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Crown Melbourne Distances Itself from PokerStars; Aussie Millions Returns to Standalone Event

Crown Melbourne Distances Itself from PokerStars; Aussie Millions Returns to Standalone Event

Chad Holloway - August 30th, 2016

The recent announcement by PokerStars that they will consolidate their various poker tours into two entities, PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events, rocked the poker world, and now the ripples are being felt. In an unexpected announcement, Crown Melbourne revealed that they will no longer work in tandem with the online poker giant when it […]

Julian Sacks Wins WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event for $148,350

Julian Sacks Wins WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event for $148,350

Chad Holloway - August 30th, 2016

At the WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event on Friday, New Jersey’s Julian Sacks got to redeem himself. Two years ago, Julian Sacks finished runner-up in the 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Philadelphia Turbo Event. On that day, it was Lucas Picking’s time to shine, and Sacks had to come to terms with just […]

WPT Legends of Poker Day Two Recap:  67 Remain, Jeremy Kottler Leads the Way

WPT Legends of Poker Day Two Recap:  67 Remain, Jeremy Kottler Leads the Way

Jon Sofen - August 30th, 2016

After two days of play in the WPT Legends of Poker at The Bicycle Club in Los Angeles, there are 67 players remaining going into the start of Tuesday’s play. Jeremy Kottler has a sizeable chip lead with 1,048,000. His nearest competitor, Jamie Rosen, has 780,000. Kottler ranks 10th in Ohio for the all-time live tournament […]

Chess Master Sebastian Malec Wins EPT Barcelona

Chess Master Sebastian Malec Wins EPT Barcelona

Daniel Smyth - August 29th, 2016

The latest European Poker Tour (EPT) champion, Sebastian Malec, had to beat a record field in Barcelona to pick up paycheck worth $1,258,210. Thanks to PokerStars’ decision to rebrand the EPT in 2017, the €5,300 ($5,900) Main Event was the last time an EPT Barcelona champion would be crowned and that brought players out in […]

MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events

MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events

Chad Holloway - August 28th, 2016

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), for many in the Midwest (and even beyond), it’s a “must play” event series. Each season runs a calendar year, and some notable stops are coming up in September and October, which, hard as it is to believe with temps still in the triple digits in some parts of the […]

Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Chad Holloway - August 27th, 2016

Here’s a pop quiz for you: who has cashed for the most money playing tournament poker in Minnesota casinos? That would be poker pro Matt Alexander, who you may also know as the commentator on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) live streams. He’s also part of a triumvirate of MSPT Pros and is “The Face […]

ESPN Announces Complete WSOP 2016 Television Schedule, Coverage Begins September 6

ESPN Announces Complete WSOP 2016 Television Schedule, Coverage Begins September 6

Jon Sofen - August 25th, 2016

ESPN, the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports”, has finally announced its complete 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) television schedule. The cable network will air episodes from the WSOP Main Event, which is down to the final nine players, and the recently concluded Global Casino Championship, beginning September 6. The first two episodes, which will […]

World Poker Tour Has Full Slate of Events Upcoming, Including WPT Legends of Poker

World Poker Tour Has Full Slate of Events Upcoming, Including WPT Legends of Poker

Jon Sofen - August 24th, 2016

The World Poker Tour has a plethora of events on the horizon this coming month, starting with the WPT National in Montreal, Quebec. At the start of Wednesday’s action, 44 players remained with two days of play left. Day One began on August 19 with the first of six flights. There were 817 players registered. […]

PokerStars Announces New Live Tournament Series Around the World

PokerStars Announces New Live Tournament Series Around the World

Jon Sofen - August 24th, 2016

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, is also the sponsor of many major live tournaments. An August 24 post by Brad Willis on the PokerStars blog suggests big changes are on the horizon for those who enjoy competing in live events sponsored by the popular site. Willis went so far as to say this […]

Earl Potter Wins 2016 Indiana State Poker Championship for $82,450

Earl Potter Wins 2016 Indiana State Poker Championship for $82,450

Chad Holloway - August 23rd, 2016

This past weekend, the 2016 Mid-States Poker Tour Indiana State Poker Championship played out at the Tropicana Evansville, which straddles the state border with Kentucky. The tournament, which attracted 340 entries (up from 225 and 251 from 2014 and 2015 respectively), attracted some of the Midwest’s best, but in the end, it was 49-year-old automobile […]

“Retired” Fedor Holz Wins EPT Barcelona Super High Roller

“Retired” Fedor Holz Wins EPT Barcelona Super High Roller

Jon Sofen - August 22nd, 2016

Fedor Holz came out of his very brief “retirement” to do what he does best on Monday:  win a major poker tournament. The 23-year old German high stakes pro was the last man standing in the €50,000 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller. He took home €1,300,000 ($1,471,170). For Holz, seven-figure paydays are about as common […]