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Are you PokerStars' next millionaire?

Since Chris Moneymaker first pumped his fist at the World Series of Poker Main Event, the question was never whether PokerStars could make another millionaire. The question was: who will be the next one?It's been nearly 12 years since Moneymaker's PokerStars satellite win sent him to the WSOP and hi...more

by Brad Willis on March 27, 2015 8:00 AM

Value of pro coaching? Priceless! (And free)

Way back in the dark and distant days before poker exploded all over TV and the internet, if you wanted to learn how to play you had just a few choices. You could try to find a mentor, someone who was a proven winner and you could ask for some private lessons. For someone new to the game that wouldn...more

by PokerSchoolOnline on March 26, 2015 6:59 AM

Monster Pot Report: Biggest play money pot in history

Boom! From nowhere the Play Money nosebleeds stakes came to life this week with five new entries into the all-time Top 10. That includes a record smashing biggest-ever pot worth over 6B chips!The hand in question took place at the new 10M/20M stakes in a game of No Limit Hold'em. The hand played out...more

by Bob Dix on March 24, 2015 11:15 AM

VIP Club Live: Amsterdam

What if Fatima Moreira de Melo threw a party and no one came? Trick question. That would never, ever happen. Now, what would happen if Fatima Moreira de Melo threw a party with free drinks, free video games, a casino floor, DJs, and invited some of the world's top poker players to hang out. Well, we...more

by Brad Willis on March 24, 2015 6:18 AM

Weekend review: Around the world in two days

For most of the last decade writers in the poker industry--myself included--have relied on the phrase "poker world" as an all-encompassing envelope to describe poker's players, business people, and fans. We have almost certainly ground that phrase down to its nub. But today as we look over what happ...more

by Brad Willis on March 23, 2015 6:53 AM

Global Poker Masters takes center stage

At some point a 'brainchild' has to grow up, and so it goes with the Global Poker Masters. After a short period of uncharacteristically tranquil adolescence, during which preparations were finalized, the GPM will kick off at the Portomaso Casino today, next to the Hilton Hotel in St Julian's, Malta....more

by Stephen Bartley on March 21, 2015 5:21 AM

Chess tips for poker players

Next year's Isle of Man UKIPT stop from October 1-4 will again overlap with the PokerStars Chess International from October 2-12. I can't wait to return to the PokerStars headquarters for a week of chess, poker and getting to know staffers over beers, turbos and dramatic walks. The overlap of chess...more

by Jennifer Shahade on March 19, 2015 6:30 AM

Yuiko Matsukawa joins PokerStars as brand ambassador

The world's largest poker site PokerStars has announced the sponsorship of Japanese model Yuiko Matsukawa. Matsukawa will join a roster of PokerStars-sponsored celebrities including Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo, and number one poker professional Daniel Negre...more

by PokerStars staff on March 18, 2015 10:24 AM

Monster Pot Report: Big bounce for LucKeeBalls

Activity at the very highest stakes was thin on the ground this week, but the action at the next tier was sufficiently juicy to produce some truly monstrous pots - including our biggest ever hand in terms of big blinds!First off though, the biggest pot of the week in absolute terms went to 'LucKeeBa...more

by Bob Dix on March 17, 2015 9:57 AM

Daily #50Giveaway on Instagram

If you ran a survey of the most popular words in the Oxford English dictionary then I suspect "giveaway" would be right up there. Throw in the chance to turn that freebie into thousands of dollars and you've got a pretty awesome combo.So it might pique your interest to hear that we're debuting that ...more

by Adam Goulding on March 16, 2015 7:26 AM
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EPT Malta

EPT Malta Main Event Day 5 is over
Coverage of the final table starts at 1pm CET
Players: 6/895

The 10K High Roller Day 2
Players: 157/304 (60 re-entries)

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.

ANZPT Sydney

Congratulations to Jim Psaros, winner of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event ($183,000)

UKIPT5 Series 1 London

Day 1A has finished; 21/78 players remain.
Day 1B will begin at 2:00pm Saturday 28th March.