Find your own bun and banana

For professional poker players, the mental side of the game is especially important. Being able to stay focused and concentrate on making good decisions as much as possible is crucial, even when the cards aren't running our way. One way I have been able to stay focused while pl...more

by Marcin Horecki on October 20, 2014 11:19 AM

Monster Pot Mondays: Jumbo edition

Due to last week's technical hitch, we have a jumbo-sized edition of Monster Pot Mondays this week, where we'll be looking at eight days' worth of high stakes hands.The biggest pot of the week was played out at our highest stakes 5M/10M NLHE tables between three new names for Mon...more

by Bob Dix on October 20, 2014 11:02 AM

Weekend review: London, Peru, and everywhere in between

You may know this as Team Pro Online Week, and that would be just fine, but for the purposes of this review we're going to call it "Holy Moly, Were You Watching What Happened This Weekend Week?!"In a perfect storm of poker news, EPT London hosted an amazing Main Event final table...more

by Brad Willis on October 20, 2014 8:45 AM

Sunday Warm-Up: PhilRoyal888 marches to $101K win

Tonight's final table of the $500,000 guarantee Sunday Warm-Up appeared be a nothing more than a ceremony for the chip leader. While k-bossss01 came into the final table towering over the competition with nearly 40 percent of the chips in play, it would be PhilRoyal888 powering ...more

by David Aydt on October 19, 2014 6:50 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Alache comes back, defeats Campodonico for the win

Daniel Campodonico had a better than 8 million-chip advantage on his heads-up opponent, Oscar Alache, to start their duel with 10.9 million while Alache had a little under 2.9 million.Oscar Alache and Daniel Campodonico battle heads-upThe 65-year-old Uruguayan sipped coffee as th...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 6:40 PM

LAPT7 Peru: A three-way deal, then Backmann bounced in 3rd

Level 32 (80,000/160,000/20,000) kicked off with another big double-up as Daniel Campodonico managed to get chips back from Oscar Alache. At risk with K♣Q♦ against Alache's 9♥9♦, a king on the flop paired Campodonico and the hand held through the turn and river to give t...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 5:48 PM

LAPT7 Peru: A-B-C Poker... Alache, Backmann, and Campodonico

The final three players returned from their agreed-upon break to play out the end of Level 30 (50,000/100,000/10,000), the time spent discussing a possible deal but ultimately deciding against doing so.They played out the end of the level, with Backmann winning most of the hands ...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 4:20 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Perez out in 5th, Exterkotter in 4th; big lead for Backmann

As Level 30 (50,000/100,000/10,000) began Jerson Backmann of Mexico had built his stack up over 7 million, having about half the chips in play and three times as many as his nearest competitor.Upstairs in the Atlantic City Casino, the LAPT Peru Grand Final continuesA few hands we...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 2:26 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Sobenes, Kyrian, Torre fall; Backmann leads final five

After that slow start to the final day, we've seen three eliminations during the last hour, suddenly trimming remaining field in the LAPT Peru Main Event final table to five players.Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000) started a lot like Level 28 had ended, with Daniel Campodonico aga...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 1:32 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Levels played - 2; eliminations - 0; pizzas consumed - 4

The pace was fast yesterday when they worked from 45 players down to eight in less than six hours' worth of poker. It appeared we might be seeing something similar at the start of play today, but things slowed considerably, carrying us all of the way through the first two levels-...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 12:24 PM

Live Tournament Coverage

EPT11 London High Roller

Congratulations to Andrew Chen, winner of EPT London High Roller and £394,200!

EPT11 London Main Event

Congratulations to Sebastian Pauli, winner of the EPT11 London Main Event and £499,700. The 100th EPT Champion

LAPT7 Peru

Congratulations to Oscar Alache, winner of the LAPT7 Peru Grand Final Main Event and $135,488