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EPT13 Malta: David Yan leads final six in €25K High Roller

David Yan: Leading into final dayThe two big buy-in tournaments at the start of this EPT13 Malta festival have had bubble periods that average out at 90 minutes apiece. When I remind you that there wasn't actually a bubble period in the €10,000 curtain-raiser (we lost two player ...more

by Howard Swains on October 22, 2016 10:40 PM

EPT13 Malta: Dietrich Fast goes wire-to-wire to win €10K curtain raiser

Dietrich Fast: Led start to finishWire-to-wire winners of major poker tournaments are vanishingly rare. Even the most dominant early chip leader can hit any number of obstacles in a bid to claim a trophy. There's no such thing as plain sailing in this game.Tonight in Malta, howev...more

by Howard Swains on October 20, 2016 7:43 PM

2016ACOP: APOY Spotlight - The Best in Asia

Since 2009, PokerStars has recognised the Asia Player of the Year (APOY) based on the top ranked player on the APOY Leaderboard. This season, the Regional Asia Player of the Year was introduced to rank the best players from six different regions.As it does every year, the 2016 A...more

by Fred Leung on October 20, 2016 4:52 PM

EPT13 Malta: Fast still the man to catch as €10K reaches final six

Chip leader Dietrich FastA tremendously entertaining day of poker ended shortly before midnight at Casino Portomaso, Malta, with Dietrich Fast leading the last six players of the €10,000 single-re-entry curtain raising tournament to the EPT Malta festival. There were 60 entries, ...more

by Howard Swains on October 19, 2016 11:19 PM

EPT13 Malta: Dietrich Fast-est out of the blocks at €10K

Dietrich Fast: Smiling all the way to the topThe opening day of the EPT13 Malta festival started slowly, but true to form gradually warmed up before ending in a frenzy. With a 6pm start time to the curtain-raising €10,000 single re-entry event, and registration remaining open thr...more

by Howard Swains on October 19, 2016 12:03 AM

2016ACOP: More Fun and Games

The 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) launches soon and there's lot of highs and lows that come with competing in the Far East's richest poker festival.The good folks at PokerStars LIVE Macau are well aware of all that stress you've built up and so they've included a wide va...more

by Fred Leung on October 17, 2016 4:21 PM

The... Open: Wall of Winners

There's always something interesting about a new tournament, be it a new format, structure, or the addition of a gimmick to turn a tournament on its head. This time though it's all in the name - or your name to be specific. Inspired by the work of Team Online's Lex Veldhuis last ...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 14, 2016 2:35 PM

2016 ACOP: Tweet to win a seat! - Part 2

The 2016 Asia Championship of Poker is coming soon.You might remember last year our 2015 ACOP: Tweet to win a seat contest which gave you a chance to play the 2016 ACOP for free.This year the folks at PokerStars are giving you a chance to come to PokerStars LIVE Macau and play fo...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 7, 2016 5:05 PM

2016ACOP: Platinum Series XV

The season's final ACOP Platinum Series is now in full swing at the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room but players should definitely be circling this Friday on their calendar for the upcoming HK$5,500 Main Event (500k GTD) which also gives competitors a chance to qualify for the ...more

by Fred Leung on October 5, 2016 12:44 PM

Eureka6 Hamburg: No alternative to Dinesh Alt, latest Eureka champion

Dinesh Alt takes €69,120 for first place in HamburgDinesh Alt is the latest champion on the Eureka Poker Tour, becoming the first man from Switzerland to take a title on the tour that snakes through mainland Europe, and adding a major live victory to the TCOOP Main Event that he ...more

by Howard Swains on October 3, 2016 7:14 PM