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Beating Blom: An unlikely story of motorcycles and heartbreak

You should know this from the very beginning: things were not going very well for Lukas Hlavac.This was not the normal state of affairs for the man from Slovakia. Hlavac was the type of guy who could see his future even when others could not. He had the kind of dreams that went b...more

by Brad Willis on May 17, 2017 6:11 PM

Making good on SCOOP

PokerStars was yesterday hit by an outage. This technical issue problem, which has since been resolved, stopped all play across our sites for about two hours. While this wouldn't be good at any time it's particularly bad timing for it to take place during the PokerStars Spring Ch...more

by Severin Rasset on May 16, 2017 6:02 PM

Sick hold mints next PokerStars millionaire

You should know this much: the chips went in on the flop. There was no stopping it from happening. It didn't matter that there was a million dollar first prize on the line. It didn't matter that fate is cruel, life ain't fair, and the sun would still, we assume, rise tomorrow. Th...more

by Brad Willis on May 9, 2017 5:53 PM

PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®: Julian Stuer storm

It was a Stuer slaughter at the final table.After we got down to six players at the €25,000 High Roller tournament of the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®, Germany's Julian Stuer took care of every single elimination. By the time he got heads-up with John ...more

by Howard Swains on May 5, 2017 11:04 PM

Globetrotting Sorrentino hits career high to claim title at PokerStars Champ

The newest Championship winner: Raffaele SorrentinoRaffaele Sorrentino, a 37-year-old professional poker player from Catanzaro in Italy, has lived the life of the travelling pro over the past few years. His permanent residence is officially Malta but he lives primarily out of a s...more

by Howard Swains on May 5, 2017 9:59 PM

Kevin Hart recruits PokerStars to change the face of poker

Kevin Hart: Now listen upYou had to know something was afoot when Kevin Hart--yes, the world famous actor and comedian with 32 million Twitter followers--decided he was going to call his own news conference in Monte Carlo. The clues were all there the moment Hart landed in Nice, ...more

by Howard Swains on April 30, 2017 5:05 PM

King Kenney crowned 100K champion again at PokerStars Championship presented

Champion Bryn KenneyIf you were offering odds at the start of Super High Roller poker tournaments, you would list a clutch of about three or four players as all-but inseparable favourites. The likes of Steve O'Dwyer, Fedor Holz, Ole Schemion and Erik Seidel have all been there an...more

by Howard Swains on April 29, 2017 5:51 PM

Win your way to the PokerStars Championship Sochi

We'll admit to being a little curious about what to expect when the PokerStars Championship reaches Sochi next month. We've heard great things about the magnificent views of the mountains, the coastline, and the City itself, which hosted the Winter Olympics back in 2014. All of w...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 28, 2017 3:45 PM

Two great events, two poker towns, one MonteDam Swing

What do you get when you combine two poker tours and two of the most popular poker destinations in Europe? You get a unique double act called the PokerStars Championship WPT® MonteDam Swing™. You might be scratching your head at this point wondering what that could possibly mean....more

by Stephen Bartley on April 26, 2017 10:30 AM

From wildcard to champion: Sosia Jiang wins PokerStars Championship Macau Hi

Jiang's our newest High Roller champEarlier today I broke down the final table of this HK$100,000 High Roller tournament, separating the finalists into groups. The woman who would go on to win this event, for HK$3.87 million and the shiny gold trophy, was pegged as a "wildcard".T...more

by Jack Stanton on April 9, 2017 12:04 PM