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Win your way to the Grand Final Women's event

Last weekend the EPT Malta festival came to an end, with Jean Montury winning in what would best be described as the "late early hours of Sunday morning". But with the end of one festival thoughts turn naturally to the next, and the EPT Grand Final which starts at the end of this...more

by Brad Willis on April 10, 2015 3:01 PM

APPT9 Seoul: Nothing is impossible

If there's one thing I've learned over the past 12 months it's that nothing is impossible on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT).Just last week, the APPT completed its third event of Season 9, Macau Poker Cup 22, and we witnessed history as Yuguang Li won the HK$80,000 High Roller...more

by Brad Willis on March 20, 2015 5:10 PM

Manila Megastack 2: Bigger and better

When I first came to PokerStars LIVE Macau in 2008 the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) began with a modest 33 players in the Red Dragon main event. Six years later, that same tournament draws nearly a thousand players.The team at PokerStars LIVE Manila has plans to replicate that same suc...more

by Brad Willis on March 19, 2015 3:30 PM

Vanuatu Cyclone Emergency Appeal launched

As you may have seen in the news, a powerful cyclone has hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu leaving families in desperate life-threatening situations. With winds of up to 260kph, Cyclone Pam tore across one of the poorest nations on Earth leaving thousands of families homel...more

by Brad Willis on March 17, 2015 7:27 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Oscar Alache captures second LAPT Main Event title in six month

We knew from the start of the potential for great storylines for today's final table of the Latin American Poker Tour Chile Main Event. We noted as much early on when introducing the final eight who had made it. A relatively quick six-and-a-half hours later, that potential was ...more

by Martin Harris on March 11, 2015 12:13 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Teixeira terrific, takes second; Alache earns title #2

Renata Teixeira maintaned the chip lead during the first half-hour of heads-up play versus Oscar Alache as the pair kept the pots small. Two players, one trophyThen came a hand in which Alache manage to draw out a full house, aces full of fours, and earned some value with a river...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 10:30 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Teixeira knocks out Venegas; heads-up with Alache for title

The pace to start Level 29 slowed somewhat, with Oscar Alache maintaining his lead, Renata Teixeira remaining second, and Javier Venegas third. Teixera used a six-high straight to beat Venegas's five-high straight to close the gap with Alache and make Venegas a shorter stack. Th...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 9:25 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Barbero busts in fourth; third-title quest thwarted

After the excitement resulting in the elimination of Justo Esquivel in fifth, the remaining four players paused proceedings to talk about a deal. Here were the counts at that point:Renata Teixeira (Brazil) -- 2,875,000Oscar Alache (Chile) -- 2,725,000Nacho Barbero (Argentina) -- ...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 8:33 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Esquivel eliminated in fifth; Teixeira takes chip lead

The first 15 minutes of Level 28 were drama-filled as the blinds and antes have increased to a point -- 30,000/60,000 and 10,000 -- where the short stacks were forced to act.The action started just as the level began. After an Oscar Alache opening raise, Javier Venegas pushed al...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 7:40 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Chauriye stopped in sixth; Alache still in front

Three of the five players from Chile at this final table have been eliminated, leaving two more (Oscar Alache and Justo Esquivel), two Argentinians (Javier Venegas and Nacho Barbero), and one from Brazil (Renata Teixeira).The first hand of Level 27 saw Esquivel reraise-shoving an...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 7:07 PM