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WSOPE Main Event Won by Adrian Mateos for €1m

Friday saw the World Series of Poker Europe Main event won by a 19 year old from Spain for €1,000,000. Adrain Mateos may have gone in to the final six with the biggest stack, but it was nearly impossible to name him the favourite given the others at the table. Mateos...

Negreanu Wins Another Bracelet in WSOPE High Roller

Daniel Negreanu has added a sixth piece of WSOP jewellery to his collection as he picked up another bracelet, winning the 2013 WSOPE High Roller. Not only did he win his sixth bracelet, he also picked up the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year title, the first person to ever...

WSOPE: Negreanu Wins High Roller and POY

Daniel Negreanu is having a great year. He won the WSOP APAC Main Event earlier in the year, and now he has won the WSOPE High Roller and a historic second Player of the Year title go along with the one he won back in 2004. High Roller Negreanu’s sixth bracelet...

WSOPE: Main Event Down to 24, High Roller Begins

Daniel Negreanu’s dreams of winning both of the 2013 WSOP Main Events outside of Las Vegas ended yesterday when he failed to survive Day 3 of the WSOPE Main Event, and he finished in 25th place. His last chance to pick up this year’s WSOP Player of the...

WSOPE: Main Event Plays Through Day 1b

Sunday at the Casino Barrière just outside Paris saw action in the second flight of the Main Event of this year’s World Series of Poker Europe. This was the last chance for players to get into the action of the WSOPE as this was the last opening day for the...

Hairabedian Picks up Second WSOPE Bracelet

The action from Thursday had left the €2,200 No Limit Hold’em Event #5 had left the field down to just seven players. Heading up this pack was Erik Seidel, who had nearly twice the stack of his next nearest rival. It looked like the Poker Legend was a strong...

Stojanovic Upsets O’Brien in WSOPE Event #3

The €5.300 Mixed Max No Limit Hold’em Event #3 played out it’s final heads up matchup yesterday, with the last two players vying for their first WSOP bracelet. The final had been set on Wednesday when the semi final matchups had been contested with Noah...

100 WSOP Cashes for the Poker Brat

Thursday in Paris saw history being made as the Poker Brat, Phil Hellmuth, made history as the first player in the WSOP’s existence to achieve 100 cashes in bracelet events. This milestone makes Hellmuth the holder of both the most cashes and most bracelets in...

Henrik Johansson Wins the 2013 WSOPE Event #2

The final table from Event #2 of this year’s WSOPE was a short, sharp, and some may say, brutal affair. it only took 91 hands for Swede Henrik Johansson to emerge as the second 2013 WSOP bracelet winner. Johansson was able to pick up the €129,700 first prize...

Tuesday’s Action from the WSOPE

Tuesday the 16th of October 2013 was another day of action at the Casino Barrière just outside Paris as the WSOPE played through its fifth day. We had the final table of Event #2 while Events #3 and #4 were also in action. Event #2 The €1100 No Limit Hold’em...

Manic Monday at WSOPE in Paris

Monday saw two events in full flow at the Casino Barrière in gay Paris as the 2013 WSOPE continued. We had two events in action, and ended up preparing the final table for Event #2, as well as significantly reducing the field for Event #3. Event #2 The €1000 + €100 No...

UK and Irish Poker Scene 14th October

WPT National UK Satellites Starting Today The World Poker Tour has launched a National Tour for the UK and Party Poker are offering online satellites. They start today, and offer players the chance to get a seat to this £200 event starting in late October. For those...

WSOPE 2013 continues with Day 1b of Event #2

The only action in the World Series of Poker Europe yesterday was in Day 1b of the €1000 + €100 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry, and Sunday’s action attracted 295 unique entries, making for 659 total entries. Event #2 With Niels Herrgodts leading the Day 1a chip...

Robin Ylitalo Wins EPT Season 10 London

The Season 10 London Leg of the PokerStars European Poker Tour has come to an end, and it’s not been short of stories. It ended when Robin “Robihino” Ylitalo beat online qualifier Georgios Karakousis in a fairly short heads up battle. Ylitalo is...

First Ever WSOPE Ladies Champion Crowned in Paris

This year saw the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe Ladies Event, and in a case of “Ladies First” the event was the first on the cards. This €1000 + €100 event started on Friday and ended up attracting 65 runners and generated a prize pool of €62,400...

World Series of Europe Begins in Paris

The European leg of the World Series of Poker has begun on the table of the Casino Barrière in Paris, and we have already seen the first bracelet winner crowned in the form of the first ever WSOPE ladies champion. We have also seen the first flight of Event #2, the...

EPT London has its Season 10 Final Table in Place

How do you get 604 into just 8? This PokerStars London EPT has managed it, and has pared down the field to the final table of eight title hopefuls. How do you get 604 into just 8? This PokerStars London EPT has managed it, and has pared down the field to the final...

Yan Leads Last 16 at London EPT

At the age of 20 I was lucky if I managed not to burn the kitchen down by making a piece of toast, but Kiwi David Yan has managed to not only make the last 16 of this year’s PokerStars London leg of the European Poker Tour, he has done so as the Chip Leader. Day...

London’s EPT Main Event ready for Day 3

The PokerStars European Poker Tour is firmly entrenched at the Connaught Rooms in central London, and the main event is preparing to start Day 3 tomorrow. The chip leader going into Day 3 is going to be Tudor Purice, who is going to be coming back with a stack of...

What’s going on in UK Poker 7th October

EPT London The European Poker Tour circus has rolled back into London, probably incensing both the Daily Mail and the local UKIP supporters, at the same time as exciting anyone who has won a hand of poker. The Super High Roller has already been won by German Martin...

Unleashing The Beast!

In the past twelve months, Black Chip Poker has passed out over $2,000,000 in cash and tournament tickets through The Beast promotion. Now this monthly promotion is expanding in order to offer players an extra opportunity each month to get in the extra cash. From the...

Exclusive WCOOP Freeroll for FTR Members

FlopTurnRiver.com has teamed up with PokerStars.com to offer FTR members a fantastic chance to play for massive prize pools as part of the 2013 WCOOP for free. The freeroll is taking place on Thursday at 4pm ET (9pm WET) and will be exclusively for FTR members who...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 3rd September

Follow the European Poker Tour Live Stream on FTR You can keep track of the UK players in the Barcelona leg of the PokerStars EPT by heading over the FTR page where we have the stream in full. As I type this, EPT London winner David Vamplew, has just been eliminated...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 19th August.

GUKPTGoliathTowers over Coventry Coventry is the place to be this weekend, that is if you want to try and climb over 1999 other players to raise a GUKPT trophy. The expected first prize of more than £35,000 may also be a motivator to those of you who are more results...

Isildur1 Watch, 17th August, 2013

Since we last checked in with Viktor Blom, he’s played two days of action, and has seen action across Fixed Limit Omaha, Fixed Limit 2-7 Triple Draw and No Limit Hold’em. He’s played 2853 hands across these games, at both heads up and 6-Max tables,...

Isildur1 Watch, 14th August, 2013

Today sees the return of The Isildur1 Watch. We’ve had a little time off, and while I’ve been off enjoying the British Summer, Viktor Blom has been working pretty hard. Since the last Isildur1 Watch on the 18th of July, he has played 23,125 hands at 231...

What’s going on in UK poker, 12th August 2013

Genting Poker Series hits Southend The £100,000 guaranteed Leg 4 of the Genting Poker Series has already started with the online Day 1A already in the books. Day 1B and 1C are planned for Thursday and Friday respectively, and the £400 + £40 is also guarantee a £25,000...

Jason Somerville AMA Summary

On the 5th of August, Jason “JCarver” Somerville visited FlopTurnRiver.com to answer a plethora of questions from our forum. Jason is a WSOP Bracelet winner, and has been a coach on PokerVT for some time. He recently signed with Nevada regulated poker site...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 5th August

UKIPT Galway heading to the Man Event Finale The Full Tilt Poker sponsored UK & Ireland Poker Tour event in Galway is heading ever closer the Main Event. Thursday sees the start of Day 1a, and you still have time to play for a seat on PokerStars and Full Tilt. The...

What’s Going on in UK Poker, 29th July

APAT Welsh Amateur Poker Championship comes to Cardiff The Amateur Poker Association and Tour is hosting the Welsh leg of it series at the G Casino in Cardiff and all the action kicks off on Saturday. The £75 + £7.50 event is aimed at the recreational player, and...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 22nd July

GUKPT Brighton The main event of the Brighton leg of the GUKPT is going to start with Day 1A on Thursday at 12 Noon at the G Casino just opposite the Brighton Pier. It will cost you £500 +£50 to enter but satellites have been running from Sunday, starting from £30....

Isildur1 Watch, 18th July, 2013

The UK is currently undergoing a heat wave. It may not be on the scale of some heat waves around the world, but we’re seeing temperatures in excess of 30C, which for the British is the equivalent of sitting on the surface of the sun. I’m currently in an...

WSOP Daily Update 15th July, 2013

The 15th was the last day of the WSOP Main Event before the return of the last Nine contenders in November. 27 poker gladiators returned to the Amazon Room of the Rio Casino to play down to the final nine, regardless of how long it was going to take. We had a...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 15th July

GUKPT Brighton This Sunday sees the start of my local GUKPT Festival, at the Brighton “G” Casino. the £50,000 guaranteed Main Event is planned to start on Thursday the 25th, and will cost you £500 +£50 to enter. Satellites will be running from Sunday...

Isildur1 Watch, 15th July, 2013

Viktor Blom has had a good go at splitting the attention of the Poker Media over the past 7 weeks or so, as we have all had at least one eye on the events in Las Vegas, but have had to leave at least part of our attention focussed on the enigmatic Swedish Poker Hero....

WSOP Daily Update 14th July, 2013

The 14th saw the reduction of the WSOP Main Event field from 68 down to just 27 hopefuls. They will be returning to play Day 7, where they will fight tooth and nail (and anything else they can find) to be one of the last nine players standing at the end of Day 7. The...

WSOP Daily Update 13th July, 2013

13 is considered an unlucky number to a lot of people, and the majority of the players who started Day 5 of the 2013 WSOP Main Event won’t have much evidence to contradict this assertion. 239 players started the day in hope that the 13 thing was a myth, but only...

WSOP Daily Update 12th July, 2013

The 12th of July saw Day 4 of the 2013 Main Event whittle the devils number of 666 players down to just the 239 players who do into Day 5. The bubble burst pretty early in the day, and 648 players went away with at least $19,106, and the remaining players are...

Isildur1 Watch, 12th July, 2013.

Thursday was another day that saw Viktor Blom taking advantage of a reduced number of high stakes regs on Full Tilt. I have seen an increasing number of the well known names returning after their Nevada trips, with Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene making a return...

WSOP Daily Update 11th July, 2013

Day 3 of the 2013 WSOP Main Event finally saw the three starting flights merge together into a single massive beast, something like the poker equivalent of Godzilla or Mothra. This massive leviathan of a poker event was made up of many recognisable names, and there...

Isildur1 Watch, 11th July, 2013

Viktor Blom has probably got only a couple of day to make hay while the sun shines. You see, the WSOP in Las Vegas is coming to an end, and as the field in Main Event thins out towards the final nine, more and more high stakes online pros are going to return home, and...

WSOP Daily Update 10th July, 2013

While there have been some rather interesting changes announced in the Poker Media world in the past 24 hours, the majority of the attention is still on a single casino’s poker floor in Las Vegas. As the crown jewel of Live Poker Events, the WSOP Main Event...

WSOP Daily Update 9th July, 2013

All of the poker media attention on the 9th of July in Las Vegas was pretty much all concentrated on the two day 2s happening in the Rio Casino. The two separate flights were both being run to allow the much bigger Day 2c to have enough room on Wednesday. The Open...

Isildur 1 Watch, 9th July, 2013

It seems that Viktor Blom has decided not to partake in the gluttony of poker that is the World Series Of Poker this year, as the final day to start playing the Main Event was yesterday, and Viktor Blom was amongst the runners. Where was he instead? He was online...

WSOP Daily Update 8th July, 2013

The 8th of July only had one World Series Of Poker Event going on, but it was the biggest event of the year, and the Main Event is currently the centre of the poker universe. The Rio Casino has some of the biggest names in poker sitting at their tables, and there are...

What’s Going on in UK Poker, 8th July

GUKPT Walsall Main Event starts on Thursday The £500+£50 GUKPT Main Event is due to kick of in Walsall on Thursday at the G Casino.  The Festival started on Sunday, and will run for two weeks. Satellites are available in the casino, with a £30 re-buy turbo everyday...

WSOP Daily Update 7th July, 2013

The 7th of July has always been a favourite day for me. Maybe it’s because I’m British, and Andy Murray won Wimbledon yesterday, maybe it’s because the Main Event of the World Series of Poker is going on, or maybe it’s just because it was my...

WSOP Daily Update 4th July, 2013

You really would expect the 4th of July to full of fireworks, and the WSOP hasn’t disappointed. We had two final tables, a massive entry to the Little one for one Drop, and all the other action you’d expect from Las Vegas this time of the year. Event #55...

WSOP Daily Update 3rd July, 2013

Tuesday was a day that brought us bonus final table action when the final table of Event #53 ran over, and went into a fourth day of action. We also saw the aside action in the Players Championship start to have an effect, and all around the Rio, players busted out of...

WSOP Daily Update 2nd July, 2013

Tuesday was a day that brought us bonus final table action when the final table of Event #53 ran over, and went into a fourth day of action. We also saw the aside action in the Players Championship start to have an effect, and all around the Rio, players busted out of...

Isildur1 Watch, 2nd July, 2013

It’s time for another Isildur1 Watch, which means that Viktor Blom still isn’t in Las Vegas for some reason. He is still working on taking apart the competition left on Full Tilt Poker, as the majority of the high stakes community enjoys the summer in Las...

WSOP Daily Update 1st July, 2013

Bob Geldolf may not like Mondays, but I’m quite a fan after the action from the Rio on this particular Monday. I have a man I know leading the race to be a WSOP champion, and Doyle Brunson is back deep in the poker action at the WSOP, in short it was a busy day....

Full Tilt’s Black Card Officially Returns

We exclusively reported back in March that the Black Card loyalty scheme was being revived by the new owners of Full Tilt. It had been altered to fit with the new market Full Tilt is being introduced to. the New Black Card allows players to directly convert their Full...