Tuesday March 1, 2022 at 12:41 am

PokerStars will host the 2022 EPT Monte Carlo once again at the swanky Monte-Carlo Casino in Monaco. The festivies begin April 28 and run through May 7, which includes the €5,300 Main Event and a couple of High Rollers including the €100,000 Super High Roller. PokerStars also announced that regional tours will return next month. Also, looks like the EPT Sochi will not run in March and postponed until a later date due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Save the dates. Get ready for one of the most prestigious events in Europe in Monte Carlo, which one of the most opulent places on the planet where the uber wealthy congregate for holiday and high-stakes gambling. Let's get super pumped for the return of the EPT Monte Carlo. Satellites are running right now on PokerStars for as low as €1.10, so players from all over the globe will have a chance to play against the premier players in the world.The Monte-Carlo Casino is one of the world's most elegant gambling dens and once again, it will be the home of the EPT Monte Carlo starting April 28.

There's the €100,000 EPT Super High Roller which runs between May 1 and May 3. Several of the biggest sharks on the planet will be slugging it out in this balla, nosebleed event.

There's also a €25,000 buy-in EPT High Roller that takes place May 5 through May 7, which will also be shark-infested with several of the sickest players on the planet competing for a mountain of cash and bragging rights.

The marquee event begins on May 2 and runs through May 7 with the €5,300 buy-in EPT Monte Carlo Main Event. You can buy in directly or try to win a prize package via PokerStars. Mega sats are running on the weekend, plus daily freerolls.

"EPT Monte-Carlo is a favourite for many, and we're pleased we can now share details for the event along with the exciting announcement that regional tours are back," said Severin Rasset, Managing Director and Commercial Officer from PokerStars. "We understand that these are uncertain times for everyone. The health and safety of our players and staff is paramount to our plans and we'll continue to communicate openly with players as each event approaches. Live events have always been a big part of PokerStars, and we can't wait to get back to the live felt and hope to see many of our players at events soon!"

PokerStars also announced the triumphant return of their regional tours after a five-year layoff. Keep an eye out for the return of the Eureka, UKIPT, ESPT and FPS filling on the 2022 live tournament schedule.

The Eureka Prague runs from March 6 to 10. The ESPT Madrid Gran Via will start on March 28 and run through April 3. Get ready for the return of the UKIPT London between April 4-10.

There's the FPS Monte-Carlo running concurrently with the EPT Monte Carlo starting April 28 and running to May 2. There's the Eureka Rozvadov in late May, along with the FPS Divonne in October and the FPS Aix-en-Provence in late November.

Word on the street is that the EPT Sochi at the Sochi Casino in Russia has been postponed until this fall after Russia invaded Ukraine last week. If there's no more military entanglements, the EPT Sochi will finally play out. Of course, this is a fluid situation, so stay tuned. The EPT Sochi was originally scheduled to begin March 18, but it will be put off until October.

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Thursday May 19, 2022 at 2:37 am
Phil Hellmuth defeats Scott Seiver in High Stakes Duel III Round 4

Phil Hellmuth defeated a fifth opponent on High Stakes Duel when Scott Seiver stepped in as a last-minute replacement for Tom Dwan in Round 4 of High Stakes Duel III. Hellmuth and Seiver both put up $400,000 for this round, and Hellmuth walked away with $800,000. The two will meet in a rematch sometime in the future worth $1.6 million.

Tuesday May 17, 2022 at 7:25 pm
Scott Seiver replacing Tom Dwan vs Phil Hellmuth on High Stakes Duel III

Scott Seiver will fill in for Tom Dwan after Dwan pulled out of the fourth round of High Stakes Duel III against Phil Hellmuth. Dwan and Hellmuth were scheduled to play a rubber match on May 17 after they each won a round, but with Dwan out, Scott Seiver stepped in to battle Hellmuth with each player brining $400,000 to the table and the winner banking $800,000. Seiver and Hellmuth will joust tonight on PokerGo.

Sunday May 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Brazil's Marcelo Simoes Mesqueu wins 2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo Main Event

The 2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo Main Event in swanky Monaco attracted 1,073 runners with 326 re-entries for a total prize pool in excess of €5.2 million. Brazil's Marcelo Simoes Mesqueu defeated Morten Hvam from Denmark heads up for the title. Mesqueu became the first Brazilian to win the EPT Monte Carlo and he banked €939,840. Ramon Colillas, the Spanish Moneymaker, final tabled the event but busted in seventh place.

Thursday April 28, 2022 at 4:07 pm
High Stakes Duel III: Phil Hellmuth vs Tom Dwan set for May 12

Get ready for another heavyweight bout between Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan. The made-for-streaming event -- High Stakes Duel III -- will have a fourth round and a third heads-up match between Hellmuth and Dwan with $800,000 on the line. In the summer of 2021, Dwan won their first meeting. In January of 2022, Hellmuth evened the score with a win. A rubber match is set for May 12 at the PokerGo Studios at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas, and it will be aired exclusively on PokerGo.

Tuesday April 19, 2022 at 3:50 pm
PokerStars Releases 2022 SCOOP schedule with 318 events starting May 8

Get ready for the 14th version of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), which starts on May 8 and runs through June 1 with 318 events spread out on three-different buy-in levels in almost every format imaginable with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $25K. There will be a special Women's SCOOP event, along with the coveted SCOOP Main Event Championship. This year will have over $78.5 million in guaranteed prize pools with over $11.5 million in guarantees set aside for the Main Event at all three levels of Low, Medium, and High.

Wednesday April 13, 2022 at 2:27 am
Darren Elias final table chip leader at 2022 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

It was another highly success event at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida with the 2022 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. The latest stop on the World Poker Tour attracted 2,100 players for the $3,500 buy-in event with a prize pool in excess of $6.4 million. Darren Elias bagged the chip lead heading into the final table and he's eying a fifth WPT title and the first-place prize worth $1 million. Also still left in the hunt are Viet Vo, Mark Davis, Marcos Exterkotter, Michael Laufer, and Andrew Barfield. The final table resumes play on May 25 in Las Vegas.

Friday April 8, 2022 at 6:41 pm
The PCA returns in 2023, hosting the PSPC at Baha Mar in Bahamas

It's been a busy day at PokerStars headquarters for live events. There's new dates for the EPT Barcelona in late August and the EPT Prague in December. In addition, the PCA returns after a hiatus at a new venue at Baha Mar in the Bahamas. The second-ever PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) and its $25K buy-in will also take place during the PCA for a fun two-week festival in the Caribbean starting January 22, 2023.

Tuesday March 29, 2022 at 2:56 am
2022 US Poker Open: Sean Winter wins USPO Championship with B2B wins

Sean Winter won US Poker Open Championship Event #11 $25K NL and Event #12 $50K NL at the Aria to secure the 2022 USPO Championship and win the prestigious golden eagle trophy. Winter needed to win the final $50K event in order to claim the championship, and he outlasted 42 runners and held off Masashi Oya heads up to win Event #12 for a $756K score. He also won a $50K bonus for topping the leaderboard.

Wednesday March 23, 2022 at 3:01 am
2022 US Poker Open: Japan's Tamon Nakamura ships two events in first week

The 2022 US Poker Open is underway at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas for the latest stop on the PokerGo Tour. The first week of action saw five different winners in the first six events including Shannon Shorr, Justin Young, Adam Hendrix, Jeremy Ausmus, and Tamon Nakamura from Japan. Nakamura won Event #4 $10,000 Big Bet Mix and Event #6 $15,000 8-Game to take over first place in the USPO leaderboard.

Tuesday March 15, 2022 at 6:22 pm
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PokerStars launches new rewards program in USA

PokerStars announced a new PokerStars Rewards program for players in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. These easy to understand rewards start at 15% but they can reach as high as 33%. It includes real money cash games and tournaments other verticals including sports betting and casino. Head over to PokerStars Blog for more details.

Monday March 14, 2022 at 3:33 am
Quickie history of NYC underground poker scene

A clip for an upcoming documentary on the rise and fall of New York City underground poker scene made the rounds with “The History of New York Poker in 6 Minutes” on YouTube. If you're a fan of 'Rounders', then you're aware that poker rooms in the cult classic film were based on real locations around NYC that flourished during the height of the poker boom in the mid-2000s.

Thursday March 10, 2022 at 9:34 pm
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PokerStars joins Russia boycott

PokerStars cancelled the EPT Sochi last week in response of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And now, the RedSpade joined a global boycott after PokerStars officially pulled out on Russia. They informed the marketplace via a ten-word tweet: 'Important update: we are suspending all our services in Russia.'

Thursday February 17, 2022 at 8:06 pm
Match Poker Online launches app to sportify poker on global scale

Match Poker Online is trying to transform poker into sporting competition and an Olympic sport. It's a long and difficult process, but the folks at International Federation of Match Poker are up for the task. In the meantime, Match Poker Online launched their new app on Feb. 14, and players participate in Battle Royale mode and compete in upcoming seasons to determine who's the premier poker players in the world.

Saturday February 12, 2022 at 1:30 am
Jeremy Ausmus wins 2022 PokerGo Cup with four Top 3 finishes

The 2022 PokerGo Cup concluded at the Aria Casino and Jeremy Ausmus won the 2022 Poker Go Cup with one victory and four overall top three finishes. He banked $824,500 in winnings plus a $50K bonus and the coveted PokerGo Cup. Ali Imsirovic won Event #7 $25K NL for $365,500, and Sean Perry binked Event #8 $50K NL for $640,000. In the overall 2022 PGT Leaderboard, Nick Petrangelo holds down the #1 spot.

Wednesday February 9, 2022 at 3:45 am
2022 Poker Go Cup: Daniel Negreanu wins Event #6 $25K

The 2022 PokerGo Cup continued at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas this week. Daniel Negreanu outlasted 35 entries in Event #6 $25,000 NL to win $350,000 after outlasting a final table that included Sean Winter, Vikenty Shegal, Stephen Chidwick, and Brock Wilson. Nick Petrangelo binked Event #5 $25,000 NL for $369,000 after he was the last player standing out of 41 runners, and Jeremy Ausmus shipped Event #4 $15,000 NL for a $263,250 score.

Saturday February 5, 2022 at 5:11 pm
2022 Poker Go Cup: Sean Perry, Daniel Colpoys early winners

The 2022 PokerGo Cup is underway at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas with another popular stop on the PokerGo Tour. Daniel Colpoys ended an eight-year draught and won his first major live event since 2014 with. Colpoys shipped PokerGo Cup Event #1 $10,000 NL which attracted 77 entrants, and he banked $200,200 for the victory. Sean Perry was the last player standing in Event #2 $10,000 NL which attracted 80 runners. Perry banked $200,000 for his victory.

Friday January 28, 2022 at 10:04 pm
High Stakes Duel III: Phil Hellmuth defeats Tom Dwan in Round 3 for $400K

In the latest installment of High Stakes Duel III at the PokerGO Studios at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas, Phil Hellmuth defeated Tom Dwan in Round 3 to win $400,000. Hellmuth beat Nick Wright in Round 1 and Wright declined to continue, so Dwan stepped in beat the Poker Brat in Round 2. Hellmuth triumphantly won their rematch in Round 3 and finally enacted revenge on Dwan from a bad beat dating back to 2008. Expect Dwan and Hellmuth to meet again in the near future for Round 4.

Thursday January 27, 2022 at 11:32 pm
PokerStars MicroMillions and 50/50 Series returns on January 30

PokerStars has a bunch of big events on their upcoming schedule. The low-stakes MicroMillions series returns to France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy starting January 30 and running through February 13. The PokerStars 50/50 Series returns on January 30 with 50 tournaments with a $50 buy-in and a $7.5 million in guarantees. Also, the Sunday Million turns 16 on March 20, 2022 with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool.

Thursday January 27, 2022 at 1:17 am
Alexander Yen wins 2022 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open for $975K

The World Poker Tour finished off their first event of the new year and Alexander Yen shipped the 2022 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, which attracted 1,982 runners and a prize pool north of $6.3 million. Alexander Yen defeated Swedish pro Anton Wigg heads up to win $975,240, and he outlasted a final table that also included Josh Kay, Daniel Lazrus, Omar Lakdhari, and Nicholas Verderamo.

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