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Thanks for 10 years of the PokerStars Blog

On this very day in 2005, I hit publish on the very first PokerStars Blog post, an introduction of the idea that an online poker site could cover poker news every day and that PokerStars would be the first to do it. It could've failed miserably, and it might have but for the cooperation and hard wor...more

by Brad Willis on April 24, 2015 9:17 AM

All-in with Nanonoko

Think of a play you made at the poker table recently. You were in one of those spots where you had several options on how to handle it. You gathered the available information, weighed it all up, made your decision and played the hand. Let's say it produced the desired result - you probably won't rem...more

by PokerSchoolOnline on April 24, 2015 7:24 AM

Still shaking, CccpVodka on his Spin & Go million

This week PokerStars made someone a millionaire. Needless to say they made that same man a very happy millionaire. Actually, he's still shaking. CccpVodka, or Alexander as he's known in the real world, thought he was sitting down to a regular Spin & Go on Wednesday, playing one last game before turn...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 24, 2015 5:34 AM

What's next for the PokerStars Blog?

This week, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PokerStars Blog with a series of articles looking back on the blog's history and the people who make it what it has become.It's a curious thing. When you're working at an EPT for the PokerStars Blog you don't often plan anything further ahea...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 24, 2015 3:23 AM

Confessions, deleted scenes, & the stories we couldn't tell

This week, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PokerStars Blog with a series of articles looking back on the blog's history and the people who make it what it has become.I had forgotten to pack socks. And underwear.1 So, on Day 1 of the event in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, still recovering f...more

by Brad Willis on April 23, 2015 1:06 PM

The posts you never got to read

Editor's note: This week, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PokerStars Blog with a series of articles looking back on the blog's history and the people who make it what it has become. In this case, Howard Swains looks into the articles we wrote but never published.One of my favourite s...more

by Howard Swains on April 23, 2015 11:28 AM

All in the family

This week, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PokerStars Blog with a series of articles looking back on the blog's history and the people who make it what it has become.In November 2011, I was in a smoky card room in Macau when I learned my dad had just died 8,000 miles away. In those f...more

by Brad Willis on April 23, 2015 9:51 AM

Russian player CccpVodka hits the jackpot in $1 Million Spin & Go

If you were reading the Blog yesterday you might have read of a handful of players who are within touching distance of becoming millionaires, thanks to the "PokerStars Makes Millionaires" promotion. Well, it seems overnight one player from Russia leap-frogged all of them, hitting the jackpot by winn...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 23, 2015 4:10 AM

Monster Pot Report: All the week's biggest Play Money hands

Before we get started, a quick hat tip should go to Lucky_Bet888 from Sweden, who entered the fray of the Billionaire Club World Rankings at #1 this week. There were good weeks for the chasing pack as both uhjustmint and Dash_Lane crossed the 18 billion barrier, but both will have to work hard to re...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 23, 2015 3:23 AM

The day Ruthenberg ruled the world

Editor's note: Robin Scherr was among the first bloggers PokerStars hired to write for non-English-speaking audiences. He has remained Germany's chief blogger ever since. He was among the first to witness and write about the national pride that went along with winning a major event.Early in 2007 I f...more

by Robin Scherr on April 22, 2015 10:17 AM
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