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Bigger, Better, Hotter Tournaments

Though it may not be as flashy as our *COOP Series or Live Events, the weekly tournament schedule at PokerStars is a behemoth. While SCOOP and WCOOP make headlines for their record-setting prize pool numbers, the weekly tournament schedule has quietly generated almost $1.5 billion in prizes so far i...more

by Luke Staudenmaier on October 20, 2017 8:31 AM

Win your way to the PCA: second 100-seat Ultra Satellite

Alongside the weekend majors there was an event you might have missed on PokerStars last weekend. In fact, we know you missed it.How? Because behind the scenes the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Ultra Satellite had a few people looking anxiously at the tournament counter as the field fell short of m...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 20, 2017 7:58 AM

Weekend Warm-Up: From Sochi, to Macau, to London

Some of the stories from the week on PokerStars.• PokerStars in Sochi, and back again in 2018• The latest Poker in the Ears podcast• Introducing PokerStars School• 2017 ACOP begins• MEGASTACK London this weekendTo Sochi and backNot only are we back in Sochi for the PokerStars Festival this week, but...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 20, 2017 3:37 AM

Drop the hammer: The five best power ups in video game history

Some games just wouldn't be the same without power ups and hold'em has just made the list... Join us as we look at poker's brash new brother and countdown the top five power ups in video game history. If you haven't heard the news, there's a new game of poker in town. Power Up marries hold'em with s...more

by Dave Woods on October 20, 2017 2:51 AM

PokerStars Championship to return to Sochi in 2018

This week PokerStars is in Sochi for the PokerStars Festival. Well today we're announcing a new event for the 2018 calendar, with the PokerStars Championship Sochi, taking place next March. The event will take place over ten days in what is one of Russia's premier holiday resorts, with a series of e...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 20, 2017 2:39 AM

Stephen Hendry and Jake Cody to play MEGASTACK London this weekend

One is a former snooker World Champion, the other is a World Series bracelet and EPT winner. Both will be representing PokerStars in London this weekend. Stephen Hendry and Jake Cody will be at the Hippodrome to play the PokerStars MEGASTACK London event. These are great tournaments to play - not ju...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 19, 2017 1:55 AM

Introducing PokerStars School

We all have to start somewhere, and for thousands of players over the years that place has been PokerSchool Online. Regular users of PSO might have noticed a few changes in the past few days. For one thing PSO is now PokerStars School. But also, and more obviously, there's a brand-new website that's...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 18, 2017 2:16 AM

Your guide to Sochi and the PokerStars Festival

You've got your visa. You've booked your flights. Maybe you've even bolstered your bankroll with a nice online score. There's nothing left to do now but get excited about one of the more unique poker stops out there.Following on from May's PokerStars Championship, we're returning to the Russian city...more

by Jack Stanton on October 16, 2017 6:12 AM

Weekend Review: Sunday Million no longer a pipe dream for Dietrich

A brief round-up of the world of PokerStars this past weekend...Weekend highlights on PokerStars • Pipedream17 wins the Sunday Million • New look PokerStars School launched Pipedream17 wins Sunday Million A two way deal secured Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich a first prize of $142,000 in this week's S...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 16, 2017 4:38 AM

Are you dreaming big? Then try this experiment.

Earlier this week we featured a short interview with Jan-Mikael "Kesjan" Kesänen, winner of the Sunday Million last weekend, and now enjoying the prospect of $157,000 in his PokerStars account. In Kesänen's case it started with a dream. Two days before the win he'd had one of those dreams you might ...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 13, 2017 4:39 AM
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