Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 15, 2012 Posted in Poker Player News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

One of the biggest names in the history of online poker has decided not to part ways with his sponsor. On Tuesday PokerStars announced that Viktor “Isildur1” Blom will no longer be a part of Team PokerStars Pro, stating that the decision was “mutual’. The news first brokeRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 05, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

At a final table that included three players still in the running for the World Poker Tour (WPT) Player of the Year crown, not to mention the host of the WPT segment “Raw Deal”, it was a little-known player from Ohio who would walk away with the WPTRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 01, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

It started in February with Mickey “Mement_Mori” Petersen winning at the PokerStars EPT Copenhagen, followed by Frederick Jensen capturing the EPT Madrid Main Event in March, and now, during the early morning hours of April 1 a third Danish poker player has won in as many events onRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Mar 01, 2012 Posted in High Stakes Poker News | No Comments »

The highest levels of poker online and live are known as the high stakes poker games. In the high stakes poker games hundreds of thousands of dollars are won and lost in a matter of seconds. If you are looking to play in one of these games youRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 15, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

Entering the final table of the inaugural World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, the talk of the tournament was Gigi Gagne. Gagne, and amateur poker player from Florida, was poised to make a run at poker history, asRead Full Article

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

The inaugural World Poker Tour stop in Ireland had some stiff tournament competition to contend with across the Atlantic, considering the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) was running concurrently in the Bahamas. Even with the attraction of the Bahamas in the middle of winter, not to mention the PCARead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 02, 2012 Posted in Poker Promotions, Poker Room News | No Comments »

Players at PokerStars will find several changes beginning on January 1, 2012 as the site announced a major change to their rake calculations, which in turn will have a severe impact on the site’s VIP Loyalty Program, according to a 2+2 forum post by PokerStars Steve. Beginning JanuaryRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 07, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

After a fairly quick pace (quick for the World Series of Poker final table anyway) that saw the November Nine play down to just four players well before the dinner break the action slowed down a bit as Pius Heinz, Matt Giannetti, Ben Lamb, and Martin Staszko allRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 02, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

In a recent interview with BLUFF Europe Magazine, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom talked about his rise to online poker prominence, as well as his downfall in late 2009 that included a $4.2 million losing session to Brian Hastings –a session that Blom still seems to think was not entirelyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 14, 2011 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

With over 30 players returning to the Rio on Monday it seemed destined from the outset that the $1,500 No Limit Holdem tournament would be the next victim of the 10-Level Hard-Stop Rule, and sure enough, with six players remaining tournament officials called a stop to the action.Read Full Article