The Tennis Epiphany

During spring and summer months, I try to do outdoors sports as often as possible to balance out my poker life and clear my head. Besides taking my bike for a ride and working out in my local parks in the early morning hours, I also like to meet up with my dad on the tennis court...more

by Felix 'xflixx' Schneiders on September 17, 2014 8:19 AM

Time to practice poker

People often ask me how they can learn other forms of poker besides hold'em. Most of the time, their first excuse for not learning other games is that they're too busy playing hold'em. Typically, if a player is making money playing hold'em, they're going to keep playing hold'em. ...more

by Barry Greenstein on September 17, 2014 7:34 AM

WCOOP 2014: NikolasDLP aces endurance test for $356K, second bracelet in Eve

Some players who win multiple PokerStars COOP titles do so playing different games. Others do so playing the same variety of poker, only at different maximum table sizes. Event #24 of the 2014 WCOOP saw Russia's NikolasDLP, a past heads-up WCOOP winner, do the double at a full-ri...more

by Jason Kirk on September 16, 2014 2:26 AM

Join the second annual Poker(Stars) homecoming

Where does poker live? Did you say Las Vegas? I'm afraid you'd be wrong. It's not Macau, Texas, New Jersey or London either. It's... the Isle of Man. That's right, the Isle of Man is the home of poker and this is why: more hands are dealt here than anywhere else on the planet. An...more

by Rick Dacey on September 12, 2014 5:30 AM

Strategy: Is top pair good enough to call down with?

By PokerSchoolOnlineIt's an age old question that generations of poker players have been debating for years and probably will for many years to come, is top pair really good enough to call down with? Of course the answer to the question cannot be generalised as each poker situati...more

by PokerSchoolOnline on September 5, 2014 6:28 AM

Make your selection in The Protege #LastLonger

The Protégés have been selected, their mentor's prepared, now it's time for things to get interesting for those of us watching from the rail.PokerStars is offering seats to some exclusive freerolls for players taking part in a new #LastLonger competition, in which you get to pick...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 5, 2014 3:52 AM

APPT8 Manila: Thanh Ha Duong comes from behind to secure title!

A major turnaround has happened here in Manila today proving once again that it doesn't matter how big a deficit you face, there's always a chance that the cards will fall yours and not your opponent's way.Thanh Ha Duong came into this heads up battle with just 800,000 in chips c...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 9:04 AM

WCOOP 2014: Mikal "Mikal12345" Blomlie on a WCOOP 1-2-3

To some players winning a WCOOP title is the culmination of a life's work, or at least the work of their formative years. It's an achievement that comes almost as if against nature itself, such is the effort required. But the vindication, a badge never to be removed, is worth all...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 17, 2014 7:18 AM

WCOOP 2014: From grinder to double bracelet winner. Aggro Santos on a remark

No tournament series ever transpires without a few key moments that stick in the memory and define the championship. It can be one of many things: a quote, a single hand, or just a name. Then there are those players who stand out for their remarkable performances. Such as Scott "...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 17, 2014 4:58 AM

WCOOP 2014: hummylun gets his due in Event #29 ($320 Limit Badugi)

Two years ago this week, Jerry "hummylun" Wong was one of eleven players remaining in the WCOOP Main Event and one card away from a double-up that would put him on a 104 big-blind stack. Holding pocket aces against pocket sixes, he was a 95.5% favorite; all he had to dodge were t...more

by Kristin Bihr on September 16, 2014 11:15 PM

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