PokerStars Festival

PokerStars Festival Marbella: Thora tops them all as big names fall

Sure as night follows day then Day 1B follows Day 1A in a PokerStars Festival Main Event. Almost as sure is that Day 1B will attract more players than Day 1A and blow me down that's what happened today at the Casino Marbella in the PokerStars Festival Marbella Main Event. What's more, we didn't even...more

by Nick Wright on June 22, 2017 11:55 AM

PokerStars Festival Marbella: Where some of Spain's best online players come

While Adrian Mateos, Sergio Aido and the rest of Spain's high rollers are busy chasing gold bracelets in Las Vegas (and winning them, in Mateos' case), there are plenty of the best Spanish online poker players right here in Marbella.The thing is, as Spanish players who still live in the country play...more

by Jack Stanton on June 22, 2017 9:36 AM

PokerStars Festival Marbella: Main Event eclipses guarantee; record breaker

It's a full house at PSF MarbellaThe signs were there. No not the ones directing players to 'La Caseta', although that was, in fairness, just as big a clue. La Caseta - which literally means 'the house' is the secondary tournament room which is only pressed into action if the main tournament room is...more

by Nick Wright on June 22, 2017 8:37 AM

PokerStars Festival Marbella: Meet Stephen Hendry by the pool (table)

There's a set expression we use in life when times get tough: "it's not all fun and games". But you'll never hear that expression here in Marbella at the PokerStars Festival. Fun and games is quite literally all it is.Bust a tournament? No problem, go for a swim. Tired from swimming? Don't worry, ha...more

by Jack Stanton on June 22, 2017 6:00 AM

PokerStars Festival Marbella: The misery of Medina

If you live in Spain and watch any of the PokerStars TV coverage of PokerStars Championship events then you're probably familiar with Francisco Medina. Or, at the very least you'd recognise his voice. Medina and his co-commentator Guillermo Sanz are the Stapes and Hartigan of Spain. "I'm more Stapes...more

by Nick Wright on June 22, 2017 4:16 AM

PokerStars Festival Marbella: More familiar faces about for Day 1B

Buenos Dias mi amigos, and welcome back to the Casino Marbella guessed it, sunny Marbella. The south of Spain is glorious right now, but for the players who have come here to take part in the €1,100 PokerStars Festival Marbella Main Event, the outdoor distractions are going to have to wait....more

by Jack Stanton on June 22, 2017 3:59 AM

PokerStars Festival Marbella: Hugo Benitez bags Main Event Day 1A chip lead

In many ways, the opening flight on the €700,000 guaranteed PSF Marbella Main Event at Casino Marbella was a poker day like any other. Kings ran into Aces, a player made quads, Queens lost races to ace-king, the blinds went up and players were eliminated. But for Hugo Benitez it's a poker day that h...more

by Nick Wright on June 21, 2017 11:37 AM

PokerStars Festival Marbella: Michal Janczarski takes down huge MegaStack ev

Michal Janczarski - MegaStack champIt's tough for people to be lured out of the sun, sand and surf and enticed into a cool, air-conditioned poker room. But when there's an event like a MegaStack, which combines an affordable buy-in with a healthy prize pool, it was no surprise to see so many bums in...more

by Jack Stanton on June 21, 2017 10:49 AM

PokerStars Festival Marbella: A trip down Marbella's memory lane

While this might be the first time the PokerStars Festival has touched down in Marbella, there's been plenty of hot poker action here over the years to match the weather outside. Every year since 2013 PokerStars has paid a visit to the wonderful Casino Marbella with the Estrellas and UKIPT tours com...more

by Nick Wright on June 21, 2017 8:25 AM

PokerStars Festival Marbella: Veldhuis, Moreira de Melo and Hendry headline

One's a self-proclaimed 'old-school' member of Team Liquid for Starcraft: Brood War. One's an Olympic gold medal-winning field hockey striker. One's a seven-time world snooker champion, and one of the greatest players of all time.Forget about the poker for a second; this Day 1A field here at the Pok...more

by Jack Stanton on June 21, 2017 7:40 AM
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