Young wins Lucky Hearts Poker Open

January 24, 2019

Florida poker pro Jason Young (37) has won the Lucky Hearts Poker Open WPTDeep Stacks Main Event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood for the title and $260,205. Young emerged tops from a field of 1,634 entries when he outplayed fellow Floridian Leif Force who took home the second prize of $183,540. […]

Latest Aussie Millions results (update)

January 24, 2019

Paul Hockin emerged victorious in the Aussie Millions 2019 Event 4: Pot Limit Omaha, outplaying 288 entrants and ultimately defeating Dylan Kii in heads up play for a first prize of A$70,115. Canadian poker pro Ari Engel took the first prize of A$71,900 in Event 5: No Limit Holdem – Mix Max after defeating New Zealander Charlton Hawes. Englishman Bart Lybaert rose above 544 field entries […]

WSOP promises bigger starting stacks and big blind ante in 2019 tournament

January 24, 2019

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has revealed more details on its 2019 tournament saying changes have been made for the 50th running of the tournament to improve the overall experience for participants. The 50th Annual WSOP will provide players, in the majority of events, significant increases in their starting chip stack compared to 2018 and prior. […]

Pokerstars hails success of PCA and PSCPC 

January 23, 2019

The Stars Group has hailed the success of its annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), followed immediately by its inaugural PokerStars Players No-limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). The group said the combined prize pool of the two live poker tournaments, held at the Atlantis Resort & Casino in the Bahamas, awarded $63 million over eleven days. “Together, the PCA and PSPC have set a […]

DGOJ wants to expand poker liquidity to other European Union countries

January 22, 2019

Gambling regulators from Spain, France and Portugal have declared their Online Poker Shared Liquidity Agreement a success and are exploring expansion with other European Union or European Economic Area countries. Spanish authority Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ): “One year after the materialization of the first poker environment that accepts players from more than one of the mentioned jurisdictions, the French, Portuguese […]

Evoplay launch Russian Poker 

January 19, 2019

Evoplay Entertainment’s take on the Russian classic incorporates simple rules and the ability to play with three boxes at once, as well as the ability for players to take calculated actions on each bet. Kate Romanenko, CBO at Evoplay Entertainment, said: “Russian poker is a step up from the standard Poker games we usually see […]

Rheem takes 2019 PCA Main Event

January 17, 2019

David “Chino” Rheem (38) has emerged as the first prize winner of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event after defeating Daniel Strelitz heads up at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Besting a field of 771 players, Rheem boosted his bank balance with a $1.567 million first prize taking his live earnings past the $10 […]

Pokerstars launch 6+ poker game

January 16, 2019

PokerStars rolled out its new 6+ poker game this week. The short deck hold’em format sees all numbered cards lower than a six removed from the deck and a new blind structure introduced, the “Button Blind”. Instead of small and big blinds, all players post an ante and only the player on the button posts a blind. “6+ […]

WSOP announces 20 x $10,000 and above events for 2019

January 16, 2019

The World Series of Poker’s (WSOP) 50th annual tournament, scheduled from May 28 to July 16, 2019, includes a  20-event schedule of buy-ins priced $10,000 and higher. The 2019 schedule will offer its first-ever “Short Deck” No-Limit Hold’em event, priced at a buy-in of $10,000 and a $50,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament, both structured as four day […]

Greenwood wins Pokerstars PCA $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em

January 14, 2019

Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood has won the first of two PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller events, banking $1,775,460 in the process. Greenwood outplayed a field of 61, eighteen of which were re-entries, ultimately finishing off Henrik Hecken heads-up after three intense days of play. Hecken boosted his bank balance with […]