U.K. poker pro wins Caribbean High Roller event

November 18, 2018

Sunday saw a delighted British professional poker player, Roberto Romanello from Wales, finally best a field of 196 quality players to claim the main prize of $450,000 in the $10,300 buy-in Caribbean Partypoker High Roller event in the Bahamas. 28 survivors returned to the felt on the final day of the competition, twenty-three of whom […]

Caribbean Poker Party Main Event concludes

November 18, 2018

The $5,300 buy-in 2018 PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event concluded in the Bahamas over the weekend in a $1.5 million victory for the young Portuguese player Filipe Oliveira. It was his biggest career tournament win by almost an order of magnitude. Oliviera was one of 11 players who entered the final day of the […]

Poker officially a sport in ukraine

November 16, 2018

Poker in Ukraine could be about to surge following the low-key news that legislators have approved the addition of the game to the national Register of Recognised Sports. InfoPowa readers will recall that terrible tragedy in 2009 when nine Ukrainians were killed in a gambling hall fire, triggering something of a legislative over-reaction that saw […]

German poker ace cleans up in Caribbean Super High Roller

November 16, 2018

Thursday saw the final table of six players – all that remained from an original field of 34 – gather for the last day of the Party Poker Caribbean $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Championship, with the chip lead held by German ace Steffen Sontheimer (28). He was to dominate the action through to the […]

Vayo withdraws case against the Stars Group

November 15, 2018

The much-publicised geo-location litigation filed by poker player Gordon Vayo against online poker giant PokerStars (see previous InfoPowa reports) made the headlines again this week when Vayo unexpectedly withdrew his action, filed in May this year with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. InfoPowa readers may recall that Vuyo complained that […]

U.S. poker pro wins $2 million main prize in Caribbean competition

November 15, 2018

After a tough and competitive 13 hours of final day action this week US high stakes poker pro Roger Teska emerged triumphant in the PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party $25,500 buy-in Millions World event, having bested the formidable high roller specialist Steve O’Dwyer in the heads up. His reward for a remarkable achievement was the $2 […]

Brit poker pro claims Blackpool honours

November 15, 2018

Third time’s a charm for UK Poker Pro Yiannis Liperis, who finally claimed the GUKPT Blackpool trophy after some close calls over the years. 29-year-old Yiannis is a familiar face on the GUKPT and 25/25 circuits and has accumulated an impressive poker cv with two second placings in this event; this year he shrugged the […]

Venezuela’s Guiseppe Iadisernia wins Partypoker’s Caribbean Super High Roller poker

November 14, 2018

Venezuelan poker pro Giuseppe Iadisernia bested a field of 54 top players this week to claim the first prize of $845,000 in the $50,000 buy-in PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party Super High Roller competition. It was Iadisernia’s biggest career win to date, almost quadrupling his previous live tournament best cash. Iadisernia really came from behind to […]

Partypoker awarded Czech online gambling licence

November 14, 2018

GVC subsidiary PartyPoker has confirmed that it received a licence to operate from the Czech Republic Ministry of Finance this month and is now cleared for operations in the Czech gambling market, where it competes with PokerStars but not many others.. The Czech regulated online gambling market has been open since early January 2017. but […]

Sochi first stop of Pokerstars European Poker Tour 2019

November 13, 2018

The PokerStars-sponsored European Poker Tour (EPT) returns to Sochi from March 20 to 29, 2019, marking the first stop of the new year for the tour. Casino Sochi will host a schedule of more than 20 events with buy-ins ranging from 6,600RUB to 375,000RUB, including the Main Event, which guarantees a prize pool of 150,000,000RUB (approx. $2.3 million).