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Your chance to take part in the next $1 Million PokerStars freeroll

There's another chunk of free money coming on PokerStars, and we want you to have your chance to win a share of it. What's more it won't cost you a pennyWe're talking about the next $1 Million Freeroll, one of the biggest free-to-play poker tournaments ever hosted. And if you have a real money accou...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 28, 2016 6:29 AM

PokerStars adds Win the Button tourneys to regular schedule

"Is it my button?""Button moved...""Don't raise my button!"Everyone loves the button, but like a good opportunity, it only comes around so often...unless you're playing a PokerStars Win the Button tourney. Then, all takes to get the button is to win a hand. Now, you'll have a chance to play tourneys...more

by Brad Willis on September 27, 2016 11:16 AM

Daniel Negreanu & the First-Timer

Today we're going to try something a little different here on the PokerStars Blog. For the better part of 12 years, we've focused almost entirely on the written word. That won't necessarily change, but we thought we might add a few things you might consume in a different way. We recently attended a ...more

by Brad Willis on September 20, 2016 6:34 AM

Anom-Iwan: A story of stupid drunk love a poker madness

How Iwan Robert, a lovesick French nurse, moved to Prague and pulled off a night of sheer poker madnessA few weeks back, veteran PokerStars Blog writer Howard Swains and I stood waiting for an elevator in Barcelona. He looked at me with the look he gets when he's feeling mischievous. He spoke a word...more

by Brad Willis on September 19, 2016 1:00 AM

Gerard Piqué: On poker, his teammates, & that feeling in his stomach

He's one of the world's most famous footballers, but he's found another game that sends his adrenal glands into overdrive. In a private interview, Gerard Piqué dives into his love for poker and what happens behind the scenes at the Camp Nou. Celebrity is a concept most of us will never be able to re...more

by Jack Stanton on September 14, 2016 5:25 AM

PokerStars Top Five - Fantastic folds

This summer we've featured a series of Top fives from the archives of, and have now reached the last of the current run, concluding this week with a look at the top five fantastic folds.There's no doubt about it, folding can be one of the hardest parts of poker. Whether you're new to t...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 8, 2016 6:00 AM

Introducing "The... Open": It's all in the name

There's always something interesting about a new tournament, be it a new format, structure, or the addition of a gimmick to turn a tournament on its head. This time though it's all in the name - or your name to be specific. Inspired by the work of Team Online's Lex Veldhuis last month, when he reach...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 5, 2016 7:37 AM

Win with Lee

Here's your chance to win one of 5 x $11 tournament tickets with Lee Jones and PokerSchoolOnline!All you have to do is !BOOM your poker hands on Twitter using both hastags #WinwithLee & #BOOMPlayer to be in with a chance to win.But make sure your hand is interesting and no bad beat stories as Lee wi...more

by PokerSchoolOnline on September 5, 2016 6:42 AM

Five things from the week in PokerStars

Five things from this week on PokerStars. Curtain drops on EPT BarcelonaAfter all the build-up, the EPT Barcelona festival has come to a close. It ended with an incredible finale, one that may well make Sebastian Malec one of the most memorable of EPT winners, even as the PokerStars Championship daw...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 2, 2016 7:12 AM

BSOP Millions 2016 set to be biggest festival in Brazil

With a Main Event featuring BRL 1,000,000 (approx. USD 300,000) guaranteed for the winner, expect records to be broken again.The 2016 edition of BSOP Millions (sponsored by will be held between November 22 and December 1, in the gigantic Golden Hall of the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo. ...more

by PokerStars staff on September 2, 2016 4:12 AM
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