Main Event

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

Kenny Smaron rides the storm for landmark win at PokerStars Championship Pan

Kenny Smaron: Champion in PanamaBack in 2015, in a cold December in Prague, Kenny Smaron tucked himself away in a quiet corner of a conference room at the Hilton Hotel and won a €10,000 buy-in High Roller poker tournament without all that many people noticing.Flash forward 15 months and Smaron, now ...more

by Howard Swains on March 20, 2017 7:48 PM

PokerStars Championship Panama: Main Event Final Table live updates

10:20pm: Kenny Smaron wins PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event Level 29 - Blinds 50,000/100,000 (ante 10,000)After Smaron moved out to a commanding chip lead, he didn't look back. Smaron won the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth hands heads up. Finally, on the ninth, Gill tried to make a stand...more

by Live reporting team on March 20, 2017 9:35 AM

PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event: Timofeev storms back to claim fin

Final table chip leader Denis TimofeevDenis Timofeev looked like he might be the man who entered the penultimate day of play with the chip lead and then failed to make the final table. In fact, just minutes before the end of the day, he made an excruciatingly tough call (read about it here) for his ...more

by Live reporting team on March 19, 2017 4:28 PM

PokerStars Championship Panama: Timofeev ends Day 4 tops among final 12

Last night play ended in the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event with a fish story -- or fish and chips story -- as James Salmon had the most chips of the 30 survivors from the field of 366.Salmon continued to swim near the front all day today, leaving most of the others in his wake. But the p...more

by Live reporting team on March 18, 2017 4:30 PM

PokerStars Championship Panama: What a fish! James Salmon leads Main Event

It's not as if it hasn't happened before, but goodness, it was impressive to watch what Igor Yaroshevskyy was doing here in Panama. He led both Day 1 flights by a country mile. He led at the end of Day 2 on the money bubble. After a full day of play where more than half of the remaining field was el...more

by Live reporting team on March 17, 2017 9:10 AM

Yaroshevskyy starts strong, finishes stronger to lead PokerStars Championshi

Igor Yaroshevskyy gets off to a flierRegistration closed on the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event today, leaving 366 players to do battle for a $293,860 first prize and knowing that consolations will be offered all the way down to 71st.But from the very moment cards went in the air, second p...more

by Live reporting team on March 16, 2017 1:32 PM

PokerStars Championship Panama: Jiachen Gong sails through to Day 1B lead

It was another full day of poker from Panama, known for its famous canal providing a passage from one ocean to another. With today's Day 1B playing down to a finish, we've made the slow, steady voyage through the early stages of the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event, passing through on our w...more

by Live reporting team on March 15, 2017 8:27 AM

PokerStars Championship Panama: Igor Yaroshevskyy & Tito Ortiz bloody Day 1A

What do you get when you put a cage-fighting mountain of a man and one of the Ukraine's fiercest poker players in the same Panamanian octagon? You get a Day 1A bloodbath that ends with both men still standing at the top at the end of the night. You know, in a figurative sense, of course. When the be...more

by Live reporting team on March 14, 2017 11:42 AM