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Malte Moennig Leads at EPT Grand Final 2014

EPT and PokerStars online regular Malte Moennig, who won his seat to the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final in a PokerStars 25,000 Frequent Player Point VIP Bash, is chip leader going in to Day 4. The 27-year-old from Cologne has 1,150,000, ahead of German player Sebastian von Toperczer who has 996,000. There are 41 players still left in the event which attracted 650 entries, generating a prize pool of €6.5 million.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/29/2014

HPT Adds Two More Stops to Season X Schedule

Fargo, ND – Building off a record year, Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) is raising the bar with even more tour stops in 2014.  With two more nationally-televised tournaments added to the schedule, HPT’s Season X will now extend into December.  Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino Hotel in Altoona, Iowa will host HPT for the fourth time with a ten-day series starting on November 28th.  From there, the tour will wrap up the year with a ten-day series at Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte, Oklahoma.  Play at Indigo Sky will kick off on December 5th with the M

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/28/2014

Vladimir Troyanovskiy Leads EPT Grand Final 2014 After Day 3

PCA High Roller runner-up Vladimir Troyanovskiy is chip leader going in to Day 3 of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final. There were 650 players this season (compared to 56 last year) generating a prize pool of €6.5 million. As well as a gigantic €1,240,000 first prize, the winner will also receive the coveted champion’s trophy as well a stunning watch from luxury Swiss brand SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT10 Main Events and High Rollers.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/28/2014

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Submitted by Payton on, Apr/28/2014

Keven Stammen Wins the WPT Championship 2014

There are few soft spots in a field as talented as the 328 that entered the World Poker Tour World Championship sponsored by partypoker at the Borgata Hotel and Casino, and so it is fitting that there were no soft spots at the final table of six.

 

The table included Keven Stammen, Byron Kaverman, Tony Dunst, Ryan D'Angelo, Curt Kohlberg, and Abe Korotki, and in the end a large starting stack proved to be the difference in a relatively even collection of top poker talent.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/27/2014

Daniel Coleman Wins €100K Super High Roller at EPT 10 Grand Final

WCOOP Heads-Up champion Daniel "mrGR33N13" Colman has won the €100k Super High Roller for €1,539,300. The 23-year-old American, currently living in Rio, Brazil, beat high stakes online cash games pro Dan “jungleman12“ Cates after a one-hour heads-up battle. As well as his cash prize, Colman also receives a stunning bracelet worth €10,000 from Shamballa Jewels, the Official Braclet Sponsor of EPT Season 10 Super High Roller events. The tournament attracted a record-breaking 50 players which, with 12 re-entries, created a €6,015,240 prize pool.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/26/2014

Macau Regulars Dominate in Super High Roller Final 2014

Seven Macau high-stakes cash game players came to compete in this year’s €100k Super High Roller - and three of them have made the final. They include chip leader Rono Lo (aka Lo Shing Fung) who has 4,558,000, some distance ahead of Germany’s sensational Ole Schemion who has 2,818,000. Lo’s friends Richard Yong and Paul Phua will also be back in the Salles des Etoiles at 1pm tomorrow, having outlasted 42 of the entrants (so far) and now all guaranteed at least €241,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/25/2014

Miles Austin Now Ranks Among Top Athletes to Become Celebrity Poker Players

Two big names were out of the 2014 WPT World Championship Thursday.  Dallas Cowboys player Miles Austin and World Series of Poker bracelet record holder Phil Hellmuth were ousted after going deep into the remaining 42 players.  Austin did outlast Hellmuth for the recod.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/24/2014

NFL Player Miles Austin, Phil Hellmuth Going Deep at 2014 WPT World Championship

Day 2 has come to a close at the WPT World Championship, sponsored by partypoker, and 68 players have survived from the 200 that started the day.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/24/2014

WPT World Championship Atlantic City 2014 Numbers Are In: $1.3 Mil to the Champ

328 entries, $4,852,400 in prize money, to 36 spots will pay cash and $1,310,146 goes to the winner of this year’s WPT World Championship currently taking place in Atlantic City after 11 years in Las Vegas.  The event is expected to provide the struggling seaside gambling resort with a significant economic jolt.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/23/2014

Australian Poker Tournaments Drawing in Tourists

During the past decades, Australian Poker matches have made an indelible mark in the world of poker. Throughout the past few years, these poker tournaments have positioned Australian Poker in the limelight; gaining attention and attracting poker pros and vacationers around the globe.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/23/2014

World Poker Tour Championship Event Gets Underway in Atlantic City

(Associated Press) - After 11 years in Las Vegas, the championship event of the World Poker Tour is underway in Atlantic City.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/21/2014

Another Victory for Victoria Coren: Becomes First Ever Poker Player to Win EPT Title

Victoria Coren has just accomplished an amazing feat as she becomes the first ever poker player to win two European Poker Tour titles.

During her poker career, Coren has amassed $2,146,562.  The UK player has three wins under her belt and 26 cashes.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/21/2014

David Yan Leads for Day 2 of EPT Sanremo 2014

There were 381 entries for Day 1b of the EPT Sanremo Main Event today which, combined with yesterday's 175 Day 1a entries gives a total field of 556 so far - however players have until start of play on Day 2 to buy in.

Leading the 316 players going in to Day 2 is David Yan from New Zealnd with 179,100 chips. The Day 1a chip leader was Cristiano Guerra who had 148,700. EPTLive kicks off at noon with daily coverage from the Main Event from now until the cards-up final table on April 20 (subject to a 1-hour security delay). Watch it live on Facebook or on PokerStars.tv

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/15/2014

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Entries Exceed Guarantee

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - The televised WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship, which kicked off April 10 and continues through April 16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, has drawn 1,795 entries, surpassing the $5 million guarantee and generating a $5,788,875 prize pool – the largest ever for a $3,500 buy-in tournament.  First place will award $1,081,184 plus the coveted WPT Championship trophy.  The televised Championship Final Table will take place at Hard Rock Live on Wednesday beginning at 3 p.m.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/15/2014

Cristiano Guerra Leads at EPT Sanremo 2014

There were 176 entries for Day 1a of the EPT Sanremo Main Event today and 103 remain, led by IPT Venice finalist Cristiano Guerra.

Also through to Day 2 are Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Selbst and Pier Paolo Fabretti plus PokerStars.fr Team Online member Ronan Monfort as well as EPT Prague winner Julian Track and GPI European Rookie of the Year Adrian Mateos who both qualified online on PokerStars.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/14/2014

Borgata Using High Tech Chips at Spring Open in Wake of Scandal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — A cheating scandal at a casino poker tournament has led to new security measures, including chips that are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light.

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa told The Associated Press it was using new chips for its Spring Open poker tournament that began Tuesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/08/2014

Technical Error at PokerStars Causes Massive Overlay for Tournament

The world’s leading real money online poker site, PokerStars, is blaming a technical error for a massive overlay in its Sunday $500,000 guarantee tournament.  Less than half of that sum had already been generated prior to PokerStars abruptly shutting down the tournament for late registrations.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/08/2014

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open Tournament Series Announced

Scheduled for May 29 to June 18, 2014, the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open Tournament Series will Feature $1 Million Guaranteed Championship, June 12-18.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will be hosting the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open tournament series, which will feature a $1 million Guaranteed Championship. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/07/2014

Famous Poker Comebacks

The great thing about poker is that there’s always a possibility that you can come from behind to win, even if you're down to your last chip. And there have certainly been quite a few spectacular poker comebacks over the years in both land-based casinos and online.

A well-known poker phrase is "a chip and a chair," and that refers to what is undoubtedly the most notable poker comeback of all time. This honor is reserved for the legendary Jack Straus.

 

1. Jack Straus

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/07/2014

EPT season 10 Grand Final Set for Record Numbers

Second Mega Qualifier on Sunday guarantees 20 x €14k packages

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final is set to attract record numbers later this month as well as offer players the most varied tournament schedule ever. With three weeks still go before the festival kicks off at the glamorous Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, more than 210 PokerStars players are already registered, including more than 140 who have won their seats online.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/04/2014

APPT Macau and Macau Poker Cup Schedules Season 8 Unveiled

ONCHAN, Isle of Man –The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) has announced the Season 8 schedules for APPT Macau and the 21st edition of the Macau Poker Cup where both tournaments will be held at the ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ poker room.

APPT MACAU

The APPT returns to Asia’s gaming capital of Macau and the schedule will include twelve Official Asia Player of the Year events from the May 14-25, 2014.

The 12-day poker festival features the HK $25,000 (~USD $3,200) Main Event which runs from the 21st to 25th of May. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/02/2014

Holland Keeps HPT Title, $80K in Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida  - Heartland Poker Tour’s stop at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room again attracted players from across the United States who appreciate the warm weather and well-run event.  Texas, South Carolina, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, and Massachusetts were represented at the televised Final Table. Although the final nine players hailed from seven different states, residents of the Sunshine State proved to have the home field advantage.  The only three Florida residents at the Final Table finished first, second, and third.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/01/2014

Daniel Piela Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Kick-Off and $144,294

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Daniel Piela of Wheaton, Ill. walked away with  $144,294 after winning first place in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em $1 Million Guaranteed event that kicked-off  the 21-day Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown tournament series.  The tournament, one of sixty-two events during the series, had a buy-in of $560 and brought 1,966 entries, for a total prize pool of $1,000,000, with 200 places paid.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/01/2014

Legends Classic Series 2014 Brings on Lon McEachern, TJ Cloutier

Las Vegas – Legends Classic Series has added two more legends to their pro team; TJ Cloutier; A 2006 inductee of the Poker Hall of Fame, a six-time bracelet winner with more than $10,000,000 in lifetime earnings along with 60 WSOP cashes and Lon McEachern an American sports broadcaster, known as the “Voice of Poker” due to his hand-by-hand commentary on the World Series of Poker.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/01/2014

Heartland Poker Tour Launches HPT500 League

Fargo, ND -  To mark their tenth season, the popular tour and TV show Heartland Poker Tour is rolling out a new opportunity for poker enthusiasts to play on TV.  HPT will launch HPT500, a league concept with players accumulating points towards a seat at a nationally televised Final Table where they will play for a lucrative sponsorship package.  The program will be tested in a few select markets as early as April 1.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/31/2014

Oleksii Khoroshenin of the Ukraine Wins EPT Vienna for €578,392

Ukraine is celebrating its first ever EPT champion with Oleksii Khoroshenin’s €578,392 win in the EPT Vienna Main Event in the stunning imperial Hofburg Palace.

Khoroshenin, 27, an EPT regular who currently lives in St Petersburg, has now jumped from #20 in the Ukraine all-time money list to #7. He made a three-way deal with runner-up Anthony Ghamrawi from Austria and German pro Marko Neumann before taking down the €5,300 tournament. It’s by far his biggest live cash and more than double his lifetime tournament winnings to date.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/29/2014

Poker News: Online Super Series III Kicks Off With $900,000 in Guarantees

San Jose, Costa Rica – Just a few weeks after sending dozens of players to compete for a million-dollar prize pool in Panama, leading online poker site Americas Cardroom is putting a record amount of cash on the table – this time entirely online. On March 28th, the poker site hosts OSS III, the third installment of their popular Online Super Series.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/28/2014

Zoltan Gal Wins Eureka Poker Tour 2014

Zoltan Gal from Hungary has won the first ever Eureka Poker Tour event held in Vienna for €208,655. The 27-year-old was the last man standing in the record-breaking event after beating Austria's Andreas Freund heads up. The pair cut a deal with €10k, the trophy and the title left to play for. Gal eventually grabbed it all meaning he scored a €208,655 payday while Freund gained a €174,655 reward. It has been record-breaking event back-to-back beating Prague's December stop by 117 players with 1,432-player field

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/23/2014

EPT Vienna Main Event 2014 Set for Huge Numbers

A giant field is predicted for the EPT Vienna Main Event which kicks off at noon tomorrow at the stunning Hofburg Palace, the former imperial residence in the heart of the Austrian capital. (A record-breaking 1,432 players turned up for the Eureka Vienna Main Event, the debut event of the EPT Vienna Poker Festival and now down to just nine players.) There are more than 330 players already registered for EPT Vienna including 265 who won their seats on PokerStars plus more than 20 members of Team PokerStars Pro, PokerStars Team Online and Full Tilt Poker Ambassadors.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/22/2014

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