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 […]

WPT secures partnership with BT Sport

February 12, 2019

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has signed a new distribution deal with BT Sport in which the WPT Season XV will be broadcast across BT Sport channels BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 3, in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The deal, spearheaded by Rich Sarris, WPT manager of content distribution in the UK, follows on the heels of a recent […]

One Time Poker live on MPN

February 5, 2019

Malta-licensed relative newcomer One Time Poker has gone live on Microgaming’s poker network (MPN). InfoPowa readers will recall a deal between One Time Marketing Services LLC and Gaming Innovation Group late last year in which One Time Poker became GiG’s first external operator to sign up for its poker product powered via the MPN. Established in 2018 by a team of poker industry […]

Kennedy takes Aussie Millions Main Event title

February 5, 2019

Katz victorious in $100,000 Challenge. American Bryn Kennedy took down Event 11: The Aussie Millions 2019 Main Event for the title and a first prize of A$1,272,598 after outplaying a field of 822. Kennedy defeated fellow American Michael Del Vecchio in heads up battle. Other Main Event final table results include: 3 Andrew Hinrichsen – […]

Final pod of live events confirmed for 2019 WSOP

January 31, 2019

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has confirmed its final raft of live events for WSOP 2019 offering a number of low buy-in, short-duration deep stack events which complete the 2019 iteration of the WSOP to be held May 28 to July 16 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. A half-dozen $600-$800 No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, […]