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Whether its online or offline, our poker tournament news service will keep you posted on who is top of the heap and who is heading for the rail at tourneys around the world.

Hialeah Park Poker Tournament Controversy Has Players in an Uproar

Hialeah Park Poker Tournament Controversy Has Players in an Uproar

Philip Conneller - September 3rd, 2015

Controversy at a recent Hialeah Park Casino poker tournament in Miami, Florida has led players to cry foul. Discrepancies between prize pool figures and the total number of chips in play, as displayed by the tournament clocks, gave some players enough pause to question what the heck was going on. The math at the casino’s […]

Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series

Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series

Ed Scimia - September 2nd, 2015

MPN knows poker players, and now the online network is going to see how well poker players know the game they love. Let’s face it: every poker player thinks, deep down, that they might just be the best poker player in the universe. That’s usually a pretty difficult title to claim, but MPN is giving […]

John Juanda Returns to Poker, Wins Record EPT Barcelona

John Juanda Returns to Poker, Wins Record EPT Barcelona

Philip Conneller - August 31st, 2015

John Juanda celebrated his return to the international poker tournament circuit by winning the largest ever EPT Main Event in its history in Barcelona over the weekend. Juanda, who had taken a year off from poker in order to learn new languages and concentrate on his fitness, marked his comeback in style, charging through a record-breaking […]

Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field

Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field

Ed Scimia - August 28th, 2015

Martin Finger is already known as one of the top players in European poker circles, having scored wins both on the European Poker Tour and in other events across the continent. But the 25-year-old German is always looking to beef up his poker resume, and adding another high roller title to his accolades certainly won’t […]

Winamax Slashes Main Event Entry Fees in France After Record Low Day 1A

Winamax Slashes Main Event Entry Fees in France After Record Low Day 1A

Devin O'Connor - August 25th, 2015

Winamax made the drastic decision to cut fees for its showpiece weekly online Main Event after getting a poor turnout for its most recent Day 1A. Only 277 runners turned out for the €150 ($172) buyin tournament that carries a guaranteed prizepool of €100,000 ($114.7K). In reaction, the French-regulated site slashed 50 percent off the […]

Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues

Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues

Ed Scimia - August 25th, 2015

Neymar Jr has a bright career in the world of soccer ahead of him, in large part because he’s accomplished so much already at the tender age of 23, meaning he still has plenty of prime years to come. But his young age isn’t always a blessing, as PokerStars recently found out. The poker site […]

Jason Somerville Partners with DraftKings

Jason Somerville Partners with DraftKings

Ed Scimia - August 24th, 2015

Jason Somerville has been a major part of one of the biggest growth markets in the world of poker: the advent of live streaming poker, primarily on Twitch. Now, he’s set to be heavily involved in another quickly growing segment of a popular industry: daily fantasy sports. Somerville has entered into a partnership with DraftKings, […]

EPT Barcelona Breaks Records and Bumps Poker Tourney Popularity in Spain

EPT Barcelona Breaks Records and Bumps Poker Tourney Popularity in Spain

Daniel Smyth - August 24th, 2015

The popular EPT Barcelona, aka the European Poker Tour, got underway late last week and, in what’s becoming something of a tradition for the event, records have already fallen. However, while PokerStars and the EPT are used to pushing the boundaries and receiving coverage within the poker community, the latest poker festival has captured the […]

Omar Zazay Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Tough HU Battle, Mercier Also a Winner

Omar Zazay Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Tough HU Battle, Mercier Also a Winner

Ed Scimia - August 19th, 2015

The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open once again failed to hit its guarantee, coming up about 100 entries short of what was needed to build the prize pool to $5 million without forcing the casino to kick in some of its own money. But that didn’t stop the final table from providing plenty of […]

Exclusive Interview: Allen Kessler Talks to CardsChat About Tournament Structures, Chainsaw Levels, and the World Series of Poker

Exclusive Interview: Allen Kessler Talks to CardsChat About Tournament Structures, Chainsaw Levels, and the World Series of Poker

Ed Scimia - August 18th, 2015

Allen Kessler has earned more than $3.1 million in tournament earnings over the last 15 years, and has won three World Series of Poker Circuit rings, including the 2014 WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event. But Kessler, known as “The Chainsaw,” may be far more famous for his strong opinions on tournament structures than for being […]

Vanessa Selbst Wins Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout

Vanessa Selbst Wins Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout

Ed Scimia - August 14th, 2015

Vanessa Selbst survived a table of famous pro poker players before beating actor Kevin Pollak to win $1 million in the Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout. The event, which took place earlier this summer, has been airing on Wednesday nights on the NBC Sports Network. The tournament was a small invitational event, one that featured […]