New online poker room uses blockchain Technology

November 13, 2017

Canadian poker pro Isabelle Mercier has been using social media to vigorously promote a new online poker room which launches this week in play-money format pending the real thing later in the year. CoinPoker will in future operate on CHP token using blockchain technology. “CoinPoker’s key mission is to provide safe, transparent, and trustworthy online […]

Spanish player takes down the WSOP Europe main event

November 11, 2017

Spanish poker pro and former economics lecturer Marti Roca De Torres (36) is a WSOP bracelet and Euro 1,115,207 richer after winning the Euro 10,350 buy-in  World Series of Poker Europe main event in Rozvadov, Czech Republic over the weekend. The huge prize completely eclipsed his previous career live tourney earnings of just Euro 30,000. […]

Tragic death of UK player in Czechia for poker tournament

November 11, 2017

The Stoke Sentinel newspaper reported over the weekend that a week ago, on November 5, a local poker pro died in a car crash whilst attending the World Series of Poker Europe tournament in Rozvadov, Czechnia. Emma Fryer (42) was a mother of two and a former VIP client manager at online gambling group bet365 […]

BPL – WPT main event concludes

November 10, 2017

The inaugural Brasil Poker Live – World Poker Tour live poker tourney has concluded in Punta Del Este, Uruguay with a main event victory for Argentinian poker pro Juan Gonzalez, who started final table action with the lowest chip stack. Gonzalez took home the main prize of $109,860 – his biggest score yet – after […]

Struggling Israeli farmer wins Battle of Malta main event

November 8, 2017

Israeli farm manager Nadav Lipszyc by his own admission travelled to Malta with hardly any cash in his pocket to take up a seat in the main event of the Battle of Malta he had won in his first live tournament satellite . A few days later he has Euro 200,000 in winner’s prize money, […]

Hedge fund manager Shak takes down the WSOP Europe High Roller

November 8, 2017

US hedge fund manager and poker ace Dan Shak has claimed the honours and Euro 210,112 in prize money after besting a field of 20 other players in the Euro 25,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Europe High Roller competition in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The event pulled in many top international players, including Mikita Badziakouski, […]

World Poker Tour and 888Poker partner up

November 7, 2017

Major poker operators World Poker Tour (WPT) and 888Poker announced Monday that they are to team up in order to offer international online satellite competitions that offer players opportunities to win seats in WPT Deep Stacks tourneys across the planet. 888Poker spokesmen said that the partnership is an element in a strategy to make poker […]

Chris ferguson declared 2017 WSOP player of the year

November 7, 2017

Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, the poker professional and businessman who besmirched his reputation in the Full Tilt Poker debacle in 2011 and remains silent on the issue, has only recently reappeared at live poker tables, yet his skills have propelled him to the Player of Year, according to a Twitter announcement by WSOP on Monday. His […]

Americas Cardroom to invest $12 million in tournament series

November 6, 2017

Starting Sunday January 7 next year, Americas Cardroom on the Winning Poker Network will be offering 12 one million dollar guaranteed MT tournaments, a significant $12 million investment by the operator. Publicity material from the operator claims that the Sunday tournaments constitute the largest available to action-starved US players, with buy-ins of $265 and prizes […]

Germany’s Dominik Nitsche wins Euro 3.4 million in One Drop high roller poker event

November 6, 2017

It’s been a profitable weekend for German poker pro Dominik Nitsche, who has soared to the top of Germany’s biggest poker earners after his Euro 3.4 million win in the Euro 111,111 buy-n One Drop High Roller event at the World Series of Poker Europe in Rozvadov, which carried a Euro 10 million guarantee. Nitsche […]