Back in Belgium for the "championship"

A lot is happening, as usual. I'm back home in Belgium, having come back here to help do commentary on the EPT Live stream during EPT London. That was enjoyable, but now I'm looking ahead to getting back to the tables and having a lot of poker players invade my home turf as the...more

by Christophe De Meulder on November 28, 2014 4:35 AM

Winning as a perfect cure for boredom

Of all the comments we've had from team PokerStars Pros over the course of the past two weeks, during which the Billionth Tournament Carnival has been gathering pace, there were perhaps none as pragmatic as those of Johnny Lodden. While you can reflect all you like on the warm gl...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 27, 2014 5:02 AM

Bringing good news from Italy

I am writing with a few pieces of news from Italy, where poker h¬as never been so popular. I just recently played in some live tournaments here, and right now I'm enjoying playing a lot online, too.My most recent live tournaments were on the Italian Poker Tour (IPT). I played a...more

by Pier Paolo Fabretti on November 27, 2014 4:08 AM

Making changes for the better

I'm back home in Belgium where after having done some traveling I'll be staying put until the Belgian Poker Challenge comes around at the end of November. Not long ago I had the chance to travel to Poland for six days. That's where my girlfriend is from, and we had a really fun...more

by Matthias De Meulder on November 26, 2014 4:09 AM

IsildursHair perfectly in (first) place, wins 11/25/14 Super Tuesday

This week's Super Tuesday winner hailed from Sweden, having chosen a username inspired by another Swedish player whom we've all come to know well over the last several years, Viktor Blom. More specifically, a username inspired by Blom's trademark mop top:In name, and in maneJust...more

by Martin Harris on November 25, 2014 10:07 PM

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

EPT Deauville schedule announced

After January in the Bahamas there's always the danger of feeling a little too relaxed. One minute you're operating on Island time, wearing a Tommy Bahamas shirt, a pair of sandals and drinking pink drinks. The next you're still in the shirt in a baggage queue, and still squintin...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 25, 2014 5:04 AM