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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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PCA 2013: Set your hand for the first Open-Face Chinese poker tournament


The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is going to host the first ever Open-Face Chinese poker tournament this January. If you've been following the Twitter accounts of the likes of Team PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier and Daniel Negreanu or high stakes players Shaun Deeb and Scott Seiver you'll have heard about the...more

Borderline Gambling: Cartagena, Colombia


I admit it was my fault. Once you have travelled enough, things take on a certain lack of urgency. It is your experience that everything will turn out fine. I was "late" to Toronto's Pearson Airport. I rolled up to the check-in desks at 7:10am to catch my 8:05 flight....more

EPT Prague starts next week, satellites still running


The EPT Prague poker festival kicks off next week and its bigger than ever. In all there are 38 different tournaments scheduled across 11 days (5-15 December) in the Czech capital. While the €5,300 EPT Main Event is, well, the main event, there are tournaments of all shapes and sizes...more

The PCA by numbers


The top of the Royal Towers are just about coming into view on the horizon as we draw closer to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. It's ten days of top poker action, huge prize pools, sun, sea, Bahama Mama cocktails and daring each other to go on 'that' slide. Here's a...more

Hog heaven: m1sspiggy wins $66k in PokerStars' 90 billionth hand


You've probably seen some big $1/2 no-limit hold'em games, but chances are you've never seen one as big as the one that marked PokerStars' 90 billionth hand. When the big PokerStars cashier machine stopped spinning, that one hand of six-max NLHE paid out $229,630. Leave it to PokerStars player "m1sspiggy"...more

MicroMillions Main Event winner Aleksandr 'axel397' Malgin on turning arguments into $140,062


On Sunday night 61,072 players entered the MicroMillions Main Event with hopes of turning a modest $22 buy-in into a six-figure score. Some had bought in direct, others had satellited in. In the North-West of Russia, nestled next to where the mouth of Northern Dvina River spills into the White...more

$763,478.60 won in Road to 100 Billion bonuses so far


We hope you're aware of all the free money that PokerStars has been giving away in this most recent run on the Road to 100 Billion. More than three-quarters of a million, $763,478.60 to be precise, has been parachuted into players' accounts simply for playing. Every millionth hand dealt between...more

Win a $16,000 PCA package in our quiz now


Hello, quiz fans. Do you want to test your knowledge and... Ahhh, who are we trying to kid? DO YOU WANT TO WIN A $16,000 PCA PACKAGE? YES! DO YOU WANT TO WIN ONE FOR FREE? YES! WHEN DO YOU WANT TO WIN IT? NOW! Glad to hear it. The...more

treezer tops 11/27/12 Super Tuesday, takes $99,940


It was yet another super-duper Super Tuesday this week with a field of 526 coming out for the weekly $1,050 no-limit hold'em tournament. That marked the fifth Super Tuesday this year for which more than 500 played, and the fourth time it has happened in the last six weeks. That...more

Win big on the Road to 100 Billion now!


The Road to 100 Billion is paved with good intentions. Actually, it's not. It's paved with loads and loads of free money: $351,930 up to and including Milestone hand #89,889,000,000. PokerStars is paying out big bonuses to everyone dealt into each millionth hand from the 89,700,000,000 all the way through...more

Joshua Jacobs wins the Rafa Nadal Dream Day poker face competition


Rafa Nadal is known around the world as the King of Clay, a tennis beast that simply can't be beaten on the dusty red surface. Joshua Jacobs isn't internationally known as anything, although from this day forth he could be known as 'that kid who pulled a confused simper in...more

MicroMillions III smashes records in a double frenzy


The MicroMillions III series has come to an end after 11 days of guarantee-busting and ROI-exploding action. An incredible 100 low buy-in events with $5,000,000 in guaranteed action always looked likely to pull in big fields but you really came in your droves. A record-breaking 1,308,994 entries - making it...more

PokerStars weekend review (11-26-12)


It's been another busy weekend at PokerStars; the MicroMillions III wrapping up with a guarantee-busting $1,221,440 main event, Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki swiping a second MicroMillions leader board title*, Road to 100 Billion Milestones popping to pay players all over the place, and all the usual Sunday majors, of...more

Road to 100 Billion Milestones due to hit today


PokerStars has this neat promotion going on. Every time the PokerStars virtual dealers starting getting near a certain number of hands dealt... hmmm, let's say in this case.. 90 BILLION... then spot prizes are given out at the ring game tables. All you need to do to get hold of...more

Get a free ticket into the $160,000 guaranteed PCA qualifier!


PokerStars has relaunched a fantastic reload bonus that gives you a free shot at a weekly tournament that guarantees 10 PCA packages, which are worth $16,000 each. That's a free ticket into a $160,000 guaranteed event. Simply reload using the 'PCA10' deposit code (minimum deposit of $50 required) to get...more

MicroMillions III Day 8 review: Getting ready for the big push


Are you ready for the final weekend of the MicroMillions III? You should be. If you haven't got at least $22 in your account then you might want to revisit the cashier because the amazing, awe-inspiring $1,000,000 guaranteed tournament is coming this Sunday. The winner will turn $22 - even...more

MicroMillions III Day 7 review: Marcin Horecki wins, tops leader board (again)


Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki is fast becoming the face of the MicroMillions. The Polish grinder - and former national skier, no less - has just won Event #62: $4.40 rebuy PL Omaha (six-max) for $3,652 rocketing him into first place on the MicroMillions leader board. This isn't the first...more

F-bomb blow up from Phil Hellmuth on the Big Game


Words, they're wonderful things. They can be used to describe and convey, needle and annoy. They can be spoken, written or read, and new ones develop each year. Some are adopted officially into dictionaries (Omnishambles: a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations)...more

MicroMillions III Day 6 review: Halfway through, $4m won already


Can you feel it? Can you feel the weight moving from one end of the MicroMillions scales to the other? This third instalment of the MicroMillions has just shifted past the halfway point with 52 of 100 events now played out, but the big one is yet to come. That's...more

Nice catch for SFisch4, 11/20/12 Super Tuesday title and $83K


The Super Tuesday this week attracted another huge field, with 489 entering the $1,050 no-limit hold'em tournament. That meant a $489,000 prize pool -- beating the $300K guarantee -- with the top 63 spots paying. And after nearly 11-and-half-hours it was SFisch4 of Canada prevailing to claim a first-prize share...more