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Cristiano Ronaldo joins PokerStars

He's one of the biggest names in sport, and he commands the largest social media following of any athlete on the planet.Now football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has joined PokerStars, the most popular poker company in the world.He has become a member of Team PokerStars and will act as a brand ambass...more

by Simon Young on May 27, 2015 1:41 PM

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 had seen in a while...more

by Brad Willis on May 12, 2015 7:46 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 work at the universi...more

by Brad Willis on May 12, 2015 5:28 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 it two. Give us $50?...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 month. Already ther...more

by Brad Willis on April 10, 2015 3:01 PM

PokerStars launches Natural Born Poker Player

So you're on a roof top chasing a guy who moments ago stole a woman's handbag. He's pretty good with the parkour but your sense of justice compels you to follow him. You nearly get hold of him in the car park but he manages to leap off a balcony onto the building opposite. It's a big jump, but your ...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 3, 2015 10:00 AM

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 homeless, hungry and terr...more

by Brad Willis on March 17, 2015 7:27 PM

Grab your headphones for EPT Not Live podcast

We're here today to recognize something that doesn't get talked about enough in our society:EPT Live Withdrawal Syndrome. Symptoms include staring forlornly at your blank computer screen, singing "Everyone Loves a Chop Pot" in the shower, and buying a monkey with a stubbly beard and naming him "Stap...more

by Brad Willis on March 6, 2015 2:57 PM

Russia's sss66666 spends $5 on Spin & Go, wins $1 MILLION

It's the middle of the night in southern Russia, but there is one house where you can be sure all the lights are on. If you can't find it by the light, just listen for the screaming.Just minutes ago, a Russian PokerStars player with the screen name sss66666 entered a $5 Spin & Go tournament. As the ...more

by Simon Young on January 13, 2015 11:57 AM

Rafa vs The World

There are many sure things about Rafa Nadal:He's a living legend. He's a timeless champion. He will face any opponent. Now he's ready to take on the world. Wednesday, March 19 at 5:30pm ET, Rafa will be in Miami for the Sony Open. While he's there, the PokerStars SportStar will jack up his competiti...more

by Brad Willis on March 14, 2014 10:00 AM

Rafa Nadal joins PokerStars

He's 26 years old. He's one of the best tennis players in the world. He's been called everything from El Nino, to the King of Clay, to Spain's Raging Bull. As of today, Rafa Nadal has a new title. He is the newest member of Team PokerStars SportStars.It's only been a few weeks since Nadal's victory ...more

by Brad Willis on June 21, 2012 2:27 PM

Eureka Poker Tour: Paging Barry Greenstein

Among the life axioms in which you can trust, count on these: When Keith Richards shows up, you know it's a real party, and when Barry Greenstein shows up, you know it's a real poker tournament. Today, if you didn't trust it to be true, know this: the Eureka Poker Tour is the real deal. We've just l...more

by Brad Willis on March 14, 2012 10:17 AM

Russian Poker Series announces Grand Final

In just two months, the Russian Poker Series Grand Final will decide the Player of the Season and the final champion of the season. Today, the Russian Poker Series announced it will hold its Grand Final in Kiev, Ukraine, May 11-20 at the famous Kreschatik Poker Club. The $3,000 buy-in event will boa...more

by Brad Willis on March 13, 2012 8:22 PM

Matau's Beating Heart

Ko te aroha ano he wai
E pupu ake anaHe awa e mapuna mai anaI roto i te whatu-manawaKo tona matapuna he hononuA ina ia ka re re anoHe tai timuHe tai pariHe tai opeHe tai oraHe tai nuiLove is like waterContinually bubbling upA river that will keep flowingFrom within the very seat of the emotions.From...more

by Landon Blackhall on August 25, 2011 12:58 AM

LAPT Punta del Este: Komaromi captures Uruguay's first LAPT title

Of all the poker tours in the world, there may be no circuit fueled more by national pride than the Latin American Poker Tour. Where else will you find players and fans packing bags with their country's flag on the off-chance they can drape it over their shoulders during a victory celebration? Where...more

by Brad Willis on August 7, 2011 10:03 PM
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