Filatov the victor in Live Millions Russia Main Event

August 14, 2018

PartyPoker ambassador Anatoly Filatov has added the rouble equivalent of US$ 887,000 to his US$ 2.1 million in career earnings after winning the US$ 4,700 buy-in PartyPoker Live Millions Russia Main Event in Sochi this week. The event attracted a field of 916 players which distilled to a final table comprising seven Russians, one Belarusian […]

French online poker reportedly in good shape

August 13, 2018

For the sixth quarter running French online poker operators have reported growth in revenues, the French regulator ARJEL notes in posting its Q2-2018 numbers. ARJEL sees the continued growth as a positive sign for a once-troubled sector that saw an initial 22 operators dwindle to just five in the first four years of regulated and […]

Online poker site reports ddos attack

August 13, 2018

Recent posts on Twitter have indicated that Americas Cardroom was not the only online poker site attacked by DDoS hackers this week (see previous report). Very little detail is currently available but it appears that: On August 9 PartyPoker advised players: “Apologies for the technical difficulties, we are working to rectify, the site has been […]

Singapore poker pro wins APPT Manila Main Event

August 13, 2018

It’s been a profitable weekend for Singapore poker pro Wilson Lim, who took down the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Manila main event in the Philippines, besting a field of 1,364 to earn the main prize of $243,324 and a PokerStars Platinum Pass worth $30,000. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Lim, who started final table […]

Malaysian ace wins $1.13 million in Russian high roller competition

August 10, 2018

A total field of 29 entries (20 unique players and nine re-entries) ponied up the RUB 6,000,000 buy-in this week for the PartyPokerLIVE-hosted Triton Poker Super High Roller in Sochi, Russia, where Malaysian ace Ivan Leow (38) emerged victorious to claim the US$1.13 million main prize. Among those competing were internationally respected names like Phil […]

Americas Cardroom under DDoS attack again

August 9, 2018

Americas Cardroom, in the past a frequent target for Distributed Denial of Service attacks (see previous reports), was targeted again this week by unknown parties, causing it to suspend an ongoing series of online tournaments. The attacks, which were successfully repulsed, took place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night, with cardroom management subsequently advising players: […]

US pro the victor in WPT Choctaw Main Event

August 8, 2018

US poker pro Brady Holiman scored a convincing victory in the $3,700 buy-in World Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event this week, taking home the first prize of $469,185 and his first WPT title. Holiman entered final table action with a massive chip lead, which enabled him to claim victory after just three hours of action […]

Bonomo reveals that first prize in One Drop poker charity competition was chopped

August 3, 2018

Poker ace Justin Bonomo’s multi-million dollar win in the Big One for One Drop charity match over the World Series of Poker this year (see previous reports) may not have been as large as was originally thought. Flush Draw writer Dan Katz reported this week that in fact Bonomo and his last final table opponent, […]

More than $116 million guaranteed at Pokerstars throughout World Championship of Online Poker season

August 2, 2018

Pokerstars has announced that it is to invest over $116 million in prize pool guarantees during this year’s World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) season, which runs from September 2 to 17. More than $70 million of will come from WCOOP alone making this year’s championship the biggest yet, with 182 tournaments spread across 61 […]

Massive pay day for poker pro Badziakouski

August 2, 2018

Belarus poker pro Mikita Badziakouski’s bank manager will probably be rolling out the red carpet following his huge $5,255,456 first prize victory in the Triton Super High Roller Series in Jeju, South Korea this week. The win is all the more remarkable due to Badziakouski’s triumph in Triton Montenegro just three months ago, and the […]