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Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Main Event Attracts Record Field

Montreal, Canada –– The Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Main Event has set a new Canadian attendance record for number of entrants in a tournament with a buy-in of C$1,000 or higher. The festival’s headline event has surpassed the C$1 million guarantee by a long shot, attracting 1,625 entrants to create a total prize pool of C$1,576,250.

The winner will walk away from Playground Poker Club with C$260,582 and the Main Event title.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/01/2013

Brad Albrinck Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Cincinnati 2013

Brad Albrinck has won the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Cincinnati and the $221,994 prize that goes along with it.

Prior to this win, the local Cincinnati player had amassed just over $60,000 on the live circuit with three cashouts.

David Kash finished 2nd with $136,863. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/01/2013

Thunder Valley Champ Banks $180K

Lincoln, CA - There are few second chances in life, but Mel Weiner got one Monday at Heartland Poker Tour’s televised Final Table.  Just one week after his third-place finish at HPT’s stop at The Commerce Casino, the real estate investor from Calabasas, California found himself playing heads up for over $180k at Thunder Valley Casino Resort.  Surviving through a massive field over two days of play and a Final Table that stretched into Tuesday, just one opponent stood between him and the championship title.  Michael Rosenbach, a pro player from Berkeley, Ca

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/01/2013

PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker 2013 Prize Pool Surpasses $62 million

The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker 2013 concludes later today with the $5,200 No Limit Hold’em Main Event and $215 No Limit Hold’em [8-Max] tournaments playing to a finish.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/30/2013

European Poker Tour Horror Stories Emerge as More Laptops Potentially Hacked

After two weeks of initial reports that laptops had been compromised during this year’s EPT Barcelona event, more poker players have come forward to reveal they, too, were apparent victims of hackings during additional stops of the prestigious European Poker Tour.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/25/2013

Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival Gears Up to Go Live

Montreal, Canada - The Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival is expected to be one of the largest poker events ever to be held on Canadian soil.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/25/2013

The Beast Doubles Payout Frequency at Americas Cardroom

It looks like The Beast might need a bigger cage. Leading online poker site Americas Cardroom today announced that beginning October 1st, The Beast progressive points race is moving from a monthly race to a twice-monthly event.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/24/2013

Texas Claims HPT’s Commerce Title

Kris Tong Takes $165K Home to the Lone Star State 

Commerce, CA - Hundreds of players from Southern California tried out Heartland Poker Tour for the first time this month when the nationally-televised tour made its first stop at The Commerce Hotel & Casino.   In the end, the title, the glory, and the cash left the state with 28-year-old Kris Tong of Richardson, Texas.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/24/2013

Anthony Zinno wins WPT Borgata Poker Open 2013: Beats Vanessa Selbst

Anthony Zinno was declared the winner of this year’s WPT Borgata Poker Open and walks away with a cool $825,099 as a result.

Zinno bested one of the leading female poker pros Vanessa Selbst, who earned $492,569 for her second place finish.

Boston’s Zinno had nearly a half million in live tournament winnings heading into the 2013 WPT Borgata Poker Open with 42 cashes.  This is his first win on the sanctioned tournament circuit.

Selbst is closing in on $8 million in live tournament earnings with her Borgata Open cashout. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/22/2013

Latin American Poker Pro Leo Fernandez Suspended by PokerStars

One of Latin America’s top poker players, Leo Fernandez, has been suspended from the Team PokerStars roster until the conclusion of an investigation.  Fernandez is alleged to have violated Latin American Poker Tour terms and conditions.  The violation in question was not immediately specified as of press time late Thursday.

"Leo made a big mistake that we didn't agree and of which we cannot speak right now," said Reinaldo Venegas, a PokerStars representative.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/19/2013

World Poker Tour Championship to be Held at Borgata, Sponsored by Bwin.Party

(Associated Press) - Ever since New Jersey legalized Internet gambling in February, poker was expected to be a big part of it.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/19/2013

Richard Monroe Defeats HPT’s Biggest Field

Fifth Consecutive Million-Dollar Prize Pool at Golden Gates

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/17/2013

Americas Cardroom Software Upgrade: On Demand Tournaments, Preferred Seating

San Jose, Costa Rica – Who says poker players have to wait forever for the next big tournament to start? Americas Cardroom today announced the launch of On Demand Tournaments, a cross between Sit 'n Go tournaments and multi-table tournaments offering the best of both worlds. The feature is part of a software update that also includes a Preferred Seating feature.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/11/2013

Ashley Mason Leads 2013 APPT Melbourne Main Event Final Table

United Kingdom poker player Ashley Mason was leading at the 2013 APPT Melbourne Main Event Final Table.

Mason just won the APPT Melbourne Event #5.  He has cashed $180,849 to date in his live tournament career.

David Yan of New Zealand was the 2nd biggest chip leader. 

The champion of this event will take home AUD 217,000

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/08/2013

PokerStars Qualifier Tom 'Hitthehole' Middleton Wins EPT 10 Barcelona

Tom “hitthehole” Middleton has won the EPT Barcelona Main Event - Spain’s richest ever poker tournament - for a massive first prize of €942,000.

Middleton, who was chip leader for the last thee nights of the €5,300 event, is a high-stakes online player with numerous big scores to his name, including third in a WCOOP $500 rebuy event. He also has a string of live tournament results with winnings totalling nearly $1 million. He won his seat to EPT Barcelona on PokerStars in June.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/07/2013

Tom Middleton Leads for Final of EPT10 Barcelona Main Event

British online pro Tom Middleton is chip leader for the third night running – this time for the final of the €5,300 EPT Barcelona Main Event. A record field of 1,234 players has been whittled down to eight who will be fighting it out for a massive first prize of €1,067,000. All are guaranteed at least €102,430 – only Middleton and fellow finalist Kimmo Kurko have ever cashed for more in a live event.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/06/2013

Record Breaking EPT Barcelona €10k High Roller to Reward €1,764,000

This season’s record-breaking field for the EPT Barcelona €10k High Roller - a total of 180 entries – has also created a record-breaking prize pool of €1,764,000.

This is nearly €400k more than EPT Berlin last season and will be divvied up between 27 players, The winner will receive €390,700 as well as a luxury watch from SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT Season 10 Main Events and High Roller Events.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/06/2013

£50,000 Super High Roller Event Makes Debut at EPT 10 London Festival

38-event festival heads to Grand Connaught Rooms from October 2-12

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The European Poker Tour today announced the 38-event schedule for the Season 10 London Poker Festival, which will feature a £50,000 Super High Roller event for the first time. The London stop, which will take place from October 2-12, is also set for a brand new venue at the beautiful Grand Connaught Rooms in central London.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/06/2013

Poker Diva Daniel Negreanu Throws Tantrum at EPT Barcelona

One of poker’s most outspoken characters, Daniel Negreanu, had a temper tantrum Thursday at the European Poker Tour €10k High Roller event.

Negreanu revolted against a new so-called “first card” rule, leading to him quitting the event.

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Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/05/2013

Borgata Poker Open 2013: Big Stack No Limit Hold’em Payouts

The Borgata Poker Open 2013 payouts schedule has been announced for the $60 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em event.  The winner will be taking home a cool $363,091 and the top five spots each winning six figures.

The Borgata Poker Open 2013 concludes with the televised World Poker Tour ® (WPT) Borgata Poker Open Championship (September 15–20). The $3,500 buy-in Championship No Limit Hold’em event features a guaranteed $3 Million prize pool.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/04/2013

LAPT Champ Tavitian Leads EPT 10 Barcelona at End of Day 2

LAPT Chile champion Pablo Tavitian is leading the €5,300 EPT Barcelona Main Event with 465,000 at the end of Day 2. There are 235 players remaining from the 697 who started at noon.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/03/2013

PokerStars Unveils 2013 Asia Championship of Poker Schedule

MACAU, China -- "PokerStars LIVE Macau" has officially released its schedule for the Second Annual Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP), which takes place in Macau from Oct. 18-Nov. 3.

The ACOP is the flagship poker series for the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) and acts as the grand finale for APPT Season 7.

The 17-day schedule has 18 cash tournaments and more than HK$27 million (US$3.5 million) in guaranteed prize money.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/03/2013

Brazilian Football Legend Ronaldo in Barcelona For EPT Main Event

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo was in Barcelona today to take part in an invitational poker tournament as part of Spain’s biggest annual poker festival, the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT).

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/02/2013

Dragan Kostic Leads After Day 1a of EPT Barcelona Main Event 2013

Jovial Mallorcan Dragan Kostic, who was runner-up in Barcelona in Season 8, is chip leader at the end of Day 1a of the EPT Barcelona Main Event. Kostic, who was born in Serbia but has lived in Spain for the last 20 odd years, has 215,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/01/2013

EPT10 Barcelona Super High Roller Climax: Vitaly Lunkin Beats Erik Seidel

It was a stunner on Sunday at the EPT10 Barcelona Super High Roller as Russian Vitaly Lunkin beat one of poker’s biggest money earners, Erik Seidel, heads-up to take the €771,300 win.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/01/2013

Sandor Demjan Leads EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller Event 2013

Hungarian player Sandor Demjan leads the €50,000 Super High Roller at the end of Day 1.

Registration for the event is open until the start of Day 2, so final numbers are yet to be determined however there were 39 unique players today, with ten re-entries.

Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand `ElkY` Grospellier, Jason Mercier and Jonathan Duhamel are all still in, as is last season's winner Dan Smith.

Source: www.pokerstars.com

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/30/2013

The Commerce Casino Unveils HPT Championship Belt

Commerce, CA - The champion of Heartland Poker Tour’s upcoming event at The Commerce Casino will take home more than fame and fortune on September 23rd.  The winner of the nationally-televised Main Event in the world’s largest poker room will also score an ornate custom-made belt.  Although similar belts are common in sports like pro wrestling, the belt is a first-of-its-kind for poker in the Unites States.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/28/2013

Steven Silverman Wins First Ever Alpha8 $100k Event

Steven Silverman has won the inaugural Alpha8 $100,000 event and the grand prize of $891,660.

Silverman has been on a huge roll of late, recently winning the 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final back in May and the $1,112,322 cash prize.  The poker pro has accumulated just over $3 million in live tournaments, including this week’s Alpha8 win.

JC Tran finished 2nd at the Seminole Hard Rock event.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/28/2013

Justin Bonomo Makes Final Table of 2013 Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event

Poker pro Justin Bonomo has made the final table of the 2013 Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event in Hollywood, Florida.

Bonomo is a successful poker player who has won nearly $6.9 million in his live tournament career.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/27/2013

21 Players Remain at Hard Rock Poker Open

David “Doc” Sands was among the big names still alive at the 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Hollywood, Florida.

21 players remain with Mukul Pahuja leading the pack. Pahuja has $375,900 in total winnings on the live circuit.  The New York State native also has 38 cashes.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/26/2013

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