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Aussie Millions Day 1b: Schneider and the shenanigans

If you thought the first eleven days of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship were big, then I'm here to tell you they were dwarfed by comparison to the Day 12 schedule that greeted us today. We just ran the gauntlet through three final tables, a promotional sit and go, an enormous Last Chance satellite, Day 1b of the Main Event, the Player's Party and a partridge in a pear tree. Yep, we were busy. No time to watch the Super Bowl! The Crown Poker Room was overflowing with action of...more

European Poker Tour

PokerStars reveals EPT Monaco schedule


Monaco may be the lap of luxury where the hyper-rich go to play, but the European Poker Tour is ready to roll out a red carpet for you. Today, The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final announced an eleven-day 48-event schedule with more low buy-in tournaments than...more

EPT10 Deauville: Greece is the word as Sotirios Koutoupas pips Eugene Katchalov to EPT glory


Among 671 poker players there are countless unique stories. The overall narrative of a major tournament can become desperately tangled. But from a remarkably early stage of EPT Deauville this week, two particular tales stood out from the page--and they were still being written right until the very last card....more

EPT10 Deauville: Brits' bust brings Koutoupas-Katchalov clash

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At the start of five-handed play, Sotirios Koutoupas of Greece and the Ukrainian Eugene Katchalov bookended the chip counts, with Koutoupas enjoying the lead he'd held all day with more than 7.8 million and Katchalov the table's short stack with but 1.735 million. In between the pair were three British...more

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Latin American Poker Tour

PokerStars announces LAPT Season 7 schedule

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PokerStars has announced the schedule for the new Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) season to run throughout 2014. The LAPT's seventh season will see stops in Chile, Brazil, Peru, Panama and Uruguay, with one more destination to be confirmed at a later date. Season 7 aims to consolidate and build...more

LAPT Uruguay: Carter Gill wins first major title and $218,692


The day began with eight runners hoping to first unseat Carter Gill from his commanding chip lead and then go onto LAPT glory at the Season 6 Grand Final. From 508 entrants, Day 4 began with just 8 Walid Mubarak was first out in eighth, the gregarious Peruvian lightened the...more

LAPT Uruguay Grand Final Day 4: Complete 180


If you can believe it, Mr. Carter Gill is down to his last 2,300,000. It has been an amazing, steady turnaround for Ivan Raich, double-up after double-up. Gill had his chance to end things (again). The two saw an A♥ K♥ 4♥ flop with Raich's three-bet inflating the pot before...more

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Asia Pacific Poker Tour

Aussie Millions Day 1b: Mercier up for the challenge


It's certainly a long way from the United States to Australia. It's a good 14 hours to the West Coast and even further if you're out East. Flying all that way, landing in a completely different time zone, dealing with jetlag, a different culture, and expecting to perform at your...more

Aussie Millions Day 1b: Watch out for the Panda


The Crown Poker Room is certainly a hive of activity this evening with three side events, the Main Event, the promotional sit and go, and an enormous Phase 3 satellite filling every table in the poker room. In fact, there are so few available tables in the poker room that...more

Aussie Millions Day 1b: Is Anita Le the next Aussie Millions champ?


Several months ago the Crown Poker Room held an audition. They wanted to find three people to be the faces of the 2014 Aussie Millions campaign. It was a big responsibility and Crown waded through over 150 applicants to find the three people who would best represent the Aussie Millions...more

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More Main Events, more Rational players


We are poker. It's not only our business, it's a passion too. But those of us who work at PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker are in a bit of a netherworld. We provide the most online poker games of any company on the planet (by far), but we can't play...more

UKIPT 4 Edinburgh: Dean Hutchison denies Liv Boeree second major title; wins UKIPT Edinburgh and £93,900


When Max Silver demolished the UKIPT Dublin final table in just four hours it was a record that we didn't think we'd see broken. But today Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boere was just one card away from doing just that and winning her second major title. As it is it...more

UKIPT4 Edinburgh: Level 24-29 updates (50,000/100,000, 10,000 ante)


6.25pm: Liv Boeree eliminated in 2nd place (£59,180); Dean Hutchison crowned UKIPT Edinburgh champion (£93,900) The dream of a second major PokerStars title is over for Liv Boeree after all her chips ended up in the lap of Dean Hutchison. Dean Hutchison - champion A limped pot brought about a...more

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PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

PCA 2014 in review: Panka and Schindler freeze out McDonald and Selbst, Quoss takes another for Germany


The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure proved to be another huge success in 2014, despite the best attempts of a freak weather system that hit the United States grounding flights in the lead up to the Main Event. Although there were 39 events with big paydays, three big tournaments stood out and...more

My PCA Main Event: Count his stack first

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There were just a handful of tables left in the $10K PCA Main Event, the highest buy-in tournament I'd ever played. "Why don't we both look away and figure out who wins by the table's reaction?" Vanessa Selbst suggested. I was all-in against Vanessa's pocket sevens with K♣T♣ on a...more

PCA 2014: Cast of Hundreds

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It happens all the time during the PCA. Somebody comes up to me, shakes my hand, and says, "This is amazing, Lee - I've had a great time; thanks for all the hard work you do." Needless to say, it's gratifying and I'm gracious in accepting the compliment. But I'm...more

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