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PokerStars' Brad Willis nominated for American Poker Award

It gives everyone at PokerStars great pleasure to announce that our Head of Blogging, Brad Willis, has been nominated in the inaugural GPI American Poker Awards, details of which were released today.Willis is one of four writers nominated for the award in the category of "Poker Media Content of the...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 28, 2015 8:31 AM

Monster Pot Report: Four of the biggest hands of all time

It was all guns blazing at the Play Money nosebleed stakes this week with no fewer than four hands entering the all-time top 10 biggest pots (with one subsequently being pushed down to 11th). The biggest action was a result of several clashes between Italy's 'viziato1991', America's 'GQ Jay29' and a...more

by Bob Dix on January 28, 2015 6:51 AM

Train your brain

Maybe you're one of those people who plays by feel and instinct alone. If so, more power to you. Good luck with that. However, if you're a person who counts on the big noodle in your head to make sense of why that guy just check-raised you on a dry board after limp-calling your raise and making bedr...more

by Brad Willis on January 27, 2015 6:50 AM

Rozvadov welcomes Season 5 of the Eureka Poker Tour

Season 5 of the Eureka Poker Tour kicks-off in Rozvadov on February 21, and with new satellites and qualifiers now up and running you could win a Main Event seat worth €1,100 for as little as €1.10.What's more you'll also receive a trip to a venue that grows in popularity each time it hosts a PokerS...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 26, 2015 8:39 AM

Weekend Review: TCOOP headlines busy weekend on PokerStars

It's difficult to know where to start after the weekend we've just had on PokerStars. Few have been as busy. It might actually be easier to list the names of players not involved in any of the action, rather than those that were - whether it was TCOOP, the Sunday Majors, or live events taking place ...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 26, 2015 4:39 AM

Shuffle up for the UKIPT All-In Kitchen

Food, or poker? Depending on what time of day it is, and maybe the size of your stack, it's sometimes hard to work out which is the more pleasurable. So we're happy to announce we've discovered a way to bypass this universal quandary, with an innovative pop-up restaurant. This week PokerStars and Jo...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 22, 2015 8:42 AM

Making a splash: jricardosc celebrates his first Super Tuesday win

You get the impression when you talk to Joao "jricardosc" Fernandes that he's a sensible type, grounded by a job, ambitions, his Fiancée, a close family and great friends, who are there for him when he needs them; for the downtimes, but also the good times. Like when you win a Super Tuesday title. T...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 22, 2015 6:05 AM

VIP Club Live: Where to party in 2015

A week or so back, the folks listening to the live PCA webcast started begging for a piece of information that had nothing to do with the PCA. They wanted to know where PokerStars VIP Club Live was going to host its next parties. Lee Jones, ever the diplomat, promised the news would be out soon. Wel...more

by Brad Willis on January 21, 2015 6:52 AM

Monster Pot Report: GQJay29 and his 4 billion pot

With a couple of notable exceptions it was a relatively quiet week at the Play Money nosebleed stakes. Leading the charge and claiming a space in the all-time top 3 was 'GQ Jay29' who scooped a pot of 4.07B chips.It took place at the 2.5M/5M tables in a heads-up pot with fellow American 'johnctrucke...more

by Bob Dix on January 21, 2015 6:21 AM

Every FrenchDawg has its day

There was something enjoyable about Team Online Pro Marc-Andre Ladouceur tweet in the early hours of Monday morning. It was pleasantly matter-of-fact. Not a brag as such, more a statement of fact. Words that were instinctive rather than rehearsed; honest, without being boastful. Won the Gold #Sunday...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 20, 2015 4:20 AM
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