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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

APPT9 Macau: Bryan Huang secretly taking over the Asia-Pacific

When you're a Team PokerStars Pro it's not often you get overlooked or unnoticed. But with so many incredible stories on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour this season (Phil Ivey wins his third Aussie Millions $250K Challenge, Yuguang Li wins two titles in two days), Bryan Huang has go...more

by Fred Leung on May 7, 2015 3:50 PM

Help the people of Nepal now

The people of Nepal are in trouble and we want your help. On behalf of PokerStars, Full Tilt and Amaya, the Helping Hands corporate giving programme is calling out to the poker community to support the relief operations. We will double your donation. Give a dollar and we'll make ...more

by Sue Hammett on April 29, 2015 1:41 PM

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