October 2016

31 October

PokerStars Festival New Jersey underway

Five and half years. That's how long it has been since the PokerStars Blog last covered an official PokerStars live tournament in the United States. Tomorrow, we start again. This weekend, the PokerStars Festival here in Atlantic City New Jersey officially kicked off a slate of events that over the...more

Weekend Review: Ymobad wins Sunday Million as Malta festival concludes

A look at all the headlines on PokerStars this past weekend. Weekend highlights on PokerStars * Ymobad wins the Sunday Million * The penultimate EPT festival comes to a close in Malta Aliaksei Boika wins the EPT Malta main event Sunday Million As Jason Kirk reported this week, sometimes poker...more

Sunday Million: Ymobad rallies late for heads-up chop, $136K

In poker, as in life, there's definitely something to be said for being in the right place at the right time. The beauty of a no-limit hold'em tournament is that there's no one path to victory. Every tourney is different, and as long as you're still holding on to chips,...more

29 October

2016ACOP: Chenbin Xu tops Day 1a on opening day

Friday marked the opening day for the 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) held at the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room. Day 1 of the 17-day poker festival featured the 1m GTD Spadie event where the first of three starting flights drew 146 entrants. "I expect the 1m GTD Spadie...more

EPT13 Malta: Boika finds Karlsson's number, prevails from whistlestop final table

All eyes on Aliaksei Boika: EPT Malta champion The third and final EPT Malta championship is in the possession of a 28-year-old Belorussian named Aliaksei Boika after he rose from short stack among six remaining players to do what had once seemed impossible: knock out the irrepressible Mats Karlsson. Karlsson,...more

EPT13 Malta: Jedlicka's amazing run continues with €10K HR win (€335,200)

Don't walk away from the table when you're on a hot streak. That old gambling adage is often applied to poker cash games, where if you're running hot and winning, that means others must be losing (and probably not playing their best). But it can also be true in tournaments....more

EPT13 Malta: Watch the action on EPT Live!

Watch a replay of the live action from the final day of the EPT Malta Main Event. Read the full recap....more

EPT13 Malta: Main Event final table coverage

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES • PLAYERS: 1 of 468 • CHIPS | PAYOUTS | €10K HIGH ROLLER | EPT LIVE! 7:30pm: It's over - Aliaksei Boika is the new EPT Malta champion Level 28 - Blinds 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante) It proved an unconventional hand to end the...more

EPT13 Malta: €10K High Roller final table live updates

9:45pm: Jedlicka defeats Neuville to claim EPT13 Malta High Roller crown Level 28 - Blinds 50,000/100,000 (10,000 ante) The long heads up battle has finally come to an end after Stefan Jedlicka ground Pierre Neuville down to almost nothing, and then finished him off. It's all over Neuville had limp-folded...more

EPT13 Malta: Final table player profiles

Some more information about the last six in the EPT Malta Main Event: Seat 1: Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika, 28, Belarus, PokerStars player - 960,000 Aliaksei Boika has made more than $300,000 profit in the PokerStars online tournaments, where he is known as "ale6ka". That includes a SCOOP title: last year,...more

28 October

EPT13 Malta: Pierre Neuville leads €10K High Roller final table, featuring Jorgensen, Carrel and Jedlicka

So many bosses, such limited chips. At the beginning of play today you'd have been hard pressed to pick who'd make it to the final eight; it's not even worth guessing in these High Rollers - just about everyone has the talent. So let's keep this intro short and sweet;...more

Hidden hope and the Princess of Jamestown

Jamestown, Accra, Ghana There's a little boy on the street in Jamestown, and for the moment, he is oblivious to the fact he is surrounded by chaos. He doesn't notice the uneven and scarred rocky road or the pieces of trash that sit in its trenches. He doesn't take note...more

EPT13 Malta: Mats Karlsson crushes again and leads final six

Mats Karlsson: Glimpsing the top prize in Malta EPT Malta has reached its final table, and following a tradition long established during the European Poker Tour's 13 years, tomorrow we will crown another first-time champion. Dominik Panka's elimination in ninth place today--one place short of the official final table--left us...more

Get your hand reviewed and win

One of the best ways to get better at pretty much anything is to go back and review how you did it previous times. Why do you think pro sports teams look at game films and chess players crawl through previous games they've played (and that the experts have played)?...more

27 October

Chad Brown Memorial tourney set for Atlantic City

It doesn't take a great deal of imagination to think about how the late Chad Brown would've reacted to PokerStars' first Festival event in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Born and raised in New York City, Brown picked up poker in Italian cafes when he still lived on the East Coast....more

EPT13 Malta: Alexander Ivarsson soars to Day 1 lead in €10K High Roller

Sure, there have been multiple big buy-in events on the festival schedule here at the last European Poker Tour Malta stop, a number of "high rollers" of varying types. But the EPT traditions are deep-rooted, and it's always this last high roller -- the one sharing the spotlight with the...more

EPT13 Malta: Silent Karlsson assumes chip lead in Malta

Mats Karlsson: Silent but deadly If it's always the quiet ones you have to worry about, Mats Karlsson was today's case in point. In what proved a speedy day in the EPT Malta Main Event, Karlsson spoke very little, letting the chips speak for him as he ruined the days...more

26 October

EPT13 Malta: Macnamara bursts bubble, goes on to chip lead

Tomas Macnamara: Peeks down at the chip lead EPT Malta played through another four levels today and it kept up its unremitting pace. Although they played extended hand-for-hand last night, and the stone bubble period went on for about an hour-and-a-half today, the rate of eliminations was such that 90...more

25 October

Super Tuesday: JIZOINT smokes the field for $75K (10/25/16)

Already the winner of two SCOOP titles in this decade, Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes had come close to victory in the Super Tuesday a few times in the past. He finished runner-up to Pollopopeye in what was at the time the biggest Super Tuesday of all time, back in 2013, and...more

EPT13 Malta: Guillaume Diaz grabs Day 2 chip lead as bubble nears

It is commonplace to observe there are three stages to a poker tournament -- the beginning, the middle, and the end. It's a very Aristotelian way of looking at things, and maybe a little misleading in the way it imposes an single, overarching dramatic structure over the hundreds of individual...more

24 October

EPT13 Malta: Jakub Michalak wins €10K Single Re-entry in less than 12 hours

The Dublin edition of this tournament went on until gone 5am. At the Grand Final in Monaco, play had to be paused and restarted the following day due to how late it ran into the morning. But here in Malta, it took just under 12 hours of play for us...more

2016 ACOP: The Ultimate Guide

After weeks of anticipation, the 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (Oct. 28 - Nov. 13) is finally upon us! Here's the Ultimate Guide to everything you need to know about the 2016 ACOP: TOURNAMENT STRUCTURES The full schedule and all-important structures can be found right here: psta.rs/2016ACOP-structures MORE FUN AND...more

Speed it up: Blitz and Spins in AC

Back in March for the launch of PokerStarsNJ, I blogged about how fitting it was that my mom used to play advantage blackjack at Resorts when she was pregnant with me. But I truly come full circle now as I head to AC later this week seven months pregnant. I'll...more

EPT13 Malta: €10,000 NLHE Single Re-entry 8 Handed

* Jakub Michalak wins for €178,403 (64 ENTRIES, 20 RE-ENTRIES) * PAYOUTS 2:14am: This one's done! Jakub Michalak wins for €178,403! Level 21 - Blinds 50,000/100,000 (10,000 ante) In one of the first hands back after the short break, we have found ourselves a winner. Jakub Michalak made it 275,000...more

EPT13 Malta: Nemeth leads Mette at Day 1B close

Sun sets on Day 1B at Portomaso Casino All the chatter in the poker world today was about William Kassouf. His elimination hand from the World Series Main Event screened on television last night, and it was awash with controversy. In a neat parallel, all the chatter in the EPT13...more

Weekend Review: Peters wins the Million as Malta festival reaches full speed

A brief look at all the headlines on PokerStars this past weekend. Weekend highlights on PokerStars * David "dpeters17" Peters wins the Sunday Million * The EPT Malta festival plays on at the Portomaso Casino The small harbour, a short walk from the Portomaso Casino in St Julians, where the...more

Sunday Million: David 'dpeters17' Peters continues to run hot and banks $143K

Run good. Hot streaks. Heaters. The rush. There's not much scientific fact to back up those claims, but it doesn't take a scientist to know when you're in the middle of an obvious hot streak. The emotional boost from an epic heater is so powerful that it transforms an ordinary...more

23 October

EPT13 Malta: David Yan takes top spot in €25,000 High Roller

David Yan: Winner When David Yan walked into a Hamburg casino a few weeks ago, a few people in the press corps thought he had taken a wrong turn. Yan, one of the world's best poker players and a regular in High Roller tournaments the world over, had shown up...more

IPT8 Malta: Call me Ismael... or champion, says Bojang, winner of Main Event

Looked at a certain way, every poker tournament may seem a daunting, insurmountable task for any individual to overcome. Take the Italian Poker Tour Malta Main Event, a tournament that drew 775 competitors. Each arrived with an idea of conquering what might initially seem an almost impossible to defeat, multifarious...more

EPT13 Malta: €25,000 High Roller live coverage

• Tournament is over; David Yan wins for €465,800 • PAYOUTS | EPT LIVE | IPT | MAIN EVENT 7:21pm: David Yan wins €465,800 after calling huge Hajiyev bluff Level 22 - Blinds 12,000/24,000 (4,000 ante) This one's over! Despite having almost identical chip stacks, David Yan has just becoming...more

Dan Shak soars highest on Day 1A of EPT Malta Main Event

Dan's the man to catch While two big tournaments at the Portomaso Casino played to their conclusion today the Main Event was just getting started on the journey to find a winner to join Jean Montury and Niall Farrell as EPT Malta champions. While David Yan and Ismael Bojang were...more

IPT8 Malta: Main Event final table live updates

• IPT8 Malta Main Event is over - Ismael Bojang wins €101,940 • IPT8 MAIN EVENT PAYOUTS • EPT MAIN EVENT COVERAGE | €25K HIGH ROLLER COVERAGE 5:14pm: It's over! Ismael Bojang wins IPT8 Main Event (€101,940); Francesco Leotta 2nd (€75,690) Level 32 - Blinds 100,000/200,000 (25,000 ante) Bojang's the...more

22 October

EPT13 Malta: David Yan heads final six in €25K High Roller

David Yan: Leading into final day The two big buy-in tournaments at the start of this EPT13 Malta festival have had bubble periods that average out at 90 minutes apiece. When I remind you that there wasn't actually a bubble period in the €10,000 curtain-raiser (we lost two player simultaneously),...more

IPT8 Malta: Francesco Leotta leads Main Event final six; Panka and Bojang among them

The weather forecast for Day 3 of the IPT8 Malta Main Event would have read something like this: 'Heavy showers of eliminations with the occasional extreme dry spell'. All I know is Italy's Francesco Leotta must have brought the thickest umbrella to the Portomaso Casino, because he's leading our final...more

21 October

The weekend ahead on PokerStars

Five things from the week on PokerStars. Malta now underway The EPT Malta festival is finally underway, the penultimate event before the EPT becomes the PokerStars Championship. Play began earlier this week with the €10,000 Hold'em event, which concluded yesterday. Meanwhile the last ever IPT Main Event (before it joins...more

EPT13 Malta: Patrick Leonard leads €25K High Roller event

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES • PLAYERS: 27 of 60 tbc (inc 16 re-entries) • CHIPS | TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE | IPT COVERAGE 1:10am: Patrick Leonard leads Super High Roller going into Day 2 Apparently Twitter went down for long stretches of today, leaving poker players bereft of anything...more

IPT8 Malta: Daniel Portiansky ends Main Event Day 2 leading final 31 

After a couple of overcast days here in Malta, the temperature was higher today on the archipelago. The action heated up as well on Day 2 of the Italian Poker Tour Main Event here at the Portomaso Casino, where 211 players from a 775-starting field returned to battle their way...more

20 October

EPT13 Malta: Dietrich Fast goes wire-to-wire to win €10K curtain-raiser

Dietrich Fast: Led start to finish Wire-to-wire winners of major poker tournaments are vanishingly rare. Even the most dominant early chip leader can hit any number of obstacles in a bid to claim a trophy. There's no such thing as plain sailing in this game. Tonight in Malta, however, we...more

2016ACOP: APOY Spotlight - The Best in Asia

Since 2009, PokerStars has recognised the Asia Player of the Year (APOY) based on the top ranked player on the APOY Leaderboard. This season, the Regional Asia Player of the Year was introduced to rank the best players from six different regions. As it does every year, the 2016 Asia...more

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Leicester City FC swap boots for hockey sticks in BetStars Shootout

What happens when you pitch members of Leicester City's Premier League winning team against the best of Team GB hockey? Well first off you get your camera ready. Then you ask if they fancied pitching their talents against each other in a BetStars Challenge. This is exactly what our friends...more

IPT8 Malta: Johan Guilbert tops Day 1B survivors, including Schemion

A high roller champ playing two tournaments at once; a player making noises reminiscent of that scene from When Harry Met Sally; Kassouf's coconuts getting cracked; this day had plenty of worthy anecdotes. But before we get to those, let's cover the important stuff. A total of 556 players entered...more

EPT13 Malta: €10,000 single re-entry coverage archive

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES • PLAYERS: 1 (of 60 entries) • CHIPS | PAYOUTS | STRUCTURE | IPT MAIN EVENT 7:50pm: Fast finishes off Buldygin! Level 24 - Blinds 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante) It's all over here in Malta as Dietrich Fast has finished the job against Viacheslav...more

19 October

EPT13 Malta: Fast still the man to catch as €10K reaches final six

Chip leader Dietrich Fast A tremendously entertaining day of poker ended shortly before midnight at Casino Portomaso, Malta, with Dietrich Fast leading the last six players of the €10,000 single-re-entry curtain raising tournament to the EPT Malta festival. There were 60 entries, including 12 re-entries. It really felt like we...more

IPT8 Malta: Stefan Jedlicka leads after Day 1A of Main Event

Great day for Jedlicka Day 1A of a poker tournament, the task to build a stack but also not lose the one you started with. A nice primer for the serious business to come on Day 2 and beyond. Rarely are tournament winning stacks made during the opening stanzas of...more

Super Tuesday: Five years later, harddecision's second chance pays off for $75K (10/18/16)

A lot can change in five years. Just ask Venezuela's harddecision. The last time harddecision made a Super Tuesday final table, back in May 2011, the top prize up for grabs among the 165 players in the field was just over $35,000. Today harddecision returned to a Super Tuesday final...more

18 October

EPT13 Malta: Fast company as German leads the €10K

Dietrich Fast: Smiling all the way to the top The opening day of the EPT13 Malta festival started slowly, but true to form gradually warmed up before ending in a frenzy. With a 6pm start time to the curtain-raising €10,000 single re-entry event, and registration remaining open throughout all eight...more

Dan Sewnig: New Jersey poker royalty

Dan Sewnig doesn't want me to call him the King of New Jersey poker. "I am far from it! There are quite a few players who are much better than me," he insisted. I'm not sure whether to believe him. I think he's slow-rolling me. I met Sewnig last spring...more

The New Guy: A recreational poker player's high stakes journey

Imagine you're a guy who plays penny-ante poker. You face your toughest competition when you go to the pub to play with your friends. You have a day job that takes up most of your time. Now...imagine you're that same guy and you find yourself playing against the world's best...more

Help fight prostate cancer with a Lads Night In

Alright, so prostate cancer is likely to be something you'd rather not think about. And we'd be inclined to agree. But this Friday PokerStars is teaming up with Prostate Cancer UK to hold a Lads Night In, giving poker players everywhere the opportunity to raise money to fight this terrible...more

EPT13 Malta: Your guide to live coverage of the festival

Six weeks ago the thirteenth, and what will become the final European Poker Tour season, got under way in Barcelona Spain. The walls of Casino Barcelona strained amid the weight of the thousands of players who registered to play one of the biggest events of the year, one which culminated...more

APPT10 Melbourne: Ashish Gupta gets it done!

Local cash game grinder Ashish Gupta has overcome a field of 523 to emerge victorious in the APPT10 Melbourne Main Event. Gupta navigated his way through four days of play and a seven-handed final table to earn the title, lift the trophy and collect $124,191 after two deals took place....more

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17 October

APPT10 Melbourne: Final table live updates

*CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES Congratulations to Ashish Gupta! Winner of APPT Melbourne and $124,191 Ashish Gupta overcame a field of 523 runners to take home the APPT 10 Melbourne title, the trophy, and $124,191. Congratulations to Ashish! We'll have a full recap of the final table soon...more

APPT10 Melbourne: Final table player profiles

Seat 1, Trung Tran (Australia) - 2,065,000 Trung Tran is a local here in Melbourne who is well known on the Australian tournament circuit. Tran has over $500,000 in career earnings with his biggest live cash to date coming when he collected $124,000 after besting a 205-player field to win...more

The Hippodrome Autumn Classic

The Hippodrome offers everything the passing poker player could ever really need. A great place to play, affordable buy-ins, and in the case of this week, a place to go to mourn the fact you couldn't make it to EPT Malta. But that's no reason not to make the best...more

2016ACOP: More Fun and Games

The 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) launches soon and there's lot of highs and lows that come with competing in the Far East's richest poker festival. The good folks at PokerStars LIVE Macau are well aware of all that stress you've built up and so they've included a wide...more

Weekend Review: A win for JNETS as attention turns to Malta

A look at all the headlines on PokerStars this past weekend. Weekend highlights on PokerStars * JNETS wins the Sunday Million * APPT Melbourne reaches a final table * EPT Malta starts Tuesday Sunday Million A win for Finland's JNETS in the Sunday Million this weekend, which was worth $127,510...more

APPT10 Melbourne: Ashish Gupta leads final seven

After another eight hours of play here at Crown Casino our official final table is set at last. At the start of the day there were 62 still in contention and now only seven remain in the hunt for the APPT Main Event title, the trophy, and A$235,875. Leading the...more

Sunday Million: JNETS goes from short stack to champion, Team Pro Kosei Ichinose 4th

Poker players love to walk the razor's edge and for most, a final table with pay jumps this significant is more than enough to satisfy that urge. Conor "Earl Hindman" Shelly added one more layer of anxiety to his situation tonight. The longtime online grinder and former Supernova Elite played...more

16 October

APPT10 Melbourne: Day 3 coverage archive

9:45pm: Peter Aristidou eliminated in 8th place ($25,730) Level 24: Blinds - 15,000/30,000 (5,000) The day has now come to a close with our official final table of seven set after Peter Aristidou's exit in eighth place. Aristidou opened to 77,000 from under the gun and was called by Trung...more

APPT10 Melbourne: Tristan Bain dominates Day 2

When the day began there was no set plan and that didn't change as we entered the seventh level of Day 2. With around 80 players remaining, officials were undecided whether to wrap things up at the conclusion of the level, or whether they should play on until the bubble...more

15 October

APPT10 Melbourne: Day 2 coverage archive

9:45pm: Bubble bursts with double elimination! Level 16: Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante) Both Patrick Donker and David Evans will split the 63rd place prize after being eliminated simultaneously on different tables. Donker had dwindled down to less than two big blinds and committed his last 8,000 from the hijack...more

14 October

APPT10 Melbourne: Day 1B coverage archive

Srdjan Brkic leads Day 1B The second and final Day 1 flight is in the books after another seven levels of play here at Crown Casino. Day 1B is officially a wrap after another 272 players pulled up seats with hopes of starting their journey for poker glory and...more

Malta, Melbourne and more: the weekend on PokerStars

Five things from the week on PokerStars. Malta on the horizon We're now just days away from the penultimate EPT festival, taking place in Malta from next Tuesday. The Portomaso casino hosts the Tour from October 18 to 29, with 84 events on the cards for players looking to ring...more

13 October

APPT10 Melbourne: Day 1A coverage archive

Patrick Donker dominates Day 1A Day 1A of the APPT10 Melbourne Main Event is done and dusted after seven hours of play here at Crown Casino. After four levels late registration was locked out and all up we saw 249 players pull up seats. After a great turnout today,...more

Hooten & The Kings? (or TV land gets it right)

It's rare to be jolted from the sofa in amazement while watching television on a Friday night. Even more so when the cause of this electrification is a poker scene - in a primetime TV show no less. Yet there I was rubbing my eyes, trying to work out if...more

12 October

A thread from a problem to a streamathon

Let's start with the core issue and work from there: According to this report from the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC): African American children [aged] 5-19 drown in swimming pools at rates 5.5 times higher than those of whites. This disparity is greatest among those 11-12 years where...more

Super Tuesday: flixmix1 tops Jason "jdtjpoker" Wheeler heads-up for $74K

When flixmix1 arrived at the final table of this week's Super Tuesday, it was with a significant chip lead and a lineup of heavy-hitting opponents more than capable of stripping that lead away. Managing to avoid that fate still left the task of defeating in heads-up play none other than...more

10 October

Putting the #StarsFun into EPT Malta

The European Poker Tour is back in action next week when Malta hosts what will be the penultimate event in the tour's history before things change and become the PokerStars Championship. The festival offers all those usual attractions, not least a tournament schedule to suit every player, and every bank...more

Weekend Review: UKIPT concludes while EVERFR0ST wins Sunday Million

A look at all the headlines on PokerStars this past weekend. Weekend highlights on PokerStars * EVERFROST wins the Sunday Million * Ted Jackson-Spivack wins the last ever UKIPT event in Birmingham Sunday Million It's the biggest online event of the week and because of that takes the best part...more

Sunday Million: EVERFR0ST runs hot for $142K

There's a lot to be said for bringing the chip lead to a Sunday Million final table. Who wouldn't want the biggest stack with more than $142,000 on the line? But no matter how many chips you bring to the table, just having a seat is enough to give you...more

9 October

Best birthday ever for Ted Jackson-Spivack, as he wins UKIPT Birmingham

Jackson-Spivack had a birthday to remember What a way to go out. Ted Jackson-Spivack got what everyone wants for their birthday, a UKIPT title of course! He turned 24 today and tonight has a birthday card with £35,000 inside it and a cake topped with a shiny trophy. It'll be...more

UKIPT6 Birmingham: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: David Wilkes, United Kingdom - 152,000 David Wilkes, 54, has probably covered more miles to come to UKIPT events than any prior finalist, flying over from his home in Spain for nearly all of them. His favourite places to play have been Barcelona and Dublin, beautiful cities both,...more

UKIPT6 Birmingham: Ted Jackson-Spivack wins the Main Event (final table archive)

* Click for prizepool and payout information 9:50pm: Ted Jackson-Spivack wins UKIPT Birmingham for £35,000; Ludovic Geilich finishes second for £23,600 Level 26 - Blinds 25,000/50,000 (5,000 ante) Reigning UKIPT champion for life Ted Jackson-Spivack The heads-up battle only lasted four hands after the players got back from break,...more

8 October

UKIPT6 Birmingham Day2: Ludovic Geilich on course for second UKIPT title

Geilich is the man to catch Day 2 on the UKIPT are always the most fun to cover. The action on Day ones can take a while to get going due to the small blinds and even stacks, whereas their disparity on Day 2 creates lots of action, and...more

7 October

Reasons to try PokerSchoolOnline (according to Daniel Negreanu)

Not all poker players are high rollers. Not all poker players are professionals or even amateurs keen on making a living from a day spent at the card table. A lot of poker players prefer to follow the game for the simple unadulterated enjoyment of watching the big names do...more

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2016 ACOP: Tweet to win a seat! - Part 2

The 2016 Asia Championship of Poker is coming soon. You might remember last year our 2015 ACOP: Tweet to win a seat contest which gave you a chance to play the 2016 ACOP for free. This year the folks at PokerStars are giving you a chance to come to PokerStars...more

Five things (six?) for the weekend on PokerStars

The usual Five things from the week on PokerStars. A last hurrah for Eureka and UKIPT As one event concluded this week another got under way, each marking the end of an era in the PokerStars world. First there was the last ever Eureka Poker Tour event in Hamburg, won...more

UKIPT6 Birmingham: Nathan Webb weaves his way to the top on Day 1B

What a day for Webb UKIPT Birmingham moved through the gears today as 158 players entered the fray during the second of three starting flights. The last two to take their seats were Igor Kurganov and Griffin Benger. Unfortunately for Kurganov he was also one of the last out, busting...more

6 October

Negreanu Runs It Up to talk WCOOP on Twitch tonight

What are you doing tonight night? Fancy learning a thing or two from arguably the best player in the game? Kid Poker himself Daniel Negreanu will be appearing on Twitch tonight, a guest on the ever popular Run It Up stream hosted by his friend and fellow Team Pro Jason...more

New Jersey set for three weeks of the ultimate poker experience

Do you have the means to get to New Jersey this month? Can you find somewhere to stay in Atlantic City? Do you have friends or relatives who could put you up? Could you get some? We mention this because PokerStars might just have made New Jersey the capital of...more

UKIPT6 Birmingham: Pena leads after Day 1A

Pena's in pole position * CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES * Day 1A has ended * Players 33 of 58 through to Day 2 7:20pm: Pena leads the 33 players who made it through to Day 2 Small but perfectly formed. That kind of summed up Day 1A of...more

5 October

A whole new eGame with Team Liquid

Earlier this summer I sent my 14-year-old son down to a little town in Sweden called Jönköping. He was going to something called Dreamhack. For anyone who hasn't heard about it before it's a gigantic LAN-party held in big congress halls all around Europe. The biggest of them all is...more

2016ACOP: Platinum Series XV

The season's final ACOP Platinum Series is now in full swing at the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room but players should definitely be circling this Friday on their calendar for the upcoming HK$5,500 Main Event (500k GTD) which also gives competitors a chance to qualify for the 2016 Asia Championship...more

Pollopopeye rules the roost for $74K, second Super Tuesday title (10-4-16)

Following a month of World Championship of Online Poker action that included a few multi-day special editions of the Super Tuesday with a $2,100 buy-in, the old faithful $1,050 version of the tournament returned to the PokerStars lineup this week. It's a format that Andoni "Pollopopeye" Larrabe Sanchez is familiar...more

4 October

Optimising, the TT, and Fatima Moreira De Melo

Few things in sport are as inspirational, or make the hairs on your arms stand on end as easily, as watching professionals performing at their absolute best. Fatima De Melo knows this, not least because of her own experience as an Olympic gold medal winning hockey player. Competing at the...more

How to turn €10 into a €7,500 EPT Malta package

With EPT Malta on the horizon it's time to get into qualification mode again. And this week our new EPT Malta Spin & Go's could make that easier than ever been before. With just two more European Poker Tour events left to play before the PokerStars Championship begins, your chances...more

3 October

Eureka6 Hamburg: No alternative to Dinesh Alt, latest Eureka winner

Dinesh Alt takes €69,120 for first place in Hamburg Dinesh Alt is the latest champion on the Eureka Poker Tour, becoming the first man from Switzerland to take a title on the tour that snakes through mainland Europe, and adding a major live victory to the TCOOP Main Event that...more

Eureka6 Hamburg: Final table live updates

• AUF DEUTSCH | PAYOUTS | FULL RECAP | PROFILES 7:10pm: Dinesh Alt is Eureka Hamburg champion Ercan Atmaca eliminated in second for €43,790 Level 30 - Blinds 60,000/120,000 (10,000 ante) It's all over, and Dinesh Alt is Eureka Hamburg champion. A floor-man brought over the trophy to put it...more

Jonas "llJaYJaYll" Lauck on his WCOOP Main Event win

Last week the World Championship of Online Poker Main event bought this year's festival to a close. It was won by won by Jonas "llJaYJaYll" Lauck who, if you read the report from last week, became increasingly dominant as the final played out. His reward was a first prize of...more

Weekend review: Pejacpoker wins Sunday Million. Down to six in Hamburg

A look at all the results on PokerStars this weekend. Weekend highlights on PokerStars * The Sunday Million returns as the big event of the weekend won this week by pejacpoker * Down to six at Eureka Hamburg Sunday Million It was back to normal this week in the Sunday...more

Sunday Million: pejacpoker powers through, picks up $146k

It's fair to say the pay jumps at a Sunday Million final table can be life-changing. While ninth-place money can buy a lovely vacation, first or second could put a roof over your head for years to come. Nowhere was this dilemma more evident than tonight's finale, where it took...more

2 October

Eureka6 Hamburg: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: Walid Abdi-Ali, 37, Kiel, Germany - 1,666,000 Last season, Walid Abdi-Ali fell just shy of the Eureka Hamburg Main Event final table when he was eliminated in 10th place, earning €7,550. But the 37-year-old from Kiel returned to make good on the promise shown last time, cruising to...more

Eureka6 Hamburg: Scheidt leads shallow last six in Hamburg

Erik Scheidt: Chip leader Day 3 of the Eureka Poker Tour Hamburg Main Event started with 22 players and all eyes on George Danzer. The Team PokerStars Pro was going for a remarkable double having already won the High Roller here this week. But when they bagged up for the...more

1 October

Eureka6 Hamburg: How does Danzer do it?

Danzer does it again, leads at end of Day 2 Day 2 of the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event promised two things: 1) the bubble, which is always a thrill ride, and 2) that the tournament would begin to take a real shape, with challengers emerging from the pack with...more

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