Viet Vo wins WSOPC Main Event in Rio

February 28, 2019

Viet Vo has topped a field of 952 entries to win the World Series of Poker Circuit Rio Main Event title, a $274,030 first prize, and his second circuit ring. A tough final table saw five previous ring winners take their seats, but ultimately Vo defeated Sohale Khalili heads up for the win. Final table results were: 1:  Viet Vo […]

MPN begins roll out of major client upgrade

February 28, 2019

The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) will roll out v40 of its poker client up until 7th March, a major upgrade featuring cloud-based opponent notes, a customisable bet slider, tournament break advertisements, quick access to Fish Party and casino games, achievements improvements, along with other bug fixes and minor improvements. In addition to adding a colour code to opponents, players […]

Partypoker launch online in Czech Republic

February 28, 2019

partypoker has become the second licensed online poker operator to launch in the Czech Republic, in partnership with King’s Resort. The initial launch covers PC and Mac clients, with mobile expected to follow in the near future. Czech players are required to present themselves for physical identify verification at various Post Offices in the country before they […]

Peters takes final USPO event

February 26, 2019

31-year-old American poker pro David Peters outplayed 33 entrants to win the final event of the U.S. Poker Open (USPO), Event #10 – $100,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event. Peters defeated Chris Hunichen heads up to win $1,320,000, tacking on another $100,000 as U.S. Poker Open Champion. The unassuming Peters’ lifetime tournament earnings amount to […]

Lucrative 2019 U.S. Poker Open events

February 23, 2019

The 2019 U.S. Poker Open (USPO) is proving to be lucrative for some. Event 9, the $50,000 No Limit Hold’em, paid out a $738,000 first prize to victor Koray Aldemir after he beat Ryan Riess heads up.  Riess pocketed a $492,000 second prize. Other final table results were: 3.  Sean Winter – R328,000 4.   Alex Foxen – $204,000 5.  David Peters […]

Moolhuizen takes MPN’s UCOP passport title

February 23, 2019

Dutchman Mateusz Moolhuizen (29) has taken down MPN’s Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP) for the second time. Moolhuizen amassed 1202.294 points taking him to first place on the UCOP Passport leaderboard.  He will receive three MPN Poker Tour (MPNPT) packages worth Euro 4,500, plus a Euro 550 Online Tournament tickets package offering the opportunity to travel to all of the remaining MPNPT […]

Aconcagua Poker live in Spain

February 21, 2019

Latin American Poker Network, Aconcagua Poker, has gone live in the regulated Spanish market with Connective Games. Authorized by the DGOJ, new poker players in the Spanish online gambling market will reportedly gain access to a separate player pool from Aconcagua’s South American operations.

Chidwick on a heater at 2019 US Poker Open

February 21, 2019

Englishman Stephen Chidwick has won his second 2019 US Poker Open title of the 2019 series and the fourth in the US Poker Open tournament overall after making nine of a possible fifteen final tables. Chidwick took down the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha event for $351,000 after defeating Cary Katz heads up. “I’m kind of expecting to wake up at some point, and […]

Roberts first woman to win U.S. Poker Open

February 18, 2019

Lauren Roberts became the first woman to win a U.S. Poker Open title, and marked her first live tournament career win, when she defeated Koray Aldemir heads up in Event #3 – $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em to win $218,400. Roberts outplayed a field of 91 entries including well known poker pros Stephen Chidwick, Sean Winter, Brandon […]

Pokerstars cuts MTT reward points by 55 percent

February 18, 2019

A PokerStars blog post has received mixed response from players detailing a cut in multi-table tournament (MTT) rewards of 55 percent effective February 15, 2019. The rewards point earning rate for scheduled tournaments has changed from 100 reward points for every $/£ 1 in tournament fees paid to 45 points. All other formats are unaffected, the blog […]