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caipsa captures 12/18/12 Super Tuesday, $97K first prize

The holiday season is upon us, but for the Super Tuesday -- PokerStars' weekly $1,050 no-limit hold'em tournament -- there's no holiday respite. Another big field of 514 came out again this week, creating a $514,000 prize pool and thus again smashing the $300K guarantee. The top 63 finishers made the money, with caipsa of Peru ultimately taking the top spot and $97,660 first prize. Finding a final table It took a little over five-and-a-half hours for the field to be trimmed to 63 and the cash bubble to burst....more

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Estrellas Poker Tour Season 4 starts with €400,000 guarantee in Madrid


The Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) kicks off this coming January for its fourth season with a huge €400,000 guaranteed Main Event in Madrid. The tour will make a debut stop in the glamorous coastal town of Marbella and will also return to both Valencia and Barcelona, to make four confirmed...more

PokerStars weekend review (12-17-12)


New school or old skool, it really doesn't matter: class will always shine through. On the one hand you have Ramzi Jelassi, one of the leading proponents of aggressive Scandi poker, take down EPT Prague for €835,000. On the other you have Marcel Luske, the old Dutch master, come out...more

EPT9 Prague: Side event menace Dan Smith tops off an incredible year beating $21m final table


Really? Again? Dan Smith has won another side event on the European Poker Tour taking down the €5,200 turbo on the last day of EPT Prague. Add that to the $3,650,758 he's already won in live tournaments and you could say it's fair to say it has been an impressive...more

Liv Boeree video


For some reason, one that I cannot quite put my finger on, a great many people find their way to PokerStars Blog after typing in the words Liv Boeree into their favorite search engine. As a result, any post we put up with Liv Boeree in the title, and with...more

EPT9 Prague: ElkY and others on the bubble


With the bubble approaching in Prague, all eyes will be on any player prepared to risk their tournament life and flirt with the prospect of going home with nothing. In these situations, conventional wisdom is that the bigger stacks, or the players with bigger bankrolls, will ramp up the aggression....more

Six-figure score for Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet, 12/11/12 Super Tuesday champion


How big can it get? That's the question many are presently wondering as the Super Tuesday, PokerStars' weekly $1,050 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament, continues to draw 500-plus player fields and build bigger than half-million dollar prize pools. This week was no exception, with 542 players participating, and a relatively big...more

EPT9 Prague: The lifetime achievement of Rodrigo Caprioli


"I'm probably not one of the best players in the world," said Rodrigo 'caprioli' Caprioli. "But I'm one of the ones that plays the most. I play a lot." From some player's mouths, that kind of comment may seem like an idle boast. But "a lot" may even be understating...more

EPT9 Prague: Thomas Duvel wins the inaugural NL08


Semi-pro O8 specialist Thomas Duvel wins the first ever No-Limit Omaha Eight or better tournament on the European Poker Tour. When you suggest running a €1,100 No-Limit Omaha-Eight tournament for the first time on a tour you don't necessarily think that you're going to get a lot of runners, but...more

PokerStars weekend review 12-9-12


What you need to know is this: you simply don't have time to read this post. EPT Prague is underway in a winter wonderland. The Eureka Poker Tour just broke a ton of its own records in its main event final. The Sunday majors were rocking and rolling this weekend....more

Watch highlights of Jonathan Ross' PokerStars Charity Special


Many of you followed our live coverage of Jonathan Ross' PokerStars Charity Special on Saturday, featuring the television star with John Bishop, Jason Manford, Boris Becker, Vicky Coren and our online qualifier Adam Mohamed. We raised a spectacular £105,000 for charity and the live audience packed into our swish central...more

EPT9 Prague: Grinders left in Eureka High Roller


Day 2 of the Eureka High Roller starts today with 25 players remaining and just 24 getting paid. Among those trying to dodge the bubble - and spin up to the €89,200 first place prize - are EPT Vilamoura winner Toby Lewis, his heads-up combatant Martin Jacobson, EPT final tablists...more

Jonathan Ross' PokerStars Charity Special - live blog


EDIT: See a highlight video of this event here 6pm: Thanks all round from Jonathan Ross Jonathan Ross wrapped things up by presenting Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren with her trophy, a nice silver PokerStars spade (as in spade the card suit, not a spade for her shed). Ross said:...more

PokerStars hosts Jonathan Ross charity tournament


Bed-ridden and feeling pretty sorry for himself, Jonathan Ross needed cheering up. The chat show host, one of the biggest names on British television, turned to his millions of Twitter follows and asked for their help. "Good evening. I have been in bed most of the day, sick. If you...more

Rafa Nadal's Dream Day a big hit with PokerStars


Tennis star (and now Team PokerStars SportStar) Rafa Nadal is one of the world's most famous sportsmen. He's a colossus on the tennis court and famously smiley off it. He's the guy that your mother would want your sister to date and that you would be happy for her to...more

Prague poker festival under way


The Eureka Poker Tour started yesterday kicking off 11 days of poker in the Czech capital, Prague. The EPT Main Event begins on Sunday. Poker has fallen across Prague like a blanket of beautiful snow. The first footsteps in the pristine snow appeared yesterday as the €1,100 Eureka Main Event...more

Damián "pampa27" Salas tops 12/4/12 Super Tuesday, earns $93,860


It was yet another huge week for the Super Tuesday, with the total field coming just shy of cracking 500 players once again. A total of 494 came out this time, making for a $494,000 prize pool, once again smashing the $300K guarantee. The top 63 finishers divided that money,...more

Don't miss your LAST chance to go to PCA for $10!


This Sunday is your last chance to win a $16,000 PCA Main Event package for just $10. Whatever your plans are, cancel them. Have you agreed to go Christmas shopping? Ditch it. Did you say that you'd go round to Barry and Sandra's for a late Sunday roast? Don't go....more

VIP Club changes good for all in 2013


The PokerStars VIP team have been working hard* on some exciting new changes to next year's VIP Club, including the introduction of a new VIP level, quicker steps up those early levels and an ongoing PokerStars Hall of Fame. Take a look at some of the big changes and go...more

PokerStars weekend review (12-3-2012)


December is here and while Jack Frost might not yet be nipping at your nose he certainly can't be far away (unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, of course). In most industries things start to slow down in this December run-in; Christmas parties, Xmas shopping and the looming threat...more

Slyde announced as official watch sponsor of PCA 2013


Winners of the Main Event, High Roller and Super High Roller to receive luxury Swiss watches as part of their prize. Luxury Swiss watch brand Slyde will be the official watch sponsor for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 10th Anniversary event in January 2013, the Director of Live Operations for the...more