Pokerstars awards Euro 17 million in Galactic Series

September 24, 2018

The PokerStars Galactic Series has concluded with the company claiming it as the Southern European shared liquidity market’s biggest ever online poker tournament series with a total prize pool of Euro 16,973,768, surpassing its Euro 15 million guarantee. A total of 50,612 players hit the virtual felt during the 186-event schedule. The series, which ran […]

Questions asked following cuts in Partypoker Powerfest guarantees

September 23, 2018

A social media row brewed up this week over the much-hyped $60 million in prize pool guarantees invested by PartyPoker in its Powerfest series when eagle-eyed players noticed that the guarantees on some events in week three had been unilaterally reduced in the middle of the festival….apparently without announcement. This was particularly questioned by players […]

Californian poker pro wins big at WPT Borgata Open

September 23, 2018

The WPT Borgata Poker Open concluded in a memorable victory for Californian poker pro Erkut Yilmaz this week as he bested a field of 1,075 entries to claim the main prize of $575,112, which includes a $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions seat. It was a tough competition, with professional players like Darren Elias, Anthony Zinno, […]

Pokerstars hails success of latest WCOOP

September 21, 2018

PokerStars has hailed the success of its recently concluded World Championship of Online Poker, reporting that over 1.1 million entries were received from 148,000 unique players in 140 countries,  who played in 185 events… a new online poker record. Almost $100 million in prize money was handed out over the two week festival of online […]

Two weeks to WSOP Europe

September 21, 2018

The poker pros should by now have finalised their travel and accommodation arrangements for the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe, which kicks off at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic on October 9 and will run through to November 2 this year. The organisers advise that there will be ten bracelet events this year […]

Pokerstars previews virtual reality poker for players

September 20, 2018

Online poker provider PokerStars has begun previewing a virtual reality version of its online poker software in expectation of a commercial release in the future. In a press statement Thursday, the company said its goal was to create an exciting and innovative experience for new and existing players. “PokerStars VR  is a free-to-play, authentic and […]

David Peters wins over a million in Poker Masters Main Event

September 16, 2018

Saturday saw the conclusion of the 2018  $100,000 buy-in Poker Masters NLHE Main Event at the Aria Resort and Casino, with US poker pro Don Peters besting a field of 25 top professional players to carry off the main prize of $1,150,000 after a gruelling 5 hour battle at the three-handed stage and a tough […]

The Stars Group reports back on EPT Barcelona poker tournament

September 15, 2018

The Stars Group has hailed the recently completed its 2018  European Poker Tour Barcelona, describing the tournament as one of the most successful yet, and reporting: * The largest main event entry list yet at 1,900; * Main event prize pool topped Euro 9.4 million; * Main event first prize of Euro 1.6 million; * […]

Vayo case against Pokerstars postponed

September 15, 2018

Poker player Gordon Vayo’s court action against PokerStars for unfair non-payment of winnings of almost $700,000 has been postponed to November 6 whilst the question of judicial jurisdiction is sorted out. Originally set down for September 25 before US District Court Central District of California Western Division Judge Frederick Mumm, the case centres on whether […]

Imsirovic does it again – another big Poker Masters win

September 14, 2018

US poker pro Ali Imsirovic has scored a back-to-back big win at the Poker Masters, following his $462,000 victory in the $25,000 buy-in Poker Masters NLHE High Roller event earlier this week with the top prize of $799,000 in the $50,000 buy-in NLHE High Roller. It was his biggest pay day yet, and boosted his […]