Rake changes at PokerStars

In recent weeks, PokerStars has made several changes which have upset some players. We've heard these complaints and are genuinely listening to the feedback. No one likes higher costs and we appreciate that point of view.In recent years, we have also heard many high-volume, profe...more

by Michael Josem on October 30, 2014 4:21 PM

Poker and the Nash equilibrium

Most of you have probably heard something about game theory, a topic some poker players have gotten curious about and studied. If you're one of those players, you might also have heard of "Nash equilibrium," which is a concept that comes out of game theory."Nash equilibrum" is n...more

by Ivan Demidov on October 30, 2014 7:48 AM

GeoManousos tops 640 to win 10/28/14 Super Tuesday, $120K; Dani "supernova9"

This week's Super Tuesday, PokerStars' weekly $1,050 no-limit hold'em tournament, drew a big turnout of 640 entrants, the largest field for the event since early April. That group together created a prize pool of $640,000 -- well over the $400K guarantee -- and after 10 hours an...more

by Martin Harris on October 29, 2014 12:48 AM

Mission Week: $225,000 on the line

You have a mission. Actually, you have three missions. Complete them, and you've got a chance at winning your part of nearly a quarter million dollars. That's right ladies and gents, Mission Week is back at PokerStars. That means it's time to complete a few simple tasks, earn you...more

by Brad Willis on October 28, 2014 9:18 AM

Win a Women's PCA package for poker and winter sunshine

It's never too early to look ahead to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, particularly as the nights begin to draw in, the temperature drops, and sunshine, so recently ever present during the day, now seems nothing more than a distant memory cast in shadow. The PCA though can sol...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 28, 2014 7:35 AM

#LoddenThinks is back again

#LoddenThinks is back this week with another opportunity to win tickets to the Big $22. And in case that title leaves you in any doubt as to what this contest might involve, allow me to elaborate. Basically we ask you to guess what #LoddenThinks. That's it. The central premise ha...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 28, 2014 5:52 AM

2014 ACOP: India goes two for two in opening weekend

The 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room kicked off the 2014 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) this past weekend.The first three days of the 17-day poker festival had four cash tournaments on hand which totalled 479 entrants and more than HK$2.6 million in prize money. For Side Eve...more

by Fred Leung on October 28, 2014 3:30 AM

Sixteen Frequent Player Points = Two PCA packages

If you want to know what a single PokerStars Frequent Player Point is worth in the real world, you can head over to the PokerStars VIP Store and get a card protector for 675 FPPs. It's a pretty good deal, all things considered.But if you want to know how much an FPP is worth in t...more

by Brad Willis on October 27, 2014 12:32 PM

Monster Pot Mondays - All the week's biggest Play Money hands!

It was an extraordinary week of action at the high stakes tables with the record for the biggest pot being set twice by the same player. There were also ten other pots of 2 Billion chips or more, and a total of forty-one 1 Billion chips pots.The star of the week was undoubtedly r...more

by Bob Dix on October 27, 2014 10:39 AM

Get your 2015 PCA trip...for free

You need to understand something from the outset: when you win a 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package, you get more than a a ticket to a poker tournament. If you are fortunate enough to punch your PCA ticket, you're going to get the following:$10,300 Main Event entryNine n...more

by Brad Willis on October 27, 2014 10:00 AM