Wednesday July 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm
Breaking News

Three more bracelets were handed out at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas and all three were first-time winners at the WSOP. Pro David Peters won his first bracelet by taking down Event #56 $1,500 NL. Online exile David Nowakowski had been living in Panama to grind cash games, but he recently returned home to America. Playing in his first WSOP in two years, Nowakowski won Event #57 PLO8 for his first-career bracelet. Meanwhile, Corey Thompson from Florida shipped Event #58 $1,000 NL (30-minute levels).

Say hello to three brand-new, first-time bracelet winners! The seventh time was the charm for David Peters. He had made six previous final tables at the WSOP with four top 4 finishes, but he finally broke through to the winner's circle during his seventh final table in Event #56 $1,500 NL. Peters earned his first bracelet and $412,557 for winning the OG Donkament. He's been on a rush this past week and even shipped the 25K at the Bellagio over the weekend.

David Nowakowski became an online exile to pursue online poker in Panama. The New Jersey native migrated to Central America to grind PLO cash games. He recently returned to the States to play in his first WSOP in two years. The results were epic... Nowakowski won Event #57 $1,500 PLO8 to win his first bracelet and $203K in cash.

Also, the third bracelet awarded on Tuesday night went to Corey Thompson, the champion in Event #58 $1,000 NL (30-min levels). Thompson is a working class kid from Florida who knows the value of a dollar. He won a bracelet in his first-ever final table appearance in one of the turbo running of the donks. Sometimes, one of the good guys wins.

Meanwhile, the 50K Poker Players Championship is down to a final table of six players. Justin Bonomo is the chip leader and he's trying to hold off a third-career 50K win from The Grinder. Also still alive and in the hunt got the PPC bracelet... Brian Rast, Ray Dehkharghani, Eric Wasserson, and Lamar Wilkinson. That final table will be on the live stream.

Event #55 $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-handed) – Day 4 and Final Table

Down to the final table of six players. Justin Bonomo is the chip leader, but The Grinder is right behind in second and trying to win his third-career PPC title. Also still alive... Eric Wasserson, Brian Rast, Lamar Wilkinson, and Ray Dehkharghani.

Notables who cashed on Day 3 included Mike Gorodinsky (13th), Daniel Negreanu (12th), Paul Volpe (11th), Rep Porter (10th), Elior Sion (9th), Daniel Alaei (8th), and Tommy Hang who bubbled the final table in seventh place.

First place pays out nearly $1.3M. Will Justin Bonomo go wire-to-wire? Or can the Grinder ship his third-overall PPC crown?

2016 WSOP - Event #55 $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-handed)

Entrants: 91

Prize Pool: $4,176,000

Payouts: 14


50K PPC - Final Table Payouts:

1. $1,296,097

2. $801,048

3. $545,772

4. $380,942

5. $272,558

6. $200,027

Event #56 $1,500 NL - Final Results

WSOP E56 Peters

Day 3 of the forgotten OG Donkament began with 23 out of 1,860 and Matt Affleck in the lead. Affleck would bust in third place and David Peters would step into the winner's circle Just the other night, Peters shipped the 25K at the Bellagio for "back to back" tournament wins in Las Vegas. Peters earned almost $413 for winning the Donkament. He picked off Ireland's Cathal Shine in second place.

Ivan Luca and Faraz Jaka both busted just before the final table bubble. France's Adrien Allain finished in 15th place. Meanwhile, Ryan Laplante cashed again for his 11th time this WSOP. He's trying to break the record for most cashes.

2016 WSOP - Event #56 $1,500 NL

Entrants: 1,860

Prize Pool: $2,511,000

Payout: 279


Event #56 - Final Table Payouts:

1. David Peters (USA) $412,557

2. Cathal Shine (Ireland) $254,890

3. Matt Affleck (USA) $184,456

4. Muhammad Abdel Rahim (USA) $134,845

5. Zachary Okin (USA) $99,592

6. Brendan Sheehan (USA) $74,321

7. Takuya Suzuki (Japan) $56,044

8. Kilian Kramer (Austria) $42,711

9. David Patterson (USA) $32,900

Event #57 $1,500 PLO 8 - Final Results

WSOP E57 David Now

Marco Johnson was trying to join the 2016 Double Bracelet Club, but he fell short of the mark when he busted in third place. Instead, American David Nowakowski took down his first bracelet by defeating Canadian Tim Vuskon heads-up for the win.

Day 3 began with 16 players and David Nowakowski in the lead. The former Supernova Elite and PLO cash game specialist was an online exile who migrated to Panama to play online poker and hone his skills. He took a two-year hiatus from Vegas and the WSOP during his self-imposed exile. On his first trip back to America to play in the WSOP, Nowakowski shipped his first-ever bracelet... even though he plays more PLO than PLO8. First place paid out $203,113 for Nowakowski.

He also gave a great quote during his post-game interview: "I just decided to move back to the U.S. recently," Nowakowski said. "I plan on returning back to school and finishing up my degree in the fall, so this win definitely helps... I don't really like poker all that much."

Ha! Said like true jaded vet.

Min-cash extraordinaire Tony Cousineau cashed for his 74th time in his storied career at the WSOP... and he's still one of the longest-running players at the WSOP never to have won a bracelet.

2016 WSOP - Event #57 $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo

Entrants: 732

Prize Pool: $988,200

Payout: 110


Event #57 - Final Table Payouts:

1. David Nowakowski (USA) $203,113

2. Timothy Vukson (Canada) $125,507

3. Marco Johnson (USA) $87,192

4. James Alexander (USA) $61,519

5. Kenneth Po (USA) $44,094

6. Colin Gelker (USA) $32,114

7. Stephen Johnson (USA) $23,772

8. Martin Staszko (Czech Republic) $17,890

Event #58 $1,000 NL (30-minute levels) - Final Results

WSOP E58 Corey Thompson

In this "turbo" event, 28 players returned on the final day and Corey Thompson was the last one left standing. Thompson is a working-class kid from Florida who made a name for himself last year when he won a Heartland Poker Tour event. He made his first-ever final table at the WSOP and managed to win in his first attempt. First place paid out $221,163 for Thompson.

Thompson beat German Enrico Rudelitz heads-up for the win. Dutch Olympian Fatima de Melo finished in 14th place. Gualter Salles was dunzo in 17th. France's Jeremey Pierson finished in 18th. Martin Kozlov busted in 20th, and Ryan Riess met his fate in 23rd place.

2016 WSOP - Event #58 $1,000 NL (30-minute levels)

Entrants: 1,397

Prize Pool: $1,257,300

Payout: 210


Event #58 - Final Table Payouts:

1. Corey Thompson (USA) $221,163

2. Enrico Rudelitz (USA) $136,651

3. William Liang (USA) $97,811

4. Darren Terazawa (USA) $70,821

5. Ankit Ahuja (USA) $51,878

6. Terry Fan (Taiwan) $38,452

7. Matthew Chang (USA) $28,842

8. Ryan Pochedly (USA) $21,897

9. Benjamin Reinhart (USA) $16,827

Latest news
Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 4:35 pm
Stanley Ho, the King of Macau gambling, passes away at 98

Stanley Ho, one of the wealthiest men in China, passed away at age 98 according to a statement from his daughter, Pansy. Ho had become the King of Gambling in Asia after he envisioned a gambling mecca in the Pearl River Delta to rival Las Vegas. Ho's company, SJM Holdings, owned 20 casinos in Macau and even one in North Korea. At the time of Ho's death, SJM Holdings had an estimated value at $6 billion.

Friday May 22, 2020 at 3:56 pm
Breaking News
PokerStars postpones 2020 PSPC in Barcelona until 2021

No shocker here, but PokerStars officially postponed their second installment of the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC). The $25K buy-in 2020 PSPC had been originally scheduled to coincide with the EPT Barcelona at the Barcelona Casino in late August. The PSPC will take place sometime in 2021 in Barcelona with a date yet to be determined. Platinum Passes are valid for the new dates and they will be running 80 additional chances to win one of the 400 passes.

Thursday May 21, 2020 at 12:00 am
2020 SCOOP: alexgirs wins Main Event for $920K in 3-way chop

The "high" version of the $10,300 buy-in 2020 SCOOP Main Event came to an end with Belarus' alexgirs outlasting 609 players to win the title and $920,595. The final three chopped including Pablo 'pabritz' Brito in second place and Alex 'dynoalot' Difelice in third. Also, at the final table were Pieter 'XMorphineX' Aerts, Daniel 'Oxota' Dvoress, Michael 'imluckbox' Addamo, Max 'goodeh99' Silver, and Benjamin 'bencb789' Rolle. PokerStars ambassador Lex Veldhuis went deep and set Twitch stream records along the way, but the Dutch pro busted in 15th place.

Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 2:58 pm
Three Florida poker rooms to reopen this week

Poker returns to the sunshine state this week. A trio of poker rooms in Florida are set to open this week. Derby Lane in Tampa Bay, Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, and Bestbet Jacksonville in Jacksonville will all reopen under strict post-pandemic guidelines. Last week, casinos reopened in Deadwood, South Dakota. And now more states will slowly return to action, including tribal casinos in California.

Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 2:14 pm
Big Online Winners: Elio Fox, Charlie Carrel, 800-522-4700

Over the weekend, pandemic poker series were in full swing. 2-time WSOP bracelet winner, Elio Fox, won a 25K WPT Online Super High Roller for $565K and outlasted a tough final table that also included Tim Adams and Chris Hunichen. British pro Charlie Carrel, who won the 2017 SCOOP Main Event, binked his third SCOOP title with a victory in Event #70 Hight $530 NLHE PKO. Meanwhile over at GGPoker, a player under the screenname '800-522-4700' faded a field of 505 hopefuls to ship the WSOP Super Circuit $25K High Roller Championship for nearly $2.2 million and a coveted WSOP Circuit ring.

Saturday May 16, 2020 at 4:37 pm
2020 SCOOP: Steve O'Dwyer Ships 25K, More SCOOP

PokerStars will extend 2020 SCOOP because it has been such a huge success while the gaming world is under lockdown and quarantine. SCOOP is now 124 events that will run through the end of May, with an additional $50 million in guaranteed prize pools. Meanwhile, Steve O'Dwyer took down a 25K High Roller for his first SCOOP title and outlasted a final table that included Fedor Holz, Talal Shakerchi, and Ole Schemion.

Thursday May 14, 2020 at 2:44 pm
Venetian and Palazzo and Las Vegas Strip Casinos Eye Reopen in June

Over 20 casinos are currently open in the United States of America with a handful more expected to open this weekend and next week. Several Las Vegas casinos, such as Venetian and Palazzo, are planning on reopening in June despite the fact that the USA leads the world in COVID-19 and COVID-related deaths. Casinos in Arizona and Louisiana are set to reopen by next week, with many other casinos rushing to get ready for a June return.

Monday May 11, 2020 at 5:32 pm
David Costabile (Billions) wins Stars Call for Action celebrity charity tourney

PokerStars hosted the Stars CALL for Action celebrity tournament with $1 million donated to CARE International and various coronavirus charities. David Costabile, an actor most-known for his work on "Billions" and "The Wire", took down the tournament and won $100,000 for his chosen charity: World Central Kitchen. Also, at the final table were Douglas Costa, Jen Shahade, Casey Affleck, Chris Moneymaker, and Mike Tindall.

Friday May 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Stars CALL for Action celebrity poker tournament with Don Draper and Costanza

PokerStars is hosting a star-studded charity poker tournament to assist coronavirus relief. The 'Stars CALL for Action' takes place on Saturday, May 9 starting at 2pm ET and it will be available to watch on multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. There will be over $1 million (to charity) up for grabs. Some of the stars slated to play are 'Rounders' screenplay co-writer, Brian Koppleman, and a well-known Hollywood stars such as Don Cheadle, Jon Hamm, Jason Alexander, and the guy who played Ross from 'Friends'.

Friday May 8, 2020 at 3:26 am
Deadwood, South Dakota casinos reopen, Derby Lane poker room changes mind

Three casinos in the USA will reopen to gamblers in Deadwood, South Dakota. Meanwhile, Derby Lane in St. Petersburg, Florida decided to hold off on reopening their poker room this week. They will reopen the greyhound racetrack without any live spectators but decided against hosting poker games. Heading into the second weekend of May, all major casinos are closed in North America, especially in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and none of their casinos planning on opening before Memorial Day.

Wednesday May 6, 2020 at 3:50 am
King's Casino in RozVegas to Reopen on May 11

With the coronavirus pandemic shuttering casinos across the globe, some casino operators are rolling the dice and reopening amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Three casinos in the Czech Republic will reopen their doors on Monday, May 11, including the King's Resort Rozvadov, Admiral Casino Rozvadov, and the King's Casino Prague.

Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 9:01 pm
Fedor Holz signs deal with GGPoker

Even though he's "retired" Fedor Holz and his training site, Poker Code, signed a deal with GGPoker as the online poker site continues to sign high-profile online players like Elky and Felipe Ramos and big-time ambassadors such as Daniel Negreanu.

Monday May 4, 2020 at 3:13 pm
World Poker Tour heads to partypoker with WPT Online Series

The World Poker Tour and partypoker teamed up to create the first-ever WPT Online Series, which will include 40 events and $35 million in guaranteed prize pools. Plus, there's the $5 million guaranteed Main Event that has a $3,200 buy-in and four starting flights. The Main Event champ also wins a seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. The series is already underway and runs from May 3 to May 30 only at partypoker.

Thursday April 30, 2020 at 4:06 pm
PokerStars introduces La Course in France

PokerStars.FR released a special format for their French players called La Course. This cycling-themed event features a 4-person progressive knockout SNG and Shootout format with randomized PKO bounty prizes. Players can start this race for a modest entry fee of €1, with various buy-in levels (sprint levels) up to €60. You win the sprint race by reaching a specific monetary number of bounties and can earn up to €100K in bonus prizes.

Thursday April 30, 2020 at 2:46 pm
Ready for 2020 SCOOP on PokerStars?

2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is upon us! PokerStars will host 80 events for a total of 240 tournaments starting today and running through May 19. There will be over $85 million in guaranteed prize pools. Click here for more info.

Tuesday April 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Galfond Challenge: Next up ActionFreak, five days a week

Phil Galfond will take on ActionFreak in the next installment of the Galfond Challenge over at Run It Once Poker. This heads-up PLO series, the third overall, will take place at €150/€300 stakes for only 15,000 hands. The two have an even money side bet worth €150,000. The first day of action lasted a brief time whole ActionFreak experienced technical difficulties. Action between Galfond and ActionFreak will resume on Tuesday.

Tuesday April 28, 2020 at 2:34 am
Alexandros Kolonias wins Poker Masters Online and purple jacket

At the first-ever Poker Masters Online, hosted at partypoker, Alexandros Kolonias cashed in 11 out of 30 events to win nearly $1.3 million and earn the prestigious Purple Jacket for finishing in first place on the PMO Championship Leader Board. Kolonias, the top Greek pro in the world who also won the 2019 WSOP Europe Main Event, locked up the purple jacket with a victory in Event #30 $10K 6-Max.

Sunday April 26, 2020 at 6:55 pm
High Stakes Poker: Gus Hansen vs Daniel Negreanu in $575K Pot

Flashbacks are always fun, especially monsterpottens involving two well-known pros clashing during an episode of the classic TV Series "High Stakes Poker". In this classic hand, Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu squared off in a $575,000 pot for the ages, which was the biggest pot in the history of televised poker (at the time). They both flopped sets, but Gus turned quads with pocket fives and fireworks ensued on the river.

Thursday April 23, 2020 at 4:18 pm
Las Vegas Mayor Goodman crazy CNN interview

Carolyn Goodman, the current Mayor of Las Vegas and wife of ex-mayor Oscar Goodman, shocked the world with her preposterous assertions about opening up the Las Vegas Strip during a live interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Mayor Goodman insisted that Las Vegas re-open in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Goodman immediately received blowback from all sides of the political spectrum and health officials.

Monday April 20, 2020 at 10:20 pm
Breaking News
2020 World Series of Poker officially postponed until fall

With a little more than a month to go before the start of the 2020 World Series of Poker at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, officials announced on Monday that the 2020 WSOP is officially postponed until the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas casinos still remained closed for the remainder of April despite pleas from Mayor Goodman to reopen as soon as possible.

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: