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Manila Megastack 8: Season Opener

Manila Megastack 8 launches the 2018 Asia Player of the Year (APOY) season when the bi-annual poker festival arrives at PokerStars LIVE Manila from November 27-December 3.Like the name suggests, the Megastack is known for it's huge start stacks for all tournaments. The seven-day...more

by Fred Leung on November 16, 2017 9:51 AM

2017ACOP: Choose Your Own Adventure

The 2017 Asia Championship of Poker (October 13-29) has a massive 17-day schedule and you may very well be intimidated by the vast options. Have no fear, I'm here to guide you through it all! Remember, choice is a good thing and this year, more so than any other year, you can t...more

by Fred Leung on October 6, 2017 4:46 PM

Liar, Liar: The Psychology of Bluffing

At the poker table, being a skilled liar is accepted, encouraged and rewarded. Knowing how to construct a masterful bluff can be extremely valuable and advantageous in this game, and while it may not come naturally to some, it is an essential poker strategy tool to have in your p...more

by Staff on October 4, 2017 8:56 PM

Five tips to avoid tilt

There is a menacing, ugly, bug in your brain. It's trying to gnaw its way out of your skull, and when it does, it will turn around and burrow back in. It will make you insane before you even recognize it's there. It will cost you money.It will cost you happiness. It will turn you...more

by Staff on October 4, 2017 8:54 PM

How to dress like your favourite poker player this Halloween

Make an entrance at your Halloween fancy dress party with five classic poker costumes, all fit for the Main Event final tableBack in the day, poker players gambled on the road and dressed like cowboys. Today's players rock a more vanilla look - hoodies, t-shirts, jeans, trainers,...more

by Dave Woods on October 4, 2017 8:53 PM

Pattymillion, a leader board, and an Aussie Challenge

There's a theory in poker (all right it's my theory but hear me out) that the most important tournament you can play is the one you're playing right now. When you win one it becomes history. The one you're slogging away in is the most important because you can still win it, and t...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 2, 2017 3:01 PM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: No stopping McGinty as two-day charge ends on po

Absolutely nothing is ever certain in tournament poker, at least not until the final card is turned. But around about 5pm yesterday, which was Day 2 of the €1,100 PokerStars Festival Dublin Main Event, Gary McGinty emerged from the pack of players still involved and began a rampa...more

by Howard Swains on October 1, 2017 11:04 PM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: Nice Hand! A Q&A with Team Pro Online's Fintan H

Is there such a thing as a home advantage in poker? Team PokerStars Pro Online's Fintan Hand will hope there is as he's back in his home town for only his second live tournament of the year and the first since he joined PokerStars. His first live foray of 2017 was also in Dublin,...more

by Nick Wright on October 1, 2017 8:44 PM

PokerStars Festival Dublin: Gary McGinty's G.O.A.T.?

Approaching midnight last night at the Regency Hotel, Dublin, Gary McGinty was asked if he had just finished the single best day of poker of his career.Surprisingly for a man who was in the process of bagging up 2.835 million chips, the runaway chip lead of the 16 players still i...more

by Howard Swains on October 1, 2017 12:55 PM

2017ACOP: The Race to Three

The Asia Championship of Poker is the Far East's greatest challenge for a player and the 17-day poker festival returns this October 13-29. In five years of existence, the ACOP has awarded more than HK$390 million (USD $50M) and those massive prize pools have, in turn, attracted ...more

by Fred Leung on September 25, 2017 2:06 PM