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WCOOP 2015: Preparing for my first time

I am not a tournament player but sometimes there are events that are too big and exciting not to be part of them. That is the case of the World Championship of Online Poker, the biggest series of online poker tournaments of the year. It starts on September 6th; the buy-ins range ...more

by Celeste ‘LadyMaCe86’ Orona on September 3, 2015 7:10 PM

PokerStars picks up two new Team Pros in Asia

It's been a long time since PokerStars added to its Team Pro roster, so today, it signed up two Asian powerhouses on one day.Chen-An Lin from Taiwan and Yaxi Zhu from China are both popular and successful poker players in Asia, and today, they put on their red spade patches to ma...more

by Brad Willis on September 2, 2015 4:06 PM

Enter: Neymar Jr and Gerard Pique

Imagine you're a poker player, and you've gone to see one of your sports heroes at a press conference. When someone asks, "Who is your favorite poker player?" your hero says your name. That's exactly what happened to Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari. This past week in Barcelona N...more

by Brad Willis on September 2, 2015 3:16 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Gavrilovich grabs €2K Deepstack, last events underway

Like you, we're intently following the action on EPT Live, as curious as you are to discover who among the four players left will be the next Main Event champion. The show continuesBut the side action keeps churning along all about the center stage and the finale of the High Roll...more

by Martin Harris on September 2, 2015 12:33 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Benjamin Pollak blitzes through tough €5K Turbo field

There were 71 events on the original EPT Barcelona festival schedule, the inaugural stop of Season 12. An extra -- in pot-limit razz (!) -- was added along the way to made 72, and alongside the Main Event and High Roller the final five side events played out.Earlier in the evenin...more

by Martin Harris on September 1, 2015 1:01 PM

John Juanda negotiates his way to a million and a title

Shrewd negotiator: John Juanda is EPT championPoker is a game of decision-making, about picking the right choice and forsaking all others, no matter how tempting another path might seem. In mid-afternoon during the final day of this European Poker Tour Main Event in Barcelona, Jo...more

by Howard Swains on August 30, 2015 11:30 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Mustapha Kanit wins High Roller and €738,759

After the stress and strains of an event 506 entries long, which some worried could never fit into a three day shaped whole, the High Roller came to an end at around 9.45pm tonight, but not in a way anybody expected. Instead, it was declared "done by deal". After the elimination ...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 30, 2015 10:51 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Denys Shafikov shows method to the madness, leads into fina

Denys Shafikov: Takes enormous chip lead to finalDenys Shafikov has barely uttered a word at the poker table over the past five days, and has stacked his chips in perfect order, with their coloured marks in a neat, straight line. Yet Peter Eichhardt today labelled him a "lunatic"...more

by Howard Swains on August 29, 2015 11:56 PM

WCOOP: It's the most wonderful time of the year

Earlier last week, my employer reminded me that I had promised to let her know what days I could work in September. I told her I would and filed it in my mental 'to do' list. Finally today, while on my lunch break, I opened my daytimer and started to look for availability. Wel...more

by Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome on August 29, 2015 5:18 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Wilfried Harig leads to end record €10K High Roller Day 1

Many of the stories emanating from the first day of a tournament revolve around numbers -- namely, the ones representing how many entrants there are, what the prizes will be, and the amount of chips those who survive the day accumulate.While we shared some of the other stories th...more

by Martin Harris on August 29, 2015 1:17 AM