ever-growing collection You don't win close to half a million euros without being made to work for it. And the poker gods certainly made Nick Petrangelo put the hours in before he walked away with €413,000 at around 2am, Saturday morning, as the first...more

EPT13 Barcelona: €50K Super High Roller live updates

This page is no longer in use. Please click through for live coverage from the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller event. Tim Adams, chip-leader Take a look at the official website of the EPT, with tournament schedule, news, results and accommodation details for EPT13 Barcelona and the rest of the...more

EPT13 Barcelona: €10K single re-entry live coverage

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES • PLAYERS: 2 (of 195) | TOTAL ENTRIES: 240 • ESTRELLAS COVERAGE | PAYOUTS 2am: Nick Petrangelo is the champion, winning €413,000 Marcin Chmielewski out in second, winning €285,410 It's all over and Nick Petrangelo, who was on fumes so many times during...more

ESPT7 Barcelona: Gabor Szabo zooms to Main Event Day 1C lead; overall leader for Day 2

They've made it through three huge days -- the three Day 1 starting flights -- of the Estrellas Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event. At the close of Day 1C it was Hungary's Gabor Szabo zooming to the top of the counts, passing everyone here today and who played Wednesday and...more

18 August

EPT13 Barcelona: Single re-entry Day 2 coverage archive

Alexandru Papazian: Leading heading to final day It was a tumultuous day in the €10,000 single re-entry tournament at EPT Barcelona today. There were 125 players at the start but we finished with only 14--the result of a rapid-fire 10 one-hour levels. Chip leaders came and went, as did some...more

MPC25: The Preview

The Macau Poker Cup has grown to a whole new level this season and you can feel the excitement in the air as the 25th installment is about to get underway (August 26 to September 11) at the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room. Last February, the MPC poker festival hit...more

ESPT7 Barcelona: José Pascual Munoz bags most to end Main Event Day 1B

It all started about 12 hours ago -- at 10 o'clock, in fact, as today's Day 1B of the Estrellas Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event featured an earlier-than-typical "shuffle up and deal." But the early start didn't discourage a huge turnout of 1,048 players for today's second of three Day...more

17 August

EPT13 Barcelona: Patrick Serda leads €10K Single Re-entry field into Day 2

While our attention today was focused predominantly on Day 1A of the Estrellas Main Event, we couldn't help but notice the swarms of big name high rollers that were gathering together in the opposite corner of the room. Congregated swarms usually mean a plague; but here at EPT13 Barcelona, it...more

EPT13 Barcelona: High Rollers make it a familiar Planet EPT

With the festival now officially under way the Estrellas Main Event is the obvious draw for the poker world, with already more than 600 players in their seats for opening day. But, as alluded to earlier, it's not the only event that began today, with the High Rollers taking their...more

WCOOP 2016: Start your campaign today

You've waited all year long. You've played your TCOOPs, your SCOOPs, your MicroMillions. It's all been great, but now you're ready for the big dog, the big money, and the chance to be a world champion. That time is now. As of just a few minutes ago, the Pokerstars World...more

PokerStars Top 5 Hero Calls

The hero call has to be one of poker's most awe inspiring moments. It's the antithesis of a bluff, the moment where honestly triumphs over deception, light over darkness, good over evil. Well, perhaps not that last one. But there's something about it that fascinates players and poker fans alike....more

EPT13 Barcelona: €10,300 Single Re-entry High Roller begins today

While most of the players flooding into the Casino Barcelona are here for Day 1A of the €1,100 Estrellas Main Event, a select few are looking to play for almost ten times the stakes. Today kicks off the €10,300 Single Re-entry High Roller, a brand new No Limit Hold'em event...more

ESPT7 Barcelona: Benny Glaser shines brightest on Main Event Day 1A

"Estrellas" means stars, of course, and after a long Day 1A in the Estrellas Barcelona Main Event there were a number of stars shining brightly at night's end. The brightest of the bunch, however, was Benny Glaser of the U.K. Fresh off a double-bracelet performance at this summer's World Series...more

16 August

EzPaTuLa does it, wins 8/16/16 Super Tuesday, $57K

EzPaTuLa started the final table of this week's Super Tuesday toward the back of the chip counts, facing a table full of past major PokerStars tournament winners and finalists. Then one early win against a fellow short stack spiraled into a string of knockouts, propelling the player from Mexico to...more

EPT Barcelona: What's new for this season?

The European Poker Tour's thirteenth season is today gearing up in Barcelona with the opening events of the Estrellas Poker Tour. It seemed like a fantastic opportunity to give some insight into what's coming up. I can lift the bonnet on a few areas, including a shift in our payouts...more

EPT13 Barcelona: I see poker players

This past two months I've seen countless poker players. It's becoming a problem. You might have experienced it yourself. On the school run, just before the summer holiday began, I saw Mike McDonald buying milk, and Steve O'Dwyer waiting for a bus. A few weeks later there was Jake Cody...more

15 August

Spin & (seriously...) Go...on holiday!

You need a break. I can see it in your eyes. You've sat in too many meetings, taken too many conference calls, or (perish the thought) played too many hands of poker. It's time for a holiday. "But, wait!" you scream. "I need my money for poker. Or school. Or...more

Weekend Review: A great start to what should be a great week

Weekend highlights on PokerStars * Snapcall419 wins the Sunday Million * EPT Barcelona begins this week Sunday Million You get an idea of the level of excitement and competition in the Sunday Million by noting the time the final table report gets published. Straight forward one-two-three events are usually written...more

PokerStars Top 5 - Poker moments


EPT13 Barcelona: A little taste of what's coming up

As we start our build up towards the new EPT Season this week. For a little taste of what's in store take a look at the video below. Even the first few seconds remind you of what's at stake, who the contenders are, and that maybe it's time to head...more

Sunday Million: snapcall419 ships $137k, $trateGema third for the second week in a row

When is third place more remarkable than a win? Perhaps when it happens twice to the same Sunday Million player in as many weeks. In a feat that will live on as a delicious historical footnote in the history of this tournament, Germany's $trateGema finished third for $93k in the...more

12 August

Plenty to be cheerful about this weekend on PokerStars

Five things from this week on PokerStars. 1. Results galore It was a typically busy week both online and live. As Vicates was winning the Sunday Million, and collecting a first prize of $131,000, the APPT Manila Main Event was concluding at the City of Dreams. It would be Linh...more

11 August

New look UKIPT Super Series promises the perfect all-nighter

You might be familiar with a particular moment in poker tournaments. It encompasses not so much the pain of defeat, as the inconvenience of victory. Deep in a tournament you begin eyeing the tournament clock, knowing that playing on means missing the last train home. And while you know you...more

10 August

I'm Jason Somerville and I demand that you support online poker regulation

My name is Jason Somerville, and if you know one thing about me, it's that I believe people ought to have the freedom to be who they are and follow their own passions. Well, one of my passions is playing online poker, but unfortunately I can only play on a...more

EPT13 - Barcelona preview


PokerStars Top 5 - Poker moments

Over the course of the summer we've been highlighting some of the best poker moments caught on We've had the highs and the lows, the bad beats and the, well, the good beats. We've even had the blow-ups. This week we look not for those moments that make you...more

From the big game to the big match (via the VIP Store)

As regular players will know with every hand you play on PokerStars you earn StarsCoin. The bigger the games you play up to a certain point, the more StarsCoin you earn, and the more benefits you can tap into. Including big games. For once we're not talking about poker's big...more

9 August

prallimall proves best, wins 8/9/16 Super Tuesday, $62K

This week's Super Tuesday final table featured a couple of Brazilians and two players from Canada, but it was Germany's prallimall ultimately prevailing in the end to earn a $62,322.66 first prize following a heads-up deal. A total of 377 players took part in the $1,050 buy-in tournament, making for...more

IPT Saint Vincent provides fairy tale ending for Elefante

It turns out that the people of Valle D'Aosta speak three languages. Italian and French are the official ones (the area is tucked up against Italy's border with France and Switzerland), while more than half the population speak Valdôtain, the local dialect. This week though a fourth language was introduced:...more

This is stupid...hey, I won $82,000!

It was getting late, past the hour where smart decisions are usually found, and way past the point at which sound decisions on money rarely occur. There sat a 22-year-old guy in Helsinki, a graduate student on summer break, a man who will soon be...wait for it...a financial manager. And...more

8 August

WCOOP 2016 - Schedule Announcement

It's that time of year again, when after many versions (five, if you're counting along at home) and weeks of feedback, many meetings and loads of individual changes to the schedule for the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker, we're now ready to share the final version (05) of what...more

PokerStars Top 5 - Coolers


Linh Tran triumphs at APPT10 Manila

What a great day of poker that was. The final table of the APPT10 Manila Main Event didn't disappoint here in the PokerStars LIVE room Manila inside the City of Dreams. After fewer than six hours of play, the trophy and ₱6,135,000 went to Linh Tran from Canada. He defeated...more

Weekend Review: Vilcates wins the Million and there's a winner in Manila

Weekend highlights on PokerStars * Vilactes of Argentina wins the Sunday Million. * The APPT Main Event plays down to a winner in Manila. Sunday Million Another Sunday ticks away and another million dollar guarantee. As Martin Harris reported the conclusion of these weeks highlight was an all Latin...more

Sunday Million: Vilactes victorious, wins $131K following three-handed deal

As the Olympics got going in earnest this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, the weekly gathering of poker players from all over the world known as the Sunday Million played out again on PokerStars, and at the end of a long tournament a couple of South Americans were left to...more

7 August

APPT10 Manila: Final table live updates

7:55pm: Sam Razavi eliminated in 2nd place for ₱3,466,000; Linh Tran is our champion! (₱6,135,000) It's all over after only 15 minutes of heads up play here. Sam Razavi started shortstacked and couldn't overcome the odds with Linh Tran sealing the deal to lift the APPT trophy and pocket...more

APPT10 Manila: Final table player profiles

Seat 1, Linh Tran (Canada) - 1,870,000 Linh Tran hails from Canada and plays full time on PokerStars, where you'll find him grinding cash games at the $1/2 limits. He's been playing poker for ten years now and learned the game on TV. Tran cites winning APT Cambodia as his...more

APPT10 Manila: Jessie Leonardez commands the final nine

The penultimate day of this APPT Manila Main Event is officially a wrap. 39 entered but now only nine remain with our final table all set for tomorrow's exciting conclusion. At the beginning of play the role of chip leader was shared between Alex Lee and Seongsu Kong but one...more

6 August

APPT10 Manila: Day 3 coverage archive

8:50pm: Final table set after Rommel Angeles sent packing in 10th Level 23: Blinds - 15,000/30,000 (5,000 ante) Rommel Angeles was the player most at risk (220k) and he was the player who went in 10th. He was in the big blind and called all-in after Alan Lau set...more

APPT10 Manila Day 2: Alex Lee & Seongsu Kong lead final 39

It was a very eventful day in the PokerStars LIVE room within the City of Dreams here in Manila. The APPT Main Event saw a mass of players leave, a bubble occur, all PokerStars Team Pros bust before the money and 39 happy souls make it through to the penultimate...more

5 August

APPT10 Manila: Day 2 coverage archive

Alex Lee presumed chip leader as Day 2 concludes It's all over here for tonight. Another eight levels done and dusted and a horde of eliminations. Roughly 39 players made it through to tomorrow and it appears that Alex Lee is ahead of the pack with 672,000 in chips....more

Weekend Planner: Manila, Futebol, KidPoker

It's PokerStars all over the world this weekend. This Friday's weekend planner takes you from Asia, to Brazil, to the red carpet, and back to online where you can make some real cash. Need something to do over the next couple of days? Here are some options. APPT Manila The...more

KidPoker documentary's summer of cheers and tears

There was a point many years ago at which I wondered if there was anything more than could be said or written about Daniel Negreanu. After crushing the game for two decades and establishing himself as a man who will only close his mouth when it's to his advantage, it...more

4 August

APPT 10 Manila: Day 1B coverage archive

Charles Lesmana leads Day 1b Another nine levels of play are in the books here at PokerStars LIVE Manila as Day 1b drew to a close. By the end of the late registration and re-entry period there were a total of 349 entries, comfortably eclipsing yesterday's 228. Of those trying...more

3 August

APPT 10 Manila: Day 1A coverage archive

Jen-Yen Chien leads after Day 1A of APPT10 Manila Nine levels came and went today in the PokerStars LIVE Manila in the City of Dreams casino and at the end of them 62 players made it through out of the 228 entries. The last 28 of those players were...more

APPT10 Manila: All set for the Main Event

The City of Dreams poker room has been buzzing all week here with APPT Manila Season 10 in full swing, and things are about to get even more electric with the ₱50,000 Main Event kicking off from 5pm August 4. From humble beginnings APPT Manila has gone from strength to...more

David Berry, and the business end of the Super Tuesday

In many ways David Berry fits the mould of an ordinary, successful poker player. Known as "Dmmberry" when playing on PokerStars from his home in Toronto, Berry uses poker to fill his free time. If not poker then its golf with his wife, or coaching his kids' soccer team. If...more

BetStars becomes official betting and gaming partner of Leicester City FC

It was one of the most incredible stories of recent sporting history. Leicester City, a team that began the season priced at 5000/1 to win the Premier League, defied odds, expectations, and everything else, to win the title with games to spare. It became the sporting story of the year,...more

2 August

João Mathias "joaoMathias" Baumgarten gets it done, wins 8/2/16 Super Tuesday

The Super Tuesday fields are growing once again at PokerStars, with the weekly $1,050 no-limit hold'em tournament attracting more than 400 this week. And a Brazilian player did well again this week, too, as João Mathias "joaoMathias" Baumgarten managed to outlast everyone to win this week's tournament and a $66,079.48...more

Free money: Two ways to pad your PokerStars bankroll in August

It's August. EPT Barcelona in on the way. The World Championship of Online Poker isn't that far out either. You've got a few weeks to start putting away a few extra dollars for when you might need it. PokerStars just made it a little bit easier. This month, PokerStars has...more

U.S. Presidents who played poker

"Poker is a great revealer of character, a truism that applies to Presidents as well as to lesser men." So wrote the poker writer David Spanier, inspired in part by the fact that so many of those who have held the United States' highest office have in fact played the...more

1 August

Weekend review: Sunday Million and MicroMillions pay off big

Weekend highlights on PokerStars * Chad Walker wins Sunday Million for...Anguilla? * JiiJay takes down MicroMillions Main Event You want action? You should've been playing on PokerStars this weekend. From a full slate of weekend majors to the finale of MicroMillions, the dollars, euros, and pounds were flying all...more

Sunday Million: ihaterivers sails to a $194k win

On a return trip to the final table of the Sunday Million, poker pro Chad "ihaterivers" Walker put on a clinic in big-stack play en route to his first major online title. Having finished eighth in the Milly in June of last year, the American ex-pat topped his career-best online...more