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Super Tuesday winner Jason Koon on taking the long view

You might have read something we wrote yesterday about certain moments in poker that leave you almost dumbfounded. They're like flashes of brilliance that might have been dreamed up by some scriptwriter in Hollywood, but which provide the proof, if any were needed, that good players are good, and gr...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 26, 2015 5:06 AM

EPT Malta festival set to break records

We're all out of superlatives (this may show from time to time). So can we just say that EPT Malta is going to be, well, big? Although thinking about it that doesn't really sum up what's going to take place on the next leg of the European Poker Tour, which is now just a few weeks away. Let's put it ...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 26, 2015 3:24 AM

Monster Pot Report: Racing to the week's biggest pot

This week all the notable action took place at the 2.5M/5M table, as the top two stakes laid largely untouched from Feb 9-15.The top hand went to Italy's high stakes maestro 'viziato1991' in a heads-up pot against 'LucKeeBalls'. The Italian opened the action with a raise to 15M, his opponent pushed ...more

by Bob Dix on February 25, 2015 9:19 AM

Panning for the stuff that makes poker shine

I'll admit it. I really like those stories that remind you of why you were captivated by poker in the first place. They focus on various aspects of the game, but they all have one thing in common. They demonstrate what it means to be a great player, often infuriatingly so. I was reminded of this onl...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 25, 2015 6:18 AM

British Poker Awards honors Negreanu, Cody, Stone

It is awards season all over the world. From Hollywood to the UK, presenters are grabbing their envelopes. Just last night in London, the British Poker Awards chose three big names from PokerStars and the EPT to honor this year.When it came time to pick the Best International Player, he was too far ...more

by Brad Willis on February 24, 2015 9:48 AM

"I love Sundays!" Georgios "GeoManousos" Sotiropoulos on his Sunday Million

About four months ago I sent some questions off to a Super Tuesday winner who was having something of a breakthrough year. Georgios "GeoManousos" Sotiropoulos had finished second in the EPT Main Event in Prague a few months earlier and since then had moved to Vienna, turned pro, and begun to concent...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 24, 2015 6:47 AM

Insight and action from Episode 3 of EPT10 Monaco

The best ways to learn is to watch, and that's where Episode 3 of coverage of EPT10 Monaco Grand Final comes in. In this latest episode, which you can watch below or on PokerStars.tv, the bubble has burst and players are in the money. Talal Shakerchi is throwing his chips about, setting to prove tha...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 23, 2015 5:06 AM

Weekend Review: GeoManousos headlines a weekend of big winners

There might not be anything to get you over the disappointment of coming second in an EPT Main Event, except perhaps winning the next one. But success online certainly helps, particularly when only a few short months before you'd made the momentous decision to move town and turn pro, giving all your...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 23, 2015 4:09 AM

Hey, aren't you that guy from that thing on TV?

In another lifetime, at an age before time took my brown hair and turned it gray, in a world where telling the truth had more value than a good bluff, in grocery stores in the tri-state area, I was a minor celebrity. Like, really minor. But minor or not, there is a certain lifestyle that goes along ...more

by Brad Willis on February 19, 2015 5:51 AM

With phone call home McHugh proves no two deals are ever alike

You might not have spotted it, a throwaway observation made by our reporting team at the ANZPT Perth Main Event, but there was a moment just before heads up play began that caught my attention.Michael Doyle had just been eliminated in third place, leaving local man Stephen McHugh and eventual winner...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 18, 2015 4:23 AM
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