Weekend Review: High stakes, mid stakes, and micro stakes make the headlines

This past weekend was one of the busiest on PokerStars for a while. If the headlines weren't being made at EPT Malta, it was the regular Sunday Majors, or MicroMillions, which came to an end yesterday. So I suppose we ought to start at the beginning.EPT MaltaEPT Malta came to an ...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 30, 2015 6:50 AM

Sunday Warm-Up: AnyGameSir cruises to $92K win, DaWarsaw takes 9th

It's not unusual for a heads-up match to feature the player who came to the final table with the chip lead, facing off against somebody who started off with a less impressive stack. What is unusual is for the player who started with fewer chips to be in a dominant position from t...more

by Jason Kirk on March 29, 2015 7:16 PM

Manila Megastack 2: Mike Kim Wins Main Event

Written by Triccia DavidWithout a doubt, the sweetest hand we saw all day was "just a straight flush", as stated by South Korean native Mike Kim after revealing his dominating jack-to-seven hearts winning hand against Filipino player Raymi Sanchez. Although this wasn't how Kim to...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 29, 2015 4:49 PM

Chris Yong wins £10,986 and UKIPT5 Series 1 Title

Day 2 of the UKIPT5 Series1 has played to a winner and it is Chris Yong who claimed dominion over his fellow players by blitzing his way to the title in quicksmart fashion here at The Hippodrome Casino."Well I feel great!" he said with a beaming smile following his win.Chris Yong...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 29, 2015 12:11 PM

UKIPT5 Series 1 Final Table Levels 20-23(12,000/24,000/3,000)

7:05pm: Chris Yong is UKIPT5 Series 1 Champion!That's it then. Chris Yong has bested his 160 competitors to reach the summit and become champion. He's been in rich form in recent times - his 5th place finish at UKIPT two months ago a taster of what was to come. Although his cash ...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 29, 2015 9:17 AM

UKIPT5 Series 1 Day 2 - Levels 13-19(5,000/10,000/1,000)

(The final table blog will continue on a separate page, click here to view.)3:50pm: Stylianou perishes in 9th, Final table set!With less than ten big blinds and a relatively premium holding in Q♠J♦ given the situation, Nicholas Stylianou made an obligatory shove on the butto...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 29, 2015 3:15 AM

EPT Malta: Buddiga wins stacked €2k ; Gobbin, Wicen, Fred also win

Pratyush Buddiga has won the incredibly tough-looking €2k Turbo 6-Handed event for €65,650. The American beat EPT8 Madrid champion Frederik Jensen (€44,730) heads-up in a short battle after Antonio Monteiro Ramalho was knocked out in third (€29,550). In the final hand Jensen got ...more

by Chris Hall on March 28, 2015 2:16 PM

EPT Malta: Ihar Soika wins the €5k Turbo 6-Handed for €97,400

Ihar Soika has secured the €5k Turbo 6-Handed title for €97,400 after a short heads-up battle against Benjamin Pollak. Soika, who previously won the EPT11 Barcelona High Roller for €747,200, started the heads-up battle with over 70% of the chips in play after knocking out Zhapar ...more

by Chris Hall on March 28, 2015 12:01 PM

UKIPT5 Series 1: Day 1B Levels 7-12(1,000/2,000/300)

8:50pm: Rachael Costa Leads chip counts at close of playThe final counts have been tallied and it is Rachael Costa who finishes atop them by the smallest whisker of a margin - her 176,600 pipping Dutchman Jan-Joost Van Den Bogert's 176,500."My table was crazy!" she said of what h...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 28, 2015 11:15 AM

EPT11 Malta: So, which country has the best players?

There are all the usual methods of transport available for those wishing to come to MaltaThere were 73 countries represented in Malta over the past ten days, from which nearly 1,500 players came to play at least one event over the course of the festival. As any good politician kn...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 28, 2015 9:32 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

EPT Malta

Congratulations to Jean Montury, winner of the EPT Malta Main Event and €687,400

Congratulations to David Peters, winner of the EPT Malta High Roller event and €597,000

Congratulations to Georgios Zisimopoulos, winner of IPT Malta and €142,205

Congratulations to Dzmitry Urbanovich, winner of the EPT11 Malta Special Added High Roller and €572,300.

UKIPT5 Series 1 London

Congratulations to Chris Yong who has won the UKIPT5 Series 1 and £10,986.