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Eureka Prague 2013 Hits 1,315 Runners

An incredible 949 players entered Day 1b of the €1,100 Eureka Prague Main Event today . With such a huge second flight, the total number of players climbed to 1,315 from 58 countries. It is by far the biggest Eureka event and, even more - the biggest Prague has ever seen.

Today's field included 12 EPT champions. Steve O'Dwyer, Kent Lundmark, Dimitar Danchev and PokerStars Team Online Mickey Petersen have joined the group of eight who were mentioned here. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/09/2013

Eureka Prague 2013 – End of Day 1A Chip Counts

Tonight, no one will sleep better than Jean-Yves Mallat from the United Arab Emirates. He has bagged the most chips out of 113 players who made it through a hectic 10 levels of play in the Eureka Prague Main Event today. Mallat will start day 2 of the €1,100 event on Tuesday with 246,500 chips and is currently the only player who has managed to get over the 200K mark. A total of 366 players started today and hundreds more are expected for Day 1b, making it the biggest Eureka event ever held.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/09/2013

Eureka Prague Hits 366 for Day 1A

The EPT & Eureka Prague Poker Festival has kicked off with the first flight of the €1,100 Eureka Main Event. After four levels, registration closed with a final day 1a field of 366. 
The first Team PokerStars Pro to enter the tournament was Eugene Katchalov. The Ukranian started very well and early seized a spot to come close to the overall chip lead. We are already through 6 levels, which means the players are now on a 75-minute dinner break.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/08/2013

PokerStars.IT IPT Saint Vincent Grand Final Season 5 – Payouts

An Italian player, Domenico Drammis, beat a field of 914 entries here in the Valle D’Aosta region, where the Italian Poker Tour generated a €558,546 prize pool. Drammis took home a €130,000 first prize as no deal was made at the final table.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/05/2013

LSOP Millions Revolutionizes Land-Based Poker Tournaments

San Jose, Costa Rica –Say goodbye to the horrible feeling you get when you bust out of a land-based tournament on Day 1, upset that you wasted all your money traveling to a foreign country with nothing to show for it but tense shoulder muscles from sitting down all day long. The LSOP Millions, a $1 million guaranteed tournament happening in Panama this March, is revolutionizing how poker tournaments work by spreading the Day 1 tables across multiple land-based casinos all over Latin America.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/05/2013

Players Set to Rake in Winnings with $50,000 up for Grabs at

It’s set to be a merry Christmas for players at, with a $50,000 prize pool at stake, and two chances to claim it.


Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/19/2013

Guillermo Olvero of Mexico Wins 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic: 'Bears' All

Mexican poker player Guillermo Olvero has won the coveted 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic Main Event.  He is the first poker player representing Latin America to win the Classic, now in its 4th year.  Until now, two Canadians and an American have been crowned.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/18/2013

Notable Pros Outlast 274 Entries in Day 1A of Punta Cana Poker Classic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Busting out of a poker tournament is never fun, but when you have a spectacular beach at your doorstep, 24-hour room service, and all-you-can-handle everything, it stings a little less. That's if they decide to call it a day, players that bust on Day 1A can still play Day 1B. Also, during late registration period a player can still re-enter Day 1B after getting knocked out.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/13/2013

Punta Cana Poker Classic Gets Underway – Day 1 2013

Playing poker has never been hotter—literally. The temperature in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is 86 F, but it feels like 109 F with the humidex. And is if that weren't warm enough, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the hottest place to be from now through November 17th as the Punta Cana Poker Classic Main Event has the entire country gripped.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/12/2013

Ari Engel Scores Biggest Career Win on HPT

St. Louis, MO Las Vegas-based poker pro Ari Engel has made a name for himself in poker with 91 career cashes totaling over $1.16 million since 2006. His enviable live tournament resume includes 39 Final Tables and a dozen wins.  He’s got more World Series of Poker Circuit rings than he could wear on one hand. The 30-year-old has traveled the world collecting paychecks in London, Prague, and Manila, but it was a stop in America’s Heartland that earned him his biggest payday to date. Engel took down a record field at River City Casino and Hotel in St.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/12/2013

Booted Giant Panda Among Highlights at WSOP Main Event Final

With two players nobody has heard of competing for a $8,361,570 first-place prize at this week's World Series of Poker Main Event final table, why not enter a giant panda to the equation to spice things up?

Better yet, have that giant panda escorted out by security.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/06/2013

Freidman Dominates Experienced HPT Final Table

Florence, IN - Adam Friedman of Gahanna, Ohio returned to Belterra Casino Resort over the weekend to improve on his fourteenth-place Heartland Poker Tour finish in March.  A successful pro player, Freidman has accumulated over $1.3 million in winnings and four World Series of Poker Final Tables.  A WSOP bracelet winner, Freidman was one of many accomplished players at Monday’s HPT Final Table at Belterra.  He was the only one with well over a million in chips.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/05/2013

David Benefield, Mark Newhouse First Elimination of WSOP Main Event Final 2013

Mark Newhouse was the first to say “good bye” and big name player David Benefield was quick to follow at this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event Final table.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/04/2013

Heartland Poker Tour Names Most Valuable Player: David Grandstaff

Heartland Poker Tour named its first-ever Most Valuable Player early Tuesday in the heart of the Heartland at Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino Hotel in Altoona, Iowa. Local player David Grandstaff had it locked up with two wins in the series and a sixth-place finish.  As the Main Event came to a close, only one player had enough points to potentially oust him.  Chris Louviere would have to finish in first place to surpass Grandstaff and that seemed unlikely.  As HPT viewers have come to expect, anything can happen.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/29/2013

Adrian Mateos of Spain Wins 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

Adrian Mateos of Spain defeated a tough field of 375 and a tough final table to claim the title of WSOP Europe Main Event Champion along with the gold bracelet and a €1 million payday.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/25/2013

Daniel Negreanu Wins 2013 WSOPE High Roller Event

After a long day of battling against some of the best players in the world it was Daniel Negreanu who came out victorious at the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe High Roller event. 

Earlier Thursday Negreanu locked up the World Series of Poker Player of the Year title for the second time since having previously won it in 2004.

Thursday’s victory yielded €725,000, which helped boost his overall earnings to just over $19.5 million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/24/2013

EPT 10 Prague Poker Festival Set to be Biggest Ever

ONCHAN, Isle of Man –The EPT Prague Poker Festival, which takes place from December 8-18 at the Hilton Prague, Czech Republic, is on course to be the biggest ever, the European Poker Tour announced today, with more than 200 players having already won their EPT and Eureka Poker Tour Main Event seats online at

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/24/2013

2013 WSOPE Final 6 Determined: Benny Spindler Leads

The aim for today was to make the final eight players from the 24 that started at midday. Such was the quick progress made that the final eight was reached in less than four levels of play. The WSOP made the decision to play on until six remained and that only took another 50 minutes of play.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/23/2013

24 Remaining in This Year’s WSOPE Main Event

These days when the poker world hears the last name "Steinberg", the first person they likely htink of is gold bracelet winner Max Steinberg.  Back in 2010 though, it was Danny Steinberg who was the more notable of the twin poker players.  Danny final tabled the WSOPE Main Event that year, taking sixth place the last year the series was held in London.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/22/2013

MTOPS Gets Under Way

While there are plenty of high-stakes poker games on tour at the moment, the Micro Turbo Online Poker Series is also back, and claims to be bigger than ever before.

The tournament kicked off on the 13th October 2013, the series is played throughout 15 days of jam-packed poker with over $1 million to play for.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/21/2013

375 Players Enter 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

This year's World Series of Poker Europe Main event has 375 entries, a €3.6 million prize pool, and €1 million payout to the champion.

Remaining players from the first two days will be combined to kick off Monday’s play.

Among the more familiar names still taking part:  Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Martin Finger, Max Steinberg, Shannon Shorr and Noah Schwartz.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/21/2013

$1 Million Big One for One Drop Returns in 2014

After a one year hiatus, the $1 Million Big One for One Drop will be returning in 2014 as part of the World Series of Poker.

“It was a terrific inaugural event in 2012 with One Drop raising nearly $5.7 million from the Big One event,” One Drop founder Guy Laliberté said in a press release. “There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure access to water for all. I have no doubt that the poker community will once again live up to its reputation for generosity by helping to transform lives sustainably.”

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/19/2013

Robin Ylitalo Wins PokerStars EPT London Main Event for £560,980

Swedish pro Robin Ylitalo has won the £5,250 EPT London Main Event today for a £560,980 first prize.

The 27-year-old from Gothenberg, who made the final of EPT8 Campione, beat Greek player Georgios Karakousis heads-up to win his first EPT title and a stunning watch from Official EPT 10 Main Event Watch Sponsor SLYDE.

He said: “It’s amazing to win this, the best feeling. I absolutely thought I could do it... I thought I was able, but it didn’t happen. I can’t put words to how great it feels. I have been dreaming of this for a long time.”

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/12/2013

EPT London Final Table Determined

The EPT London Final table is set with many unfamiliar names but with many international flavors from the local UK to Greece, Australia, Scandinavia and Slovakia.  This event is sponsored by

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/11/2013

EPT London 2013 Prize Pool Close to £3 Million

There were 604 entries for this season's EPT London Main Event, creating a £2,929,400 prize pool.This is the first London Poker Festival to be held at the glamorous Grand Connaught Rooms in London's West End - a fitting setting for a spectacular 11 day, 36-event schedule combining the very best of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour and the EPT.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/08/2013

PokerStars to Welcome Players to Isle of Man for First UKIPT Festival

Players to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse behind the world’s leading online gaming company while competing for £500,000 guaranteed Main Event prize pool

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – PokerStars today announced an exciting series of events beginning October 30 as part of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) visiting the Isle of Man, bringing hundreds of poker players to the home of its corporate headquarters. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/07/2013

EPT London £50K Super High Roller Final Table Determined: Finger Leads

Final table chip counts 
Martin Finger, 4,770,000 
Johannes Strassmann, 2,215,000 
Bill Perkins, 2,060,000 
David Benefield, 1,320,000 
Christoph Vogelsang, 1,220,000 
Timothy Adams, 1,140,000 
Tobias Reinkemeier, 850,000 
Patrik Antonius, 750,000

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/06/2013

Henri Balcazar Wins Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Main Event

Ontario Man Wins Record-Breaking Main Event At Montreal Festival

Montreal, Canada – Henri Balcazar is the inaugural Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Main Event champion, taking home C$194,044 for being the last player standing in a record-breaking field.

After just three hands of heads-up play, the 32-year-old from Kitchener, Ontario hoisted the trophy, beating local player Eric Despres to the top spot.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/04/2013

Over $1.25 Million in Guaranteed Prize Pools Up for Grabs at WPT Regional Series

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Time to tune-up the poker strategies for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open returning November 13 – December 2, 2013. During this World Poker Tour® (WPT®) Regional event, players can win their share of over $1,250,000 in guaranteed prize pools in a challenging 20-event series that will take place in The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/03/2013

Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Main Event 2013 Final Table Determined

Day 4 of the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Main Event saw 25 players return and in just six hours the final table of nine was found.

The unfortunate player to bubble the final table was Jeremie Trepanier. Trepanier took the defeat with a smile and left the tournament in an agonizing 10th place (C$21,121).

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/03/2013

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