Local poker pro wraps up WSOP Circuit Sydney with a A$422,796 win

December 18, 2018

Besting a field of 1,191, Australian poker pro Alex Lynskey has won the A$2,200 buy-in World Series of Poker Circuit Sydney main event to claim his largest pay day yet – A$422,796. It was seven days of hard work at the Star Casino for the young pro, who beat fellow Australian Matt Pongrass heads-up to […]

Poker pro from Idaho wins 41.6 million in WPT event

December 18, 2018

38-year-old Idaho poker pro Dylan Linde hit the big money this week when he claimed the $1.6 million main prize in the $10,000 buy-in Five Diamond Championship main event, besting a quality field of 1,001 entries that generated a massive $9,709,700 prize pool. Linde had to work hard for his money, making five re-entries in […]

Will Israeli lawmakers pass poker legalisation next year?

December 16, 2018

Optimism is growing in Israeli poker circles that poker tournaments may be legalised by the Knesset following a bill introduced at the end of November by Likud MK Sharren Haskel (see previous InfoPowa report). The Haskel bill would remove poker from the list of illegal gambling activity in the wake of a Supreme Court decision […]

French victory in EPT high roller competition

December 16, 2018

A last minute decision to enter a satellite poker tournament in the European Poker Tour series currently running in Prague ended in a celebration for French poker pro Corentin Ropert this weekend as he claimed the main prize of Euro 277,560 in the Euro 25,000 buy-in Single-Day High Roller event. The win, Robrt’s best yet, […]

Melbourne poker pro takes down high roller event in Sydney

December 14, 2018

Young Melbourne poker pro Luke Martinelli scored the biggest live tourney pay-day of his career this week in claiming the A$356,250 main prize in the A$20,000 buy-in High Roller competition at the WSOP International Circuit The Star Sydney. The event attracted a field of 50 entries. Although he started the final day’s play as chip […]

Austrian ace Elbinger wins euro 653,000 main prize in European Poker Tour event

December 13, 2018

Austrian poker pro Matthias Elbinger banked a further Euro 653,000 in career earnings this week in taking down the Euro 50,000 buy-in PokerStars’ European Poker Tour competition in Prague, an event that attracted 40 entries from quality international players. Elbinger’s big win – his third this year – brings his career earnings from live tourney […]

Pokerstars puts $85 million in tournament guarantees under the Christmas tree 

December 13, 2018

PokerStars is offering two weeks of holiday action this Christmas, investing $85 million across a range of activities and online action. The Winter Series kicks off festivities on December 23, 2018 and runs until January 7, 2019. During that time, the signature Winter Series alone will award a guaranteed $40 million. The 16-day schedule features […]

Turkish player secures euro 125,330 in his first live tourney win

December 10, 2018

Turkish player Akim Tuna scored his first live tournament win over the weekend, taking home the Euro 125,330 main prize in the Euro 10,300 buy-in 2018 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague NLHE event against a quality field of 38 entries. Despite a final table that included aces like Davidi Kitai and Daniel Dvoress, the Turkish […]

Irish Poker Open details released

December 8, 2018

The organisers of the Irish Poker Open have released details of the next edition, which is scheduled for 15-22 April 2019 and is to be hosted by the prestigious Dublin hotel, Citywest. The buy-in for this event will remain at Euro 1,025 plus Euro 125, and the festival will once again feature a full schedule […]

Multi-million dollar win for poker champ

December 7, 2018

Portugal’s Manuel “Sheparentao” Ruivo, living in the Netherlands, is the 2018 partypoker MILLIONS Online champion, an accolade that came with a $2,329,943 first-place prize following a heads-up deal with Pim “ForMatherRussia” de Goede. Twenty-nine players returned to the partypoker tables on 5 December, each guaranteed $65,505 for their efforts. Once the eight-handed final table was […]