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  1. News$1 million bad beat jackpot largest in U.S. historyQuad Queens vs. quad treys for $1 million. The largest bad beat jackpot in history occurred the other 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 winner of the hand with quad Queens earned nearly $213K. With only six playing at the time, the other four earned the table shared worth nearly $107K each! [...] Read more…
  2. NewsThree Platinum Passes to PSPC up for grabs at the PokerStars London Festival 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. [...] Read more… Pic by Mickey May, PokerStars
  3. NewsMaria Lampropulos wins 2018 PCA Main EventMaria 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. [...] Read more… (Pic by Neil Stoddart, PokerStars Blog)
  4. News2018 PCA: Adrian Mateos final table chip leader; Watch liveSpanish 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? [...] Read more…
  5. 2018 PCA: David Peters leads final 16

    News2018 PCA: David Peters leads final 16The 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. [...] Read more…
  6. News2018 PCA: David Peters leads Main Event with 43 remainingSun. 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. [...] Read more… Best-selling author Maria Konnikova won a Platinum Pass (Pic by Neil Stoddart, PokerStars Blog)
  7. News2018 PCA: Watch Day 3 of the Main Event with 101 players remainingDay 2 of the 2018 PCA Main Event in the Bahamas ended with 101 players (out of 582). Those 101 are still in the hunt for the PCA title and $1 million in cash. Only the top 87 places paid out this year. The money bubble will burst early on Day 3. Oleg Titov from Russia bagged up nearly 500K in chips. Several notables still alive including former champ Harrison Gimbel and author Maria Konnikova. [...] Read more…
  8. News2018 PCA: Steve O'Dwyer wins $50K High RollerMore high balla action at the Atlantis Casino in the Bahamas. American online exile and high roller savant, Steve O'Dwyer, won the $50K High Roller at the 2018 PCA. The single re-entry event attracted 46 total entries and a prize pool worth $2.2M. O'Dwyer earned $769K for a first-place finish. His career tournament winnings passed $21 million. [...] Read more… (Pic by Thomas Stacha via PokerStars Blog)
  9. Breaking News2018 PCA: Cary Katz wins Super High Roller and $1.4 millionBusinessman Cary Katz shipped the first major high roller event of the new calendar year. Katz faded a field of 48 entries to win the 2018 PCA $100K Super High Roller. Katz earned nearly $1.5 million for first place. Runner-up Justin Bonomo earned $1M. Daniel Negreanu cashed in fourth place for a $521K score. [...] Read more…
  10. Breaking News2018 PCA: Ivan Luca and Daniel Negreanu Super High Roller final tableAnd then there were seven! The 2018 PCA Super High Roller had a $100K price tag and a total prize pool worth $4.7M. Only seven players are remaining at the final table. Ivan Luca from Argentina is the big stack with Justin Bonomo and Daniel Negreanu right behind in third overall. Also still alive: Bryn Kenney, Ike Haxton, Cary Katz, and Sam Greenwood. Lots of familiar faces, eh? First place pays out $1,492,340 and the runner up banks at least $1M. [...] Read more…
  11. The 2018 PCA Returns

    NewsThe 2018 PCA ReturnsWelcome back the PCA! The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) returns to its old glory after one awkward year with that odd name change to PokerStars Championship Bahamas. See ya, PCB! And welcome back PCA! The PCA has become one of the most recognizable brands in poker and the 2018 PCA will be the biggest series ever assembled with 31 events including a 100K Super High Roller. Platinum Packages to the 2019 Players Championship are also up for grabs. [...] Read more…
  12. Online Poker: 20 Years Later

    NewsOnline Poker: 20 Years LaterJanuary 1, 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of online poker when Planet Poker became the first virtual card room to host real money games. Planet Poker took their first steps into online poker approximately nine months before Rounders appeared in movie theaters. Talk about a blast from the past. Planet Poker is making me a feeling a little nostalgic for online poker via dial-up modems! [...] Read more…
  13. NewsVanessa Selbst retiring from professional pokerAnother American pro is hanging it up in 2018. On New Year's Eve, Vanessa Selbst posted on Facebook her intentions to step away from the game on a professional level. Selbst took the poker world by storm when she was still a student at Yale law school. The 33-year old Selbst amassed $11.8 million in tournament winnings and won three WSOP bracelets. After 12 years in poker, Selbst will shift her focus to the financial world as a strategic analyst at a hedge fund. [...] Read more… Vanessa Selbst at the 2010 Partouche Poker Tour
  14. NewsMerry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidaze!From all of us at Club Poker, here's to a happy and healthy holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy belated Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa. We hope you have a fantastic end to 2017. Best wishes to a healthy and flop-heavy 2018. And to our 420-friendly readers... blaze on and happy holidaze! [...] Read more…
  15. NewsAaron Sorkin makes high-stakes directorial debut in Molly's GameAward-winning writer Aaron Sorkin made his directorial debut with Molly's Game, which is the story of Molly Bloom (played by Jessica Chastain), the media-dubbed "poker princess" and poker host who ran high-stakes poker games in Hollywood and NYC. In real life, celebs like Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck, and Leo DiCaprio were regulars in games that Molly ran in Los Angeles. Idris Elba played Bloom's lawyer tasked with keeping her out of prison. The buzz in the Hollywood press is that Chastain and Idris Elba had strong performances in Molly's Game, which made them contenders for this upcoming Oscars race. [...] Read more…
  16. NewsPokerStars Winter Series begins on ChristmasThe Winter Series will run on PokerStars starting December 25 and running through January 7, 2018. The Winter Series offers four buy-in levels to fit everyone's bankroll needs with Micro levels up to $5.50 and High up to $5,200. There will be plenty of Hold'em, PLO, Turbos, Prog-KOs, and Zooms. Plus, much much more. Four Platinum Passes to the $25K PSPC will be awarded during the Winter Series, so here's your first online chance to win one! Also, PokerStars is hosting a year-end New Year's Eve Magic Freeroll, which starts on the morning of December 31st. [...] Read more…
  17. NewsPSPC: How to win the first 19 Platinum PassesPokerStars announced two paths how you can win one of the first 19 Platinum Passes to the inaugural $25K buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship (PSPC) at the 2019 PCA in the Bahamas. Platinum Passes are valued at $30K. Players have 4 chances to win one online during the upcoming PokerStars Winter Series Main Event, which kicks off on Christmas. Players hunting for a free seat to the PSPC will also have a shot to win a Platinum Pass by playing in live events in Macau, Brazil, London, Ulster, Italy, and at the 2018 PCA. [...] Read more…
  18. NewsKalidou Sow wins PokerStars Championship Prague Main EventShip it to France! Kalidou Sow made a heads-up deal with Jason Wheeler at the final table of the PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event. Sow went on to win the heads-up battle for the Main Event title and €675K in cash. American pro Wheeler walked away with €570K. [...] Read more… Pic courtesy of PokerStarsBlog
  19. NewsPokerStars Championship Prague: France's Kalidou Sow leads Main Event final tableThe PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event final table is down to six players at the Casino Atrium Prague at the Hilton. Kalidou Sow from France is the chip leader heading into the final day, but American Jason Wheeler is right behind him. Michal Mrakes, Gabriele Lepore, Colin Robinson, Harry Lodge rounded out the final table. First place pays out €775,000. Who will win the last major tournament in 2017? Final table resumes Monday afternoon. [...] Read more… Kaidou Sow chipleader (Pic by Neil Stoddardt, courtesy of PokerStars Blog)
  20. Breaking NewsPokerStars launches Players Championship and the return of the EPT, LAPT, and APPTSay hello to the newly launched PokerStars Players No-Limit Championship a.k.a. PSPC to commence in the Bahamas in 2019. And welcome back to the mix to the EPT, LAPT, and APPT. The regional tournament series got shelved after the introduction of the PokerStars Championship brand. But the old-school tours will return! The PCA returns in January 2018 and the other tours will soon recapture its old glory, especially the EPT. It's been a busy day of announcements for PokerStars and they also began pushing a themed-hashtag #AreYouPlaying. [...] Read more… (Pic courtesy of PokerStars Blog)
  21. 2018 WSOP Schedule officially released

    Breaking News2018 WSOP Schedule officially releasedA version of the 2018 WSOP schedule got leaked last week, but the folks at the World Series of Poker HQ finally released the official schedule. The 2018 WSOP will be in its 49th year featuring 78 bracelet events. The cheapest buy-in will be $365 and the largest is $1 million for the Big One for One Drop. Several new events are on the schedule this year including... $100K High Roller, $50K High Roller, $365 PLO GIANT, $1,500 BOUNTY PLO, and the new $1,500 THE CLOSER with 30-minute levels. The 2018 WSOP begins May 29 at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas and runs through July 17. The $10K Main Event begins on July 2 and plays down to a champion, which will be crowned on July 14. [...] Read more…
  22. Cryptocurrencies

    NewsCryptocurrenciesWhat are cryptocurrencies? Why is half of my Twitter timeline clogged up with poker pros going nuts about Bitcoin? Why is the other half of Twitter whining about pros bragging about Bitcoin? And what the heck are CryptoKitties? Luckily, we have Doug Polk to get everyone up to speed on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The poker pro, popular YouTuber, and "crypto enthusiast" launched a CoinCentral.com, a news site for all things cryptocurrency. In addition, Polk launched a second YouTube channel to specifically discuss cryptos. [...] Read more…
  23. NewsRyan Tosoc wins WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $1.95M scoreLast year, Ryan Tosoc finished in second place in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio. And this year? Tosoc finally secured his first major tournament win. Tosoc faded a record-setting field of 812 entrants and walked away with $1.95 million. Tosoc defeated Alex Foxen heads-up for his first WPT title. [...] Read more… (Photo by Joe Grion, courtesy of WPT.com)
  24. PokerStars Christmas Calendar Bonanza

    NewsPokerStars Christmas Calendar BonanzaHo ho ho! The holiday season is rapidly approaching and PokerStars is in the giving spirit. How about a half-priced Sunday Million with a $1 million guarantee? Yup, this Sunday December 10, 2018 will have a half-price buy-in. In all, the PokerStars Christmas Calendar Bonanza boasts over $2 million in various giveaways. The Christmas Bonanza is underway and runs thru the Christmas Day Freeroll. [...] Read more…
  25. 2018 WSOP schedule leaked?

    Breaking News2018 WSOP schedule leaked?Yesterday, there may or may not have been a leaked schedule for the 2018 World Series of Poker. Was it a sloppy intern? Or rogue hackers? A couple of forum members on our parent site Club Poker snapped a couple of screencaps before the 77-event schedule was taken down. No one knows for sure if it is the 2018 final schedule, or a preliminary schedule. We can only confirm the date of the return of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop, which will occur on July 15, 2018. [...] Read more…
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