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APPT9 Manila: A New Beginning

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour has come to the Philippines annually since 2007 and, in some cases, more than once in a calendar year. Despite the familiarity, Season 9's arrival in Manila feels distinctly different - like the nervous excitement and anxiousness of a first date. The...more

by Fred Leung on July 22, 2015 7:39 PM

Randy Lew: Vlogging the hell out of the life he loves

We had intended to publish this interview during the latter stages of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Then Daniel Negreanu set about giving us a roller coaster ride all the way through to the closing stages, which seemed only right to focus our attention on. But it also see...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 22, 2015 7:22 PM

Team PokerStars Pro in San Diego

When we first put the PokerStars Pro Tour together, we really didn't know what kind of turnout we'd get. We knew we wanted to create grassroots support for online poker ("iPoker" as the legislators call it) in California. We were pretty sure that bringing some of our top Team Pro...more

by Lee Jones on July 21, 2015 7:36 PM

WSOP 2015: Jason Mercier on a bad summer turned good

There was a time earlier this summer when Jason Mercier thought things couldn't get any worse. It didn't last long, but at the time he was 100 per cent serious when he said it was a terrible summer. You might think this was odd coming from a man who had just won three SCOOP titl...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 10, 2015 11:34 PM

APPT9: The second half of Season 9

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour may be on summer hiatus but the APPT team is hard at work getting things ready for the exciting second half of Season 9 which begins in a month's time.Here's a look at the remaining poker festivals this season:July 30-Aug 9: APPT Manila hosted by Poker...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 24, 2015 1:30 PM

The countdown begins: Details released for EPT12 Barcelona

The EPT returns to Barcelona... all is wellWe'll be honest. We've been hanging around the office this past week or so with our hands in our pockets. Since the EPT Grand Final ended last month we've let the blog rest a little, but it has not rested happily. SCOOP aside all we've d...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 11, 2015 11:51 AM

Vanessa Pacella: Fighter to the end

Vanessa wasn't afraid to walk into a room full of strangers and let her shining bald head reflect the inset lights above. In a room full of dull bulbs and tired faces, Vanessa's eyes alone turned heads. She was the first bright thing the poker writers at the World Series of Poker...more

by Brad Willis on May 12, 2015 7:46 PM

APPT9 Macau: The Mid-Season Finale

It's been a busy period for the Asia Pacific Poker Tour - with five poker festivals over the past four months - but the mid-season finale is upon us in the form of APPT Macau from May 20-31.The tour is going to take a 2-month hiatus afterwards so the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker...more

by Fred Leung on May 12, 2015 5:51 PM

The millionaires' secrets

He is an assistant professor at a university in Bulgaria. She works in a Taiwanese factory that makes TFT and LCD televisions. They are surrounded on any given day by people who are happy to have a job, make their paychecks, and pay for their home loans. This morning, he went to ...more

by Brad Willis on May 12, 2015 5:28 PM

PokerStars Makes Millionaires out of JUANYI828, citoject

The PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion is so crazy that it's almost hard to believe it exists. Twelve lucky players given the chance to play for $1,000,000 with no risk whatsoever - there really isn't anything else like it in the world. As the rest of the PokerStars communit...more

by Staff on May 11, 2015 10:57 AM