TCOOP 2015: swissoz sweeps to almost-$5K score in Event #36 ($27 NL 5-Card D

What makes poker poker? Is it the cards and hand rankings? The bets and bluffs? The money or something else meaningful to be risked and won? Poker is an incredibly flexible game, admitting all sorts of different variations and rules, yet no matter how wild the cards get, all ...more

by Martin Harris on January 30, 2015 9:16 AM

FPS Deauville: ElkY eliminated with the bubble in sight

Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier had developed quite a rail in the far corner, but anyone hoping that he would be having a deep run in the French Poker Series will now be sorely disappointed. ElkY had pushed all in preflop from the button with both blinds calling a...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 8:54 AM

FPS Deauville: Brecard healthy; side event round-up

Team PokerStars Pro Julian Brecard just came by the media room and everyone (given that it's mostly French journalists at this point) were assuming the worst. But Brecard had instead come to steal a cigarette for a celebratory smoke. "I've just doubled," he said, "aces against qu...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 6:41 AM

FPS Deauville: Differing fortunes for Team PokerStars Pro

As expected, the first level of Day 2 has been packed full of eliminations. The sound of players riffling with chips is only matched by dealer cries of "Player down!" which echo across the room with incredible frequency.Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierThe tournamen...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 3:52 AM

APPT9 Aussie Millions Day 4: Ebbs and flows

Day 4 of the Aussie Millions Main Event has been a dramatic ride so far.The first three hours of play saw us lose 18 players. The next three hours saw us lose just one.Some people may look at that and struggle to comprehend how on Earth that can even happen in a poker tournament?...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on January 30, 2015 2:49 AM

FPS Deauville: Huge field returns for Day 2

The second day of this record-breaking event is about to get underway here at Casino Deauville. There are 658 players remaining from the 1,355 in the tournament - to put that into context, there were only 542 players from a field of 1,738 who returned for Day 2 of Eureka4 Prague ...more

by Chris Hall on January 30, 2015 2:43 AM

Migration of Remaining EU countries to PokerStars.EU and FullTilt.EU

In December 2011, PokerStars obtained a license from the Maltese Lotteries and Gaming Authority. In December 2012, Full Tilt also obtained a license from Malta. Since each of these dates, we have increasingly provided gaming services to players in more European countries from our...more

by PokerStars staff on January 30, 2015 1:35 AM

APPT9 Aussie Millions Day 4: Raiden, Finish Him!

Most people reading our Aussie Millions coverage may not have heard of the name Yew Fatt Kan, but as the man with the biggest stack in the Crown Poker Room, he's a man worth getting to know.Former Malaysian resident, now playing under the flag of Hong Kong, "Raiden" Kan a regular...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on January 29, 2015 9:16 PM

APPT9 Aussie Millions Day 4: The rarity of the back-to-back

It's bloody tough to win a poker tournament. So imagine how hard it is to win two of them. Or the statistical improbably of somehow winning two in a row?We've crunched the numbers and discovered that the odds of going back-to-back are so small that it's officially defined by stat...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on January 29, 2015 7:47 PM

TCOOP 2015: nicebetman with even nicer win in Event #35 PLO 4-Max

Pot-limit Omaha is a true test of faith; your ultimate future comes down to hitting your big draws, or fading your opponent's monster draws. During TCOOP Event #34 4-max PLO, Russia's nicebetman took a pair of Aces into battle for the final decisive hand against Austria's ILLE_RA...more

by Pauly McGuire on January 29, 2015 7:20 PM

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EPT Deauville Festival

France Poker Series Main Event
Day 2
Level 16: 2,000/4,000 (500)
Players remaining: 216/1355

EPT Main Event starts Sunday

Aussie Millions

Aussie Millions Main Event
Day 4 is complete
648 entrants, 7 remain
Final table starts 12:30pm Sunday