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EPT13 Malta: Macnamara bursts bubble, goes on to chip lead

Tomas Macnamara: Peeks down at the chip leadEPT Malta played through another four levels today and it kept up its unremitting pace. Although they played extended hand-for-hand last night, and the stone bubble period went on for about an hour-and-a-half today, the rate of eliminat...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 26, 2016 6:40 PM

EPT13 Malta: Nemeth leads Mette at Day 1B close

Sun sets on Day 1B at Portomaso CasinoAll the chatter in the poker world today was about William Kassouf. His elimination hand from the World Series Main Event screened on television last night, and it was awash with controversy.In a neat parallel, all the chatter in the EPT13 Ma...more

by Howard Swains on October 24, 2016 11:28 PM

2016 ACOP: The Ultimate Guide

After weeks of anticipation, the 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (Oct. 28 - Nov. 13) is finally upon us!Here's the Ultimate Guide to everything you need to know about the 2016 ACOP:TOURNAMENT STRUCTURESThe full schedule and all-important structures can be found right here: psta.r...more

by Fred Leung on October 24, 2016 6:26 PM

EPT13 Malta: David Yan leads final six in €25K High Roller

David Yan: Leading into final dayThe two big buy-in tournaments at the start of this EPT13 Malta festival have had bubble periods that average out at 90 minutes apiece. When I remind you that there wasn't actually a bubble period in the €10,000 curtain-raiser (we lost two player ...more

by Howard Swains on October 22, 2016 10:40 PM

EPT13 Malta: Dietrich Fast goes wire-to-wire to win €10K curtain raiser

Dietrich Fast: Led start to finishWire-to-wire winners of major poker tournaments are vanishingly rare. Even the most dominant early chip leader can hit any number of obstacles in a bid to claim a trophy. There's no such thing as plain sailing in this game.Tonight in Malta, howev...more

by Howard Swains on October 20, 2016 7:43 PM

2016ACOP: APOY Spotlight - The Best in Asia

Since 2009, PokerStars has recognised the Asia Player of the Year (APOY) based on the top ranked player on the APOY Leaderboard. This season, the Regional Asia Player of the Year was introduced to rank the best players from six different regions.As it does every year, the 2016 A...more

by Fred Leung on October 20, 2016 4:52 PM

EPT13 Malta: Fast still the man to catch as €10K reaches final six

Chip leader Dietrich FastA tremendously entertaining day of poker ended shortly before midnight at Casino Portomaso, Malta, with Dietrich Fast leading the last six players of the €10,000 single-re-entry curtain raising tournament to the EPT Malta festival. There were 60 entries, ...more

by Howard Swains on October 19, 2016 11:19 PM

EPT13 Malta: Dietrich Fast-est out of the blocks at €10K

Dietrich Fast: Smiling all the way to the topThe opening day of the EPT13 Malta festival started slowly, but true to form gradually warmed up before ending in a frenzy. With a 6pm start time to the curtain-raising €10,000 single re-entry event, and registration remaining open thr...more

by Howard Swains on October 19, 2016 12:03 AM

2016ACOP: More Fun and Games

The 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) launches soon and there's lot of highs and lows that come with competing in the Far East's richest poker festival.The good folks at PokerStars LIVE Macau are well aware of all that stress you've built up and so they've included a wide va...more

by Fred Leung on October 17, 2016 4:21 PM

The... Open: Wall of Winners

There's always something interesting about a new tournament, be it a new format, structure, or the addition of a gimmick to turn a tournament on its head. This time though it's all in the name - or your name to be specific. Inspired by the work of Team Online's Lex Veldhuis last ...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 14, 2016 2:35 PM