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Win a freeroll seat & chance at $200,000 in prize money

Everyone likes a freeroll, right? Get a free ticket, sit down for a tournament, and walk away with real money. It's a pretty good deal when you think about it. Well, starting today, you have a shot to win your share of $200,000 in prize money at PokerStars. Here's how it works: if you feel like play...more

by Brad Willis on December 19, 2014 11:41 AM

Looking ahead to seeing Double this weekend

Perhaps you thought things might calm down a bit now that the European Poker Tour festival in Prague is now at an end. Perhaps you thought that, with Christmas and the festive season upon us, the lights would be turned down low and not a sound would be heard for at least a couple of weeks? Well, if ...more

by Stephen Bartley on December 19, 2014 1:45 AM

Monster Pot Report: Belgian now three times a billionaire

It's now three weeks in a row at the top of the Monster Pot tables for Belgian high-roller 'Sabz.wp' - albeit this time in a tie with last week's second-placed player 'rosco2000239' from Norway. The two Play Money behemoths combined for pot of 3.2B chips, when both made a broadway straight whilst ho...more

by Bob Dix on December 16, 2014 9:07 AM

Jorryt van Hoof: No need for a primer

I once had this old lawnmower. After a hard summer on an expansive lawn, it would sit idly in the garage for a few cold months. When I'd come back in the spring, I'd have to rip off the air filter and spray ridiculously explosive aerosol starting fluid into the carb before there was any chance the o...more

by Brad Willis on December 16, 2014 8:40 AM

Weekend Review: Van Hoof gets a win, EPT Prague enters final stages

If you think there is a let down when somebody finishes third in the World Series of Poker Main Event, you're probably right. (I wouldn't know, now would I?). However, if you think that letdown is so bad it keeps a guy from enjoying a Sunday major win, that's where you'd be wrong. You might recogniz...more

by Brad Willis on December 15, 2014 9:08 AM

December Festival: It's Zoom & Boom time

Somewhere out there is a kid who only wants his two front teeth for Christmas. Elsewhere, there are people like us who could sing the song another way. All we want: two red aces. Why? Well, folks, the PokerStars December Festival is still going on, and this week is Zoom & Boom week. Here's how it wo...more

by Brad Willis on December 15, 2014 8:10 AM

Roll up roll up, it's the PokerStars VIP Club Flash Sale!

As you approach the conclusion/middle stage/start of your Christmas shopping, ask yourself these three simple questions...--Are you, or is anyone you know, looking for a leather jacket to finish their "distressed" look? --Do you or does anyone you might buy a gift for, like embroidery on their t-shi...more

by Stephen Bartley on December 10, 2014 11:45 AM

Putting faces to usernames as WCOOP winners are honored in Prague

Winning a World Championship of Online Poker title is the highest achievement you can earn in the online game. It's one of those titles that can be used as a kind of short hand, like stars on a general's shoulder, or on your PokerStars avatar, or on your McDonalds name badge. The recognition is imme...more

by Stephen Bartley on December 9, 2014 8:38 AM

Monster Pot Report: AA vs AK for 3.4 billion

After last week's record breaking 5.2B chip pot, Belgian player 'Sabz.wp' has topped the charts again - this week claiming a hand worth 3.4B chips. That's big enough for sixth on the all-time list. It was a straightforward clash of big hole cards, with AA taking on the AK of American player 'Kleppr'...more

by Bob Dix on December 9, 2014 7:05 AM

December Festival: $5 million Knockout Week begins

Let's, for the moment, set aside Floyd Mayweather as an exception. With that done, how much would you say a week of knockouts is worth? Five million bucks, you say? That sounds good to us, too. So it shall be. That's right. Today kicks off PokerStars' $5 million Knockout Week. For the next week, Pok...more

by Brad Willis on December 8, 2014 8:46 AM
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EPT11 Prague Festival

Thank you for following the coverage of the EPT Prague Festival. Congratulations to all the winners. You can find all the coverage at the links below.