Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 24, 2013 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
merge gaming rakeback

The rumors have been circling for quite some time now, and Carbon Poker users have now received confirmation via E-Mail that their rakeback deals will be coming to an end, and all players will be switched to the site’s VIP Rewards Program. Furthermore, according to PokerFuse.com the switchRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 15, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

One of the biggest tournaments of the year happens right when the calendar flips from December to January, when PokerStars rolls out their biggest live event of the year, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, usually referred to by the acronym PCA. The PCA has become one of the mostRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 10, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

The final table of the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamonds World Poker Classic featured two former WPT Champions as well as one of the top young talents in the game, but in the end it was Ravi Raghavan, a man whose previous largest cash had beenRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 19, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

 The final table of the €50,000 buy-in High Roller event at the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona has eight players, but essentially it is a three-man race between Dan Smith, Mike McDonald, and JC Alvarado, considering the three players control nearly 13 million of the 16 millionRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 10, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
PokerStars versus Full Tilt

On Thursday PokerStars sent the US Department of Justice (DOJ) the first payment of their $547 million settlement agreement that saw the civil charges dismissed against the site and also lead to PokerStars acquiring the assets of Full Tilt poker, allowing them to repay non-US players while theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 03, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

In less than 12 hours Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was able to best Isaac Haxton in the duo’s $1,000,000 Heads-Up No Limit Holdem Freezeout match at PokerStars. The two have been embroiled in the heads-up contest since Saturday, playing for four hours each day and not stopping until oneRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 01, 2012 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Room News | 1 Comment »

In a scene reminiscent of the final showdown in the movie Rounders (you know the one where Mike McDermott and Teddy KGB square-off in a winner-take-all match) yesterday at PokerStars Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Isaac Haxton began their own winner-take-all heads-up No Limit Holdem match, but unlike theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 18, 2011 Posted in Epic Poker League News, Tournament News | No Comments »

Fresh off a final table at the WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic, Internet phenom turned live tournament grinder Andrew “luckychewy” Lichtenberger is on the precipice of winning his first major tournament title as he takes the chip-lead into the final table of the Epic Poker League Main Event.Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 17, 2011 Posted in Epic Poker League News, Tournament News | No Comments »

Joe Tehan will be taking a massive chip-lead into Saturday’s Day 4 action at the Epic Poker League Main Event thanks to an incredibly fortuitous hand that eliminated Vanessa Rousso and Faraz Jaka on the bubble. Before I explain precisely what happened in the hand I think it’sRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 31, 2011 Posted in Aussie Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »

The final day of the PokerStars.net APPT Melbourne Main Event will kick off with local player Phillip Wilcocks beginning with a huge chip-lead for the second straight day. Yesterday Wilcocks sat atop the final 37 players with a 770k to 452k chip advantage, and heading into the finalRead Full Article