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The sky is blue. The water is blue. Breathe that air. Refreshing.It's not called the Grand Final anymore. But the view from an upper-floor balcony out onto the Mediterranean Sea remains grand, to be sure. We'll enjoy that view as much as we can over the next week-and-a-half. But we're here to watch ...more

by Martin Harris on April 26, 2017 10:03 AM

Can't stop, won't stop: PokerStars Championship headed to Monaco

Oh, you thought we were tired after the 12-hour heads-up match in Macau? You thought we didn't have it in us to get right back on the road? You thought we wouldn't be so crazy as to jump right back on the horse?Well, think again, folks, because we're already ready to roll for the next stop. Set your...more

by Brad Willis on April 10, 2017 8:20 AM

It all comes up roses for Elliot Smith at PokerStars Championship Macau

Elliot Smith pushes winnings past $2 millionThe sun has just set on the first PokerStars Championship Main Event to be played in Macau, but it is rising ever higher on the poker career of Elliot Smith.Smith, a 29-year-old from British Columbia, Canada, tonight became the third winner of the PokerSta...more

by Howard Swains on April 9, 2017 10:58 AM

PokerStars Championship Macau: Main Event final table live updates

Elliot Smith is PokerStars Macau Main Event champion. Read a full recap of the final table.Day six archive:1:55am: It's all over!Level 33 - Blinds 125,000/250,000 (ante 25,000)And what an unbelievable final hand it was to end the PokerStars Championship here in Macau.It all began with a limp from Sm...more

by Live reporting team on April 9, 2017 3:53 AM

From wildcard to champion: Sosia Jiang wins PokerStars Championship Macau Hi

Jiang's our newest High Roller champEarlier today I broke down the final table of this HK$100,000 High Roller tournament, separating the finalists into groups. The woman who would go on to win this event, for HK$3.87 million and the shiny gold trophy, was pegged as a "wildcard".That's because we kne...more

by Jack Stanton on April 9, 2017 2:51 AM

PokerStars Championship Macau: High roller table down to just three

Sometimes the High Rollers can run so hot they seem unbeatable. But they are only human (apart from Fedor Holz, who is almost certainly a cyborg-robot), and they still do bust out of tournaments. A few hours into the Final table of the PokerStars Championship HKD $100,000 High Roller and just four r...more

by Dan Jones on April 9, 2017 1:22 AM

PokerStars Championship Macau: Tableside with Dan Smith on the High Roller F

Dan Smith made the final table of today's PokerStars Championship $100,000 High Roller here in Macau, and I observed the high-roller specialist in the action as play kicked off.Smith in the middle of the packAs I watched over the table it's Smith's presence on the felt that I notice first. He comes ...more

by Dan Jones on April 9, 2017 12:01 AM

A sneak peak at the PokerStars Championship Macau "trip saver"

If you were to buy into every event that took place on this PokerStars Championship schedule without cashing once, that's going to make your trip very expensive indeed.We all understand how variance works; even the best players are going to brick a bunch of tournaments from time to time. But if you ...more

by Jack Stanton on April 8, 2017 11:03 PM

The anatomy of a HK$100K High Roller final table

It takes several crucial components to make a riveting final table. Let's break them down.The chip leaderThat title goes to India's Raghav Bansal. He emerged as an early frontrunner yesterday, before letting the lead go to Dan Smith. A late resurgence took him back to the top of the counts.With more...more

by Jack Stanton on April 8, 2017 9:16 PM

Petrangelo and Smith make it, but it's Bansal who leads $100K High Roller fi

It's been another super fast day here in Macau. Earlier on, the Main Event got down to the final six in less than seven hours, and this High Roller has just got down to a final table before the end of Day 2.80 players returned at midday today, and perhaps thanks to the 30-second shot clock, now just...more

by Jack Stanton on April 8, 2017 9:58 AM
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PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo

The PokerStars Championship reaches Monaco this week. Live updates of the Super High Roller event start this Thursday on the PokerStars Blog.