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 […]

Pokerstars new APPT poker schedule

January 31, 2019

Pokerstars has released a new schedule for its Asia Pacific Poker Tour 2019 with two new flagship events taking place this year in Korea and the Philippines. APPT Korea will run from April 5 to 14 at the country’s newest luxury gaming resort, Paradise City, Incheon offering a main event guarantee of KRW 300,000,000 (approx. GBP 205,194). Manila will host […]

Pokerstars hails success of PCA and PSCPC 

January 23, 2019

The Stars Group has hailed the success of its annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), followed immediately by its inaugural PokerStars Players No-limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). The group said the combined prize pool of the two live poker tournaments, held at the Atlantis Resort & Casino in the Bahamas, awarded $63 million over eleven days. “Together, the PCA and PSPC have set a […]

Rheem takes 2019 PCA Main Event

January 17, 2019

David “Chino” Rheem (38) has emerged as the first prize winner of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event after defeating Daniel Strelitz heads up at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Besting a field of 771 players, Rheem boosted his bank balance with a $1.567 million first prize taking his live earnings past the $10 […]

Pokerstars launch 6+ poker game

January 16, 2019

PokerStars rolled out its new 6+ poker game this week. The short deck hold’em format sees all numbered cards lower than a six removed from the deck and a new blind structure introduced, the “Button Blind”. Instead of small and big blinds, all players post an ante and only the player on the button posts a blind. “6+ […]

Greenwood wins Pokerstars PCA $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em

January 14, 2019

Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood has won the first of two PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller events, banking $1,775,460 in the process. Greenwood outplayed a field of 61, eighteen of which were re-entries, ultimately finishing off Henrik Hecken heads-up after three intense days of play. Hecken boosted his bank balance with […]

Colillas takes pspc crown (update)

January 12, 2019

Spanish former fitness trainer and professional poker player Ramon Colillas (30) emerged victorious and $5.1 million richer in the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), $25,000 buy-in poker tournament. Colillas won free entry into the tournament as part of a PokerStars global promotion that awarded 320 people a $30,000 Platinum Pass package, which in addition to free entry, covered […]

Pokerstars PSPC makes history

January 8, 2019

Described as ground-breaking, PokerStars’ Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) has blasted live poker records as 1,039 players registered to take part, generating the largest-ever prize pool for a $25,000 buy-in poker tournament of $26,455,500 with a $5.1 million top prize 181 players will cash-in and the final table alone will produce a total of six millionaires. […]

Pokerstars and UFC partner for UFC® 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 

December 22, 2018

Mixed martial arts organisation UFC and Pokerstars have entered into a new marketing partnership, marking UFC’s first-ever ‘Official Poker Partner’ and creating a new sponsorship category. Under the terms, PokerStars will enjoy a branded presence inside the Octagon® at UFC’s final Pay-Per-View event of 2018, UFC® 232: JONES vs. GUSTAFSSON 2. Additional branding opportunities include the integration of PokerStars branding […]

Pokerstars puts $85 million in tournament guarantees under the Christmas tree 

December 13, 2018

PokerStars is offering two weeks of holiday action this Christmas, investing $85 million across a range of activities and online action. The Winter Series kicks off festivities on December 23, 2018 and runs until January 7, 2019. During that time, the signature Winter Series alone will award a guaranteed $40 million. The 16-day schedule features […]