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  1. Johnny Chan documentary film

    NewsJohnny Chan documentary filmPokerCentral produced a mini-documentary on the legendary Johnny Chan. Hear the 10-time WSOP bracelet winner give the Cliff Notes behind his storied life from working in his family's restaurant in Houston to his entry into the world of high-stakes poker. Chan won the WSOP Main Event twice and was the last person to win it in consecutive years (1987-88). [...] Read more…
  2. partypoker POWERFEST schedule released

    Breaking Newspartypoker POWERFEST schedule releasedThe second edition of partypoker's POWERFEST kicks off on May 6 and runs for two weeks through May 20. The schedule has been released. POWERFEST features 366 events with $40,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools. At least 13 events will have a guarantee worth $1 million, while the $25,500 Super High Roller boasts a $5M guarantee. POWERFEST events have four different buy-in levels: MICRO, LOW, MEDIUM, and HIGH. Satellites are running now at partypoker for as little as $1.10. [...] Read more…
  3. NewsReminder! Sunday Million 12th Anniversary: Take 2 In February, the Sunday Million 12th Anniversary on PokerStars missed its $10 million guarantee. The overlay was a juicy $1.2 million, with first-place banking a cool million. PokerStars will run a similar promotion for the Sunday Million on Sunday, April 22 at 14:00. The Sunday Million 12th Anniversary: Take 2 will have a $10M guaranteed prize pool, including a first-place price worth $1 million. To sweeten the reprise of the 12th anniversary, PokerStars added Platinum Passes to the mix. Participants will have multiple shots at winning a package to the $25K PSPC at the 2019 PCA. [...] Read more…
  4. NewsScott Margereson wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker ShowdownThe WPT crowned a new champion at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. British online guru Scott Margereson outlasted a field of 1,309 players to win $696,740. Margereson survived a dangerous final table that featured Faraz Jaka, Brian Hastings, and Matt Stout. [...] Read more… Pic by AlCantHang
  5. Brandon Adams ships SHR $25K HR

    NewsBrandon Adams ships SHR $25K HRChalk up another win for Brandon Adams. The Seminole Hard Rock Casino hosted their Poker Showdown series. Brandon Adams won the $25K High Roller event for a $370,000 score. Adams finished in third place in the same $25K event last year and he got his revenge by winning it all this year. Adams banked approximately $1.2M since he won an event at the Poker Masters last autumn. [...] Read more… Pic by AlCantHang
  6. NewsShared player pool starting May 1 at WSOP.comBig day for online poker players in the USA. A shared player pool between Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware arrives on May 1, 2018. Caesars Interactive Entertainment, which owns the WSOP.com, will be the first site to open doors to the three-state pool. The three states only represent 13 million people, but it's the first step in a long road to get online poker back to its heyday in the pre-Black Friday era. [...] Read more…
  7. ElkY signs with partypoker

    Breaking NewsElkY signs with partypokerBertrand Grospellier, otherwise known as "ElkY", signed with partypoker last week. The addition of Triple Crown winner ElkY as an ambassador is another bold marketing move by partypoker, who have been bolstering their roster of sponsored players over the last 18 months. ElkY will be an ambassador for partypoker.eu, which will launch later this month and become the virtual poker home for players in France and Spain. [...] Read more…
  8. NewsPascal Lefrancois wins partypoker LIVE Millions Barcelona for €1.7 millionIt wasn't an ordinary Sunday in Barcelona with millions in Euros on the line for eight hopefuls. The 2018 partypoker LIVE Millions Barcelona Main Event was awarding at least three payouts worth seven-figures. The 10,300 buy-in affair attracted 1,175 players. The total prize pool nearly passed €11.4 million. Canadian pro Pascal Lefrancois defeated Adam Owen heads-up to win the title and €1.7 million. Owen banked €1.3 million as the consolation prize. [...] Read more… Pic courtesy of partypoker
  9. NewsJake Schindler, Davidi Kitai, and Sam Greenwood win high rollers in BarcelonaBarcelona has been the hotspot of poker for the last week or so. partypoker LIVE hosted three high roller events at their MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona. Over the weekend, Belgian pro Davidi Kitai shipped the €25K High Roller for €700,000. Canada's Sam Greenwood won the €50K for a cool million. And yesterday, American pro Jake Schindler sniffed out Stevie Chidwick's bluff to win the €100K Super High Roller for a score worth €1,750,000. Schindler is now closing in on $18 million in career tournament earnings. [...] Read more…
  10. Newspartypoker LIVE announces MILLIONS World $25K SHR for Caribbean Poker PartyThe Caribbean is always a festive atmosphere, but there's $10 million more reasons to take a holiday down to the Islands. partypoker LIVE announced a special MILLIONS World super high roller event to take place in November 2018 at this year's Caribbean Poker Party (CPP) at Baha Mar in the Bahamas. The $25K SHR will have a $10 million guarantee. partypoker will be giving away at least 100 seats online. Prize packages will be worth $32,500 and satellites will cost as little as $22. [...] Read more…
  11. NewsGus Hansen ships $270K pot with a Royal FlushGus Hansen appeared on Joey Ingram's Poker Life podcast last week. The Great Dane gave a frank and candid interview about being Gus Hansen and playing in the high-stakes world. The next day, Ingram railed Hansen playing high-stakes PLO on partypoker with Sam Trickett and Leon Tsoukernik. Hansen shipped a pot worth $270K with a Royal Flush against Leon. [...] Read more…
  12. NewsWomen Poker Hall of Fame finalist announcedEleven women were nominated this year for induction into the Women Poker Hall of Fame. The nominees include Shirley Rosario, Jennifer Tilly, Kara Scott, Maria Ho, Haley Hintze, Angelica Hael, Terry King, Karina Jett, Lupe Soto, Hermance Blum, and Mandy Glogow. The current Women Poker Hall of Fame has 19 members. [...] Read more… Shirley Rosario one of this year's nominees
  13. NewsBenjamin Zamani wins WSOP Circuit ring at Planet HoBenjamin Zamani shipped a Circuit ring. Zamani won the $1,565 buy-in championship event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The WSOP Circuit main event attracted 610 players and Zamani won $192,152 for first place. The pro now has over $4.7 million in career tournament earnings. [...] Read more… Pic courtesy of WSOP
  14. PokerStars introduces Split Hold’em

    NewsPokerStars introduces Split Hold'emPokerStars announced a new cash game format to their array of online poker offerings. Split Hold'em is a variation of Texas Hold'em with the addition of a second board of community cards. Yes, there's two flops, two turns, and two rivers. You have to win both boards to win the entire pot. Split Hold'em is the newest innovation for PokerStars, who introduced Power Up last year. [...] Read more…
  15. NewsBarry Greenstein on Poker Life PodcastJoey Ingram invited Barry Greenstein to appear on the Poker Life Podcast. They had a four-hour discussion with Barry telling a myriad of stories -- both on the felt and off -- about a variety of topics including playing mixed games, playing against Tom Dwan, juicy cash games in China, Viffer stories, playing in Larry Flynt's home game in the Hollywood Hills, and some PokerStars talk. Ingram mentioned, "This was one of my favorite podcasts of all time. So much wisdom and great stories." [...] Read more…
  16. Breaking NewsStaples brothers win weight loss/gain prop bet for $150KShip it to Matt and Jamie Staples! The brothers earned $150,000 for winning a wild proposition wager with Bill Perkins. A year ago, Perkins offered the Staples brothers 50-1 odds on a $3,000 bet that Matt and Jamie could not weigh within a single pound of each other. The oversized Jamie and undersized Matt were 170+ pounds apart and accepted the wager. The brothers worked on their bodies for a full year. Matt added 50+ pounds, while Jamie dropped 117 pounds. At the weigh in on Sunday in Reno, bother brothers weighed the same... 188.3 pounds. [...] Read more…
  17. Sunday Million Anniversary Take 2

    NewsSunday Million Anniversary Take 2PokerStars is hosting another special event for the Sunday Million. The 12th anniversary of the Sunday Million in February offered a $10 million guarantee that ended up an overlay. They decided to splash the pot once again. The Sunday Million Anniversary Edition: Take 2 will have another $10 million guarantee with $1 million allotted for first place. Set your calendars for Sunday April 22. [...] Read more…
  18. Monster Series returns to partypoker

    NewsMonster Series returns to partypokerThe Monster Series will return to partypoker starting April 29 and it will run thru May 6. This installment of the Monster Series has a $2.7 million guarantee with 123 tournaments. The buy-ins will range from a modest $0.44 to $33. The Monster Championship event on May 6 has a $33 buy-in with a $300K guarantee. [...] Read more…
  19. Breaking NewsKristen Bicknell and Alex Foxen win high rollers at APPT MacauThe City of Dreams Casino in Macau has been hosting the APPT Macau. A pair of high roller events went down over the weekend. Canadian pro Kristen Bicknell won the $80K HKD High Roller for a score worth $2.1M HKD or $279K USD. Meanwhile, Alex Foxen just shipped the $400K HKD Super High Roller title for $7.5M HKD, or a shade under $1M USD. [...] Read more…
  20. NewsPoker After Dark: Antonio Esfandiari vs. Jen TillyPoker After Dark continued with a new format this week on PokerGO. Moving Violations featured a minimum $20,000 buy-in with $50-$100 NL blinds. This installment included a couple of celebrities such as Don Cheadle and Jennifer Tilly. The infamous Antonio Esfandiari put Jennifer Tilly on "full tilt" after he got her to fold the better hand with a massive river bluff. Oh and there was another doozy of a hand. In a multi-way pot worth $250,000, Tilly flopped a set with pocket Aces but Esfandiari gambled it up with a big draw and got there on the river. [...] Read more…
  21. Breaking NewsThe Dragon slays The Bike and wins WSOP Circuit David 'The Dragon' Pham has been scorching opponents for a couple of decades. The three-time bracelet winner added a WSOP Circuit ring to his illustrious collection. The Dragon bested a field of 705 runners to win the WSOP Circuit Main Event at The Bicycle Casino outside of Los Angeles. The Dragon banked approximately $217K for his victory. [...] Read more… Courtesy of WSOP.com
  22. NewsOwen Crowe chipleader at WSOP Circuit The BicycleThe WSOP Circuit headed to sunny Southern California for its latest stop in Los Angeles. The Bicycle Casino hosted the WSOP Circuit with the Main Event attracting 705 runners. After two days of nonstop action, only 11 hopefuls remain. Owen ‘ocrowe' Crowe is the big stack as play heads into the final day. David the Dragon, Kevin Gimble, and Kristy Arnett are among those still alive and in the hunt for a first-place prize worth $217K and a coveted Circuit ring. [...] Read more…
  23. High Rollers series starts March 18

    NewsHigh Rollers series starts March 18The 2018 High Rollers series runs March 18 through March 26 on PokerStars with five additional events to this year's schedule. The High Rollers consist of 27 exciting, thrilling, sensational events. There's $10 million in guarantees at stake including three events with at least $1 million set aside for the prize pool. The $2,100 buy-in Main Event has a whopping $2 million guarantee. There's also six turbos and three hyper-turbos to cater to the ADHD cardslingers. The lowest buy-in for the 2018 High Rollers is a mere $530, while the deep end of the pool includes a pair of $10K events and a trio of $5K events. [...] Read more…
  24. NewsPokerStars add new MEGASTACK and Festival events in EuropePokerStars announced new regional events in Europe and more chances to win a Platinum Pass. The PokerStars Festival Marbella will run from June 4-10 on Spain's Costa del Sol, and the Casino Barriere in Lille will host PokerStars Festival Lille from July 16-22. Also, new MEGASTACK events were announced in Dublin and London for next month, in addition to Gujan-Mestras in the south of France later this summer. Players in these events will also have a chance to win a Platinum Pass to the 2019 PSPC in the Bahamas, with six at stake in Lille. [...] Read more…
  25. Paul ‘X-22’ Magriel passed away

    Breaking NewsPaul ‘X-22' Magriel passed awayPaul 'X-22' Magriel, former chess prodigy and legendary backgammon player, passed away in his sleep at the age of 71. Erik Seidel confirmed Magriel's passing on Twitter today. Magriel got his 15 minutes of modern fame on an early episode of the World Poker Tour with his infamous verbal tick "Quack quack!" Magriel had also become a nemesis of Phil Hellmuth over the years especially after Magriel busted Hellmuth at the 2005 WSOP. [...] Read more… Paul 'X-22' Magriel
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