PokerStars Festival

PokerStars Festival sets sights on Rozvadov

With the first PokerStars Festival of 2017 finished in London, it's now time to turn our attention to the next spot in the series. In just a few weeks, we'll be putting our feet down at King's Casino in Rozvadov right on the German border with the Czech Republic. Situated conveniently between Prague...more

by Brad Willis on February 15, 2017 7:08 AM

PokerStars Festival London: Kassam overcomes Harwood for big win at the Hipp

Rehman Kassam: Festival Main Event ChampionThe first PokerStars Festival to take place on European soil has its inaugural Main Event winner: Rehman Kassam, a 23-year-old law student from London, beat Daniel Harwood heads up on the very stroke of midnight at the Hippodrome Casino, London, to win £89,...more

by Howard Swains on January 29, 2017 2:39 PM

PokerStars Festival London: Harwood leads the final four

Harwood has continued to accumulate chipsThe headline news from the first two levels of the final table is that just four players remain, Ludovic Geilich is one of the players out and Daniel Harwood has extended his chip lead. The latter two are connected. The Scotsman had slipped to 25 big blinds b...more

by Nick Wright on January 29, 2017 12:50 PM

PokerStars Festival London: Bach busts to leave us with eight

Seven of our last eight (Rehman Kassam not picturedLevel 28 of the PokerStars Festival Main Event very nearly set a record. Very nearly. The clock had only about five minutes on it and not a single player had been eliminated, making it the first level of the entire tournament to suffer a knockout dr...more

by Howard Swains on January 29, 2017 11:03 AM

PokerStars Festival London: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: Alexis Fleur, 27, France, 1,750,000Alexis FleurAlexis Fleur, a 27 year old amateur player from France (based in London) had to make use of the Re-entry Turbo Day 1d in the Main Event after busting Day 1b. However, he built a good stack in it - a key hand he notes being at the end of Day 2 w...more

by Nick Wright on January 29, 2017 9:31 AM

PokerStars Festival London: From the penthouse to the outhouse

The king is dead, long live the king!The headline news is that the chip leader of two levels ago is out and the exit of Francesco Cortese was dripped in drama. Daniel Harwood was already top of the pile by the time the two players clashed in a huge pot, but Cortese still had a top five stack. The po...more

by Nick Wright on January 29, 2017 7:11 AM

PokerStars Festival London: Cortese profits as ten bust in first two levels

Francesco Cortese takes over chip leadThe PokerStars Festival London is closing in on its final table after a fast, slow, really-really-fast, start to Day 3 at the Hippodrome. Ten players were knocked out in the opening two hours, including a flurry of four in a matter of five minutes. Our lone Ital...more

by Howard Swains on January 29, 2017 5:37 AM

PokerStars Festival London: The final countdown

After a marathon Day 2 yesterday at The Hippodrome Casino just 24 players remain in contention to win the PokerStars Festival London Main Event title. Those who've made it this far have locked up a minimum of £4,250, which while not a bad return on investment, will seem like chump change compared to...more

by Nick Wright on January 29, 2017 3:45 AM

PokerStars Festival London: Fleur blooms late to lead heading into final day

Alexis Fleur: Biggest stack of last 24It was advertised this morning as "moving day" and that was a stone-cold true fact.By the time the PokerStars Festival London Main Event had played through the 11 levels that constituted Day 2 today, all but 24 of the 347 players returning overnight were out. Th...more

by Howard Swains on January 28, 2017 4:55 PM

PokerStars Festival London: Side event success for Sol, Jespersen and Nougue

Much of our focus for the past five days at The Hippodrome Casino has focused on just two events of the PokerStars London Festival. The High Roller and Main Event have taken centre stage and rightly so given their size and prestige. However, there are 22 events in total on the schedule and while a n...more

by Nick Wright on January 28, 2017 11:46 AM
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