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PokerStars signs Team Pros from India and Japan

In just a few weeks, you will see two brand new faces wearing the red spade of Team PokerStars Pro. Today, PokerStars announced it has signed its first Team Pro from India and its second from Japan.Both legends in the poker world, Aditya Agarwal and Kosei Ichinose bring big reputations. India's Arga...more

by Brad Willis on January 7, 2015 4:00 PM

Alex Gomes reflects on WPT win

After one of the Team PokerStars Pros has a big win, we like to give them a chance to tell us what it was like. Even though he is the newest WPT millionaire, Brazilian Pro Alex Gomes took the time to sit down and tell us what it was like to add a WPT title to his list of wins. Congrats again, Alex, ...more

by Simon Young on July 31, 2009 5:50 PM

Alex Gomes wins WPT

By Brad Willis...The World Series of Poker can be discouraging. You can play all month long and barely have anything to show for it. Look at Team PokerStars Pro Alex Gomes. The best win he came away with in the 2009 Series was a $5,300 cash for an 80th place finish in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 20, 2009 4:47 PM

WSOP Main Event: The big one kicks off

Brad Willis reports at the start of the main event...As far as we know, it is not written in any poker bible that every tournament Day 1 must be a blistering marathon that leaves the players a blubbering mess at the end. That understood, never before at the World Series have we left a Day 1 and thou...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 3, 2009 11:33 PM

World Series: Wrapping up with one to go

That's all, folks. There are no more preliminary events at the World Series of Poker. If a player hasn't cashed in one yet or still have a seat in one of the two events running today, he is going to have to make his nut in the Main Event.This is the first day since May that a new WSOP event has not ...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 1, 2009 7:02 PM

World Series: Kid Poker cashing again

Brad Willis with the latest from the Amazon Room...Last night at this time we were reporting that Daniel Negreanu had just hit his seventh cash of the year. Now we can report he's posted his eighth.Negreanu has been multi-tabling the 2-7 game and $5,000 short-handed event all day long. Just a little...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 1, 2009 2:59 AM

Marcel Luske and Jason Mercier join Team Pro ranks

Team PokerStars Pro announced today that it has signed to its stable two rock stars of the modern poker world. In one fell swoop, Team PokerStars Pro pulled in longtime tournament veteran Marcel Luske and prolific young gun Jason Mercier.Known around the world as 'The Flying Dutchman,' Luske is a ho...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 30, 2009 7:30 PM

World Series: Chad Brown finishes fourth

Brad Willis reports from the World Series...It was not to be, apparently, for Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown.Seeking his first-ever WSOP bracelet to mix with his more than $2.3 million in lifetime tournament winnings, Brown came into day 3 of the $1,500 Stud-8 event with the chip lead and a plan to ...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 30, 2009 10:55 AM

World Series: Team Pros cashing in

More from the Amazon Room at the World Series...Daniel Negreanu may be a lot of things, but a tragic figure he is not.Shakespeare would have a field day in building full of tragic tales. They may not end with star-crossed lovers offing themselves or a crazed prince speaking to a skull, but they ofte...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 30, 2009 7:16 AM

World Series: Lights, cameras and a little action for Daniel Negreanu

Brad Willis reports on Event 53 at the World Series...The rail at the $1,500 is the thicker than you'd expect for a limit, split pot Stud game. Normally at a rail for that kind of event, you'd have two people watching and one of them would only be there because he thought they were giving out free s...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 29, 2009 11:32 PM

World Series: Team PokerStars Pro in form on day one

Brad Willis, working the rock face in the Amazon room, reports on the HORSE event at the end of the first day...It's hard to fully define what Day 1 of the $50,000 HORSE means. It takes an incredible amount of Run Bad or some equally terrible play to get eliminated. It's not that Day 1 means nothing...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 27, 2009 5:47 AM

World Series: HORSE rides back into town

Brad Willis reports on the first day of the HORSE...After an initial slow start during which time we couldn't tell exactly who was playing the $50,000 HORSE World Championship and who was not, we now have a clearer picture of the event.When registration closed this afternoon, 95 total players had si...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 26, 2009 11:05 PM

Revenge for Demidov in Eastgate rematch

The rematch. Last November, Peter Eastgate defeated Ivan Demidov heads up to become the youngest World Series of Poker Main Event champion ever. Demidov claimed his own piece of poker history, becoming the first player to ever make the final tables of both the WSOP and the WSOP-Europe, and he did it...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 26, 2009 7:40 PM

World Series: JC Alvarado finishes fifth for $138,375

JC Alvarado has narrowly missed out on winning a WSOP bracelet like his fellow Team PokerStars Mexico Pro Angel Guillen. Alvarado made it to the last five in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em, but despite a temporary comeback from the jaws of defeat, he fell in a huge coin flip with John Kabbaj.Alvarado...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 26, 2009 2:50 AM

World Series: JC Alvarado on course for bracelet

We started with 14 and now we're down to just nine in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em. Among them is Team PokerStars Mexico Pro JC Alvarado, who survived a few early escapades to take a place at his first WSOP final.While still at two tables, Alvarado nursed a 200,000 loss from his 900,000 starting st...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 25, 2009 7:47 PM
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