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Vojtech Ruzicka Leads Record-Breaking EPT100 Barcelona Main Event

Czech pro Vojtech Ruzicka is chip leader going in to Day 3 of the record-breaking #EPT100 Barcelona Main Event. There are 292 players left from the 906 who started Day 2 today. The overall field was a staggering 1496 players from 71 countries, a record for EPT events in Europe (beating the 1,240-strong EPT6 Sanremo won by Liv Boeree).

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/23/2014

PokerStars Says ‘No’ to ‘Free Gaza’ and Other Political Messages

Following the EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High-Roller event of this past week in which WSOP One Drop winner Dan Colman wore a “Free Palestine” shirt and his backer Olivier Busquet wore a “Save Gaza” shirt, PokerStars has put an end to so-called political statement apparel during tournament play.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/23/2014

Michael Mizrachi Remains Secretive About EPT Barcelona Strategy

Michael Mizrachi, one of the biggest names in poker today, had been the chip leader at this week’s EPT Barcelona but has lost some steam on Saturday. By day’s end he had dropped to under 20th in terms of chip count.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/23/2014

EPT100 Barcelona Breaks Records With 1496 Players; €1,261,000 Grand Prize

There were a staggering 1496 players from 71 countries competing at #EPT100 Barcelona, the historic 100th EPT Main Event and the debut event of Season 11. This is a record for EPT events in Europe (beating the 1,240-strong EPT6 Sanremo won by Liv Boeree) and follows the record-breaking €1,100 Estrellas Main Event which had 2,560 entries. Day 1b yesterday, which had 1010 entries, was also the biggest start day for any EPT, including the PCA.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/23/2014

€1,016,700 Will Go to Winner of #EPT100 €50K Super High Roller

The winner of the #EPT100 €50k Super High Roller stands to receive €1,016,700 from the €3,697,155 prize pool. Eleven players will get paid. The event attracted a total of 77 entries - 58 unique players with 19 re-entries.

There were 53 players at the start of Day 2 include two brand new entries from Pratyush Buddiga and Alec Torelli.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/19/2014

Americas Cardroom Expands Satellite Schedule for Winning Millions

It turns out there are a million ways to get into Winning Millions – at least it’s starting to look like it.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/18/2014

EPT100: Estrellas Breaks PokerStars Record: €50K Kicks Off Monday

Estrellas Barcelona Main Event is the Largest Unique Field in PokerStars History

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/17/2014

The Worst Reaction to Winning $15 Million: Dan Colman Video Goes Viral

How would you react if you just won a cool $15 million?

One of the worst reactions to winning $15 million has just gone viral and it occurred at last month’s World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop where Dan Colman walked off with the big prize.

From PokerStrategy.com:

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/14/2014

Chile recibe este 20 de Agosto 2014 al Latin Poker Series

Latin Poker Series continúa llevando sus eventos multi-locación a diferentes ciudades en Latinoamérica. El famoso LPS Millions II arrancó hace pocas semanas y dió a jugadores de Panamá, Colombia, Perú y República Dominicana la oportunidad de avanzar al día 2 en el main event de $1,000,000 garantizados. Ahora Chile también tendrá su oportunidad durante el 2do torneo principal del LPS con buy-in de $1,000+$100.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/14/2014

Award-Winning EPTlive is Back With Webcast Kicking Off in Barcelona Aug 19

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The award-winning EPTLive webcast kicks off August 19 with coverage from the historic #EPT100 event in Barcelona.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/12/2014

Coco Poker Open at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Sept 25 to Oct 6

COCONUT CREEK, Fla  - The Coco Poker Open will begin a 12-day run at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. in the Pavilion.

The $1 million guaranteed Coco Poker Open Championship, October 2-6, will feature three starting days, 30,000 in chips, and follows the popular structure from Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s February tournament series. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/11/2014

Michigan Man Turns $360 into $137k on HPT

Mt. Pleasant, MI  - After getting a taste of the spotlight during Heartland Poker Tour's November visit to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, John Drikakis returned over the weekend to improve on his sixth-place finish. The shipping and receiving clerk from Battle Creek, Michigan shipped the win after investing just $360 in the tournament. For the victory, Drikakis received $137,014.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/05/2014

BetOnline, Tiger Gaming Awarding Packages for 2014 Battle of Malta Guaranteed €500,000

BetOnline.ag and Tiger Gaming have announced they are awarding players packages for the Battle of Malta Guaranteed €500,000 Main Event.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/03/2014

New Record Set for Biggest Poker Event Held Outside America

Record-breaking Beijing Millions Main Event features 2,732-entrant field to become the biggest live poker tournament ever held outside of USA

BEIJING, CHINA – The inaugural PokerStars.net sponsored 2014 Beijing Millions concluded this past Sunday set a new record for the biggest live poker tournament outside the USA.  The event was won by China's Chen Qin (秦辰).

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/30/2014

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth Dresses Up as a Baby for ‘Poker Night in America’ Game

Poker pro Phil Hellmuth is once again living up to his nick “The Poker Brat”.

On Monday, he dressed as a baby for “Poker Night in America”.

“I am dressed up as a baby on the set of "Poker Night in America!" W a onesie, a bonnet, a bottle & a rattle,” Hellmuth proudly proclaimed on his Twitter page.

“Poker Night in America” features a two day celebrity event going from July 29-30 and taking place at the Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland.  The full event started at the beginning of the month.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/28/2014

Fabián Ortiz Wins LAPT7 Panama

The third stop, of the Seventh Season of the Latin American Poker Tour in Panama, has come to an end with a new favorable and double victory for Argentina and Fabián Ortiz. 550 players paid USD $ 1,700 to enter another stage of the regional tournament sponsored by PokerStars.net. Together they managed to make a prize pool of USD $ 826,925 to be distributed among the first 79 players. But it was Fabián Ortiz who took all the glory of the LAPT title again.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/27/2014

Americas Cardroom Launches Satellite Schedule for $1 Million Guaranteed

As if a $1 million guaranteed poker tournament for US players wasn't newsworthy enough, Americas Cardroom is making even more noise by announcing that players can get into the tournament for free. The online poker site today released its satellite schedule for Winning Millions, a $1 Million poker tournament set to get underway on December 14th. The satellite schedule includes two freerolls per day.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/24/2014

HPT Season X Debuts Nationwide

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA - New episodes begin airing around the globe this week for Heartland Poker Tour's milestone tenth season. Now available in over 110 million homes throughout the United States and millions more overseas, HPT is showing no signs of slowing down in Season X. With more stops than ever before, the tour will produce a record number of original episodes in 2014.  At least 48 one-hour shows will air over the next 52 weeks.  HPT televises more poker tournaments than any other tour in the world.   

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/16/2014

EPT Set to Break Qualifier Records for 100th Event in Barcelona

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – Moore than 230 players have already won seats to #EPT100 in Barcelona, the debut event of EPT Season 11. The historic 100th EPT kicks off mid-August and numbers already look set to beat last year’s EPT Barcelona Poker Festival record of 378 qualifiers.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/09/2014

Big Name Players Bust Out of WSOP Main Event: Four Former Champs Remain

A number of big name poker players have failed to advance beyond the World Series of Poker Main Event 4th day (known as Day 2AB). 

Among those who bid farewell: Josh Arieh, Dennis Phillips, Mike Matusow, Jason Somerville, George Danzer, Brandon Shack-Harris, Live Boree and Annette Obrestrad. Obrestrad had an especially painful exit as she lost a 100k chip pot with her opponent drawing nearly dead, the WSOP noted.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/09/2014

2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Among Top Five Biggest of All Time

It’s official.  The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event is among the top five biggest of all time based on number of entrants.

Day 1C of the 2014 Main Event broke the record for the largest starting flight in Main Event history drawing 3,968 entries. The previous record was held by Day 1C of the 2013 Main Event when it drew 3,467 players.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/08/2014

Record Number for WSOP Main Event Starting Flight Expected

Day 1a of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event drew a modest 771 players while Day 1b resulted in an impressive 2,144 entrants.

Day 1c is always the biggest draw with WSOP officials already anticipating over 3,467 players, which is likely to shatter last year's record.

From WSOP.com:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/07/2014

Jeff Madsen Not Banned From 2014 WSOP for Pot Possession After All

Poker pro Jeff Madsen appeared to have been banned from this year’s World Series of Poker after Rio Casino security officials removed him from the property for possession of marijuana.

Madsen claimed on his Twitter account that he had taken some cannabis into a WSOP PLO event to throw into the “pot”, so to speak.

On Sunday, Madsen declared he would be playing in the Main Event after all.

He had earlier tweeted:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2014

2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Kicks Off

The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event was set to begin on Saturday.  Over the next three days, we will grasp the number of entries and, as such, the ultimate prize money to be handed out. 

Last year’s WSOP had Ryan Reiss (remember him?) walk away with the top prize of $8,361,570.   We won’t know the winner until November when the final table takes place.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/05/2014

Daniel Negreanu Now All Time Top Money Earner in Poker: $8 Mil Loser at One Drop

Regardless of where he finished at this year’s World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop, Daniel Negreanu had become the biggest money earner of all time in poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/01/2014

Latin Series of Poker Rebrands as Latin Poker Series Following WSOP Dispute

San Jose, Costa Rica – As most of the poker world focuses their attention on Las Vegas for the world's richest poker tournament, the guys behind the World Series of Poker have turned their attention to south of the United States. In response to a claim by the WSOP that LSOP is infringing on its copyright with its use of 'Series of Poker', LSOP management have opted to rebrand as the Latin Poker Series (LPS).

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/01/2014

Paris Hilton Ex Rick Salomon Leads Big One for One Drop

Rick Salomon, perhaps known best for starring in that infamous sex tape with one time girlfriend Paris Hilton, lead with chips heading into the finale of the 2014 Big One for One Drop.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/01/2014

Phil Ivey Claims 10th World Series of Poker Bracelet: Tied for Second All-Time

Phil Ivey has claimed his 10th World Series of Poker bracelet and is tied for 10th all-time after Phil Hellmuth with 13.   The 38-year-old Las Vegas resident is tied with Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan although one can argue that Ivey’s wins are far more impressive due to the dramatic increase in player fields.

Ivey’s feat was accomplished at the $1,500 buy-in Eight Game Mix tournament in which he also walked away with  $167,332.  His last three victories have come in mixed game formats.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/29/2014

The Players Championship 2014 Final Table: John Hennigan Wins

The Players Championship 2014 Final got underway on Thursday at 2 pm PST (5 pm EST).

This event featured a $50,000 buy-in.  Ultimately it was John Hennigan who walked away the winner. 

The man known as Johnny World was final tabling this event for the second time in a row. After taking 12th in the 2012 PPC, Hennigan finished in third place last year, collecting over $685,000. Hennigan was heads-up for what would have been his third bracelet earlier this summer, but he lost to Ted Gillis in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/26/2014

Doyle Brunson Near Death…… at 2014 WSOP Players Championship

The Legend of Poker, Doyle Brunson, keeps chugging along and has thus far made a strong showing at this week’s World Series of Poker Players Championship (Event 46) but was on the verge of elimination heading into Day 4.

Brunson, who turns 81 in August, made it through nearly half the field of 102 in the $50,000 buy-in but had the lowest chip count at the start of Day 4.

There was some question as to whether Brunson would actively participate in this year’s World Series of Poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/24/2014

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