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2016-02-22 09:29
20 year old Dzmitry Urbanovich adds EPT Dublin win to his impressive resume
Polish poker pro Dzmitry “Dima” Urbanovich is taking the world by storm. In July 2013 Dima scored his first live cash in the Czech Republik for $525, and ever since he has won $4,828,346 in 49 different events. Needless to say: This kid is going places.…
2016-02-16 18:17
PokerStars and Full Tilt will merge this spring
Just hours ago PokerStars came with a notable press release. The report stated that Full Tilt will annex with PokerStars this spring. Amaya Gaming Group (AGG), PokerStars and Full Tilt's parent company, said that the Full Tilt brand will keep existing, but players will soon be able to have one single account compatible with both platforms.…
2016-02-02 20:26
Aussie Millions Fabian Quoss wins AU 100.000 Challenge Steve O'Dwyer wins AU 250.000 Challenge
They get more and more popular: the poker tournaments with massive buy-ins. The so-called Super High Rollers attract more players every year, with buy-ins going up to as high as $1 million. At this year's Aussie Millions the players with the big pockets had two tournaments to look forward to: the AU$100.000 Challenge and the LK Boutique AU$250.000 Challenge.…
2016-02-01 07:46
Canadian Ari Engel wins Aussie Millions Main Event
732 players paid $10.600 AUD for the 2016 Aussie Millions main event, which made it the fourth largest turnout of the event. The final table featured three Aussie's, but the homeplayers wouldn't make it into the top three, as the Americans Tony Dunst and Samantha Abernathy finished in second and third.…
2016-01-29 08:16
Runner up in PokerStars' TCOOP 08 accused of being a bot
In TCOOP event 08, $82 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Big Antes, Optional Re-Entry) with a guaranteed pricepool of $200K, a strange situation occured when coming down to the final two players. Sweden's “LuckboxStami” and Russia's “IvanHaldi” were the final players battling it out for the first place price of $48.042 and the TCOOP-bracelet. However, when the two were about to discuss a deal, IvanHaldi didn't respond for over an hour before play was resumed.…
2016-01-20 15:57
4th edition of Pokerstars TCOOP kicks off Friday Jan 22th
Great news for the fast paced tournament grinders on PokerStars; next Thursday is the start of the fourth edition of the ‘Turbo Championship Of Online Poker’, better known as the TCOOP. A list of 50 different events with a total combined guaranteed pricepool of $15 million.…
2016-01-19 06:52
Poker player Aaron 'aejones' Jones wins 5 Million and is crowned as world champion in DraftKings Fantasy Football
On Sundaynight, January 17th, 10 players battled it out in Los Angeles in the $15 Million Fantasy Football World Championship contest. Each contestant was guaranteed $100.000, but this pales in comparison to the $5 Million first price. At the start of the final round, Aaron Jones was in 5th place, but due to nice scores from Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona) and Matavis Bryant (Pittsburgh) Jones was able to scoop the win.…
2016-01-18 21:04
Alvan Zheng winner of biggest event in historical Macau event
The 2016 Macau Millions main event goes into the Macau record books for largest field with an astonishing 2343 entries, pulverizing their previous record of 1804 entrants set in 2014. After three days of playing poker, with day 1 being divided into 1a, 1b and 1c, it was Chinese Alvan Zheng who came out the strongest. With the win, he turned HK$3.000 into HK$911.000 (which is the better part of $120.000).…
2015-11-25 12:10
Pokerstars Wins Award For Poker Operator of the Year
Pokerstars, the world’s biggest poker site owned by Amaya Gaming, was named “poker operator of the year” this Monday at the eGaming Review Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Pokerstars won the award, showing their market domination in most areas.…
2015-10-29 05:39
Six New Millionaires This Week At Pokerstars Spin & Go Tournaments
Pokerstars is the world’s leading poker site and the innovator of several different tournament and cash game formats in the online environment. Their biggest success to date seems to be the Jackpot Spin & Go format, where players can turn a small investment into a million dollars.…
2015-10-27 04:04
Jennifer Harman and John Juanda Inducted Into Poker s Hall of Fame
Jennifer Harman and John Juanda. If you are interested in poker at any semi-serious level, there’s a pretty big chance that you have heard those names before, as they are amongst the best and most well-known poker players of their generation.…
2015-10-22 05:17
Tonybet OFC World Championship To Return in Prague
Tonybet Poker is the leading online poker site for Open Face Chinese poker games and hosted the first world championship in those games last year in Prague. The tournament series was a hit amongst many of the well-known pros as well as the amateur crowd and this year they have decided to do it once again.…
2015-10-20 05:32
The European Poker Tour Returns To Sunny Malta
The European Poker Tour is the biggest poker tournament series running in Europe, traveling to several major destionations across Europe to let locals and professionals play poker. One of the most popular stops in recent times was the Malta stop in March and now the EPT are back again on the tiny rock in the middle of the Mediterranean sea.…
2015-10-13 05:29
Full Tilt Creates Application For Steam
Full Tilt used to be Pokerstars closest competitor and be the second biggest poker site in the world. This is no longer the case, as the site lost a big chunk of its player pool after closing its doors post-black friday due to financial issues.…
2015-10-08 04:01
Pokerstars Breaks Their Own Record For Largest Online Poker Tournament Field
Pokerstars is well-known across the world as the go-to poker site. They are by far the biggest site and the reason for such is due to ingenius marketing strategies in the past such as sponsoring players, the European Poker Tour as well as commercials around the world.…
2015-10-06 12:44
PartyPoker Bans Tracking Softwares and Launches New Features
The former poker giant, PartyPoker, has lost some traction the past many years. They went from being the largest poker provider in the world to now being far away from their closest competitors numbers wise, while also struggling financially.…
2015-10-02 03:28
Pokerstars and Full Tilt Approved in New Jersey
Yesterday was one of the best days in the history of legal regulated online poker in the US, at least for those living in New Jersey to begin with, as the Rational Group announced that their two poker sites has been approved to operate in New Jersey.…
2015-09-30 04:31
MPN Announces Rake Changes Highers and Lowers Rake
The MPN, formerly known as the Microgaming Poker Network, announced yesterday that they are planning to change the rake format in the network, effective sometime in October. When networks announce rake changes, most players will always think it is for the worse, but this time it actually looks like it has been thought through just a bit.…
2015-09-24 05:13
Isabelle Mercier Joins Tonybet Poker Team
Isabelle Mercier, one of the most well-known female poker pros, has been known to enjoy a game of Openface Chinese Poker. Now she will actively promote a site that offers just that as she has joined the Tonybet Poker Team and will be their ambassador for an undisclosed period of time.…
2015-09-22 06:13
Ben Ben86 Tollerene Wins The Biggest Buy in Online Tournament Ever
Pokerstars is well known as being the world’s biggest online poker site and it comes to show every year when they host their special tournament series such as SCOOP. This time it was time for the World Championship Of Online Poker, also known as WCOOP.…

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