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2016-10-18 12:34
William Hill and Amaya End Merger Talks
According to reports William Hill and Amaya have stopped merger talks.…
2016-10-18 12:08
EPT Malta Kicks Off
Today the EPT Malta has been kicked off in the Portomaso Casino in the heart of St. Julian's.…
2016-10-17 12:59
Elton Tsang is the winner of the One Drop Extravaganza
Elton Tsang has done it. He won the biggest buy in event ever.…
2016-10-15 10:17
Good Start in the 1 000 000 One Drop Extravaganza
Yesterday the biggest buy in tournament in poker history celebrated its opening. Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, is the organizer of the One Drop Super High Roller festival.…
2016-10-13 13:24
Newest 2016 Poker Hall of Fame Members announced
The Poker Hall of Fame has two new members as Todd Brunson and Carlos Mortensen were introduced to poker's most exclusive club.…
2016-10-13 11:15
New Poker Documentary 'Life of Cards' on air
On September 3 the new documentary series 'Life of Cards' premiered on Insight Television. The show consists of 10 episodes, each focusing on one accomplished poker pro. …
2016-10-07 06:24
Zachary Smiley wins WPT Maryland Live for 356 536
A total of 554 players paid $3,500 to enter the World Poker Tour Maryland Live! event, creating a pricepool of $1,772,800. In the end, it was medical school dropout Zachary Smiley who came out the strongest. He beat Ryan Belz heads-up to win the trophy and $356,536 (this price includes a $15,000 seat for the WPT Tournament of Champions).…
2016-10-04 11:41
Schedule for Big One for One Drop announced
Guy Laliberté's Monte Carlo One Drop Extravaganza, with a buy-in of €1 million, will kick off in a few weeks and 35 players have confirmed to participate. None of these players is a professional poker player, since the tournament is only accessible for recreational players.…
2016-10-04 06:18
PokerStars will be the exclusive sponsor of the Global Poker League
Mediarex Sports and Entertainment announced last Friday that PokerStars will be the main sponsor of the Global Poker League. According to the press release of PokerStars they will help GPL to improve the transisiton from a 'player experience' to 'fan experience'.…
2016-08-23 10:28
Fedor Holz wins 50 000 High Roller for 1 300 300
I'ts not even news anymore nowadays, Fedor Holz winning another High Roller tournament. This time it was the €50,000 High Roller at EPT Barcelona, where the wonderkid managed to win another one. 78 players bought in for €50,000 and the tournament saw another 24 re-entries, creating a total prize pool of €4,947,000. €1,300,300 of that was for the eventual winner, no one else than Fedor Holz.…
2016-08-22 12:19
Mohamed Samri wins Estrellas Main Event for 353 220
A whopping 3,447 players entered the €1,100 No-Limit Hold' em Estrellas Main Event, creating a total price pool of €3,343,590. Nine of those players returned on the final day, all chasing the prestigious trophy and complemented price money. …
2016-08-22 09:15
Nick Petrangelo wins EPT Barcelona High Roller for 413 000
The European Poker Tour Barcelona is running until August 28th, with a lot of prestigious titles to grab. A total of 240 players entered this year's High Roller, and Nick Petrangelo turned out the strongest, defeating Polish Marcin Chmielewski heads-up.…
2016-08-17 07:03
Former chairman David Baazov no longer with Amaya
Co-founder and former CEO of Amaya, David Baazov, has taken distance from all his positions in the company awaiting the accusations of 'insider trading'.…
2016-08-11 08:37
James Mackey wins WPT Choctaw for 666 758
A total of 1,066 players, mostly Americans, travelled to Choctaw, Oklahoma to participate in the $3,500 World Poker Tour Championship Event. They created a total prizepool of $3,619,070 with $666,758 for the eventual winner. After a long and hefty final table, James Mackey was too strong for his opponents and took home the victory.…
2016-08-11 08:03
Byron Kaverman wins over 500 000 in back to back victories in Aria High Rollers
Another month has passed by since Aria's last $25,000 High Rollers. Last month, Dani Stern managed to score back-to-back wins. This month, it was again one player who was the reason no one else could win; Byron Kaverman.…
2016-08-01 10:07
Fabrice Casano wins FPS Lille for 121 000
After all the action that happened in the past weeks in Las Vegas, it was time for another tournament in Europe. 726 players from all over Europe bought in for €1,100 at the Maine Event of the France Poker Series in Lille, creating a total prizepool of €726,000. Fabrice Casano turned out to be the strongest, taking home the trophy and €121,000.…
2016-07-19 13:23
The 2016 World Series of Poker November Nine
The 2016 World Series of Poker has almost come to an end. The last tournament that's still running is the $10,000 Main Event. 6,737 players dug deep in their pocket to participate in the tournament, and only nine players are left, all guaranteed $1 million. The play will return on October 30th, all players chase the $8 million first place money. A quick introduction to this year's November Nine, from fewest chips to chipleader.…
2016-07-18 09:07
10 000 World Series of Poker Main Event down to 27 players
The 2016 World Series of Poker is coming to a conclusion. The last event that isn't decided yet, is the $10,000 Main Event. This year's main event drew 6,737 players, and we are down to the final 27. Players continue tomorrow and they will play down to the coveted November Nine.…
2016-07-18 08:47
Dani Stern wins back to back 25K High Rollers in Aria
With all the action going on in the Rio during the World Series of Poker, we almost forget there are High Rollers going on regularly in the Aria resort. American pro Dani Stern managed to win two, back to back.…
2016-07-18 08:21
Michael Tureniec wins 1 111 Little One for One Drop for 525 520
Michael Tureniec is the final gold bracelet winner of the biggest and most succesful poker series in history. 4,360 players tried their luck in the final event, the $1,111 Little One for One Drop, creating a total prizepool of $3,924,000. Twelve players returned on the fourth and final day, all dreaming of taking home the bracelet.…

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