PokerStars hosts their 17th Anniversary Sunday Million Special this weekend, and you still have a chance to qualify for a seat through various satellites. PokerStars is giving away over 3,000 seats to the $215 buy-in tournament that has a $7.5 million guaranteed prize pool. There's $11 Mega and $22 Mega Turbo satellites, plus Turbo Phase events for as little as $2.20. There's also the Sunday Million Anniversary Fast Track which allows you snag a seat for as little as $0.50 via Spin&Gos. Head over to PokerStars Blog for more details.
The World Poker Tour crowned a new champion during their latest stop in Hollywood, Florida at the 2023 WPT Seminole Rock N Roll Poker Open. When the dust settled, Istvan Briski from Hungary outlasted 1,447 runners to win the $3,500 Main Event for a score worth $647,300. Darryll Fish missed out on another title when he busted in sixth place.
The 2023 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event crowned a champion at the King's Casino in RozVegas. Austria's Max Neugebauer outlasted 817 runners and defeated Taiwan's Eric Tsai heads-up to win the 2023 WSOP Main Event and coveted bracelet. First place paid out €1.5 million, or approximately $1.6 million.
The PokerStars-branded North American Poker Tour made its triumphant return, and Sami Bechahed shipped the NAPT Las Vegas Main Event at Resorts World. The $1,650 buy-in NAPT Main Event attracted 1,095 runners and a prize pool worth $1.6 million. Bechahed -- a poker dealer -- banked $268,945 for first place when he outlasted a final table that included Jonathan Borenstein, David Coleman, Ping Liu, Sergio Aido, and Nick Schulman.
The 2023 World Series of Poker Europe is winding down at the King's Casino in Rozvadov. Six events are in the books. Lukas Pazma, Omar Eljach, Sokratis Linaras, Hokyiu Lee, Ermanno Di Nicola, and Wing Po Liu added their names to the history books with bracelet victories at this year's WSOP Europe. Sweden's Eljach almost won three bracelets.
Jared Bleznick was the last player standing at the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl PLO $100,000 buy-in event at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. Bleznick outlasted 38 runners and won $1,292,000 in the record-setting high roller PLO affair. Meanwhile, Isaac Haxton finished in second place but he moved into first place on the PokerGo Tour Leaderboard after his deep run.
The poker world lost one of its finest authors when Anthony Holden passed away at age 76. Holden penned, translated, and edited nearly 40 books during his illustrious career as a journalist and writer. “Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player” is considered one of the best books ever written about poker, and it chronicled Holden's journey into the gambling underworld in Las Vegas in the late 1980s.
British pro and five-time WSOP bacelet winner Benny Glaser has been on one heck of a heater. Glaser won seven tournaments during PokerStars annual World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Over the weekend, Glaser -- playing under the screen name 'RunGodlike' -- took down 2023 WCOOP Event #94-High $1,050 NL 6-Max Turbo for a score worth $38,894.
English pro Stephen Chidwick won the coveted Purple Jacket and was crowed the 2023 Poker Masters leader board champion. Chidwick cashed four times for over $1.1 million, and he won Event #8 $25K NL at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas on his way to securing the Purple Jacket and a $50K cash bonus.
The 2023 Poker Masters is underway at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas and two events are in the books. Lithuania's Vladas Tamasauskas outlasted a record-setting field of 114 entries to win Event #1 $10K NL for a score worth $239,400. American pro Darren Elias was the last player standing in Event #2 $10K NL and he banked $223,100 and his second PGT title.
France's Simon Wiciak was the last player standing at the 2023 EPT Barcelona €5,300 buy-in Main Event, and he outlasted 2,120 runners to win €1,134,375 at a rowdy final table that included a pair of Brazilians. The final three players cut a money deal with Wiciak besting Brazil's Joao Sydenstricker and British pro Carl Shaw. The final table in Barcelona also included Canada's Santiago Plante, Brazil's Andre Akkari, and Argentina's Ezequiel Waigel.
PokerStars announced that the North American Poker Tour will make a triumphant return to Las Vegas in November. The NAPT returns to the USA after a 12-year hiatus. Resorts World will host the 2023 NAPT Las Vegas with multiple events starting on November 4. The $1,650 buy-in NAPT Vegas Main Event begins November 6.
The next big matchup in PokerGo's High Stakes Duel will feature Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk. The two pros will meet once again in the latest installment of HSD 4 Round 2. Polk defeated Negreanu in their own High Stakes Feud than ended in early 2021 with Negreanu losing $1.2 million after logging 25,000 hands of heads-up NL.
PokerStars released the schedule for the upcoming 2023 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). This year's epic and popular online series features 110 tournaments with three different tiered buy-ins and $80 million in guaranteed prize pools starting on Sunday, September 10 and running for 25 days through October 4. There are 12 championship events on the docket at the 2023 WCOOP.
The World Series of Poker Circuit handed out gold rings to a pair of Main Event champions. German pro Tobias Schwecht was the last player standing at the World Series of Poker International Super Circuit London in the UK, and he banked £480K or approximately $610K USD for winning the Main Event. American pro and WSOP bracelet winner Billy Kopp locked up a third-career ring when he shipped 2023 WSOP Circuit Harrah's Cherokee Main Event in North Carolina for $376,154.
The WSOP released an official schedule of events for the inaugural WSOP Paradise at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. The WSOP Paradise kicks off on December 3 and final event begins on December 14 with 15 bracelets events up for grabs. There's two online events and cards go in the air for the Main Event on December 9. The $25K GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship is slated for December 5.
The 2023 World Series of Poker Main Event finally played down from 10,043 entrants to the last player standing in Las Vegas. Atlanta-based pro Daniel Weinman is the 2023 WSOP Main Event champion and he earned a first-place payday worth $12.1 million. He also snagged a second-career bracelet. Americans finished 1-2-3 in this year's Main Event. Steven Jones was the runner up and he won $6.5 million for second place. Adam Walton won $4 million for a third-place finish.
During a fast paced start to the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table in Las Vegas, only three players remain in the hunt for the world championship. Steven Jones is the chip leader with 238M ahead of Dan Weinman (199M) and Adam Walton (165.5M). The trio return tomorrow and will play down to the new champion and the lucky soul who will bank $12.1 million
The 2023 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas reached a final table with nine players remaining in the hunt for $12.1 million and the coveted special bracelet. Adam Walton from Los Angeles leads the final table with 143.8M in chips. Also still alive are Americans Steven Jones and Dan Weinman, Toby Lewis and Dean Hutchison from the UK, Germany's Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Ukraine's Ruslan Prydryk, Juan Maceiras from Spain, and Daniel Holzner from Italy. The final table resumes on Sunday.
The 2023 WSOP Main Event concluded Day 5 when they played down from 441 runners to 149. Zachary Hall bagged the chip lead with 16.1M. Bryan Obregon (12.3M), Liran Betito (11.1M), and Andrew Hulme (11M) are the only other players with more than 10M in chips, while Tony Dunst (8.3M) is seventh overall heading into Day 6.