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  1. News

    Ludovic Lacay was recently profiled in Business Insider for his work with a tech start-up. Lacay was one of the top poker players in Europe and an integral member of Team Winamax. After a decade a grinding, the French pro took a shot at an entirely different career in the tech world. Lacay secured an unpaid internship at a health-based startup in London called Tictrac and quickly moved his way up the ladder. In a short time, Lacay went from poker pro to product manager of a tech start up. Along the way, he implemented many on-the-felt strategies to improve their product.

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  2. News

    Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom sniffed out a bluff to win the 2018 partypoker Live Millions Germany Main Event. The €5,300 buy-in event at the King's Casino in Rozvadov attracted 1,022 runners. With only a pair of Kings on an Ace-high board with three hearts and possible straight, Blom made a "sick call" against Pavel Plesuv to win the Main Event. Plesuv whiffed on a flush draw and only held a pair of Queens when he shoved the river and put Blom to the test. Blom tanked, yet made a remarkable hero-call to win the pot and the tournament. Blom banked €850,000 for the victory.

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    Pic: @partypokerlive


  3. News

    What happens when you match the fastest man in the world against one of the funniest comedians in Hollywood? Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart battled it out the #GameOn series of contests in the Bahamas including a 100-meter sprint, heads-up poker bout, and chicken nuggets. Find out who wins the ultimate beach race and who crushed nuggets in under ten seconds.

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  4. Breaking News

    We have three new Super High Roller champions at the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany at the King's Casino in Rozvadov. Blast from the past Patrik Antonius shipped the first €25,000 Super High Roller over the weekend to win €425,000. German pro Johannes Becker took down the second €25,000 SHR for a €320,050 score. And moments ago, Chi Zhang banked €800,000 for winning the €50K SHR.

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    Pic: @partypokerlive


  5. News

    Keith Tilston shipped the 2018 U.S. Poker Open Main Event. Event #8 $50K NL attracted 33 players. Tilston defeated Jake Schindler heads-up for the final event. Tilston won $660K, while Schindler walked away with $429K. Daniel Negreanu finished in third place, while Tom Marchese took fourth, and Dan Smith finished in fifth place. Stephen Chidwick went deep, but did not cash in this event. It didn't matter because the British pro locked up the overall title at the U.S. Poker Open with two wins and five overall cashes for a total score worth more than $1.2 million. Tilston finished second overall with $1 million in winnings.

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    Ship it to Tilston! (Pic: PokerCentral)


  6. News

    The U.S. Poker Open is not over, yet Stephen Chidwick locked up the U.S. Poker Open title. Chidwick won back-to-back events and finished in second place last night in Event #7. Overall, Chidwick banked $1.2 million. David Peters won Event #7 $25K NL for a $400K score. Benjamin Pollak won Event #6 $25K NL for a $416K score and Chidwick finished in third place in that event. Ben Tollerene shipped Event #5 $10K NL for a $187K score. Oh, in case you were wondering... Chidwick is still alive in Event #8 $50K Main Event Championship. He locked up the overall title and still has a shot to win a third event.

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    Ben Pollak binked Event #6 (Pic: PokerCentral)


  7. Breaking News

    The U.S. Poker Open at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas is only four events deep and British pro Stephen Chidwick shipped two of them. The legendary Stevie444 won back-to-back U.S. Poker Open events including the $25K Mixed Game Championship for a $382,500 score. On Monday, Chidwick took down the $25K NL High Roller and won $374K. Overall, Chidwick made three final tables and banked $811K since the U.S. Poker Open commenced on February 1.

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    Original pics by PokerCentral


  8. News

    PokerStars School got a face lift. The site designed especially for beginners and poker noobs, recently posted a two-part interview with Daniel Negreanu. In the first part, Kid Poker dishes advice like why sleep is essentially to playing in tournaments. He also gave a couple pointers for satellite winners playing in the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship (PSPC). In the second part of the interview, Negreanu goes a little deeper to discuss how Black Friday 2011 affected American pros. Negreanu also shares his thoughts on playing against the top young players in the world in Super High Roller events.

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  9. Breaking News

    The Aussie Millions Main Event crowned a champion late in the evening at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The record-setting Main Event included 800 runners this year with an $8 million (AUD) prize pool. The final three players reached a money deal. When the dust settled, British pro Toby Lewis prevailed and banked $1,458,198 AUD for first place (or approximately $1.1M USD). Runner-up Stefan Huber from Switzerland won $909K, while Norway's Espen Solaas earned $1.1M for third place due to the terms of the deal. Lewis became the fourth non-Aussie to win the Aussie Millions since 2012.

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    Toby Lewis from the U.K. binked the Aussie Millions (Image by PokerNews)


  10. Breaking News

    Only seven players still alive at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Toby Lewis is the chip leader at the final table of the 2018 Aussie Millions Main Event. Also still left in the hunt... Espen Solaas, Ben Richardson, Mike Del Vecchio, Stefan Huber, Chul-Hyon Park, and Johan Schumacher. First place pays out $1.8 million AUD (or approximately $1.42M USD). Who's gonna take down the Aussie Millions? Live stream begins Saturday evening at 9pm ET/6pm PT and hosted by Jason Somerville.

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  11. News

    Say hello to multiple WPT winner, Eric Afriat. Although Afriat went into the final table with the short stack, he rallied from behind to take down the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Afriat, a real estate investor from Montreal, Canada, faded a field of 1,244 runners to earn a first-place payout worth $651,928, plus a free seat ($15,000) to the season-ending Tournament of Champions at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas.

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    Eric Afriat (Pic by Matt Clark, Borgata Poker Blog)


  12. News

    Six players are still left in the hunt at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Zach Gruneberg is the big stack at the final table of the 2018 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Main Event. Former WSOP champ Joe McKeehen is second overall in chipsl. Also appearing at the final table... former WPT SHR Showdown champ Eric Afriat, Mike Marder, Stephen Song, and Justin Zaki. The total prize pool ended up a shade under $4 million with first place paying out $652K.

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    Pic courtesy of the Borgata Poker Blog


  13. News

    I know you've been holding your breath and became near-dizzy anticipating the third installment of PokerStars Championship Cash Challenge. Yes, the third episode has finally been released much to the delight of the poker diaspora. The challenger, Mila Monroe from Germany, is playing a €25/€50 NL cash game against actor/comedian Kevin Hart, Liv Boeree, Daniel Negreanu, Faraz Jaka, and Charlie Carrel. You won't believe what happens next!

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    Kevin Hart printing money with the sequel to Ride Along


  14. News

    If you have a Twitter account, then you have a chance to win a Platinum Pass to the inaugural PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas in January 2019. The winner of the Truth or Bluff freeroll on March 4 at 19:00 ET on PokerStars will win a Platinum Pass valued at $30K. Twitter users will earn a free seat to the freeroll if they participate in Truth or Bluff promotion. On every Tuesday for the next three weeks, PokerStars will post a video on Twitter and Facebook and you must determine if the pro is bluffing or tell the truth. Submit your answers via Twitter with your user name and the special hashtag #PlatinumPass. If you are correct, then you will have extra chips added to your starting stack. The winner of the Truth or Bluff freeroll gets a Platinum Pass and a free trip to the Bahamas.

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  15. News

    Another high-profile player joins Team partypoker. German pro Philipp Gruissem is the most recent addition to the ranks of partypoker's sponsored players. In only nine years as a professional, Gruissem won $11 million in live tournaments. Known as ‘philbort' at the virtual tables, Gruissem won another $3.5 million playing online poker. Gruissem is heavily involved in philanthropy and co-founded Raising for Effective Giving, in which poker pros donate 2% of their winnings to high-efficient charities, where donations will have the biggest impact.

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  16. Breaking News

    Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier tweeted a brief statement explaining he is no longer a member of Team Pro at PokerStars. Add ElkY's name to the growing list of pros, including Vanessa Selbst and Jason Mercier, who departed from the ranks of PokerStars in 2018. No other French player has won more money that ElkY, who banked over $13.5 million in live tournament winnings. In 2008, ElkY won the PCA in the Bahamas for a $2 million score and he won the WPT Bellagio later that year. ElkY completed the "Triple Crown" in 2011 after winning his first WSOP bracelet. Let's not forget, poker is ElkY's second career. The professional gamer and esports legend is currently a member of Team Liquid and a Hearthstone pro.

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    Elky in Macau on the 2008 APPT (Pic courtesy of PokerStars Blog)


  17. News

    Ship it to Fish! Darryll Fish took down the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Fish outlasted 911 players to win the title and $511K in cash. Fish also earned a seat in the Tournament of Champions. The WPT also announced the addition of the Bobby Baldwin Classic, a $10,000 buy-in event which will end Season XVI of the WPT and take place before the Tournament of Champions in late May at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas.

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    Pic by AlCantHang


  18. News

    American pro Issac Haxton joined the ranks of Team partypoker. Haxton tweeted he "really pumped" to join partypoker, who has been aggressively signing high stakes pros over the last year including Fedor Holz and Jason Koon. "Party is doing great things," added Ike Haxton, who joins other members of Team partypoker including Sam Trickett, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and Kristen Bicknell.

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  19. News

    The first two episode of the PokerStars Championship Cash Challenge has been released. The Cash Challenge filmed in Monte Carlo featured Mila Monroe from Germany battling a festive table that included comedian Kevin Hart and a quartet of pros: Liv Boeree, Charlie Carrel, Faraz Jaka, and Daniel Negreanu. They played a NL cash game with €25/€50 blinds and a min buy-in of €10K and €25K max. The first episode included a crazy hand from Kevin Hart that was utterly redonkulous.

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  20. News

    Quad Queens vs. quad treys for $1 million. The largest bad beat jackpot in American casino history occurred Tuesday night at the Motor City Casino in Detroit, Michigan. The loser of the hand with quad treys and winner of the bad beat took home over $427K. The player with quad Queens earned nearly $213K. With only six playing at the time, the other four earned the table share worth nearly $107K each!

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  21. News

    The PokerStars London Festival set a £500K Guarantee for the Main Event in their upcoming series, which starts next week on January 22 and runs thru January 28. Three Platinum Passes to the 2019 PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship (PSPC) will be awarded in London. The winners of the Main Event, London Cup, and High Roller will also walk away with a Platinum Pass prize package valued at $30K USD. In addition, PokerStars added four new dates to PokerStars Live events including the MEGASTACK London, MEGASTACK Sanremo, Manilla MEGASTACK, and the APPT Korea.

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    Pic by Mickey May, PokerStars


  22. News

    Maria Lampropulos made history in the Bahamas by becoming the first woman to win the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). Argentina's Maria Lampropulos survived a difficult final table to win $1 million in cash. Lampropulos defeated the legendary online grinder Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan heads-up for the title. Adrian Mateos finished in fourth place.

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    (Pic by Neil Stoddart, PokerStars Blog)


  23. News

    Spanish pro Adrian Mateos and recent addition to Team Winamax started Day 5 of the PCA Main Event as the short stack with 16 players remaining. Mateos conjured up his short-stack-ninja skills and managed to advance to the unofficial final table. Late on Day 5, Mateos snagged the chip lead and he heads into the final table with the big stack. Also, still alive... Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan, Maria Lampropulos, Koray Aldemir, Daniel Coupal, and Christian Rudolph. Who is going to ship $1 million in the Bahamas?

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  24. News

    The PCA Main Event started with 582 entrants and after four days of action, they played down to the final 16 players. The Sweet 16! American pro David Peters leads the remaining field with a stack worth 3.1M. On Day 5, they will play down to an official final table. Can Peters stay on course en route to a million dollar payday? Maria Lampropulos bagged up the second-biggest stack with 2.3M. Also still left in the hunt... Adrian Mateos, Shawn Buchanan, and Koray Aldemir.

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  25. News

    Sun. Sand. Cash. The poker action continued at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas. Only 43 players remain in the hunt for the 2018 PCA title and $1 million in cash. Karl Stark and David Peters both have big stacks in excess of 1.1M. Liv Boeree, Adrian Mateos, Jack Sinclair, Shawn Buchanan, and author Maria Konnikova are among those still alive. Meanwhile, Jason Koon binked the single-day $25K High Roller for a $420K score.

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    Best-selling author Maria Konnikova won a Platinum Pass (Pic by Neil Stoddart, PokerStars Blog)

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