PokerStars Festival

Lubas the bridesmaid again as Pauls wins PokerStars Festival Hamburg Main Ev

Ulrich Pauls: man of the hourThe roll call of winners this week has included Reinhard Nack (Hamburg Poker Cup), Nebojsa Musulin (PokerStars Open), Jascha Ahmadi (Pot Limit Omaha) and Andre Haneberg (High Roller) but the marquee event is the PokerStars Festival Main Event and after three days of play...more

by Marc Convey on November 26, 2017 12:00 PM

PokerStars Festival Hamburg: And then there were five

We're down to five now on the final table of the PokerStars Hamburg Main Event, and we're sorry to report that Team Pro Marcin Horecki was the first of the remaining eight to leave.He'd been making an effort with his short stack, shoving at every opportunity. But immediately after one successful sho...more

by Jack Stanton on November 26, 2017 11:30 AM

PokerStars Festival Hamburg: After a double KO and chip leader change, it's

After four and a half hours of play here on Day 3, we're now down to the official final table of eight players in the PokerStars Festival Hamburg Main Event. Here's how we got there.Ulrich PaulsWhen driving to the Casino Schenefeld earlier today, the Blog team were chatting about then chip leader Ul...more

by Jack Stanton on November 26, 2017 8:40 AM

PokerStars Festival Hamburg: Main Event final table player profiles

Top row (l to r) Behzad Zarnegar, Jan Sigel, Andrei Nodea, Marcin Horecki and Bo Rundstrom; bottom row (l to r) Michal Lubas, Ulrich Pauls and Karolis Domarkas Seat 1. Karolis Domarkas, 28 years old from Lithuania. 555,000 chips.Karolis Domarkas is an entrepreneur and poker player who has been playi...more

by Marc Convey on November 26, 2017 7:38 AM

PokerStars Festival Hamburg: Action-packed start to Main Event finale

You'd expect some butterflies in stomachs on the final day of a big Main Event, but here in Hamburg none of the remaining players seem to have any jitters.The action on this third and final day of the €1,100 Main Event started off thick and fast, with 15 players returning to blind levels of 12K/24K/...more

by Jack Stanton on November 26, 2017 5:16 AM

PokerStars Festival Hamburg: As smooth as Silz

When we arrived at Maximilian Silz's table, things weren't looking good for the young German. His 9♥9♦ was trailing Armin Eckl's all-in with the J♦8♥ on a flop that brought a jack. He found no help on the turn or river, and Eckl doubled up.OK, so I should mention that Eckl's all in was for j...more

by Jack Stanton on November 25, 2017 1:29 PM

PokerStars Festival Hamburg: Ulrich Pauls leads 15 into final day; Horecki s

After the four starting flights, it was great to get all remaining players under one roof for Day 2 today. If you scanned the room closely at the start of play you would've been able to spot the winner in the crowd, but you wouldn't have got very good odds on a guess if you were asked to bet. The pr...more

by Marc Convey on November 25, 2017 12:39 PM

PokerStars Festival Hamburg: Fleischmann tries tanking his way to the bank,

They're in the money! Everyone except Fabian Fleischmann that is.With the bubble just a few spots away, we began to notice that one table in particular had a floor person behind the dealer on what seemed like every hand. It turned out that was because the clock was being called on Fleischmann every ...more

by Jack Stanton on November 25, 2017 9:37 AM

PokerStars Festival Hamburg: Dan Stacey cruising with the bubble looming

The UKIPT was one of the most successful regional tours of its time, a jewel in PokerStars' crown. It was loyally supported and attended by many regulars who loved the friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and the lively social scene. It's great to see some of those familiar faces here at PokerStars Festi...more

by Marc Convey on November 25, 2017 8:25 AM

PokerStars Festival Hamburg: Koster crushing, quads collecting, aces crackin

With only 97 players remaining here on Day 2, the bubble is rapidly approaching. That hasn't prevented plenty of action throughout these past two levels though.Rudolf Koster has yet to relinquish his chip lead since taking it over earlier on, although the amount of his lead has dipped somewhat. He's...more

by Jack Stanton on November 25, 2017 7:56 AM
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