Key take aways from Pokerstars’ SCOOP 2017

May 25, 2017

Amaya Inc.’s PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has reached a series of all-time-high’s with the total prize pool of $93.8 million surpassing its original $55 million series guarantee. Interesting take aways as the 2017 series winds down include: Total prize pool of $93.8 million exceeded last year’s $91 million prize pool. The Main […]

Shanahan defeats record field in MSPT event

May 24, 2017

Mike Shanahan has taken down the 2017 Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers $1,100 no-limit hold’em main event which attracted a record field of 1,066 entries, the largest in Michigan poker tournament history. The prize pool tripled its guarantee of $300,000 to reach $1,032,520. Shanahan, an attorney from Indiana, said he was elated at the win after […]

Carrel on a heater

May 24, 2017

UK poker pro Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel has walked away with a $1,200,899.97 prize having won the Spring Championship of Online Poker(SCOOP) – $10,300 NLHE Main Event. Defeating a field of 574 entries and 119 re-entries that generated a prize pool of $6,930,000, Carrel entered the main event final the lowest in chips but emerged victorious […]

Part timer wins WSOP New Orleans Main Event

May 23, 2017

Part time poker player, Jason Baldridge, scored his second live tournament result when he won the $1,675 Main Event at Harrah’s New Orleansthis week, defeating a field of 758 entries to collect the season’s last gold ring, $227,412 and a seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship. The 34-year-old from San Antonio, Texas is primarily […]

Pokerstars smashes online poker tourney record

May 23, 2017

Amaya Inc’s PokerStars reported a new online poker tournament high this past Sunday, achieving record-breaking total prize pools of more than $39 million in a single day, almost 40 percent more than the $28 million guarantee. The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) events delivered more than $29.5 million in prize pools and the High […]

New subscription service from Poker Central

May 23, 2017

On the back of its acquisition of the global and television and digital media rights to the World Series of Poker (see previous report), Poker Central has announced the launch of PokerGO. InfoPowa readers will recall in addition to the WSOP rights acquisition, a further agreement provides Poker Central the exclusive rights to stream any […]

Sexton leaves WPT to chair Partypoker

May 23, 2017

GVC Holdings Plc have announced the appointment of professional poker player, WPT commentator and partypoker co-founder Mike Sexton as Chairman of partypoker. Well known, Sexton has spent the past 15 years with the World Poker Tour while also serving as a partypoker ambassador. As Chairman, Sexton will represent the global poker community and guide partypoker […]

Larachiche takes down Winamax SISMIX Main Event

May 23, 2017

Frenchman Hugo Larachiche has taken down the 2017 Winamax SISMIX Main Event, despatching four players in just 90 minutes and defeating Japan’s Kazuma Fujiyama in under ten hands of heads up play. Outlasting a field of 1078, 18 players went into the final day in a bid to win the MAD 1 million (Euro 88,000) […]

Pokerstars to host the biggest day in online poker history with $28 million in guaranteed prizes

May 20, 2017

Online poker provider Pokerstars is all set to make this weekend one to remember for poker fans as it puts the final touches to what it claims will be the biggest day in online tournament poker history, with 1,275 tournaments and a total guaranteed prize pool of more than $28 million. The precedent-setting day will […]

Pokerstars pro wins Canadian Big Brother show

May 20, 2017

Pokerstars pro Kevin Martin has taken home Cdn$100,000, a $30,000 home furnishing voucher and a new 2017 Toyota car after being unanimously elected the winner in the just-concluded Big Brother Canada Season 5 television show. It was Martin’s second run at the show; back in season 3 he delivered a strong performance but was the […]