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Schedule Out for PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

The schedule for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament is available featuring 104 events from January 8 to 14 and the main event with a $5,300 buy-in. Edgar Stuchly, who is the Pokerstars director for live events, said the following in a statement this week: "We have seen extraordinary growth in our live events in Europe and we're excited about emu...

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John Juanda Victorious in EPT Main Event

44-year-old poker pro, John Juanda has won the Main Event in the PokerStars European Poker Tour in Barcelona making him Euro 1,022,593 richer. He was the last man standing among 1,624 hopefuls to the Euro 5,300 buy-in event, which generated a Euro 8.21 million prize pool. There were 247 players who cashed from the event including Oleksii Khoroshenin, Johnn...

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Sit n Go $2,000 Contests Live at Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker

Sit n Go is going live at Revolution Poker Network's Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes, with weekly cash prizes. From September 1 - 7, top players on the leaderboards will be splitting a nice $2,000 with an additional $2,000 up for grabs for the leaders of the week of September 8-14. The weekly scoreboard races begin each Saturday at midnight and runs until t...

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German Poker Pro Wins EPT High Roller Event

German poker pro Martin Finger took top prize of Euro 865,900 as the winner of the Euro 25,000 buy-in European Poker Tour High Roller event in Barcelona. The two day event generated a massive prize pool of Euro 3,724,000 and came down to the final three, which included Finger, and Mark Teltscher and Liv Boeree of the UK. Boeree was knocked out by Teltscher bu...

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PokerStars Invites UK to Participate in VIP Steps Testing is encouraging UK punters to participate in a test of 'VIP Steps', which offers new benefits from its VIP Club. As a UK participant, you'll have the first look at the new feature, the ability to provide PokerStars with feedback prior to the official release of VIP Steps and are guaranteed to receive at least the same number of Frequent Play Poin...

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French Pro Wins EPT €50K Super High Roller

French poker pro Sylvain Loosli was victorious at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Estrellas Barcelona €50K Super High Roller Event after defeating Dzmitry Urbanovich in the heads up. As the first place winner, Loosli took Euro 1,224,000, which is his largest win since coming in 4th in the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event. Final table payouts: 1 Syl...

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Good Weekend for Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

It was a good weekend for Swedish online poker ace Viktor "Isildur1" Blom while playing the virtual nosebleed tables at PokerStars and Full Tilt where he raked in $950,000 in profits within 72 hours. The High Stakes Data Base shows that Blom was up $241,000 on Friday, up to $554,000 on Saturday and topped out at $950,000 on Sunday. The majority of the wins...

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Two Series to Launch on Poker Central TV in 2016

The 24 hour Poker Central TV Network, which will go live in October 2015, has started production on two new original series set to air in early 2016. 'Pokerography' is described as an 'in-depth look into the lives of some of the greatest poker professionals to ever play the game'. A slew of pro players will be featured including Antonio Esfand...

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Two More SHRPO Winners

Another two 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) Championship events have come to a close with victories by Jason Mercier and Omar Zazay. The Main Event offered a $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and drew in 907 participants including Dan Coleman, Joe Cada, Erik Seidel, Michael Mizrachi and Jonathan Duhamel. Within 4 days, Omar Zazay and Brian Phillis...

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Coral Poker Launches Instant Poker Product

Coral Poker is the first operator to launch an HTML5 browser-based Instant Poker product on Playtech's iPoker Network. Poker players can now access games directly on the Coral website via the 'Instant Play' tab without a download requirement. 'Improving our product offer and user experience is part of our industry leading omni-channel growth strategy...

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Fabrizio Gonzales Wins Event 22 of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

Uruguay poker pro Fabrizio Gonzales was the last man standing among a field of 502 to win Event 22 at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and a $236,400 payout. Fabrizio entered the head up as chip leader against Daniel Fuhs. 'He was a tough player, but I think I picked up some good cards. I think I played very good heads up. I was grinding him down and kep...

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Big Turn Out for Goliath Competition

The GBP 120 buy-in annual Goliath competition event in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour attracted 4,120 entries and exceeded the GBP 250,000 guaranteed prize pool at GBP 421,000. The final kicked off on Sunday with 16 survivors playing for GBP 75,800 at two eight-handed tables, which were led by Leeds internet and live pro Shane Mossop. The game paused for negot...

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New York Online Poker Hearing Scheduled

The chairman of the New York state Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee, Sen. John Bonacic will schedule an online poker hearing in September, which will review opinions on issue, and will include major state operators among other interested parties. The hearing will likely explore the issue as Senator Bonacic plans to hear more regarding online gambl...

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Vanessa Selbst Wins Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout

American poker pro Vanessa Selbst was the last woman standing in the million dollar Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout after taking down actor Kevin Pollack for the first place prize. Selbst was one of five poker pros facing off against five celebrities in five-max S&Gs. The winner of each match took part in best of three heads-up matches to win the million...

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Free Video Poker at Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker

Take advantage of the opportunity to play free video poker this month at both Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker. Each of these online casinos is equipped with a variety of poker tables for players at every level of skill, in addition to dozens of offerings powered by Cake Gaming. This current promotional offer consists of a $.25 free bet on each of 20 free video p...

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Play to Win a Spot in the $100,000 Live Poker Tournament in the Caribbean

Everyone is familiar with the satellite tournaments that take place frequently at both Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker. This month they will be hosting a new one for the upcoming $100,000 TKPT Main Event, and a lucky player will benefit from a $2700 prize package to partake in a live poker tournament in St Maarten. Online satellite tournaments have already begun...

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Aussie Pro Becomes First 2-Time APPT Main Event Winner

29-year-old Aaron Lim of Australia is the first APPT player to win two main events. Taking part in APPT Manila this week, Lim took down a field of 584 participants to win his $131,780 share of the $558,000 prize pool as the winner of the heads up against Swedish pro Per Olsson. As part of his winnings, Lim also received a HK$ 100,000 entry to the 2015 ACOP...

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New Florida Online Poker Initiative

Martin Shapiro of Florida is a fan of online poker and hopes to see steps toward legalization via the group he founded, iPoker Florida. Summary of the group: 'A window of opportunity for Internet poker in Florida has opened. The Florida legislature needs to vote on new gambling legislation in the very near future. We must take action quickly to include I...

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Jason Brin Wins WPT Choctaw Main Event

Jason Brin of Kansas was the last man standing from a field of 1,175 in the first WPT Choctaw Main Event earning a $682,975 pay check. Brin faced Andy Hwang, who was playing for his second WPT title, in the heads up. In addition to his prize money, Brin also snagged a $15,400 entry into the WPT World Championship and a Hublot Oceanographic 4000 watch. Ad...

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Manx Telecom Signs Hosting Contract with PokerStars

Manx Telecom signed a three-year hosting contract with PokerStars further establishing its current business relationship. With the latest deal in place, Manx Telecom may pursue building the second phase of its Greenhill Data Centre in the Isle of Man, giving nearly 100 percent of the available construction jobs to the community. 'This new PokerStars con...

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