Saturday July 7, 2018 at 4:16 pm
Breaking News

Around 3,480 players started Day 2C of the WSOP Main Event and after five levels of play, only 1,655 players will advance to Day 3. Ignacio Sanchez ended Day 2C with a monster stack in excess of 627,200. Sanchez is the overall leader heading into Day 3 on Saturday when all three opening flights will combine into one field.

Another day, another 50% gone. The third installment of Day 2 included all of the surviving players from Day 1C. By the time Day 2C ended, only 1,655 players were left standing out of 3,480 initial starters. The lucky ones who bagged up chips at the end of Day 2C will join the survivors from Day 2A/2B on Saturday. The top 1,182 places get paid out in the Main Event and the remaining field took one giant leap forward.

Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Chino Rheem, and Davidi Kitai are among the big names who advanced to Day 3.

Event #65 $10,000 NL Main Event - Day 2C Results

Pic courtesy of Winamax

The 2018 WSOP Main Event continued with the third and final round of Day 2. On Friday, players who survived the cut on Day 1C returned to action for Day 2C festivities. As expected, half of the field was liquidated in only 5 levels of play, or 10 total hours of game-time action.

Out of the 3,480 players who survived the largest flight in WSOP history, only 1,655 players still have their dreams alive. These fortunate souls return to the Rio on Saturday to play in a combined field with players from Day 2A/2B. Although 2A and 2B were played on the same day, the fields were separated and 2A played in a different room compared to 2B. All three opening flights and their respective Day 2s will join together for one unified field for Day 3. Ooooooh, that's when thing really get juicy.

We currently have approximately 2,786 players remaining in Event #65 $10,000 NL Main Event. Only the top 1,182 players get paid out. The money bubble should pop early on Sunday a.k.a Day 4, but you can anticipate lots of crazy action on Day 3, otherwise known as moving day at the WSOP. Either you're gonna fly back home on Sunday, or you're extending your stay a few more days.

The Phils attracted the most attention in the Rio. Phil Ivey is quiet and you'll barely hear a peep out of him. While everyone knows where the Poker Brat is sitting at all times. If he's not bringing the attention to himself, there's a huge rail gawking at Hellmuth and awaiting for a blowup of Hellmuthian proportions.

At the end of Day 2C, Phil Ivey had a big stack. One of the biggest in the Rio. He bagged up 11th overall or 434K.

Ignacio Sanchez bagged the overall lead for Day 2C and the overall Main Event chip lead with 627K. France's Eric Sfez is second overall with 552K. Rounding out the Top 5 are another Frenchman and two Canadians: Matt Klapstein, Victor Choupeauz, and Colleen Yamagishi.

Among the notable and familiar names who advanced to Day 3 included... Phil Ivey, Chino Rheem, Phil Hellmuth, Cory Albertson, Vi Do, Shane Schleger, Tobby Ziegler, Brett Murray, Steve Song, Daniel Ospina, Damian Salas, Avi Cohen, Yang Xhang, Alex Reard, Patrik Antonius, Johannes Becker, Johnny Bax, Xuan Liu, Dustin Fox, Dan Heimiller, Josh Jackson, Shawn Buchanan, Nick Maimone, Loni Harwood, Steffan Sontheimer, Eugene Katchalov, Jim Collopy, Curt Kohlberg, Barry Greenstein, Keith Lehr, James Obst, Steve Billirakis, Sylvain Loosli, Adam Geyer, Pat Mahoney, Porter Lambert, Chris Moorman, Mike Takayama, Alessio Isaia, Dong Kim, Did Not Report, Jesse Sylvia, Liv Boeree, Ryan Laplante, Stephan Ma, Paul Vacchio, Seth Foster, Matt Smith, Ilya Trincher, Leif Force, Richard Lee, Taylor Black, Tex Barch, Dean Hamrick, Cate Hall, Eric Hershler, Sean Winter, Yong Wang, Fatima de Melo, Minh Nguyen, Andrea Klein, Pablo Mariz, Billy Pappas, Uri Reichenstein, Taylor Paur, Todd Brunson, Ralph Perry, Federico Butteroni, Markuu Koplimma, David To, Gregg Merkow, Theo Tran, Jessica Dawley, Chris Wood, Martijn Gerrits, Thomas Ross, John Smith, Jason Daly, Kai Cai, Ivan Demidov, Eoghan O'Dea, Brandon Shack-Harris, Aditya Agarwal, Bob Ash, Manig Loeser, Richie Pyne, Yu Shen, Ben Jackson, Alex Difelice, Martin Malone, Dan Smith, Mark Mazza, Jennifer Shahade, Kelvin Gates, Vlad Darie, Peter Eichhardt, Martin Kozlov, Tyler Patterson, Nam Le, Ed Ho, Scott Hill, Luiz Ferreira, James Ankenhead, Shannon Shorr, Thomas Boivin, Gene Todd Bro, Victor Figueroa, Joe Cada, Roland Israelashvili, Pat Moore, Tony Spinella, Randy Holland, Tom Koral, Kane Brett Richey, Kelly Kim, Mike Ruane, Alex Queen, Jamie Kerstetter, Ying Fu, Steve Gross, Jake Cody, Jeff Hakim, William Kassouf, Rob Peacock, Ian Johns, Chainsaw Kessler, Justin Pechie, Tom Cannuli, Jean Gapard, Davidi Kitai, Mike Amato, Mike McDonald, Cyndy Violette, and Parker Talbot.

French/Belgian players still alive and in the hunt: Davidi Kitai, Eric Sfez, Victor Choupeaux, Samuel Touil, Romain "Le-Capitaine", Laurent Polito, Christopher Chaudey, Alexandre Reard, Anthony Kazgandjian, Jeremy Saderne, Florian Ribouchon, Sylvain Loosli, Johann Schmitt, Timothée Scotti, Antoine Labat, Pierre-Guy Gentil, Thomas Cazayous, Clement Genon, Manuel Bevand, Martial Blangenwitsch, Serge Chechin, Antonin Teisseire, Joseph Teanotoga, Patrick Sacrispeyre, Alexandre Saulnier, Aurelie Reard, Yorane Kerignard, Boris Martin, Ness Reilly, Nicolas Pons, Benjamin Pollak, Frédéric Bertrand, Damien Cayet, David Benyamine, Julien Ponche, and Fabien Perrot.

Former Main Event Champs Joe Cada and Phil Hellmuth are both still alive after Day 2C action.

2018 WSOP - Event #65 $10,000 NL Main Event

Entrants: 7,874

Prize Pool: $74,015,600

Payouts: 1,182

Players Remaining: 2,786

Chip Leader: Ignacio Sanchez 627,200

Main Event Eliminations - Day 2C

Too many bustouts to count them all. Approximately half of the field would be liquidated on Day 2. Only 1,655 players made the cut out of 3,480 players who returned for Day 2C.

Among the notables who busted on Day 2C included... Mark Newhouse, Adrian Mateos, Gabe Kaplan, Cord Garcia, Ben Keeline, Scott Bohlman, Joey Weissman, Ronnie Bardah, Byron Kaverman, Natlie Kof, Nick Yunis, David Williams, Nick Guagenti, Dominik Nitsche, Ami Barer, Nick Shulman, Ha Doep, Kevin Eyster, JP Kelly, Joe Serock, Vinny Pahuja, Bart Hanson, Steve Wolansky, Javier Fernandez, Jesper Hoog, Dan Brown, Tom Hu, Yehuda Cohen, Zack Walker, Ryan Daut, Eric Buchman, John Rotter, Matt Vengrin, Elizabeth Tedder, Joni Jouhkimainen, Ray Ho, Andy Bloch, Martin Finger, Matt Salsberg, Christoph Vogelsang, Martin Jacobson, Mike Noori, Grayson Rampage, Mike Leah, Will Berry,Freddy Bonyadi, Al Snow, Thiago Nishijima, Kido Pham, Griffin Benger, Juan Pardo, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Mike Wattel, ElkY, Eric Mizrachi, Tony Cousineau, Benny Glasser, Jeff King, Pete Chen, Al Krux, Rainer Kempe, Dylan Wilkerson, Chris George, Jack Sinclair, Ylon Schwartz, Aaron Jones, Ismael Bojang, Josh Prager, Liang Xu, Koray Aldermir, Gus Hansen, Sofia Lovgren, and cricket legend Shane Warne.

Latest news
Friday September 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm
Erkut Yilmaz leads WPT Borgata Poker Open final table

The 2018 WPT Borgata Poker Open is down to the final table. Only six players are still left in the hunt for a WPT title. Erkut Yilmaz is the chip leader and he'll be trying to fend off remaining players: Oleg Shnaider, TK Miles, Austin Wentling, Liam He, and Anthony Maio. Poker Masters Purple jacket winner Ali Imsirovic missed the final table when he was picked off in ninth place. Author Maria Konnikova also went deep, but she busted in 20th place.

Thursday September 20, 2018 at 3:37 pm
Breaking News
Introducing PokerStars VR

Virtual reality and poker have intersected thanks to PokerStars. The news out of PokerStars HQ today is glowing news about PokerStars VR. Coming soon! Get those head sets ready. By the way... supposedly there will be pet donkeys.

Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 3:27 am
Breaking News
wann2play wins WCOOP Main Event for $1.35 million

The High version of the 2018 WCOOP Main Event played down from 17 to a champion. wann2play from the Netherlands outlasted 2,044 entrants to win $1,352,967.97. After Linus 'LLinusLLove' Loeliger busted in third place, the final two -- wann2play and eze88888 -- made a heads-up deal. They played for $200K in cash and the title. Argentina's eze88888 finished in second place and won $1.25M.

Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm
2018 WCOOP: Main Event down to 17

The 2018 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is heading into its final day of action. The $5,200 buy-in Main Event attracted 2,044 entrants and only 17 are remaining. The final two tables will play down to a champion today. Linus 'LLinusLLove' Loeliger is the big stack. Also still alive: Noah 'Exclusive' Boeken, Simon 'C. Darwin2' Mattsson, and Robert 'PlayaPlz' Lipkin. The final event on the schedule, the $25K High Roller, kicks off today and Twitch superstar Lex Veldhuis will be streaming the action.

Sunday September 16, 2018 at 4:51 pm
Breaking News
Ali Imsirovic edges out David Peters to win Poker Masters Purple Jacket

The final event of the 2018 Poker Masters played down to a champion. David Peters won Event #7 $100,000 NL for a payday worth $1.15 million. That marked his second win at the Poker Masters, but he finished 10 points behind the leaderboard winner Ali Imsirovic, who won back-to-back events, advanced to three final tables and shipped the coveted Purple Jacket.

Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 8:50 pm
Rounders podcast with Bill Simmons

The Sports Guy (a.k.a. Bill Simmons, founder of The Ringer) joined Sean Fennessey for the latest episode of The Rewatchables podcast. Simmons rewatched the classic poker film Rounders, which he's happy to say, still holds up twenty years later. Listen in here.

Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 5:47 pm
China shuts down Tencent Gaming poker app

Poker is a not a competitive sport or mind sport in China. As a result, many popular poker sites and apps are being shut down by Chinese authorities. Tencent Gaming will be shutting down their popular poker app, Everyday Hold'em, on September 25. Players will be compensated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Monday September 10, 2018 at 1:56 pm
Breaking News
Poker Masters: Brandon Adams and David Peters early winners

The 2018 Poker Masters is underway at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. Who is going to win the Purple Jacket this time around? David Peters outlasted 69 players to win Event #1 $10K NL for $193,200. Brandon Adams made consecutive final tables and shipped Event #2 $25K NL for a $400,000 score. Adams is currently leading the chase for the purple jacket.

Saturday September 8, 2018 at 6:38 pm
niself wins two WCOOPs in same day

The first week of the 2018 WCOOP on PokerStars is complete and one of the big stories is that nilsef from Germany won two WCOOP titles in the same day in NL Omaha and Win the Button. Also, NJCOOP will kick off soon in the Garden State starting September 29. Three Platinum Passes to the 2019 PSPC will be in play during NJCOOP.

Friday September 7, 2018 at 6:27 pm
Breaking News
RIP Burt Reynolds

Actor Burt Reynolds passed away at the age of 82. The renowned actor was a huge Hollywood star in the 1970s with top-billing roles in Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run, and the Biggest Little Whorehouse in Texas. Reynolds also appeared in P.T. Anderson's film Boogie Nights and received an Academy Award nomination for his role of porn director Jack Horner. In the poker world, Reynold's is most known from his role in Deal. In the 2008 indie film, Reynolds plays a pro named Tommy Vinson who emerges retirement to tutor a young player.

Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 9:12 pm
EPT Barcelona: Piotr Nurzynski Wins Main Event for €1 million

2018 EPT Barcelona Main Event finally played down to a champion. Piotr Nurzynski, an online qualifier from Poland, outlasted a field of 1,931 entries to win the EPT Barcelona Main Event. Nurzynski won a €250 satellite and he banked €1 million in cash. Meanwhile, Max Silver outlasted 430 runners in the 10K High Roller to win nearly €600K.

Thursday August 30, 2018 at 4:17 pm
WPT and partypoker LIVE announce partnership

Two of the biggest names in poker are combining forces. The World Poker Tour and partypoker LIVE announced they will have a four-year partnership that will create more live events in Canada and Europe for the poker community. Seven events are on the slate including Sochi, Russia in 2019. The first new event debuts in October 2018 at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Monday August 27, 2018 at 4:41 pm
Mikita Badziakouski wins EPT Barcelona Super High Roller

Mikita Badziakouski strikes again. Mikita Badziakouski shipped the EPT Barcelona €100,000 Super High Roller. Badziakouski banked €1,650,300 for first place. Ahadpur Khangah was the runner up. The final table included Matthias Eibinger, Tim Adams, Benjamin Pollak, Rui Ferreira, and Jean Ferreira. Also, Jean-Rene Fontaine took down the 1,100 buy-in EPT Barcelona National. Fontaine outlasted 4,348 entrants to win €547,000.

Friday August 24, 2018 at 5:54 pm
EPT Barcelona: Michael Soyza wins €10K High Roller

The 2018 EPT Barcelona kicked off at the Casino Barcelona in Spain with a 10K High Roller affair. A total of 124 total entrants took a shot at the opening event. Malaysia's Michael Soyza navigated a rough and tumble final table to pull off the victory. Soyza defeated Kai Lehto heads-up for the title and €302,500 in cash. Liv Boeree finished in sixth place.

Friday August 24, 2018 at 5:09 pm
Galactic Series starts August 26

PokerStars is introducing a new online series especially tailored for their player base in Southern Europe. The Galactic Series starts on Sunday, August 26th and it will consist of 186 events for players in France, Spain, and Portugal. The Galactic Series boasts a total guarantee worth a whopping €15 million. The €250 buy-in Main Event has a €1.5 million guarantee and begins September 9. There's also the special Hercules event, where you have 12 chances to reach Day 2. The Hercules has a modest buy-in of only €20, but a juicy €300K guarantee.

Thursday August 23, 2018 at 3:41 pm
Creative ways to win a Platinum Pass

PokerStars recently announced that their brand ambassadors will be sharing various ways for players to win a "place in the ultimate poker event" which is the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas at the 2019 PCA. Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer Shahade, Jeff Gross, Lex Veldhuis, and Maria Konnikova are providing different opportunities to qualify for the PokerStars Platinum Pass Adventure.

Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 2:20 am
DDoS Freerolls on PokerStars

Last week, PokerStars admitted that real money games were interrupted due to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) hacks. These attacks occurred on multiple platforms between August 12 and August 14. PokerStars canceled tournaments on Sunday and Monday of that week including the Sunday Million. They issued refunds and are currently hosting a series of freerolls starting August 22 and running through August 26. With over $500,000 in freerolls, affected players will have 3 tickets to play in the 5 daily events (with $100,000 at stake daily). Tickets to the 2018 WSOP and Galactic Series will also be awarded.

Free tournaments and added prizes

The Club Poker organizes freerolls and special tournaments with added prizes.
To qualify for free, register on our poker partners websites:

Tournaments Club Poker
Big Poker League
Wednesday September 26, 2018 at 7:04 pm
$125 added
Big Poker League
Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 7:04 pm
$125 added
Big Poker League
Wednesday October 10, 2018 at 7:04 pm
$125 added
Big Poker League
Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm
$125 added
Big Poker League
Wednesday October 24, 2018 at 7:04 pm
$125 added