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Monster Pots: The cheapest, worst cooler ever

The action slowed up this week with very little play logged at the top end 5M/10M games. However there were still monster pots to be found one level down at the 2.5M/5M game. The biggest of which was worth 2.26B chips and was played out between 'Cloud_Hsieh' and 'Fastball2014'. There was no clear wi...more

by Bob Dix on November 25, 2014 10:39 AM

VIP Club Live caps off its year in Brazil

PokerStars held its last VIP Club: Live of 2014 this month in São Paulo, and it proved to be the biggest one to date with 450 VIPs and guests partying late into the Brazilian night. The festivities were led by Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari, who played host to the latest edition of the Team Pro On...more

by Dylan C on November 25, 2014 7:56 AM

Sleeping and falling to victory

Things happen. Like, you're playing a tournament, go to the bathroom, and come back to find somebody is sitting in your seat playing your stack. Or, you're sitting in a game when two guys start a fistfight over one of their wives. Or, apropos of (nearly) nothing, a completely naked person sprawls ou...more

by Brad Willis on November 25, 2014 7:18 AM

PokerStars named 2014 Poker and Mobile Poker Operator of the year

PokerStars has been selected as the 2014 best 'Poker Operator' and best 'Mobile Poker Operator' by eGaming Review magazine. The prestigious awards were presented in London on Monday night."We're very proud to be acknowledged by eGR and the expert judging panel for our success as the leading online p...more

by PokerStars staff on November 25, 2014 6:16 AM

EPT Deauville schedule announced

After January in the Bahamas there's always the danger of feeling a little too relaxed. One minute you're operating on Island time, wearing a Tommy Bahamas shirt, a pair of sandals and drinking pink drinks. The next you're still in the shirt in a baggage queue, and still squinting in what is the now...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 25, 2014 5:04 AM

As the One Billionth tournament approaches, things get bigger

As players should now be aware we're celebrating another milestone on PokerStars, with our Billionth Tournament Carnival. The reasons are pretty obvious and as you can imagine a number so big deserves a little extra. So this week we thought we would bump things up a bit with our Daily Bigs and our H...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 24, 2014 8:57 AM

Shock and awe: John "LeNaber" Howlett on winning the Sunday Million

When talking to Sunday Million winners, you often sense there's room for a definitive study to be written, one that examines the time it takes for a big win to sink in. For some it's all matter of fact, a time to celebrate yes, but life continues immediately afterwards, often while jumping into anot...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 24, 2014 7:17 AM

Weekend Review: Ireland's LeNaber headlines majors

It was almost a standard weekend on PokerStars this weekend with the Sunday Majors taking place unmolested, albeit with the final table of the APPT to serve as a distraction to railbirds.So to Auckland first.It may be something of a junior tour to its European sibling, but the APPT still produces so...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 24, 2014 5:31 AM

Team Pros talk about their best live tournament memory

For many of us our most memorable live tournament is the first one we win. Who can forget those moments after you successful navigate the final table, when you slip away to somewhere private to leap up and down with a stupid grin on your face (before doing a lap of honour of the casino restroom). Th...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 21, 2014 8:38 AM

Slapshot! Watch Jeremy Roenick face off against Igor Kurganov

Maybe you don't follow hockey, or maybe you're a youngster and weren't alive to see Jeremy Roenick in his prime. Or maybe you weren't a video gamer in the days of Sega hockey and didn't spend countless hours guiding a little digital version of Roenick up and down the ice. If you're any of those thin...more

by Brad Willis on November 21, 2014 8:09 AM
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Congratulations to Minh Nguyen, winner of the APPT Auckland Main Event (NZ$111,600)!