Sixiao Li wins record breaking MPC26 High Roller

MPC26 High Roller Champion Sixiao 'Juicy' LiAfter two fast-paced action-packed days China's Sixiao Li emerged triumphant over the record breaking 130-strong high-rolling field to take down the massive HK$2,436,000 (~US$313,867) first prize. Holding more than a 5-1 chip lead when play got down to hea...more

by Ben Wilson on February 18, 2017 11:26 AM

Weekend warm-up: Flight planning and flying spectacles!

It's Friday. Depending on where you are in the world, you're either minutes from the pub, already in bed for Saturday, or clock-watching like it's your damned job. Even if you have a real job, you could probably do with a little you-time right now. Why not spend some of that time in our oasis of dis...more

by Brad Willis on February 17, 2017 7:45 AM

PokerStars Top 5 Best Hands of 2016

By anyone's reckoning 2016 was a big year for poker. Aside from all the tour changes, there were some memorable winners from events played in all corners of the globe. Inevitably that meant some big hands, and some brilliant ones, five of which are highlighted in our latest Top 5 video from the Poke...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 15, 2017 6:24 AM

Does your poker game need warning lights?

Have you ever considered what it would be like to have warning lights in your poker game? Something that flashed red when you did something wrong or an automated voice perhaps that urged you to apply the brake and vacate the table as soon as possible. Maybe we could all use some warning lights. This...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 15, 2017 3:19 AM

Weekend Review: Usernames, real names, and more...

I know what you're thinking. Why do I need to see another long list of results featuring usernames I've never heard of, and which don't include mine? You're right. What follows IS a long list of usernames, those that won big events over the weekend. These are the online poker world's Tom Bradys, its...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 13, 2017 4:45 AM

Russian Super High Roller Igor Kurganov joins Team PokerStars Pro

The week is nearly at an end but not before we announce that the ranks of Team PokerStars Pro expanded by one this afternoon with the news that Igor Kurganov had become its newest member. Kurganov, a super high roller of distinction who has played and won some of the biggest events in the poker worl...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 10, 2017 8:40 AM

Five things from the week in PokerStars

Five things to enrage and delight you ahead of the weekend on PokerStars. Panama makeoverThe big news this week centred on the next PokerStars Championship on the calendar, taking place in Panama next month. Things will look a bit different to the last event in the Bahamas, with emphasis on making c...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 10, 2017 2:22 AM

Be My Valentine: Poker's power couples in love

We are now less than a week from Valentine's Day, a time to celebrate love in its myriad forms. Moving into this season of overpriced flowers and heart-shaped candy, let's remember that the real gift is getting to watch these relationships play out like we're in our own little gossip mag. And, would...more

by PokerStars staff on February 9, 2017 8:22 AM

Top 5 most controversial poker hands

As the distinguished etiquette experts Debretts would tell you: manners are there to ensure that the hell of other people is made more bearable. I'm paraphrasing of course, but that's about the gist of it. You don't play your music loud, and I'll chew my food with my mouth closed. If you let me into...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 9, 2017 4:30 AM

New PokerStars Festivals mean new opportunities for players

This week PokerStars announced details of the upcoming PokerStars Championships and Festivals for 2017. Our priority of course is thinking ahead to how best to report on these events, and the logistics of carrying out that job. That's the official answer at least. Off the record it's more about look...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 8, 2017 3:13 AM
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