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Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom to Battle on Full Tilt

Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom to Battle on Full Tilt

Jennifer Newell - September 2nd, 2014

Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom, two of its professional, sponsored players, will play a Full Tilt-hosted Heads-Up Showdown next month. September’s Heads-Up Showdown will feature Hansen and Blom (known online as “Isildur1″) in a best-of-three heads-up online poker series that will pit two great players against each other, with opportunities for players to participate in several […]

PCA Double Bubble Events Cause Controversy

PCA Double Bubble Events Cause Controversy

Philip Conneller - September 1st, 2014

With the news that the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) will feature two “Double Bubble” events, PokerStars’ Head of Poker Communications Lee Jones took to the PokerStars Blog late last week to defend the format. Double Bubble tournaments award prizes to half the field. So, while regular poker tournaments are traditionally very “top heavy,” paying all of […]

CardsChat Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Big Cash Events 

CardsChat Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Big Cash Events 

Sean Gibson - August 30th, 2014

CardsChat will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in September, and as a thank you to its vibrant community, will be running all kinds of exciting promotional events. Players are encouraged to check out all of the incredible exclusive activities that they can participate in, as the site will be holding many special events, including $10,000 […]

Olivier Busquet Responds to EPT T-Shirt Debate

Olivier Busquet Responds to EPT T-Shirt Debate

Philip Conneller - August 29th, 2014

Poker pro Olivier Busquet has responded to the maelstrom of contention caused by his and Daniel Colman’s decision to wear T-shirts emblazoned with the slogans “Free Palestine” and “Save Gaza” at the EPT Super High Roller Event in Barcelona last week. The T-shirts sparked an extensive debate regarding appropriate behavior at the poker table and […]

November Niner Felix Stephensen Signed by Betsafe

November Niner Felix Stephensen Signed by Betsafe

Sean Gibson - August 25th, 2014

Felix Stephensen has signed an endorsement deal with Betsafe to be a sponsored poker pro. This might be the first of many opportunities for Stephensen, as he is sure to find that his standing as a November Niner will grant him a large degree of recognition. A majority, but not all, of the nine men […]

Olivier Busquet Wins 2014 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller Event

Olivier Busquet Wins 2014 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller Event

Sean Gibson - August 24th, 2014

Olivier Busquet has won the 2014 European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Super High Roller event, beating out his own protégé, Daniel Colman, for a €896,434 ($1.18 million USD) first-place payout. The win breaks a dubious streak for the popular Busquet, who has won more than $4.5 million in live tournament earnings, but had never won […]

Macau Poker Cup Sets Records in Successful Series

Macau Poker Cup Sets Records in Successful Series

Jennifer Newell - August 19th, 2014

The most recent Macau Poker Cup series was another successful one, held again at the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room. Records were set, champions were crowned, and millions of Hong Kong dollars were distributed to the best of the players. Zhenru Xie Wins Red Dragon Main Event The main attraction of the Macau Poker Cup […]

Colman’s Stony-faced One Drop Reaction Goes Viral

Colman’s Stony-faced One Drop Reaction Goes Viral

Philip Conneller - August 19th, 2014

Footage of Daniel Colman’s victory in the One Drop, which aired on ESPN on August 31, has become an overnight social media sensation, mainly because no one can quite figure out why anyone could look quite so po-faced at the very moment they win $15.3 million. Colman sailed to victory in the second richest poker […]

PokerStars Announces 2014 WCOOP Schedule

PokerStars Announces 2014 WCOOP Schedule

Jennifer Newell - August 12th, 2014

PokerStars is ready to host its 2014 World Championship of Online Poker in September. The WCOOP has long been the most popular online poker tournament series in the history of the game, and players anticipate the plethora of events, big guarantees, and variety of games for months in advance. As the WCOOP Challenge just concluded […]

WSOP Donates Over $5 Million to ONE DROP Charity

WSOP Donates Over $5 Million to ONE DROP Charity

Jennifer Newell - August 12th, 2014

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) and its players donated more than $5 million to charity during this summer’s tournament series. WSOP worked with ONE DROP to raise funds for the organization that is dedicated to providing access to water to people around the world. The partnership is not a new one. Executives at the […]

World Poker Tour Player of the Year Gets GPI Powered

World Poker Tour Player of the Year Gets GPI Powered

Sean Gibson - August 11th, 2014

The Global Poker Index, a ranking of live tournament poker pokers that is updated weekly, will be powering the World Poker Tour’s (WPT) Player of the Year award this season. GPI’s Fantasy Poker Manager tool will also be integrated into the WPT’s main website. In an announcement made jointly by the WPT and the Global […]