March 2018

31 March

Rubik's Cube master Leonid Timonin solves Platinum Pass problem

"I love poker," Leonid Timonin said to the camera. His hands were raised, one giving a thumbs-up and the other holding a PokerStars Platinum Pass worth $30,000. This is a man who has a quick brain and even quicker hands. He can solve a Rubik's Cube in less time than...more

30 March

How to win a Platinum Pass online in April

If you have been reading all about our average folks who will be playing the $25,000 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship and wondering, "How can I do that?" we are here to help. As April kicks off, we have all kinds of ways you can win. Check out the video...more

Cup runneth over, sends Vitaly Avanesyan to PSPC

At 27 years old, Vitaly Avanesyan has his whole life in front of him. The businessman from Russia is the type of guy who will register for a tournament literally on a whim. A few days ago he felt like it might be a good idea to enter the EPT...more

29 March

Aresniy Karmatskiy clinches a Platinum Pass, his ticket to paradise

Arseniy Karmatskiy might only have one day to prepare for his wedding, but he now has months to prepare for the biggest day of his poker career. Aside from the inaugural EPT Sochi title and 27,300,000 ₽ ($475,500 approx.), Karmatskiy won a shiny PokerStars Platinum Pass which gives him an...more

EPT Sochi: Arseniy Karmatskiy wins Main Event, 27,300,000 ₽, and Platinum Pass

Arseniy Karmatskiy has ended a roller coaster day with the EPT Sochi title, 27,300,000 ₽ ($475,500 approx.), and a Platinum Pass. Having started the day with the lead, Karmatskiy-- who has more than $2 million in online winnings (including a Super Tuesday--sealed the win after a day-long brawl with countryman...more

EPT Sochi: Main Event final table live updates

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES • PLAYERS: 2 of 861 | SOCHI PAYOUTS | SOCHI CHIP COUNTS • ALL SOCHI INFO | DOWNLOAD POKERSTARS • Watch the Main Event Live: POKERSTARS.TV | YOUTUBE | TWITCH • Play down to winner today • Click for Coverage in Russian •...more

28 March

Introducing Split Hold'em

Split Hold'em, a new cash game format that will give players thrilling moments, some fun decisions, and all while exploring a whole new strategy. Split hold'em is an example of the new variants we've been working on at PokerStars. We think they provide engaging challenges and opportunities for players to...more

EPT Sochi: Arseniy Karmatskiy leads the final 7

We've got a small bonus for you. Tomorrow will have seven players coming back to fight for the title instead of just six. This extra player came from a slowdown of eliminations late in the day. Tournament staff decided to finish the day at the end of level 28 regardless...more

27 March

EPT Sochi: Mikhail Plakkhin moves into Main Event lead. 16 remain

Day 4 of the EPT Sochi Main Event has ended, with 16 players remaining, led by chip leader Mikhail Plakkhin. Plakkhin bags up 3,046,000 this evening and is in pole position for a spot in the final six, which will be the job of players tomorrow when play resumes. Mikhail...more

26 March

EPT Sochi: Ivan Volodko bags Main Event chip lead with 40 players remaining

The EPT Sochi Main Event moved into the crucial stages today. Returning with 136 players the priority of Day 3 was the bubble. Eight players would leave empty handed, leaving the keys to the money cage to those remaining. They set about getting as big as share as possible. What...more

Ultimate Sweat: The full story

It was one of the more unique prop bets of the past year. As the clock struck 5pm PT yesterday, Jaime Staples and his brother Matt had to weigh the same, with only a single pound of wiggle room. To see them, as they stepped onto the scale, was to...more

Spring fever in Monte Carlo

There's a lot to love about springtime. If you're Irish (or just like green beer), there's St. Patrick's Day. If you're American, there's spring break. If you're a sports fan, there's the Champions League Final, March Madness and spring training. If you're a poker player, there's the PokerStars and...more

Weekend Review: Macau ends, Sochi continues, and Komorolo22 wins the Sunday Million

A brief round-up of the results on PokerStars this past weekend... Weekend highlights on PokerStars • Komorolo22 wins this week's Sunday Million • Platinum Passes won at APPT Macau • EPT Sochi plays on Sunday Million The Sunday Million was won by Komorolo22 of Uruguay. As Rod Stirzaker wrote, Komorolo22...more

Sunday Million: komarolo22 storms to title, collecting $158,485

With hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line, the Sunday Million always promises compelling poker. This week's final table lived up to the hype. Uruguayan crusher komarolo22 saw off accomplished Belgian mattidm_uk to take home the title. That came with a tidy $158,485.05 in winnings. 4,993 entries and 1,234...more

25 March

James Chen defeats stacked field to claim APPT High Roller title and Platinum Pass

The APPT HK$100,000 buy-in High Roller tournament, just like its cousin on the EPT, is quickly becoming a very prestigious tournament, and one that they all want to win. It's packed full of the best players in the world and still attracts three-figure fields unlike super high rollers, making it...more

High stakes cash specialist James Chen wins Platinum Pass in APPT Macau $100,000 High Roller

Poker pro James Chen of Taiwan doesn't play many tournaments. "I prefer cash games," Chen told us after his victory in the APPT Macau $100,000 High Roller event, the largest APPT high roller tournament of all time. "Tournaments are kind of a vacation." Now he's gearing up for the ultimate...more

A World of Warcraft leads to the world of poker and a Platinum Pass for Lin Wu

There aren't many people who get to play a game for a living. There are even fewer who manage to successfully transition between two different games and thrive. In other words, for every Lex Veldhuis (StarCraft pro then poker pro), there's a Michael Jordan (basketball GOAT, but a pretty shoddy...more

Wu's resurrection denies Agarwal, seals APPT Macau title and Platinum Pass

Just call him Lazarus. China's Lin Wu is the new champion of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau Main Event, pulling off one of the most remarkable back-from-the-death turnarounds world poker can ever have seen. All-in and faced with a heads-up opponent holding what seemed to be an unbeatable...more

APPT Macau: Main Event final table live updates

• READ A FULL REPORT OF LIN WU'S DRAMATIC APPT MACAU VICTORY FOR HK$3,095,000 • Team PokerStars Pro Aditya Agarwal finishes second for HK$1,900,000 • Full payouts list 9pm: We have a champion! Lin Wu wins APPT Macau and HK$3.095 million Team Pro's Aditya Agarwal second for $1.9 million Level...more

APPT Macau: High Roller final table live updates

James Chen - champion 9:15pm: James Chen is the High Roller Champion ($4,021,000); Xin Fan finishes in 2nd (HKD$$2,714,000) Level 26 - Blinds 40,000/80,000 (ante 10,000) We have our champion! Xin Fan open-shoved on the button with Q♦T♠ and James Chen called with K♦T♣ in the big blind. Fan picked...more

EPT Sochi: Sergey Pichugin bags Main Event lead after quick fire Day 2

That went fast. Day 2 has ended after less than three and a half levels of play. Floor staff decided we would stop today with the field one table from the bubble - to avoid a log jam of bubble play and bagging up. The result was a short day...more

24 March

Phanlert Sukonthachartnant leads APPT Macau Main Event final six, Team Pro Agarwal second

The plan for the penultimate day of the 2018 APPT Macau Main Event was for the 13 survivors from the starting field of 356 to play down to a final six. The seven required knockouts came relatively quickly -- taking exactly six hours -- with many more all-ins ending in...more

Seeking second title in a week, Kristen Bicknell leads APPT Macau High Roller with 14 remaining

Canada's Kristen Bicknell already has an APPT Macau title to her credit in the last week, having won the National High Roller at the series' start. After another strong performance on Day 2 of the $100,000 High Roller, she's in prime position to make a run at another. Seeking her...more

EPT Sochi: Day 1s are done; Mnatsakanyan leads 1C, Waigel leads overall

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES • PLAYERS: D1B 189 of 395 tbc | D1C 60 of 124 tbc | SOCHI PAYOUTS • ALL SOCHI INFO | DOWNLOAD POKERSTARS • Ten 60-minutes levels | Registration open all day • Click for Coverage in Russian • Follow @PokerStarsBlog on Twitter...more

APPT Macau: Final table player profiles

A little bit more about the six men who take their seats at the APPT Macau final table: 1: Alexandre Chieng, Beijing, China - 1.73 million Alexandre Chieng Alexandre Chieng comes into the final table in Macau looking for a rare double. He won this event in 2013, picking up...more

23 March

Short and sweet from Matous Houzvicek, the newest #PlatinumPass winner

The theme of the night was "short and sweet" for Matous Houzvicek. But then winning a Platinum Pass can leave you struggling to find the words. Excited? "Yeah, of course I'm excited!" Heard much about the PSPC? "Yeah, I was going anyway!" Plans now? "A lot of poker until the...more

Team Pro Liv Boeree on her TEDx talk: "A number speaks a thousand words"

You might have heard that Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree gave a TEDx talk recently, in front of one of the biggest audiences of its kind, in Manchester. Its was titled: "A Number Speaks a Thousand Words" We talked to Liv about the talk, the experience, and the subject matter,...more

EPT Sochi: Vitaliy Gusak leads on Day 1A as EPT returns

Play has ended on Day 1A of the EPT Sochi Main Event, with Vitaly Gusak bagging up the lead tonight with 206,300. Vitaliy Gusak leads on Day 1A of the Main Event It brings an end to the first day back for the EPT after a year-long hiatus. Some 254...more

Let's try that Sunday Million Anniversary thing again

Did you hear the one about the online poker tournament that had had an overlay of more than $1 million? Okay. Stop me if you've heard it, because this is rich! So, a Sunday Million Anniversary walks into... Oh, you heard? Yeah, I didn't think it was a very well-kept...more

'Social' Poker Player Jian Chen Wins Platinum Pass at APPT Macau Asia Open

Jian Chen played poker for the first time just 15 months ago and today he won the APPT Macau Asia Open, HK$575,700 and a PokerStars Platinum Pass. Chen says he loves poker because it helps him make friends and that he can't believe he'll be competing in one of the...more

Live updates from three tournaments, with some easy listening to go with it

This week on PokerStars... • What's going on at APPT Macau? • The EPT is back! • What's going on at EPT Sochi? • Details of the latest Poker In The Ears The EPT Sochi Main Event is one of three tournaments in progress at the moment, along with the...more

APPT Macau: Phanlert Sukonthachartnant leads Main Event final 13, Agarwal, Kitai, Juanda

Thirteen players still remain with a chance at this year's APPT Macau Main Event trophy and first prize. And it truly seems as just about any of them could walk away with it, although when play begins on tomorrow's penultimate day it will be Thailand's all-time winningest tournament player Phanlert...more

22 March

Yan Zhuang leads the pack as APPT Macau High Roller Day 1 concludes

Truth be told, we were expecting a relatively low-key affair here on the first day of the APPT Macau $100,000 High Roller. $100,000 High Roller Day 1 chip leader Yan Zhuang of China Not in terms of the action, of course -- big money always makes for great poker --...more

Platinum Pass winners stumble into the limelight

Six months ago at this time, there wasn't a person in the world who thought, "I'm going to win a Platinum Pass and play in one of the world's biggest poker tournaments." Even after PokerStars announced, you know, what a Platinum Pass actually is, there weren't many people thinking they'd...more

The European Poker Tour returns tomorrow. Here's what makes it the best tour in the world

You already knew the European Poker Tour (EPT) was coming back. You already knew that it had spent a year under cover masquerading as the PokerStars Championship. And you already know we missed it just as much as you the players did. But on the eve of the first EPT...more

APPT Macau Main Event Day 3: Kitai and Agarwal in control as 27 remain

Davidi Katai: chip leader It was an action-packed day of poker inside the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room. A bubble was burst, lots of players hit the rail and some names with large reputations staked big claims for going really deep. Players busted that fast -- 27 made Day 4...more

Where in the world is Guillaume Merlinge, Platinum Pass winner?

You have to imagine the mental debate Guillaume Merlinge was having last Saturday morning as he laid in bed, exhausted from the night before, and thinking about the value of his time. He was in Nice, France. Just the day before, he'd be in Sanremo, Italy--two hours away--playing in a...more

21 March

APPT Macau: Video gallery

We've been dishing out Platinum Passes and catching up with Super High Rollers. We've been hearing from the GPI's leading lady, and from our own rock-god turned poker photographer. Here's a gallery of all the work from PokerStars Blog's video team here in Macau: FACING THE BIG-BETTING AMATEURS Randy "nanonoko"...more

Germany's Felix Schulze leads 93 survivors after APPT Macau Main Event Day 2

Felix Schulze leads the way after two days of APPT Macau Main Event poker Felix Schulze entered Day 2 of the APPT Macau Main Event with 60,000 chips, double what he started the tournament with but by no means a particularly notable stack. The next six levels came and went...more

20 March

PokerStars Pricing Update

The online gaming business is changing rapidly including on the regulatory front, where we see a generally positive path towards industry regulation countered by bumps along the way. As the industry evolves, we need maximum flexibility and agility to adjust to changing conditions. Pricing is a key commercial consideration for...more

Joshua Zimmerman top of the pile as APPT Macau Main Event Day 1B concludes

Joshua Zimmerman leads, just The second and final starting flight of the APPT Macau Main Event was a nocturnal affair today. The 6pm start time was introduced so that players had a choice over starting times on each day. Local players like to play later and the Day 1B numbers...more

19 March

Stock Broker scores Platinum Pass in first-ever poker tournament

Two days ago amateur poker player Shuize Cai entered his first tournament ever. Today he won it for USD$165,000 and a PokerStars Platinum Pass. Cai told PokerStars Blog the money he won today will be life-changing, but the truth is, when he uses his Platinum Pass in the Bahamas next...more

How one PokerStars Player's Big Race turned $2 into a Marbella Festival package worth €3,000

"Now I'm off to Marbella all for $2!" Whether you're a seasoned punter or simply enjoy a once a year flutter, backing the winning horse in a big race is a thrilling experience. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of those races. First run in 1924, it was raced again...more

APPT Macau: Foxen's three days of dominance ends with Super High Roller title

For the best part of three days--essentially the entire duration of the APPT Macau Super High Roller tournament--players and spectators have been asking only one question: Can anybody catch Alex Foxen? Having won his seat into the HK$400,0000 buy-in tournament via a live satellite on the eve of Day 1,...more

Weekend Review: OLD TIME GIN toasts remarkable Sunday Million win, three weeks after Super Tuesday success

A brief round-up of the results on PokerStars this past weekend... Weekend highlights on PokerStars • OLD TIME GIN wins Sunday Million, weeks after winning Super Tuesday • APPT Macau now in full swing Sunday Million What measures would you use to identify a player in form? At a guess,...more

18 March

APPT Macau: $400K Super High Roller final table live updates

8:25pm: We have a winner! Level 25 - Blinds 125,000/250,000 (ante 25,000) It was a long time coming thanks to the two players' style of play, but we finally have our winner. Alex Foxen had the button and, with Shan Huang holding onto less than 10 big blinds, opened all-in...more

APPT Macau: Diego Palma ends Main Event Day 1A in the lead

Chip leader Diego Palma The APPT Macau Main Event made a welcome return today after taking a year out. Day 1A played out over six 75-minute levels and attracted a total of 153 players, with 98 making it through to Day 2. Sometimes the first days of major tournaments can...more

17 March

APPT Macau: Nitsche bubbles giving Foxen a huge final table chip lead

What's the best storyline to lead this 'end of Day 2' article with? We can't decide. Is it that Alex Foxen holds a massive chip lead (more than a third of the chips in play) going into tomorrow's nine-handed finale? He bagged the chip lead last night too, and has...more

16 March

APPT Macau: Foxen bags Super High Roller lead after Bicknell wins big

Although APPT Macau 2018 has been rolling for a few days now, today was the day on which it got serious. It was the start of the $400,000 Super High Roller event and, as ever, the biggest buy-in meant the biggest stars. But as the likes of Patrick Antonius, John...more

#PlatinumPass winners talk about their success. Here's how you can join them

The news from PokerStars this week... • A look at this week's Platinum Pass winners • Gardner crowned London Series winner • Lester Edoc wins in Manila • Julian Perouse aiming high with Platinum Pass • James Ablott and the six-way chop • We need your help to raise $50,000...more

15 March

James Ablott: Playing six-handed for the Platinum Pass

How often do you see a tournament get six-handed and players agree to an ICM chop? And then how many times after they do that do you see those players still playing for a prize worth more than twice than first prize? That's where the final six players of the...more

#PlatinumPass winner Julien "L1VeYRdrEamS" Perouse aims big: "My goal is to be the new Fedor Holz"

Julien "L1VeYRdrEamS" Perouse is 27, a professional poker player, and a Turbo Series Main Event winner. He has one goal. "My goal is to be the new Fedor Holz. I know it's a big goal, but if you don't dream to be the best, you'll never be the best." Picking...more

13 March

WANTED: 5,000 Play Money players for 5 Billion GTD Right To Play charity event to help disadvantaged children

Did you know that there's a way to turn one million play money chips into life-changing education for children? It's all part of a record-breaking $5 Billion play money tournament we're hosting next month for Right To Play. It's set to be the biggest event of its kind. And with...more

Turbo Series winner Bradley "braddlz" Hill: "The only thing going through my mind was I couldn't believe it"

Turbo Series winner Bradley "Braddlz" Hill managed two ambitions when he won Event 75 last month. The first was a pay-out ten times bigger than anything else he'd won before (not an explicit ambition but one he was happy to backdate). The second was winning a poker title, a goal...more

12 March

Thanks, boss! Lester Edoc going to 2019 PSPC

We're just going to assume from the get-go that Lester Edoc's boss is going to give him the time off next January to attend the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship. Edoc seems like he's got a pretty good relationship with the guy, at least based on the first thing he...more

Gardner mows down field to win latest $30k Platinum Pass at The Hippodrome London Series

There is one more hero to add to the pantheon of Platinum Pass holders. Avid sportsman Gareth Gardner has joined the ever-growing list of players who will freeroll the 2019 $25,000 PSPC event. His tournament victory at the London Series at the Hippodrome was sweetened further by the bonus seat...more

Weekend Review: A win for TY4Stacks2 in the Sunday Million, while Gardner wins London Series #PlatinumPass

The headlines from the weekend on PokerStars... • TY4Stacks2 wins the Sunday Million • Gareth Gardner wins London Series and a Platinum Pass TY4Stacks2 wins the Sunday Million The biggest online event of the weekend was won by Swedish player TY4Stacks2. He took down a first prize of $147,116 this...more

Sunday Million: TY4Stacks2 earns $147K, second title in dominant final table performance

The last time TY4Stacks2 made the final table of the Sunday Million, an early win boosted the Swede into contention. Then a heads-up deal ended with TY4Stacks2 earning the title. This week TY4Stacks2 returned after a seven-year wait for an even better run than last time. The Swede brought the...more

9 March

The poker player who wants to change the world

As a boy, he played tennis against Novak Djokovic. Before poker he was a backgammon professional. Now he plays for high stakes against the best poker players in the world. Testing himself at the highest level is a theme with Alexandros Kolonias. So, while he has achieved a lot in...more

Weekend news that's all about Platinum Passes. And a wedding

All the highlights from the week on PokerStars... • How to win a Platinum Pass this March • How to win a #PlatinumPass for £250 • New live events for 2018 • PokerStars celebrates International Women's Day • The latest from Poker In The Ears • Will you be playing...more

How would you spend $3.3 million? Here's one answer

What exactly does it feel like to win $3.3 million? What is life like before, during and after the press of a button changes your life forever? Yesterday, one PokerStars player found out. zafujohn scored a win so big that it set new records, and left him with a big...more

8 March

Attention Poker Players: New Festivals and Megastacks announced for 2018

As PokerStars players are all too aware, fortunes can change on the push of a button. Often you can be just a click away from a life-changing experience, or even just the potential for one, like winning your way to a live PokerStars event. But the idea of big cash...more

Your quick guide to the next High Roller Series starting this month

If you're a high roller, or you have ambitions of becoming one, you're probably short on free time. So, let's get to the point. The new PokerStars High Roller Series starts this month. There's $10 million guaranteed That's across 27 events (up from 22 last time) And they're spread over...more

Fatima Moreira de Melo talks to Right To Play about International Women's Day

As well as being a Team PokerStars Pro Fatima Moreira de Melo is a prominant advocate for the work of Right To Play, which has a partnership with Helping Hands, the PokerStars corporate giving programme. On what is today International Womens Day, we're publishing her interview with Right To Play...more

PokerStars celebrates women in poker on International Women's Day

A lot will be said on International Women's Day today. And to be fair, most of it will deal with subjects far more significant than poker. But PokerStars is still marking the occasion. Because as outnumbered as they may be, women's contribution to the game we all love is undeniable....more

Breaking: How one player had a "pretty bloody marvellous day" with new $3.3 million record slots win

So how's your day going? Most of the time we all settle for "fine thanks" and get on with our day. But for one PokerStars customer the answer was much, much different today. "I have had a pretty bloody marvellous day." This is zafujohn, who had every reason to be...more

7 March

Super Tuesday: Swingy final ends with $48K win for la_benjjjjjj, leaves com 157 runner-up again

The players who come in with the most chips often leave with the big money. But the deep stacks and slow structure of the Super Tuesday create space for final table drama. Tonight that three-and-a-half-hour space was filled with big coolers, even bigger pots, and as many chip leaders as...more

6 March

Team Pros Celina Lin and Randy Lew announce engagement (proving you can find love at the poker table)

Who was it that said poker wasn't a great way to meet your future spouse? Well, they were probably right. But every rule has its exception, as followers of Celina Lin and Randy Lew discovered this week. We don't usually do messages like this on the PokerStars Blog. Just as...more

You get a Platinum Pass! And you get a Platinum Pass! And you...

Sven McDermott was, shall we say, excited. "The hotel manager just came to my room to tell me to be quiet," he admitted a couple of minutes after realizing he was ten months away from playing the biggest tournament of his life. He tweeted this a little bit before everything...more

This weekend we're giving away a #PlatinumPass in the £250 PokerStars London Series. Got plans?

Ask yourself this. What do you really want to do Friday night? Because you know how it might turn out. You might watch the clock all Friday afternoon, clock out and have a couple of drinks after work. That might become a few more, followed by some mediocre takeaway food...more

5 March

Weekend Review: L1VeYRdrEamS wins #TurboSeries Main Event to wrap up weekend packed with action

The headlines from the weekend on PokerStars... • The Turbo Series concludes after two weeks and 74 tournaments • Canadian L1VeYRdrEamS wins the $2.5 million guaranteed Main Event, collecting $396,217. • Meanwhile Aftret wins the Sunday Million for $168,357. The #TurboSeries came to an end this weekend after 74 events....more

Sunday Million: Aftret's late rally earns $168K, long-awaited title

Things can change quickly in no-limit hold'em. Just ask Aftret. For a long time Aftret didn't have many chips. Then, suddenly, Aftret had them all. At the same time as earning more than $2.1 million in PokerStars cashes, the Norwegian came close to winning the Sunday Million twice. The first...more

2 March

Platinum Pass party this weekend as ten passes find their owners

Here's a quick question. Have you met all of our Platinum Pass winners so far? It's an eclectic bunch...a concrete engineer, a metal head, a drinks distributor, and just about every other sort of person you might imagine. But look at this photo. It lacks one Let's try to...more

To win this weekend: #TurboSeries, The Big Race, Sochi seats, and one of EIGHT Platinum Passes

A look back at the week on PokerStars... • Turbo Series stars on Twitch • More from Poker In The Ears • Looking ahead to the Turbo Series weekend • Win your way to the EPT season opener in Sochi • Are you taking part in The Big Race? •...more

Watch highlights as Jeff Gross wins #TurboSeries Team Pro Invitational

This week Team Pros tried to break the internet (in a minor) way by demonstrating the main virtue of the Twitch platform in a special Turbo Series invitational sit and go. We're not talking about the poker. We mean the trolling. More than 7,000 spectators watched the Turbo Series Team...more

This Sunday spend $2 in The Big Race to win a $3,000 Marbella Festival package (and more)

How do you boost your poker bankroll, and your BetStars account at the same time? Seems like a tough one, but there's a PokerStars promotion, back for a second year, which does just that. It's called The Big Race. Despite the name it's a poker tournament. It costs only a...more

Turbo Series: All the latest results as attention turns to the Main Events this weekend

The Turbo Series news on Friday, with three days left to play... • Killer_ooooo of Cyprus is the big winner of the day • Turbo Series concludes this weekend with two Main Events with millions guaranteed Turbo Series plays on today with five more events. The Series concludes this weekend...more

1 March

VIDEO: #GameOn continues as things get (less) serious at the poker table

There's heads up poker, and then there's heads up poker between Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt. The #GameOn series has been anything but conventional, and their finale across the poker table has been no different. Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt, refereed by Team Pro Daniel Negreanu, prepare to face off...more

Win your way to EPT Sochi for $11 and feel on top of the world

There's a cable car a short walk away from the Casino in Sochi. It runs from the Mzymta River, two miles up through the mountains, and into the clouds. You'll need a coat, maybe a head for heights, and a few Roubles for a ticket. But the view of the...more

APPT Macau: Another USD $120,000 in Platinum Passes Added Value

PokerStars LIVE Macau will be hosting APPT Macau from March 14-25, 2018 and the 12-day series will be giving away four Platinum Series packages each worth USD $30,000! What is this Platinum Pass you may ask? In January 2019, the PCA will be hosting the USD $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players...more

VIDEO: PokerStars Championship Cash Challenge, Episode 8

Have you ever met your heroes? Many people spend a lifetime wishing to meet theirs but when that fateful day finally comes, the reality doesn't always live up to the expectation. That may be the case for Challenger Alex Currie when the student comes up against long-time poker hero Jake...more

Turbo Series: All the latest results with 21 events still to play

The Turbo Series news from Day 12... • MonkeyBudg is the big winner of the day in Event 51 • 21 events, and four more days of Turbo Series remain There are still 21 Turbo Series events left to play, witht he Main Event starting this Sunday. Check out the...more