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Full Tilt Poker vs. PokerStars: Professionals Head-to-Head Stats Revealed

LONDON, UK –It’s just three days until Team PokerStars Pros take on Full Tilt Poker’s The Professionals in the ultimate heads-up showdown at the London Poker Festival, so it’s time to have a look at the key stats...

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/07/2013

Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu on My Choice Center: ‘I am Not in a Cult’

Poker pro Daniel Negreanu attempted to diffuse Internet reports that he had become embroiled in a high priced cult that some have suggested encourages members to engage in intimate contact with one another while ignoring other commitments


Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/05/2013

Chicago Poker Classic 2013 Points Standings Released

The Chicago Poker Classic 2013 point standings has Pete Falco a runaway favorite at 59.25 with James Teter coming in closes at 39.5 points. 

This event, taking place at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, has drawn significant interest and decent traffic to the website.  Information pertaining to this popular event has been sparse across the Net.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/02/2013

Tom Dwan Confirmed as Part of Negreanu vs. Hansen Challenge

Poker pro Daniel Negreanu confirmed late this week that online poker phenom Tom “Durr” Dwan will be taking part in the Negreanu vs. Hansen Challenge or, if you like, the PokerStars vs. Full Tilt Poker Challenge. 


Negreanu tweeted: 

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/02/2013

Hansen vs. Negreanu Taunt Turns Into $300k PokerStars Full Tilt Poker Challenge

Dublin, Ireland – What started as a light-hearted twitter rant between long-term rivals Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu has escalated into a full-blown $300,000 heads-up battle between Full Tilt Poker‘s “The Professionals” and members of PokerStars elite “Team Pros” - to be played out live during EPT London next weekend.


Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/01/2013

Jim Erwood leaves Poker Royalty to join the Lock Family

Jim Erwood has joined the Lock Poker family after leaving Poker Royalty.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/28/2013

Daniel Negreanu Issues EPT London Challenge to Gus Hansen (Video)

Outspoken poker pro has issued a challenge to Denmark player Gus Hansen for the upcoming EPT London.  Negreanu, a PokerStars team player, wants a heads up “battleship style” match against Hansen and other Full Tilt Poker pros that include the likes of Viktor Blom and Tom Dwan.


Hansen has already confirmed he will take part though the rules and format are yet to be fully solidified. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/27/2013

Marvin ‘MadMarvin’ Guido Rettenmaier Tops Global Poker Index

Poker pro Marvin Rettenmaier has topped the Global Poker Index (GPI) for the last week of February 2013, knocking Dan Smith out of the number one spot.

The German poker player, who currently resides in London, England, finished in 1st place at the EPT Prague tournament held this past December.  He walked away with a cool €365,300.

Last week, Rettenmaier finished 5th at the 2013 Austrian Poker Festival - WPT & GSOP Live No Limit Hold'em - WPT Main Event QE, leaving with €44,790.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/27/2013

Phil Ivey 8.5 Hour Session Yields Just Over $582k

Poker icon Phil Ivey continued his win streak at his old home Full Tilt Poker.

This weekend’s damage was to the tune of $582.1k.


Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/12/2013

Poker Maximus IV – Day 2 Recap

Poker Maximus IV continued with some great Day 2 action on Friday as three new winners were crowned and prize pools exceeded their guaranteed number in each event. The tournaments are only going to get bigger and better from here on out, so don’t miss out on any of these great PM IV tournies.  Take part in Poker Maximus IV here.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Feb/09/2013

Remi Castaignon Leads at Final of 2013 EPT Deauville

French player Remi Castaignon, 29, has a massive chip lead going into the final of EPT Deauville with 9,900,000, more than 40% of the chips in play. Three Lebanese players have also made the final and now account for 37.5% of the field, from the 1.92% who started the event. Lebanon is the current EPT Country of the Year.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/08/2013

Cyril Andre Leads Final 23 at EPT Deauville 2013

French pro Cyril Andre is chip leader going into Day 5 of the €5,300 EPT Deauville Main Event with 2,108,000.

The 25-year-old from Toulouse - known as "Don Limit" online - has been playing poker for around five years and is considered one of the best online cash game players in France. His best live result to date was seventh in the Partouche Main Event in 2010 for €187,500.

Among those who will also be returning for Day 5 tomorrow are James Mitchell, Gordon Huntly, Aurelien Guiglini, Jeffrey Hakim, Glen Cymbaluk and serial PokerStars qualifier Yury Gulyy.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/07/2013

Shahaf Hadaya Leads EPT Deauville 2013 After Day 4

Israeli player Shahaf Hadaya is leading EPT Deauville with 1,237,000. There are 51 players still in contention for the €770,000 first prize.

Among those who will be returning for Day 4 tomorrow are former Deauville champion Lucien Cohen and EPT Prague winner Salvatore Bonavena as well as Sam Grafton, James Mitchell, Gordon Huntly, Aurelien Guiglini, Mathew Frankland, Jason Koon, Kristijonas Andrulis, Alexander Dovzhenko, Michel Abecassis and PCA finalist Ionel Anton.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/06/2013

Andrei Stoenescu Leads for Day 3 of EPT9 Deauville

Romanian PokerStars qualifier Andrei Stoenescu is chip leader going into Day 3 of EPT Deauville. The 24-year-old high stakes cash game pro from Bucharest, who came third at EPT Madrid last March, has 485,600.

There are 154 players left in contention for the €770,000 first prize, with 120 getting paid. They include Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Rousso, celebrating her 30th birthday today, Matthias De Meulder and EPT Dortmund champion Sandra Naujoks. The €5,300 event attracted 782 players, creating a €3,753,600 prize pool.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/05/2013

€770k for 1st Place at EPT9 Deauville: David Ostrom Leads

David Ostrom is chip leader going into Day 2 of EPT Deauville, with 419 players left. The 33-year-old Swedish PokerStars qualifier from Hultsfred has 212,600 chips, just ahead of EPT veteran Casey Kastle who has 204,500.

The eventual winner of this season's Deauville Main Event will be taking home a whopping €770,000 first prize - with 119 others also getting a share of the €3,753,600 prize pool. 782 players entered the €5,300 event which started on Sunday.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/04/2013

Jesper Feddersen Leads EPT9 Deauville at End of Day 1A

German PokerStars qualifier Jesper Feddersen is leading the EPT Deauville Main Event at the end of Day 1a with 188,900 chips. Day 1a of the €5,300 tourney attracted 307 players - with 165 of them going through to Day 2 on Wednesday..


Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/03/2013

EPT9 Deuville Day 1A Attracts 307 Players

The €5,300 EPT Deauville Main Event has kicked off at Casino Barriere attracted 307 players for Day 1a today.

This season, for the first time, the EPT has joined forces with the national France Poker Series to create a mega ten-day, 48-event festival in Deauville, making it one of the biggest events ever held in France.

In addition to the title and cash prize, the winner of EPT Deauville will receive a stunning watch worth more than €5,000 from luxury Swiss brand Slyde, the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT9 Main Events.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/03/2013

Phil Ivey Wins Big: Sam Trickett Wins Aussie Millions $250k Challenge

Two big name poker pros have won big in recent days.  Phil Ivey netted $569k playing online at PokerStars while England’s Sam Trickett won AUS$2 million at the Aussie Millions $250k Challenge.  He currently ranks second on the all time winning money list just under Antonio Esfandiari.


Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/01/2013

Mike Matusow Beats Phil Hellmuth in NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship

Mike Matusow beat Phil Hellmuth in the highly anticipated NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, taking in $750k.

The National Heads Up Championship returned to the Caesars Palace Las Vegas for the period January 24-26, 2013 following a year-long hiatus.  This event will be broadcast on NBC.

In a tweet sent out by Matusow, the self-proclaimed “mouth’ pondered his big win.

Mike Matusow ‏@themouthmatusow

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/27/2013

Dylan Honeyman Wins 2013 Aussie Millions No Limit Holdem Bounty

The transition from online poker to live poker is an interesting one. It may be the same game, but it’s an entirely different beast. Many people in the online poker community would be familiar with the name Dylan Honeyman, or better yet, by his screen name “WhiteRabbito”. In the live poker world however, Honeyman is virtually unknown. That changed today.


Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/27/2013

Adrián Mateos Díaz Wins 2013 Estrellas Poker Tour Madrid

After five intense poker action days, the Estrellas Madrid finished with Spanish player Adrián Mateos Díaz as the winner of the event. Andrián Mateos Díaz won the ESPT Madrid event for € 103.000 after making a three-way deal with runner-up Jose Alvarez Alvarez and third-placed Scotland player Richard Milne.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/27/2013

Rafa Nadal Wins First Poker Tournament

There are some people who simply have winning in their blood. Tennis legend Rafa Nadal is one of those people, and he proved it again Wednesday as he won his very first PokerStars tournament.

Nadal beat out 47 other players in a €10 freeze-out tourney on It took him just a little more than two hours to beat the field for a €152.40 first prize.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/24/2013

2013 NBC Heads-Up Invitational Players Announced

The highly anticipated 2013 NBC Heads-Up Invitational has announced those poker players participating, and these are certainly some of the biggest names in the game.

Doyle Brunson, Jonathan Duhamel, Andy Bloch, Tom “Durrrr” Dwan, Barry Greenstein, Antonio Esfandiari, Jennifer Harman and Brian Hastings just to name a few.  You can’t go wrong with this crowd. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/21/2013

Yoshitaka Okawa Wins the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon 2013

Yoshitaka Okawa of Japan is the winner of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon 2013.


Starting a final day with two tables, as opposed to just the final table, is always a daunting task. It's a simple equation of having to bust twice as many players to make it through the day. Well, to say that today went twice as quick as expected is an understatement.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/20/2013

Andre ‘acoimbra’ Coimbra Featured in PokerStars Documentary (Video)

Team PokerStars Online is back with another short documentary, this time featuring Portugal’s first Supernova Elite player, Andre ‘acoimbra’ Coimbra. The Lisbon-based player, who got into poker after winning the Magic: The Gathering world championship in 2009, is now one of the best online SNG and MTT players in the world.


2013 challenge

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/16/2013

Vanessa Selbst Wins PCA $25k High Roller

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst became the highest-earning female poker player of all time today when she won the $25k High Roller tournament at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $1,424,420.

Selbst won the three-day event after beating Russian player Vladimir Troyanovskiy heads-up. Afterwards, she said it was the toughest final table she had ever played.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/15/2013

Online Poker: Phil ‘OMGClayAiken’ Galfond Takes Isildur1 for $1 Million

Online poker phenom Viktor “Isildur1” Blom’s unprecedented hot streak has come to an abrupt end this past weekend. 


Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/14/2013

Dimitar Danchev Wins $1,859,000 at 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

EPT Sanremo runner-up Dimitar Danchev has become the first Bulgarian to win a major poker tournament after taking down the 2013 PCA Main Event for $1,859,000.

The 26-year-old, who was already top of the Bulgarian all-time money list, won his seat to the $10,000 event in a $700 qualifier on PokerStars. He has been playing poker professionally for around three years but first came to prominence when he was runner-up at the European Poker Tour Sanremo tournament in 2011, where he earned €600,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/14/2013

PCA 2013: PCA Main Event Final Table Players Profiled

The PCA 2013 Main Event Final Table was now underway Sunday with profiles of each player provided by below. 

Seat 1: Joao Nogueira, 21, Penefiel Portugal - PokerStars qualifier - 2,890,000

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/13/2013

59 Players Remained Coming Into Friday’s PCA 2013

Another day ends at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA 2013), with Patrick Kelly leading the main event with just 59 players remaining.


Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/11/2013

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