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Borgata Spring Poker Open 2014 Announced

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa today announced details of its fifth annual Borgata Spring Poker Open beginning on April 8 with the $1 Million Guaranteed Deep Stack No Limit Hold’Em event and concluding with the prestigious $5 Million Guaranteed Televised WPT World Championship (April 21-26). For the first time in its twelve-year history, the World Poker Tour’s crowning event will be held outside of Las Vegas, as a champion will be named at Atlantic City’s preeminent poker destination.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/21/2014

Ameristar East Chicago to Host HPT in August

East Chicago, Ind. –After a long history of success in Chicagoland, Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) is movin’ on up to a first-class property for their next visit to the area. Ameristar Casino Hotel in East Chicago, Ind. will become home to one of HPT’s biggest events of the year.  An action-packed ten-day series will start with a deepstack event Aug. 8, and conclude with a nationally-televised Main Event beginning Aug. 15. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/13/2014

PokerStars Launches 2nd WCOOP Challenge Series with $9 million Guaranteed

ONCHAN, Isle of Man  – PokerStars today unveiled the schedule for a second WCOOP Challenge Series that will take place at the end of March. The World Championship of Online Poker spin-off series is scheduled for the weekend of March 28-30 and consists of nine tournaments, with a total guaranteed prize pool of $9 million.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/11/2014

Mark Jones Picks Up $90k, HPT Title

Rancho Mirage, CA - Canyon Lake, California business owner Mark Jones had his work cut out for him at HPT’s latest stop at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.  The recreational player faced a tough field including many top pros such as Phil Hellmuth, Greg Raymer, and HPT’s Player of the Year Allen Kessler.  Advancing to his first Final Table, Jones faced accomplished players with millions in career winnings to his $150k.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/11/2014

British Poker Pro Sam Trickett Teams Up With Everest Poker

Having won nearly $20 million during his live poker career, British pro Sam Trickett has teamed up with Everest Poker as its new ambassador. 

Trickett will be playing in Everest Poker tournaments and provide coaching for customers of the online poker site.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/11/2014

Poker Tournament Shot Clocks Could be Introduced Soon

The World Poker Tour has announced that it plans to introduce shot clocks to its tournaments similar to that which appear during NBA games.

The WPT began polling players at last week’s LA Poker Classic in order to determine if the shot clocks were a viable option.  80% of those asked liked the idea of a shot clock.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/10/2014

Terry Rings Gets Redemption, $111K on Heartland Poker Tour

St. Louis, Missouri - Terry Ring of Durant, Iowa had some unfinished business on HPT.  He was the runner-up at HPT’s Iowa stop last fall at Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino Hotel. “I’d like to get a first place with HPT,” he said.  After flopping a pair in a marathon heads up battle, he got what he came for at River City Casino Hotel.  Ring walked away a champion with $111,968.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/04/2014

March Sit & Go Leaderboard at Americas Cardroom Gets Added $10k

Its known industry-wide as Sit & Crush, but players might want to sit down for this. Just weeks after moving Sit & Crush to a weekly format, Americas Cardroom has announced that they're adding an additional $2,500 to each weekly leaderboard competition during the month of March. The top finisher set to take home an extra $1,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/27/2014

Pokerstars Micromillions 7 Festival 
Guarantees $5 Million in March

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The world’s richest low-stakes poker tournament series, MicroMillions, returns to PokerStars in March, for a seventh series that features 100 events and $5 million in guaranteed tournament prizes.  

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/26/2014

Day One of LSOP Millions Underway: $1 Million Guaranteed

Panama – With the Hard Rock packed to capacity and a general overwhelming popularity of Panama tournament, the LSOP schedules additional Day 1 event on Monday, March 10th. "We have a huge number of hotel reservations and lots of players traveling from every country in Latin America to this event," stated LSOP President Diego Chan.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/25/2014

Harrah’s WSOP Philadelphia Circuit 2014 Schedule: Could Capitalize on NJ Web Poker

Harrah’s WSOP Philadelphia Circuit 2014 schedule has been announced and could look to capitalize on New Jersey’s legalized Web gambling market.

This will be one of the biggest poker tournaments to take place since New Jersey launched real money online poker in late November.

The WSOP Philadelphia Circuit 2014 tournament take place April 16 and goes through April 28.

Harrah’s Atlantic City hosted a leg of the WSOP Circuit in early December during the first week of New Jersey’s online poker launch.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Feb/20/2014

2014 NJSOA - NJLESA Poker Tournament to Benefit Sandy Relief March 7

Hey poker fans, the 2014 NJSOA/NJLESA Poker Tournament, which we at like to call the Super Storm Sandy Relief Tournament, will be held this coming March 7 at the Tropicana Casino Poker Room in Atlantic City. 

Tropicana Casino Poker Room 2831 Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609) 340-4000

(All participants are encouraged to arrive early. Participants must register for a free Trop Advantage (players) Card in order to enter the tournament)

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Feb/18/2014

Milner Prevails Over 731 Entrants in Black Hawk

Black Hawk, CO - Doug Milner’s poker accomplishments pale in comparison to many in HPT’s field of 731 at Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour, including world champion Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, Bryan Devonshire, and Dan O’Brien. The 73-year-old from Salt Lake City had just two career cashes totaling $1300.  He last cashed three years ago for $376.  Although he advanced to Day 2 at Golden Gates on Sunday, he had a lackluster stack towards the bottom of the chip counts.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/18/2014

Joe Nguyen Prevails at Club One Final Table

Fresno, California – As Heartland Poker Tour’s latest nationally-televised event wrapped up at Club One Casino, telephone repairman Joe Nguyen had just one more opponent to get through on his way to an HPT championship: Club One’s Director of Business Development, Su Kim. She played the event on her home turf and advanced to the Final Table where she survived four all-in situations, catching a card on the river three of those times.  Nguyen, who had a four- to-one chip lead on Kim heads up, locked up the championship in just two hands.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/11/2014

2014 LSOP Millions Poker Tournament Sends 48 Players to Panama So Far

The LSOP Millions, a $1 million guaranteed tournament happening in Panama this March, has revolutionized the international poker tournament concept by hosting Day 1 tables across multiple land-based casinos all over latin america. The LSOP Millions is set to get underway at Majestic Casino in Panama from March 7th through 15th, but dozens of players have already made the money.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/11/2014

Phil Ivey Wins $4.2 Mil At Aussie Millions Event: His Biggest Take Ever

Poker pro Phil Ivey just got a whole lot richer Monday.

Already one of poker’s biggest money earners of all time, Ivey added another $4.2 million to his treasure chest at this week’s Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge.

This was Ivey’s single biggest cash ever.

Ivey entered Day 2 of the event with the seventh largest stack at 622,000 and would eventually finish off fellow poker pro Isaac Haxton by day's end.

No need to shed any tears for Haxton however as he walked away with a cool $2,820,000.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Feb/10/2014

Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship to Conclude Tuesday

The Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open will end a two-week run at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Tuesday, February 11, with the live-streamed final table of the $1 million guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship. 

The tournament series featured the largest buy-ins and guarantees ever offered by the property and gave away over $2.3 million in prizes.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/10/2014

2014 Black Diamond Poker Open Promises $3 Million Guarantee

The 2013 Black Diamond Poker Open (BDPO), sponsored by Bodog Poker, reached record levels with $1,200,000 in prize money and, this, 3rd year of the event is set to see prize money more than double with $3,000,000 up for grabs. Qualifying starts on Tuesday, 9th February.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/04/2014

2014 EPT Monaco Schedule and ‘Grand Final for Everyone’ Announced

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 3, 2014 – The and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final today announced a spectacular 11 day 48-event schedule, featuring more tournaments with buy-ins of €500 or less than ever before.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/03/2014

Sotirios Koutoupas Wins EPT Deauville 2014 for €614,000

Sotirios Koutoupas has won EPT Deauville for €614,000 and become the first ever Greek EPT champion.

Koutoupas, who was runner-up to Ramzi Jelassi at EPT9 Prague, beat Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov heads-up today thus thwarting the Ukrainian’s bid to secure poker’s Triple Crown. Katchalov, 32, already has a WSOP and WPT title and came close to an EPT title when he finished third in Barcelona in Season 8. He got €379,500 for second place.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/01/2014

WSOP Main Event 2014 May Have $10 Million First Place Prize

World Series of Poker officials may have accidentally leaked that their will be a $10 million guaranteed 1st place prize awarded to the winner of the WSOP 2014.

If true, this would be the second largest cash prize given out during the main event.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/01/2014

Final Eight of EPT Deauville High Roller Determined

Lebanese player Albert Daher is chip leader for the final of the record-breaking EPT Deauville €10k High Roller. Daher has 1,300,000, nearly twice as much as his nearest rival – EPT Barcelona champion Martin Schleich from Germany, who is in second place with 762,000. EPT8 Player of the Year Ondrej Vinklarek from the Czech Republic lies in third with 737,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/31/2014

Poker Pro Dario Sammartino Leads at EPT 10 Deauville Main Event

Italian pro Dario Sammartino is leading the remaining 137 players as we go in to Day 3 of the EPT Deauville Main Event. The 26-year-old, who was third in the FPS High Roller a few days ago for €63,800 and fourth in the UKIPT London Main Event in October, has 427,200, closely followed by EPT Loutraki champion Zimnan Ziyard with 392,500. His biggest live cash to date was runner-up at IPT Sanremo in October for €95,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/28/2014

PokerStars.IT IPT Nova Gorica 1 Season 6 – Vincitore Marko Mikovic

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Un giocatore Serbo, Marko Mikovic, ha vinto il primo premio di €89,000 (deal finale a tre) dopo un intenso Heads up al tavolo finale dell’IPT Nova Gorica, che si e’ protatto fino alla tarda serata di Martedi'.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/27/2014

Chris Day Leads at Even of Day 1A of EPT 10 Deauville Main Event

British player Chris Day has a super-narrow lead over Finland's Jorma Nuutinen at the end of Day 1a of the EPT Deauville Main Event tonight. Day has 154,100 to Nuutinen's 154,000. There are 134 players who made it through today from the 234-strong starting field including Team PokerStars Pros Eugene Katchalov and Marcin Horecki.

The EPT has joined forces with the national France Poker Series to create a mega ten-day, 45-event EPT Deauville Poker Festival, running January 22 - February 1, 2014 at Casino Barriere.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/26/2014

PokerStars Announces Schedule of Seven 
VIP CLUB LIVE Events for 2014

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – PokerStars today announced the return of the VIP Club Live tour for 2014, with seven destinations scheduled across three different continents.

The VIP Club Live events, which give PokerStars players the chance to meet fellow VIPs, Team PokerStars members, and PokerStars staff in a friendly setting, with free food, drink and entertainment laid on, proved a big hit in five different cities in 2013.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/22/2014

Over $3.4 Mil Won During Full Tilt Poker’s MiniFTOPS XXIV

Onchan, Isle of Man – Full Tilt Poker’s MiniFTOPS XXIV came to a close last weekend, with more than $1,500,000 in prize money awarded in its last three days alone. In total, players won over $3,400,000 across 39 MiniFTOPS XXIV events.

Fifteen days of action culminated on Sunday, as 10,459 players battled it out for their share of the Main Event’s $750,000 guarantee. Winning more than $115,000, “Koller67” took the title of Main Event champion and was the Series’ biggest winner.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/22/2014

Borgata Cancels Winter Poker Open Event Due to Fake Chips

New Jersey state gaming regulators found that one or more entrants participating in a $2 Million Guaranteed Borgata Winter Poker Open event used a significant number of counterfeit chips.

The Borgata Winter Poker Open is among the most highly anticipated tournaments on US soil.

No charges have been filed in the case.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jan/18/2014

Americas Cardroom Launches Early Satellites for $900K Online Super Series III

San Jose, Costa Rica – While New Jersey and Nevada online poker sites struggle to push their guarantees above five figures, one national online poker site is going all in by dropping $900,000 in guarantees on the table this March. Americas Cardroom today announced the return of its popular Online Super Series.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/17/2014

$1 Mil Buy-in Royal Poker Challenge High Stakes Tournament Looks Like a Fake

An advertised high stakes poker tournament, the $1 million buy-in winner take all $50 million Royal Poker Challenge, might not be real. 

The casino where the event is supposed to take place has never heard of this tournament.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/16/2014

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