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2017ACOP: Choose Your Own Adventure

The 2017 Asia Championship of Poker (October 13-29) has a massive 17-day schedule and you may very well be intimidated by the vast options. Have no fear, I'm here to guide you through it all! Remember, choice is a good thing and this year, more so than any other year, you can truly choose your own...more

by Fred Leung on October 6, 2017 8:30 AM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: No stopping McGinty as two-day charge ends on po

Absolutely nothing is ever certain in tournament poker, at least not until the final card is turned. But around about 5pm yesterday, which was Day 2 of the €1,100 PokerStars Festival Dublin Main Event, Gary McGinty emerged from the pack of players still involved and began a rampage that was apparent...more

by Howard Swains on October 1, 2017 2:29 PM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: Gold for Silver, while Konnikova goes close

There was a moment today in the poker room of the PokerStars Festival Dublin where three tournaments were simultaneously heads-up and all three had interesting storylines. Gary McGinty was winning the Main Event, Max Silver was heads-up in the High Roller against Fraser MacIntyre and Maria Konnikova...more

by Nick Wright on October 1, 2017 1:59 PM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: Final table decided after nine-handed grind ends

The PokerStars Festival Dublin Main Event has reached its final table. There were 544 entries (that's 396 unique players, plus 148 re-entries) but only eight players are now left. This is where the lion's share of the €700,000 prize pool is carved into its biggest portions, and there's a pride of bi...more

by Howard Swains on October 1, 2017 8:50 AM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: MacIntyre on top in the High Roller; Silver goin

It's the business end of the festival here in Dublin and they'll be five trophies handed out on the final day of proceedings. Whilst the €130,410 that the Main Event will receive will be the largest prize awarded today, the spoils on offer in the €2,000 High Roller are not to be sniffed at.By the ti...more

by Nick Wright on October 1, 2017 7:45 AM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: #PlayWithJake

If you follow Jake Cody on Twitter you'll probably be aware that he runs an occasional series called #PlayWithJake. The way it works is that Cody will describe a hand that he's played, but omit his hole cards. If you're the first person to guess his exact holding - suits and all - then you'll get a...more

by Nick Wright on October 1, 2017 5:58 AM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: The natural imbalance of a tournament's business

They have played one-and-a-half levels so far on the final day of the PokerStars Festival Dublin Main Event, and only one player of the returning 16 has been knocked out. Sacha Lebreton's pocket nines were no good against Gary McGinty's A♦K♠.Sacha Lebreton: First to fallThat's not to say other p...more

by Howard Swains on October 1, 2017 5:33 AM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: Gary McGinty's G.O.A.T.?

Approaching midnight last night at the Regency Hotel, Dublin, Gary McGinty was asked if he had just finished the single best day of poker of his career.Surprisingly for a man who was in the process of bagging up 2.835 million chips, the runaway chip lead of the 16 players still in the PokerStars Fes...more

by Howard Swains on October 1, 2017 3:19 AM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: Masterful McGinty leads heading into final day o

McGinty's the man to catchIt was moving day in the PokerStars Festival Dublin Main Event, and by the time the 10 levels of play were done and dusted, Gary McGinty had a mountain of chips in front of him and was the clear chip leader.The 29-year-old Irishman, who works in waste energy management, was...more

by Nick Wright on September 30, 2017 3:03 PM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: Big Mick Graydon giving good value for the sweat

Most smart poker players these days sell, or at least swap, some of their action ahead of big tournaments. There are a few marketplaces that facilitate such arrangements, including the poker forum Two Plus Two.On a casual flick through the board earlier today, I came across a thread started in the ...more

by Howard Swains on September 30, 2017 1:05 PM
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