Monster Pots: The cheapest, worst cooler ever

The action slowed up this week with very little play logged at the top end 5M/10M games. However there were still monster pots to be found one level down at the 2.5M/5M game. The biggest of which was worth 2.26B chips and was played out between 'Cloud_Hsieh' and 'Fastball2014'. T...more

by Bob Dix on November 25, 2014 10:39 AM

Protecting your game

Every business will tell you that they value integrity. And every business will say they demand their employees have integrity. At PokerStars, we insist that our customers have integrity too and we employ industry-leading techniques to ensure it. That's because have an obligatio...more

by Eric Hollreiser on November 25, 2014 10:05 AM

Previewing EPT Malta

Not long ago the European Poker Tour announced there would be a new stop in Malta next March. I was so excited I went for warm-up tournament in Malta this month before going again for the EPT in the spring. It was my first time ever visiting the island country.The EPT has always...more

by Marcin Horecki on November 25, 2014 9:26 AM

VIP Club Live caps off its year in Brazil

PokerStars held its last VIP Club: Live of 2014 this month in São Paulo, and it proved to be the biggest one to date with 450 VIPs and guests partying late into the Brazilian night. The festivities were led by Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari, who played host to the latest editio...more

by Dylan C on November 25, 2014 7:56 AM

Shocks and surprises as World Cup of Poker reaches next phase

The World Cup of Poker group qualifying matches are over and this is how things shape up for the Round of 16 on Saturday, November 29: Most of the big names made it through, but not all of them found it an easy task. Surprisingly there was no place in the knockout phase for Brazi...more

by Bob Dix on November 24, 2014 9:14 AM

As the One Billionth tournament approaches, things get bigger

As players should now be aware we're celebrating another milestone on PokerStars, with our Billionth Tournament Carnival. The reasons are pretty obvious and as you can imagine a number so big deserves a little extra. So this week we thought we would bump things up a bit with our ...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 24, 2014 8:57 AM

Responsible Gaming expands

I'm sure by now you've seen the announcement that PokerStars will be adding casino games and sports betting in the coming weeks and months. While we are very excited about this significant expansion in our product offering, it comes with an obligation to manage it responsibly. I ...more

by Jeanne David on November 24, 2014 8:46 AM

Shock and awe: John "LeNaber" Howlett on winning the Sunday Million

When talking to Sunday Million winners, you often sense there's room for a definitive study to be written, one that examines the time it takes for a big win to sink in. For some it's all matter of fact, a time to celebrate yes, but life continues immediately afterwards, often whi...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 24, 2014 7:17 AM

Always in training

I'm on my way to Finland where I'll be training once again. As a cross-country skier that's what I do most of the time when I'm not competing -- training, that is -- although sometimes I get to travel to different places which helps make the work less arduous and more fun.For ex...more

by Marcus Hellner on November 24, 2014 6:18 AM

Sunday Million: LeNaber nabs title, Niels "Fisherman903" van Alphen runner-u

Among the familiar names at this week's Sunday Million final table was Niels "Fisherman903" van Alphen of the Netherlands who has earned numerous scores both online and live including on the European Poker Tour. After a lengthy tournament lasting more than 13 hours and a tough fi...more

by Martin Harris on November 24, 2014 12:51 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

APPT Auckland

Congratulations to Minh Nguyen, winner of the APPT Auckland Main Event (NZ$111,600)!