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PokerStars SCOOP 2012 Event 16 Results

Event 16 of the PokerStars 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) took place on May 11th and featured a No Limit Holdem Turbo 2x Chance tournament. This meant that if a player busted within the first 90 minutes of play, they would be able to buy-in one more...

Betudontbet Wins TCOOP Main Event

The first ever PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker has come to close and it is safe to say that it was a resounding success. Almost every event exceeded the guaranteed prize pool, and many players walked away from the tables with considerably larger...

Time and Circumstances Against Online Poker

Poker players in the U.S. are hoping for the regulation of online poker as soon as possible, but how soon can this realistically happen? It should come as no surprise that Black Friday and the Full Tilt Poker Ponzi scheme accusations have hurt the public reputation...

X-Front Wins PokerStars WCOOP Event 60

The final events of the PokerStars 2011 World Championship of Online Poker launched on Sunday, all of them two day events. This meant that any player hoping to earn one of these massive scores would have to put in quite a bit of time to do so. A $215 No Limit...

z0di@c Wins 2011 PokerStars WCOOP Event 44

The 2011 World Championship of Online Poker is nearing its conclusion, but some of the best events are yet to come. WCOOP Event 44, a $320 No Limit Hold’em 2x Chance, was undoubtedly one of the toughest fields yet. The 2x chance meant that if a player were to...

DOJ Plans Seizures Against the Merge Network

The influx of American business that the Merge Gaming Network has enjoyed since Black Friday appears to be coming to an end as it looks like Merge is the next DOJ target. There are reportedly plans to seize the assets of certain payment processors that have been...

PokerStars WCOOP Radio

The World Championship of Online Poker started this past Sunday, and PokerStars wants everyone to get involved. There are daily satellites for those with bankrolls that can’t handle the large buy-ins and a fantastic leaderboard to celebrate the greatest...

What's New in Gaming Law – 30 August 2011

Nevada Regulators Propose Internet Poker Rules A bill was recently passed in Nevada requiring the Nevada Gaming Commission to have rules and regulations in place by January 2012 for online gambling. As such, regulators from Nevada have recently drafted some new rules...

What’s New in Gaming Law – 30 August 2011

Nevada Regulators Propose Internet Poker Rules A bill was recently passed in Nevada requiring the Nevada Gaming Commission to have rules and regulations in place by January 2012 for online gambling. As such, regulators from Nevada have recently drafted some new rules...

PokerStars VIP Club Mega Month

As a site that enjoys rewarding players loyal to their games, PokerStars has one of the best VIP programs in the industry. With four monthly VIP statuses and two yearly VIP statuses, it is possible to earn huge rewards simply by playing a game you love. You must reach...

American PokerStars Pros in WSOP 2011

Yesterday I posted an article summarizing the best Team PokerStars performances in WSOP 2011 for pros based in Europe. A number of European pros had incredible success, winning bracelets and enjoying 6-figure cashes. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier had the...

European PokerStars Pros in WSOP 2011

Black Friday prevented PokerStars staff from making an appearance at this year’s WSOP, but the site still had plenty of presence at the series thanks to its myriad of patch-wearing pros. Team PokerStars was out in full force, some of them with very impressive...

WSOP Main Event Day 7 Recap

This is it! With Day 8 of the WSOP Main Event taking place right now, we are mere hours away from seeing the 2011 November Nine. When the day is finally over, nine lucky poker players will leave the Rio with changed lives and the knowledge that they will be back again...

Hasan Anter Wins WSOP 2011 Event 56

For those that couldn’t track down the funds to play the $10,000 WSOP Main Event, the last chance to win a bracelet came in Event 56, a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament. 3,389 people showed up for the festivities, creating a gigantic prize pool of...

Maxim Lykov Wins WSOP 2011 Event 54

With the end of WSOP 2011 drawing near, Event 54 attracted a very impressive field of 4,576 people. This meant a $4,118,400 prize pool for the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event, with an impressive $648,880 for 1st place. 468 people made the money, including a number...

Sam Stein Wins WSOP Event 31

Pot Limit Omaha is known as an action game, which makes all the WSOP events of this type extremely entertaining. 685 players put up $3,000 to play PLO in Event 31, which meant a $1,870,050 prize pool and $420,802 for first place. Day 3 began with 25 players eyeing the...

James Hess Wins WSOP Event 30

One of the best things about the World Series of Poker is that there is something for everyone. An example of this is WSOP Event 30, the $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship. Players must be 50 years old or older in order to participate in this...

Chris Lee Wins WSOP 2011 Event 29

As the WSOP has grown over the years, the events have become more diverse. WSOP Event 29 is an example of this as it features a $2,500 10-Game 6-max Mixed tournament. Being a well rounded poker player was highly recommended to play this event as the following events...

Andy Frankenberger Wins WSOP 2011 Event 28

This year’s World Series of Poker has seen both newcomers and proven professionals taking their fair share of money from the events. Somewhere in between are the emerging stars of the poker world, the ones who are well on their way to cementing their status as...

Daniel Idema Wins WSOP 2011 Event 27

The $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship is known for generating one of the toughest fields in the WSOP, and this year’s version was no exception. Some truly great players endeavored to take home the $378,642 first place prize, including Tom Dwan, Eugene...

Chris Viox Wins WSOP 2011 Event 25

Seven-Card Stud tends to be a niche event, especially when you pair it with Hi-Low-8 or Better. However, that didn’t stop a wealth of talent from coming out for WSOP Event 25, a $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better tournament. 606 players put up the buy-in...

Last Year’s November Niners in WSOP 2011

The ultimate goal for every poker player is to make the November Nine of the WSOP Main Event. Doing so not only puts a lot of money in your pocket, it also garners you a certain amount of fame that wouldn’t be achievable in any other event. If you make the Main...

Jason Somerville Wins WSOP 2011 Event 20

The lowest buy-in No Limit Hold’em events at the WSOP always have massive fields, and this year’s Event 20 was no different. A whopping 3,175 players put up $1,000 to play the tournament, creating a prize pool of $2,857,500. This meant $493,091 for first...

Foster Hays Wins WSOP 2011 Event 18

It seems like there’s even more attention on the World Series of Poker this year than usual. With online poker on life support in the United States, many have looked at the WSOP as a gauge of the overall health of poker itself. If WSOP 2011’s Event 18 is...

Tyler Bonkowski Wins WSOP 2011 Event 14

Limit Hold’em can be a bit of a tough sell especially given the overwhelming number of players that specialize in No Limit Hold’em rather than Limit Hold’em. The buy-in for Event 14 even increased to $3,000 from last year’s $2,000, but that...

Andrew Badecker Wins WSOP 2011 Event 13

Yesterday saw the completion of Event 13, the first shoot-out tournament of the 2011 WSOP. 1440 people paid $1,500 to play the No-Limit Hold’em shootout, creating a $1,944,000 prize pool with $369,371 for 1st place. The event started with 160 tables. In a...

Amir Lehavot Wins WSOP 2011 Event 7

Because WSOP events are usually huge, it’s quite common to see final tables filled with relative unknowns. However, once in awhile you’ll find a final table that is quite stacked from top to bottom with a wide variety of talent. Event 7 was one of these as...

David Diaz Wins WSOP 2011 Event 12

Event 12 of this year’s WSOP featured the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Triple Chance, a new tournament to the 2011 WSOP. While Triple Chance did make an appearance in 2010, the buy-in was $3,000 and participation was much lower. This year there were 1340...

Changes to the WSOP Player of the Year Point System

The WSOP Player of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards in poker. Every year players receive points for cashing in WSOP events, and the player with the most points when the series is over receives the award. WSOP vice-president, Ty Stewart, recently...

Geffrey Klein Wins WSOP Event 10

The article written yesterday about WSOP Event 10 highlighted the talent in the $1,500 6-max event. The remaining field was full of multi-table tournament pros that have made huge fortunes online, many of them in the ballpark of 7-figures. And so obviously it makes...

$25k WSOP Fantasy Poker League

Some people live for Fantasy sports. Whether it’s an annual baseball, football, or hockey draft, people go all out when it comes to studying potential players and poring over stats in preparation. As if bragging rights weren’t enough, usually everyone...

Jeffrey Papola Leads the Field in WSOP Event 10

If you love aggressive play, tons of post flop, and huge action, 6-max tournaments are for you. Day 3 of WSOP Event 10 will get started in just under half an hour, and the remaining 15 players will fight for the bracelet. An impressive 1,920 people paid $1,500 to...

New PokerStars Main Event Passport

As usual PokerStars waited until the end of the Spring Championship of Online Poker before rolling out their World Series of Poker Main Event satellites. The situation is a little different than in past years, however. Actual promotions targeting WSOP in particular...

PokerStars VPP Ring

Despite Black Friday and the fact that PokerStars, Full Tilt, and UB are no longer available to Americans, PokerStars has remained one of the best Euro poker sites around. If you live in Europe, you should expect to see plenty of promotions available to you now that...

Payment Processors Plead Not Guilty

Eleven people were charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering by the US Department of Justice on Friday, April 15th. Two of the defendants, both payment processors, have pleaded not guilty. Chad Elie was arrested in Las Vegas last Friday the day before...

WSOP Packages up for Grabs on Titan Poker

If you have always dreamed of playing in the World Series of Poker but simply haven’t ever had the bankroll necessary, you should consider playing at Titan Poker. They offer the usual Main Event satellites, but they don’t stop there. They’re also...

PokerStars April Software Update

PokerStars is known for their reliable software, and they are making improvements to it all the time. Their most recent software upgrade adds a bunch of new features to make your playing experience a little more efficient than before. You can now choose which columns...

Play the Sunday Storm on PokerStars

The best thing about the PokerStars download is that they have ways to win huge no matter what stakes you play. If you are a small stakes tournament player, chances are you know all about the Sunday 1/4 Million. This tournament features an $11 buy-in and the biggest...

Pro Bounty Madness on UB

Most tournament players love bounties, especially when they’re provided courtesy of US poker sites. Play in UB’s Bounty Madness tourneys and win prizes when you knock out specific members of Team UB. The tournaments run five times per week and feature...

2-Day Events Abundant in SCOOP 2011

Tournament players have been waiting impatiently for weeks, and today PokerStars finally released it: the 2011 SCOOP schedule. This is the third year for the wildly successful Spring Championship of Online Poker. Last year there were 38 events, and a total of $63...

Betfair Loyalty Program

Pretty much every poker site online has a VIP program, and Betfair.com is no different. The new Betfair loyalty program was rolled out at the start of this year, and it includes benefits such as freerolls and free merchandise. All the special perks will have you...

Grand Series of Poker VI

Ongame sites are hosting the 6th annual Grand Series of Poker (GSOP) between February 27th and March 13th. 15 events are scheduled and with almost $3 million total guaranteed, there is serious money to be won. If you like deep stack poker, it is a good time to try...

Win a WSOP Experience on Titan Poker

If you are a serious tournament player gearing up for the WSOP this year, you should consider taking advantage of the Titan Poker bonus code. This is because MT3, a multi-table tournament race, is taking place between February 1st and May 31st. The goal is to play as...

Jack Ury Passes Away

The poker community recently suffered a huge loss as Jack Ury passed away. Ury is famous for being the oldest player in the WSOP Main Event for a number of years. In 2007 ESPN followed his progress as he made Day 2 at the young age of 94. What made him even more...

NAPT Season 2: Los Angeles

Season 2 of the NAPT enjoyed a successful start to the year with the PCA, and so hopes are high for the 2nd event of the year, NAPT Los Angeles. The NAPT actually finished off Season 1 in Los Angeles, and it was such a success that they’re looking to do it all...