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EPT Grand Final High Roller 2013 Winner Will Receive €1,211,600

The winner of this season's PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €25k High Roller will receive a whopping €1,211,600 first prize. There were 121 players in the event which, combined with 37 re-entries, means a total of 158 entries - creating a €3,871,000 prize pool.

As well as their cash prize, the winner will also receive a stunning bracelet worth €8,000 from Shamballa Jewels, Official Bracelet Sponsor of EPT Season 9.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/11/2013

Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier at Final Table of EPT Grand Final 2013

Two of the biggest names in poker, Daniel Negreanu and Jason Mercier, will represent the final table of the EPT Grand Final 2013.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/11/2013

Andrew Pantling Leads for Day 5 of EPT Grand Final

Canadian player Andrew Pantling won a massive pot against Norwegian Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden in the last few moments of Day 4 to take the lead in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final. He has 2,248,000 and Lodden is down to 1,352,000. Pantling, 30, from Ontario, won the €5k heads-up tourney here at the Grand Final three years ago, and was third in the 2009 Irish Open.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/10/2013

Heartland Poker Tour Schedules Record Year

Nationally-Televised Event Announced at Indigo Sky Casino in October

Submitted by Press Release on, May/10/2013

Chris Moneymaker Back on Top

Former World Champion Chris Moneymaker last night won the €1,100 8-Game for €12,000 and a lovely shiny PokerStars trophy. Okay, it's not the $2,500,000 that he won back in 2003, nor is it going to boost his $3,488,787 in live winnings radically, but a win's a win.

Moneymaker, whose WSOP win is partly credited with kicking off the online poker revolution, topped a 1-2-3 podium finish for Team PokerStars Pro beating Matthias De Meulder and Chad Brown to the trophy.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/10/2013

Two Players in Race to Become First PokerStars ‘Triple COOP’ Winner

ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN – The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker 2013 festival gets under way on May 12 with two players on the brink of a poker first. Alex ‘AlexKP’ Petersen and Jonathan ‘MONSTER_DONG’ Karamalikis both have WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) and TCOOP (Turbo Championship of Online Poker) titles to their names, but will be gunning to become the first player to win the PokerStars ‘Triple COOP’ by taking down a SCOOP event in May.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/09/2013

Victor Sbrissa Leads Going into Day 2 of EPT Grand Final

LAPT Sao Paolo champion Victor Sbrissa is chip leader at the end of Day 1b of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final today with 224,800.

The 24-year-old from Sao Paolo, one of ten Brazilians competing here, had an emotional victory in his home city just over a week ago when he took down the LAPT Main Event for $250,000, beating a 753-strong field - and a final table that included Team PokerStars Pros Leo Fernandez and Andre Akkari.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/08/2013

EPT Grand Final 2013 Day 1 Ends With Poker Pro Dan Smith Leading

EPT Barcelona Super High Roller champion Dan Smith is leading the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final at the end of Day 1a. Smith won €962,925 for his SHR victory in Barcelona last August. He also won three €5k events at last season's Grand Final as well as the €5k NL event in Prague this season.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/06/2013

EPT Grand Final Monaco Kicks Off

The highly anticipated EPT Grand Final was set to begin Monday at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Casino Resort in Monaco.

The event will run May 6 thru May 15.

Buy-ins will range as low as €220 to as high as €100,000.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, May/06/2013

PokerStars EPT 10 Season Schedule Unveiled

MONTE CARLO, MONACO – PokerStars, the world’s largest poker site, announced the European Poker Tour Season 10 schedule today, with a total of eight events, starting with the ever-popular EPT Barcelona opening event scheduled to take place from August 28 to September 7.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/06/2013

PokerStars Guangdong Asia Millions to be One of Biggest Poker Tournaments Ever

Macau, China will play host to this year’s PokerStars Guangdong Asia Millions, a HKD $1 million buy-in tournament set to attract over 100 players with a likely prize pool to be over USD $10 million 

It is currently being billed as the biggest  poker tournament ever held outside of the World Series of Poker  in terms of prize pool, and the largest ever high-roller event by  number of players. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/03/2013

Stratosphere Named Vegas Home of HPT

Las Vegas, NV – (Press Release) – Heartland Poker Tour, one of the longest-running brands in poker, is making its annual trip to Sin City and its going to the top.  The nationally-televised tour set its sights on the casino with the most breathtaking view in Vegas: The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel, & Tower.  The iconic property will host a nationally-televised HPT event November 8th-17th.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/01/2013

The Final Latin Series of Poker Super Satellite Hits Americas Cardroom

It turns out the "LS" in LSOP stands for "last shot" for poker players looking to win their Latin Series of Poker seat. With the LSOP set to get underway this month, only a handful of guaranteed Super Satellites remain on the Americas Cardroom schedule. This Saturday marks the last 4-package guarantee of the month. If you are seriously considering attending the event, this is your best chance to win a package online.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/01/2013

Daniel Pidun of Germany Wins EPT Berlin 2013 for €880,000

It’s the third time he’s run deep, but this time German businessman Daniel Pidun achieved his dream and won EPT Berlin – for a massive payday of €880,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/27/2013

17 Players Remained Heading Into 2013 EPT Berlin

German player Roman Herold was the chip leader going in to Day 5 of EPT Berlin.

The 26-year-old has 4,485,000 after winning a monster pot against fellow German Alexander Helbig in the penultimate hand of the day. There were 17 players left in the tourney heading in Friday, all guaranteed at least €27,000 but all hoping to snag the first prize of €880,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/26/2013

Khac Trung Tran Wins 2013 APT Philippines Main Event

Australia native Khac Trung Tran has won the 2013 APT Philippines Main Event and the $124,000 grand prize.

205 players took part in the $2,700 buy-in event at Resorts World Manila. 

Until recently, Tran has had 20 cashes in live poker events, having amassed just over $100,000 total.  This is his biggest win to date.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/25/2013

Aku Joentausta Still the Chip Leader Going Into Day 4 of EPT9 Berlin

Finnish player Aku Joentausta was the overnight chip leader yet again Wednesday.

The 21-year-old, who came 14th at EPT Barcelona at the beginning of the season, goes into Day 4 of EPT9 Berlin with 1,039,000. He is one of 55 players who have made it through from the 168 who started the day. The survivors also include tennis legend and Team SportStar Boris Becker who is recording his best ever live event cash, guaranteed at least €15,000. His previous best was 97th at EPT Barcelona for €8,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/25/2013

Heartland Poker Tour Expands to West Coast

Lincoln, CA – Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) announced a West Coast expansion of their popular tour with a nationally-televised event at Thunder Valley Casino Resort near Sacramento, California.  The series, September 20th-29th, will include a deepstack event, nationally-televised Main Event with three starting flights, and a full schedule of cash tournaments and qualifying events.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/24/2013

European Poker Tour 2013 Main Event: Michael Mizrachi Leads

Lock Poker pro Michael Mizrachi leads after day 1b of the European Poker Tour 2013.  565 players registered at the start of day 1b.  314 remained by day’s end.

Mizrachi is one of the most successful poker players, having won over $14 million in live tournaments to date.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/22/2013

Anonymous Poker Players Busts Out of APT Philippines 2013: $10k Pay Day

The world’s first anonymous poker player at a live event promised to pay anybody who managed to kick him out of APT Philipines $1,000, that man was a very pleasantly surprised Mark Dalimore.

Jonas Odman, President of the Bodog Poker Network, who funded the mystery player’s entry, commented: “Zorro did pretty well making Day 2 and we’ll certainly bring him out again at another big tournament in the near future. Anonymous poker is no longer just an online phenomenon.”

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/22/2013

European Poker Tour Announces First-Ever Monaco Cup for Grand Final Festival

ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN – The European Poker Tour announced today that there will be an inaugural €1,100 Monaco Cup (event 26) as part of the 50-strong event offering at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. It will have a guaranteed prize pool of €500,000.

The newly named event, which will take place from May 11-15, forms part of the spectacular 11-day festival at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final, which runs from May 6 -15.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/22/2013

EPT9 Berlin Results: Day 1A

German player Ronny Voth is leading the EPT9 Berlin Main Event at the end of Day 1a with 196,100 in chips. There were 347 players today including tennis legend Boris Becker and Team Pros Liv Boeree, Matthias de Meulder, Johnny Lodden, Max Lykov, Michael Keiner, Jan Heitmann and Marcin Horecki.

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Day 1b players are set to include Team Pros Vanessa Selbst, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Luca Pagano, Dario Minieri and Jake Cody as well as former Berlin champ Kevin MacPhee.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/21/2013

Pieter de Korver Wins First Ever Berlin Cup Poker Tournament

EPT5 Grand Final champion Pieter de Korver has won the inaugural Berlin Cup after defeating German pro Sebastian Gohr heads-up. De Korver, 30, cut a three-way deal with Gohr and Russian player Anatoly Filatov to take €145,400 for his win.

Although de Korver, who comes from Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, has been taking a two-year break from EPTs, he has had a phenomenal run in the last few months including runner-up in the Amsterdam Master Classics in November and third place in the Hold'em Challenge Winter Edition in Namur in December.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/21/2013

Anatoly Filatov Chip Leads at Berlin Cup

Russian player Anatoly Filatov is chip leader for the final table tomorrow of the inauguaral €1,100 Berlin Cup event. The 24-year-old has 5,880,000 after eliminating Eddy Scharf.

Also still in contention for the €180.000 first prize are EPT Snowfest champion Vladimir Geshkenbein from Russia, EPT Grand Final winner Pieter de Korver from Holland and German pro Sebastian Gohr.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/20/2013

Lock Poker to Offer Its Own Exclusive Online Tournaments

Lock Poker has unveiled its own exclusive online tournament schedule due to network changes. 

Details of these network changes were not immediately known, however, has been provided with the new tournament breakdown for Lock Poker, which appears below.

These tournaments occur daily Monday thru Saturday.

Better still, there will be a bounty on one of Lock Poker's pros in every tournament.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/20/2013

Geshkenbein Leads at Berlin Cup 2013

EPT Snowfest champion Vladimir Geshkenbin is leading the remaining 36 players as the debut €1,100 Berlin Cup goes into Day 3 with 1,500,000 in chips. The 24-year-old Russian has already accrued more than $1.1million in live tournament winnings, including the €390,000 he snagged for taking down Snowfest in Season 7.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/19/2013

Tampa Downs Summer Series 2013 Announced: Second Big Florida Poker Tournament

The Players Poker Championship has unveiled its Tampa Downs Summer Series 2013 schedule, which runs July 15-21.

The two-day Main Event will take place on July 21.  The event itself be held at the Silks Poker Room.

This is the second big poker tournament to be announced for the state of Florida in recent days. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/18/2013

Poker Player Esben Guenther Leads After Day 2 of 2013 Berlin Cup

Norwegian player Esben Guenther is leading the remaining 281 players as the €1,100 Berlin Cup goes into Day 2. There were 638 players today and 196 made it through, including EPT Snowfest champion Vladimir Geshkenbein, EPT Berlin winner Kevin MacPhee, Erich Kollmann, Jan Collado, EPT Player of the Year Ondrej Vinklarek, EPT Kyiv winner Max Lykov, Pieter de Korver, Max Heinzelmann, Kevin Vandersmissen and Ana Marquez They will be joining the 85 Day 1a survivors for Day 2.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/18/2013

2013 Berlin Cup Attracts 638 Poker Players

There were 638 players for Day 1b of the €1,100 Berlin Cup today which combined with yesterday's 273-strong Day 1a field, means 911 players in total, creating a €883,670 prize pool with €180,000 for first. 112 places paid.

Nearly half the players (435 / 48%) came from Germany - more than ten times the number from the next biggest country Russia, which has 5% of the field with 43 players. It's the first time the Berlin Cup has ever been held and the €883,670 prize pool far exceeds the €500,000 guarantee.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/18/2013

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