Online Poker Tournament News

European Poker Tour Awards Half a Billion Euros to Players in First Nine Seasons

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – As the European Poker Tour gears up for the start of its tenth season in Barcelona next week, EPT President Edgar Stuchly revealed today that the EPT is on the brink of a major milestone having paid out almost half a billion euros – €499,908,225 – in tournament prizes to players in just nine years. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/26/2013

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Guarantees $10 Million: Savage Arrives After Scare

The highly anticipated Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open kicked off Thursday and promises a guarantee of $10 million.

The event featured a $5,300 unlimited re-entry until the close of registration.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/23/2013

Americas Cardroom Packs Tournament Schedule with Daily Freerolls for Punta Cana Poker Classic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – With less than three months before the start of the Punta Cana Poker Classic, Americas Cardroom is going all out to get more players to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the Dominican Republic to play for a piece of $500k. The US-friendly online poker site today announced daily freerolls and nightly satellites to help online poker players win their way to the November 11th tournament for free.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/22/2013

European Poker Tour Partners With Duracell Powermat

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The European Poker Tour will become the first live poker tour to offer players free wireless mobile device charging, as part of a  deal struck with Duracell Powermat for EPT Season 10.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/22/2013

Chow Defeats Record Field at Majestic Star

Gary, IN – Bob Chow was outnumbered at Monday’s Heartland Poker Tour Final Table at Majestic Star Casino Hotel in Gary, Indiana. Of the nine players who ascended to the top of the 520-player field, the 53-year-old from Schaumberg, Illinois was the only pro player. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/20/2013

New Season 10 European Poker Tour Changes Include New High Roller Scheduling

It was announced this week that there will be changes to Season 10 of the European Poker Tour that include extended later registration, high-roller scheduling, additional non-no-limit hold'em events, and payouts.

PokerStars Live Events Specialist Neil Johnson also confirmed that late registrations for high roller events will be extended to the beginning of the second day.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/17/2013

Alan Gold Wins Full Tilt Poker UKIPT Galway Main Event for €187,494

Scottish poker payer Alan Gold has won the 2013 Full Tilt Poker UKIPT Galway Main Event and the €187,494 that comes with it.  This is Gold’s biggest win on the live poker circuit.

Gold entered the final table as chip leader and maintained that dominating lead throughout.

As a consolation prize, Gold also has free entries to all the remaining stops for the fourth season of the UKIPT



Alan Gold



Paul Febers

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/12/2013

Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival - UKIPT Main Event – Final Table 2013

The Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival – UKIPT Main Event – Final Table for 2013 has been set with some unfamiliar names.

Christy Morkan – Ireland’s own has been primarily a recreational player up to this point.

As much as we would love to have Christy be a woman at the final table, Christy is a man and somewhat of a local legend in fact.  Morkan has played live for 10 years and does not play online.  He has 695,000 chips to kick off the final table.


Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/12/2013

PokerStars Announces Biggest Ever World Championship of Online Poker 2013

Players from across the globe to compete for $40 million in guaranteed prizes

ONCHAN, Isle of Man –PokerStars today officially announced the schedule for the World Championship of Online Poker 2013, which will take place from September 8-29 and be the largest to date with 66 events.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/08/2013

More Than $1.9 Million Won in the First Two Days of FTOPS XXIII

Onchan, Isle of Man –Full Tilt Poker’s flagship tournament series FTOPS XXIII kicked off on Sunday and over $1.9 million has been won in just two days.

Highlights included FTOPS Event #1 – a No Limit Hold’em tournament that easily surpassed its $500,000 guarantee. The tournament attracted 3,503 entrants, creating a prize pool of $700,600; kid_bramm came out on top to capture $129,611 and a first major title at Full Tilt Poker.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/07/2013

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Announces Mega Path Satellites

ONCHAN, Isle of Man –The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) today announced the start of the popular Mega Path satellites for the PCA 2014 festival.

The PCA Mega Path satellites run several times a day and offer PokerStars players the chance to win a Main Event prize package worth $15,560 for as little as 10 Frequent Player Points (FPPs). The PCA Mega Path consists of eight tournament steps, and players can buy-in directly at any step to play for one of six Main Event packages up for grabs in the weekly finals.

From qualifier to PCA champion

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/05/2013

At Least $8 million up for Grabs During FTOPS xxIII, Starting Sunday

Full Tilt Poker’s flagship series returns with new and exclusive tournament formats

Onchan, Isle of Man – Kicking off this Sunday, August 4th, the latest Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) features a combined prize pool of at least $8 million, 39 events and a wider range of tournament formats than ever before.

As well as competing for a cut of the big guaranteed prize pools, players will battle it out for a place in FTOPS history by becoming the first 5-Card Omaha, Courchevel or 6-Card Omaha event winner.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/02/2013

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Live Streaming Announced

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  has announced the addition of a Live Updates Team to its Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) that runs run August 8 - 29 with the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship Event August 22 – 28. The Live Updates Team, comprised of some of the poker industry’s finest in live streaming and reporting, will be bringing all of the action to SHRPO’s reading and viewing audience.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/31/2013

Poker Maximus 6 at Carbon Poker Announced: Most Cash Prizes Ever (Schedule)

As promised by this week, Carbon Poker has announced the unveiling of Poker Maximus 6.

This time, Carbon will be offering over $3Million in guaranteed action, a $250K main event and 85 tourneys.

Poker Maximus is an extremely popular promotion offered on the Merge Network, with Carbon Poker as the flagship brand.

Full Schedule Appears Below…

Poker Maximus VI Tournaments Schedule

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/31/2013

At Least 25 UKIPT Galway Main Event Seats to be One at Full Tilt Poker

Onchan, Isle of Man – There are at least 25 €1,100 UKIPT Galway Main Event seats to be won in the Full Tilt Poker UKIPT Galway Mega Seat Qualifier, taking place this Sunday, July 21st at 14:30 ET.

The UKIPT Galway Main Event will headline the Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival, set to be Europe’s biggest ever poker festival, and players who win a Main Event seat will play for their share of at least €1,000,000 in prize money.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/19/2013

Introducing Your WSOP November Nine 2013

From the vast sea of 6,353 hopefuls that began a once-a-year voyage costing $10,000, just nine survivors remain to vie for riches, fame, and the realization of every poker player's dream--the Main Event bracelet.

These nine are now destined to become this year's most celebrated and scrutinized group of poker players.  They are the nine finalists of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event, otherwise known as the November Nine.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/16/2013

A Look at The 2013 WSOP Main Event Top 20

Poker players from the USA made up the brunt of those who remained in this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, but a number of other nations were well represented.

Canadian Marc McLaughlin led with the largest number of chips at press time.  He was one of two players from Canada still remaining, the other being Alexander Livingston.  While Brazil had Bruno Kawauti, he is also listed occasionally as coming to us from Canada.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/15/2013

World Series of Poker Final Table to be Determined

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) - As the sun began to set over the Rio casino in Las Vegas, a weary group of card sharks approached the midway point of the last day in the contest for a place at the World Series of Poker's final table.

Fewer than a dozen eliminations stood between the remaining players in the world's biggest no-limit Texas Hold `em competition Monday evening and a ticket for a November finale worth $8.4 million for the winner.

Men in hoodies and sunglasses played amid the blue and red lights of an ESPN set crafted within the Rio hotel-casino off the Strip.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/15/2013

27 Players Remain at 2013 WSOP: Last Lady Sitting is Out

Day Six of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event is in the books and just 27 players remain in the running for a seat at the final table after beginning the day with 68 hopefuls just eight hours earlier.

Here are some of the daily highlights:

The Chip Leader

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/15/2013

JC Tran Among Chip Leaders at 2013 WSOP: Glazier Makes Big Move

Big name pro JC Tran was among the top 3 chip leaders early in the evening Sunday as the last woman standing was on the ropes, though we had some good news just for Jackie Glazier as this was going to press.

The WSOP tweeted:

.@JackieGlazier's Main Event hopes still alive as she doubles through Jack Amyx when her JJ bests his AK.

Glazier, though, was near the bottom of the chip count with just 37 left.  And just moments before this went to press, Glazier shot up into the top 25

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/14/2013

2013 WSOP Getting Down to the Wire: Last Woman Sitting Jackie Glazier

68 players remained at this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event heading into Sunday’s play.  There also remains only one female, that being Australia’s Jackie Glazier, following Annette Obrestad’s elimination late Saturday.

Only One Female Still In

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/14/2013

WSOP Main Event Still Standing: Obrestad, JC Tran, Rettenmaier, Glazier

While the World Series of Poker Main Event was dwindling down below 100, most of those remaining are relative unknowns, but a few big name players can be found among the bunch. 

Annette Obrestad - The first ever World Series of Poker Europe winner comes to us from Norway.  She won the 2007 WSOPE at the tender age of 18.  Now over 21, she can participate in World Series of Poker events on US soil.  Obrestad was going strong among the top 40 Saturday night.  Ms. Obrestad represents Lock Poker.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/13/2013

Doyle Brunson Continues to Hold His Own at WSOP Main Event

Slipping a few notches to the lower tier of the 70’s in terms of chip counts, the Texas Dolly, Doyle Brunson, was still among the more successful players kicking off Friday’s play of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event.  77 out of 649 ain’t too shabby after all.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/12/2013

2013 World Series of Poker Main Event: Greg Merson Watch

Day 2A/B of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event championship was filled with plenty of highlights, disappointments, and dramatic moments.  The day belonged to a number of new names and faces, as well as some superstars who are intimately familiar to everyone who enjoys playing and following the game.

Of the 562 players who survived, perhaps the biggest story of the day was the major move by the defending World Champion, Greg Merson.  He arrived on this day well above the chip average, at 81,650.  By day's end, he bagged up a stack amounting to 275,600. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/10/2013

Attendance Records Set at 2013 World Series of Poker: Record 79,471 Entries Overall

LAS VEGAS – The 44th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas established a host of new records as poker enthusiasts from 106 nations traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the game’s grandest spectacle. The WSOP remained the industry standard-bearer, with 79,471 entries in 62 events and awarding the second largest prize pool in WSOP history: $197,041,468.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/09/2013

Big Name Busts at the 2013 WSOP Main Event

Day 1b of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event got underway on Sunday and there were already some notable eliminations.

Saying “Good Bye” after Day 1a play included the likes of funnyman Jason Alexander, Soi Nguyen, Abe Mosseri, TJ Cloutier, Chino Rheem, Sopranos actor Robert Iler, Sam Barnhart, and 2011 Main Event Champ Pius Heinz.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/07/2013

Matthew Ashton Wins 2013 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship

UK poker player Matthew Ashton has won the 2013 World Series of Poker $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship Friday.  This is his 3rd first place finish and 1st WSOP bracelet.

Ashton walks away with $1,774,089 for his efforts.  Don Nguyen of Chino Hills, California, had led much of the way and managed to finish second with $1,096,254.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/05/2013

Seminole Hard Rock 2013 Poker Open Schedule

The Seminole Hard Rock 2013 Poker Open schedule has been released with events kicking off August 8. This event takes place in Hollywood, Florida, just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Satellite Tournaments

Hollywood, FL

Mondays - Wednesday in July @ 2PM

Mondays - Wednesday in July @ 8PM

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/04/2013

Poker Player May Have Used Funds From Casino Heist to Enter WSOP

A Washington State poker player who placed 11th in a recent World Series of Poker event may have used proceeds from a casino heist to pay his way into this year’s WSOP, according to authorities.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/04/2013

Jonathan Duhamel, David Benyamine at Final Table of Poker Players Championship

Poker superstars Jonathan Duhamal (the 2010 WSOP Main Event champ) and David Benyamine were among those making the final table of the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship heading into Thursday.

All eyes were on relative unknown, Don Nguyen, however.  He enters the day with a rather large chip lead.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/04/2013

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