Poker personality hesp in the news again

September 3, 2017

John Hesp, the Bridlington, UK poker amateur who finished fourth in this year’s World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas, is in the news again with reports that negotiations have almost been finalised on a movie about his achievement. The 64-year-old retired businessman and grandfather won GBP 2 million after travelling to Las […]

National League of Poker ownership change

September 2, 2017

Free-to-play US online poker operator Cafrino has announced the acquisition for an undisclosed consideration of the National League of Poker (NLOP) social poker enterprise. The two companies were brought together by Mike Murphy, a former CEO of NLOP who went on to join Cafrino as chief executive. Founded in 2006, NLOP has, like Cafrino, a […]

Cash game pro bests Hellmuth in WPT Legends event

September 2, 2017

Los Angeles high stakes cash game pro Art Papazyan bested his poker idol Phil Hellmuth in the heads up of the $4,000 buy-in World Poker Tour Legends of Poker event played this week at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens near LA. The competition attracted 763 entries, many of them top names in the game, […]

Local poker pro wins the inaugural WPT Brazil

September 1, 2017

Local poker pro Raphael Francisquetti bested a field of 3,386 hopefuls in the inaugural World Poker Tour Brasil main event this week, claiming the main prize of $247,321. With a buy-in of $475 the enthusiastic response from Brasilians ensured that the prize pool guarantee was doubled, finally disbursing around $1.2 million. WPT Brasil was presented […]

New poker reality TV show stars high profile players

August 31, 2017

High profile poker pros Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Brian Rast, Jeff Gross and Samantha Abernathy diversify into reality show dares in the new Poker Central-PokerGo television program Major Wager, which hits US screens on September 5. Presented by podcaster, player and blogger Joey Ingram, the show has five episodes and was filmed in and around […]

September set to be a bumper month for poker

August 31, 2017

Online poker fans can look forward to a spectacular September as the top online poker operators compete for their attention with a string of 900 online poker tourneys carrying guaranteed prize pools and other rewards totalling almost $118 million. Over a three week period separate events are scheduled from PokerStars, 888Poker, Winamax and PartyPoker, providing […]

Winning moments videos to showcase players’ tournament highlights

August 30, 2017

PokerStars players who reach the final table in certain World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) events will be among the first to receive videos that celebrate their tournament winning moments thanks to innovative software that generates personalised videos when a player runs deep in a No Limit Hold’em tournament. Launched by PokerStars, the automated videos […]

Flopomania poker a hit on initial launch

August 29, 2017

Flopomania, a new fast-paced online poker variant introduced recently by 888Poker (see previous InfoPowa report) has reportedly been well received by players on its debut weekend, living up to its promise of fast, exciting action. 888Poker reports indicate that the innovative game attracted 11 percent more players compared to regular Sunday traffic and completely outperformed […]

Sorensson takes the money and the honours in Barcelona poker main event

August 28, 2017

Swedish warehouse worker Sebastian Sorensson, an amateur player who won a Euro 215 online satellite to enter only his second live poker tournament, has emerged victorious from the Euro 5,300 buy-in 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona main event, besting an entry field of of 1,682 that generated a more than $7 million prize pool. The NLHE […]

Hellmuth ‘King of the Hill’ in inaugural Poker Night in America

August 24, 2017

14-WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth showed his professional resilience and skills Wednesday night when he came from $194,000 behind to best Daniel “Jungleman” Cates and claim the main prize and the King of the Hill winner’s belt in the $50,000 buy-in inaugural Poker Night in America event. A large global audience watched the live-streamed bracket-style […]