Pokerstars consolidates live tours into two global tournaments

August 24, 2016

Amaya Inc’s PokerStars has announced sweeping changes to its live event sponsorship roster with the consolidation of all existing live tours in to two new PokerStars global live tours, the PokerStars Championship event and the PokerStars Festival event. PokerStars-sponsored live events such as the European Poker Tour and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will fall away […]

888Poker reportedly in talks with California tribes

August 24, 2016

Amidst continued discord regarding online poker legalisation in California, the usually reliable internet publication Online Poker Report (OPR) carried a story Wednesday reporting that the Pechanga Band of Luiseño and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have been holding talks with 888 Poker. InfoPowa readers will recall that the Pechanga and the Agua Caliente […]

Poker ace Jedlicka in Estrellas High Roller victory

August 24, 2016

Barcelona continued to be the epicentre of international poker action this week with the conclusion of more competitions. In the Estrellas Barcelona High Roller event Austrian online and live poker pro Stefan “mindgamer” Jedlicka bested a record field of 1,182 to claim the honours and a diluted main prize (following a two-way chop) of Euro […]

Buddiga triumphs in euro 25,000 EPT Barcelona High Roller

August 24, 2016

The European Poker Tour Barcelona Euro 25,500 buy-in Single-Day High Roller concluded Tuesday with US poker pro Pratyush Buddiga claiming victory after a tough heads up against New Zealander David Yan. The event attracted a total of 165 entries comprising 131 unique players and 34 re-entries, creating a prize pool of over Euro 4 million […]

Whither online poker in California now?

August 24, 2016

The apparent withdrawal of California Assemblyman Adam Gray’s online poker legalisation proposal AB 2863 from the Assembly agenda Monday has left the bill in apparent limbo, with no mention so far of its status in Assembly notes and records. Plagued by disagreement over a controversial late amendment inserting a 5-year or more block on operators […]

French victory at Estrellas main poker event

August 23, 2016

French player Mohamed Samri went on to claim victory and the Euro 353,200 first prize in the Euro 1,100 buy-in Estrellas Barcelona Main Event this week after agreeing a heads up chop with Dutch pro Teunis Kooij. Kooij actually took home more than the winner at Euro 372,060, thanks to terms of the deal between […]

Is iPoker Network exiting Russia and Ukraine?

August 23, 2016

Starting August 15, a growing number of Ukrainian players have reported that there are no longer iPoker services available, whilst Russian player reports indicate that “some” iPoker skins have also exited from the Russian market as the regulatory clampdown in that country gathers momentum (see previous  reports). The Ukrainian players claim that they were contacted […]

Bubble Rush from Pokerstars

August 22, 2016

Bubble Rush tournaments begin quickly. The blinds go up fast with the intention of getting players to the money after an hour of play. Then, PokerStars “puts the brakes on” taking away the hyper-turbo structure and easing the blinds back to those of a regular tournament. If players have put together a big stack they […]

Fedor holz hot streak continues

August 22, 2016

Tour (EPT) Season 13 Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller title. “Today, I didn’t have too many tough decisions,” Holz said. “I ran really well obviously.” Described as a “high-octane” final, play whittled down in less than three-and-a-half hours to Holz and Canadian Sam Greenwood in which Holz emerged victorious. Final table finished up: 1 Fedor […]

Another year of failure looms for Californian online poker legalisation

August 21, 2016

With an end-August Californian Assembly adjournment ever closer, the news broke over the weekend that Assemblyman Adam Gray may be about to pull his online poker legalisation bill AB 2863 from Monday’s much anticipated floor debate following intensified opposition to its latest amendments (see previous  reports). Going into the weekend there was growing opposition – […]