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Dominik Panka Wins PCA Main Event 2014 for Over $1.4 Million

The European Poker Tour got its first-ever Polish champion today when PokerStars online qualifier Dominik Panka defeated Mike McDonald heads-up to take down the $10,000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. Panka, who received a life-changing $1,423,096 for his win, was the ninth Pole to make an EPT final table.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/14/2014

Jake Schindler Wins $25k PCA 2014 High Roller: Selbst Comes in 3rd

American pro Jake Schindler has won the $25k PCA High Roller for $1,192,624 after cutting a heads-up deal with 2012 world champion Greg Merson. Merson received $948,996 for his runner-up finish. As well as the huge cash prize, Schindler also received a prestigious trophy and Steel and Rose Gold watch worth €12,800, courtesy of SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor of PCA 2014.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/14/2014

European Poker Tour to Host Europe’s Largest-Ever Poker Festival

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The European Poker Tour (EPT) today announced that it will stage Europe’s largest-ever poker festival in Barcelona this August to celebrate its 100th event.

Poker players and fans will not want to miss this historic celebration which will likely set European prize and attendance records from August 16 – 27, 2014 at the Casino Barcelona.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/13/2014

PCA 2014 Final Table Determined

Estonian pro Madis Muur has done it again, and is narrowly ahead of would-be two-time EPT champion Mike McDonald for the overnight chip lead - going in to the final of the of the $10k PCA 2014 Main Even with 6,205,000.

All eight players in tomorrow's final are guaranteed at least $173,220, but a life-changing prize $1,820,420 first prize awaits the winner, along with the title of PCA 2014 champion, a trophy and stunning “Steel and Black” design watch worth €5,550 from SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2014.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/12/2014

British Poker Pro Max Silver Leads at PCA 2014 Main Event

British pro Max Silver is leading the last 72 players in the $10k PCA 2014 Main Event bagging up 1,453,000 for Day 4. The 23-year-old former Full Tilt Poker employee, here at the PCA with fiancee Lisa, has been on a tear in the last few months, ending 2013 with a sixth place finish for €160,200 at EPT Prague - which pushed his lifetime tournament winnings to more than $1 million.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/11/2014

20 LSOP Millions Packages on the Line in Two Separate Tournaments

San Jose, Costa Rica – If there was any indication that online poker in the US is shaping up to be double rewarding in 2014, this is it. Popular online poker site Americas Cardroom is hosting two separate tournaments that guarantee 10 packages each for the $1 million guaranteed LSOP Millions, a land-based poker tournament set to get underway this March in Panama.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/10/2014

Pascal Lefrancois Leads for Day 3 of PCA 2014 Main Event

There were 1,031 players at this year's PCA, hailing from 65 countries. Remarkably, given the horrendous weather conditions in the States, 346 Americans managed to get to the Bahamas accounting for 34% of the field, with 143 Canadians also present (14% of the field).

The players (295 on Day 1a, 710 on Day 1b yesterday, 12 new entries before start of play today and 14 no-shows) have generated a $10,000,700 prize pool. The winner will get $1,820,420 with 150 others also getting paid.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/10/2014

Heartland Poker Tour Expands Into Mississippi

Vicksburg, MSHeartland Poker Tour (HPT) continues to push the boundaries of the Heartland by adding a tour stop at Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  HPT’s first visit to Mississippi is expected to draw hundreds of participants from across the country.  The series will kick off with a deep stack tournament on March 14th and conclude with a nationally-televised Final Table in the Main Event on March 24th.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/09/2014

Ameristar Casino to Host First Televised Poker Tournament in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Poker enthusiasts will have an opportunity to play on national television in Kansas City for the first time when Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) visits Ameristar Casino April 25-May 4, 2014.  The 10-day series will include several preliminary events, satellite opportunities, and a two-day televised Main Event.  The first-place prize is anticipated to be six figures, which is consistent with other HPT stops across the country.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/08/2014

PCA 2014 Main Event Kicks Off With 275 Poker Players

There are at least 275 players in seats for the $10k PCA 2014 Main Event which started today at noon.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/07/2014

PCA Super High Roller to Reward $1.6 Million to Winner

The winner of the $100k PCA 2014 Super High Roller will get $1,629,940 with eight players paid. There were 46 entries and ten re-entries for this year’s $100k PCA Super High Roller event, creating a $5,433,120 prize pool.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/06/2014

European Poker Tour Announces 45 Event Deauville Schedule

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The European Poker Tour today confirmed the schedule for the EPT10 Deauville Festival in January 2014, with the GPI European Poker Awards as part of the 11-day festival.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/06/2014

Sands Bethlehem DeepStack Extravaganza Cancellations Announced for Thursday

The 2014 poker tournament schedule is off to a cold start with Sands Bethlehem already announcing the cancellation of Thursday’s flight for the DeepStack Extravaganza.

Event 1B: No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 Guaranteed) will not be taking place due to inclement weather.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/01/2014

Latin American Poker Tour Season 7 Schedule Announced

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – PokerStars.net today announced the schedule for the new Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) season to run throughout 2014. The LAPT’s seventh season will see stops in Chile, Brazil, Peru, Panama and Uruguay, with one more destination to be confirmed at a later date.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/28/2013

Online Poker to Help Super Storm Sandy Victims in NJ With ‘Restore The Shore’ Event

More evidence of online poker’s positive impact: PartyPoker, in conjunction with the Borgata Hotel, has announced a “Restore The Shore” charity poker event to be held over a 6-month period and will assist in the restoration of six coastal New Jersey towns.  Each were severely impacted by Super Storm Sandy just over a year ago.  It was among the most costliest natural disasters in US history.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/23/2013

Online Poker: Last 10-Package Guarantee of Year for LSOP Millions this Sunday

(San Jose, Costa Rica) - Americas Cardroom is making this Sunday the most anticipated day of the month for Hold'em fans that want to take their game offline. The online poker site is announcing 10 packages this Sunday for the $1 million guaranteed LSOP, a land-based poker tournament set to get underway this March in Panama.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/20/2013

Heartland Poker Tour Expands California Tour With Agua Caliente Event

Rancho Mirage, CAHeartland Poker Tour (HPT) is expanding to Southern California in 2014 after three successful 2013 stops in the Golden State. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa near Palm Springs, California will play host to HPT for a 10-day series starting on February 27, 2014, with the crowning of a new HPT champion at a nationally-televised Final Table on March 10.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/19/2013

Julian Track Wins EPT Prague 2013 for €725,700

Here were your results for the record breaking EPT Prague 2013: Julian Track, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €725,700 
George Sotiropoulos, Greece, €700,000 
- Stephen Chidwick, UK, PokerStars qualifier, €378,000 
- Ka Kwan Lau, Spain, PokerStars player, €283,800 
- Ole Schemion, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €218,300 
- Max Silver, UK, PokerStars player, €160,200 
- Zdravko Duvnjak, Croatia, PokerStars player, €118,200 
- Jorma Nuutinen, Finland, PokerStars player, €84,600

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/18/2013

APPT Season 8 Schedule Announced

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – PokerStars today announced the schedule for Season 8 of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT). The 2014 season will begin at PokerStars LIVE Macau with the 20th celebration of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC20) on January 10 and conclude in New Zealand with APPT Auckland on November 19.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/17/2013

Georgios Karakousis Leads for Day 2 of EPT Prague High Roller Event

EPT London runner-up Georgios Karakousis was chip leader at the start of Day 2 of the record-breaking €10k EPT High Roller. In London, the 63-year-old took £349,200 home to Greece after being beaten heads-up by Robin Ylitalo. Here in Prague, he just finished fourth in the €2k Eureka Prague High Roller for €58,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/17/2013

Damon Shulenberger Wins Longest Poker Tournament in History

American Damon Shulenberger has won the longest poker tournament in history, a grueling 48 hour event. 

The APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge officially took 48 hours, 55 minutes, and 58.5 seconds.  Shulenberger’s accomplishment surpassed that of Korean player Choi Byung Kyoo. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/16/2013

Ludovic Lacay Leads for Day 4 of EPT Prague 2014

EPT Sanremo champion Ludovic Lacay is chip leader as the EPT Prague Main Event goes in to Day 4. The French pro has a massive 1.7 million in chips, more than 500,000 clear of his nearest rival, German player Julian Track. There are now just 61 players left from the record-breaking starting field of 1,007. Other big names still in contention for the €889,000 first prize are Jonathan Little, Ole Schemion, Ana Marquez, Eureka Main Event winner Dimitri Holdeew and Stephen Chidwick.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/15/2013

Sergei Popov wins Eureka Season 3 Leaderboard

Eureka Prague is now finished, all the events are already over. Tour's season 3 has come to an end since the Czech capital was the last stop this year (preceded by Rozvadov, Bulgaria and Croatia). 


Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/14/2013

Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Promises Largest Prize Pool for $3500 Buy-In

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, today, announced its major series tournament schedule for 2014 with events in March/April, August and November. Up first, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown returns March 27 – April 16.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/14/2013

Georgescu Leads at End of EPT Prague Day 1A

Romanian player Georgescu Tiberi-Florian is leading the 210 players who have made it through Day 1a of the EPT 10 Prague Main Event. Also among the chip leaders are Ronny Voth, Joao Simao, Sebastian Saffari and Simon Mattsson. The tourney started at noon with 389 players.

The EPT Prague Main Event runs until December 18 - with a live stream every day on EPTLive, starting at 3pm on Day 1b. Prague is the third stop of EPT Season 10 and yet again has joined the regional Eureka Poker Tour to create a spectacular 11-day festival of poker at the Hilton Prague featuring 47 events.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/12/2013

Dmitri Holdeew Takes Down Eureka Prague Main Event

The record-breaking tournament is finally over after Dmitri Holdeew from Germany became the Eureka 3 Prague champion for a €226,400 first prize. He is mainly a cash game player but was still capable of beating online tournament professionals Ami "UhhMee" Barer and Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick at the final table.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/12/2013

2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open and LA Poker Classic Schedules Released

Schedules for both the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open and the LA Poker Classic have been unveiled.  These are two of the most prestigious poker tournaments on the circuit today.

The 23-event 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open will take place at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. from Jan. 14-31 of next year.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/12/2013

Eureka Prague: Final Table Profiles

Seat 1: Jaroslav Peter, 50, Ostrava, Czech Republic - 3,995,000
 Jaroslav Peter is one of two Czech players left in the field (out of 70 who started the event). The 50-year-old only plays live tournaments and earned the 'Czech Poker Tour Player of the Year Award' last year after he managed to win the leaderboard and also the season's finale. Jaroslav already has experience of running deep in a huge field after finishing fifth out of 1,416 players in August's FullTiltPoker.net Pardubice Poker Festival Main Event.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/11/2013

HPT Wraps Up Record Year in Chicagoland: Ochana Wins $152k

Gary, Indiana – Heartland Poker Tour completed 2013 with their 20th stop of Season IX, making it a record year for the televised poker tour.  The recent stop in Gary, Indiana also pushed HPT past the $50 million mark in prize money awarded to date.  Over $152k of it went to the latest champ, Edward Ochana of Elgin, Illinois.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/10/2013

MORE THAN €1,275,000 TO BE AWARDED IN EUREKA 3 PRAGUE POKER TOUR

The massive Main Event of Eureka Prague has created a huge 7-figure prize pool with €1,275,550 to be divided between 191 players. The new champion will take home an impressive €226,410 - the biggest prize ever awarded in Eureka Poker Tour history. The first prize actually exceeds nearly all the total prize pools awarded in Eureka season 1. All players are guaranteed at least €1,750.

 

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/10/2013

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