French victory in Pokerstars Korea competition

December 3, 2018

The PokerStars Live Asia Jeju Red Dragon kicked off in Korea this week with French pro Romain Arnaud (33) winning the $54,000 buy-in Super High Roller competition after besting a field of 44 entries that created a prize pool worth $2.25 million…the largest such pool yet for a PokerStars event in Korea. Arnaud’s $668.000 pay […]

Dutch journalist takes down Master Classics of Poker Main Event

December 1, 2018

Dutch journalist, TV host and poker fan Alberto Stegeman showcased his considerable talent for competitive tournament poker Friday by taking down the  27th edition of the Euro 4,300 buy-in Master Classics of Poker Main Event in Amsterdam for Euro 240,183 After some intense three-handed action resulted in the elimination of online cash game expert Teuns […]

Moldavian poker pro wins WPT Rock ‘n Roll Open

November 29, 2018

Pavel Plesuv (30), a poker pro from Moldova now resident in the Czech Republic, continued to enjoy a run of successful action at the $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open  this week, besting a field of 898 to claim the main prize of $504, 820. The big win brings Plesuv’s […]

iPoker Network launches French-Spanish shared player pool action

November 29, 2018

In Europe the shared online poker market has received a boost with the announcement that the iPoker Network has launched French-Spanish shared tables, becoming the fourth major operator to do so. The network received the approval of the French regulator ARJEL back in March this year, and more recently was given the green light by […]

Partypoker re-enters Czech Republic market

November 26, 2018

Partypoker has re-entered the Czech Republic after exiting the market almost two years ago. The re-entry follows the second International online gambling licence award from the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Finance. In anticipation of its launch the online poker operator has partnered Kings Resort Rozvadov, both of whom hint at ambitious and exciting plans to come. Tom Waters, managing director […]

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 […]