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From online to live poker with Team PokerStars Pro Greg Raymer

Former World Champion of Poker and Team PokerStars Pro Greg Raymer writes about moving from online poker to the live game ahead of the main event next month... Many of our PokerStars players coming over to Las Vegas for the WSOP will be playing live tournaments for the first time. While the rules of...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 11, 2009 4:23 PM

World Series: Ylon Schwartz saddles up for the HORSE event

The latest from the HORSE event, from Simon Young...While we're not really sure if Ylon Schwartz likes riding horses, we feel confident enough to suggest that he doesn't. Instead, poker and chess are the passions in which he has enjoyed considerable success.Before finishing fourth behind fellow Team...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 10, 2009 8:18 PM

World Series: Daniel Negreanu so close again

Simon Young reports from the Amazon Room on the frustrations of Daniel Negreanu...Daniel Negreanu must be wondering when he'll ever get hold of his fifth WSOP bracelet. Despite riding high from a breathtaking start to this World Series, he's now missed out on a title by a whisker not once, but twice...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 10, 2009 1:15 AM

World Series: Daniel Negreanu knows his limit

The results just keep on coming, as Simon Young reports...Daniel Negreanu has said he "loves" limit hold'em, and no wonder considering two of his four WSOP bracelets have come in limit tournaments. Today, he was within a whisker of make that three out of five.Despite holding the chip lead throughout...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 8, 2009 3:57 AM

World Series: Angel Guillen adds World Series gold to resume

Our man in the Amazon Room Simon Young, reports on the latest from the World Series...Six months ago Angel Guillen played in his first ever live tournament and cashed. He went much better at the PokerStars LAPT Punta del Este tournament by finishing first - and tonight he so nearly capped it all wit...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 8, 2009 2:00 AM

World Series: Angel Guillen on track

Simon Young, on the front lines of the World Series in Las Vegas, reports on today's action...If you have never been to the Rio in Las Vegas for the WSOP, you could be forgiven for thinking there is a straightforward tournament each day. In fact, multiple events are being played out: day ones, twos ...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 6, 2009 10:07 PM

World Series: Hevad Khan out in 11th place

Simon Young continues with the PokerStars coverage from this year's World Series with news of more success for Team PokerStars Pro...Perhaps it was just never meant to be Hevad Khan's day. Down to two tables in the $2,500 pot-limit hold'em/Omaha event he was held up on his way to the Rio and arrived...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 5, 2009 9:07 PM

World Series: Hevad Khan can in pot limit...

Another day done in the desert, as Simon Young reports...From the 453 who set out on the rocky road to the $2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha bracelet, just two tables remain. Of those 18, Team PokerStars Pro Hevad Khan is still at his seat.The larger-than-life Khan started the day healthily enough and ...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 5, 2009 3:09 PM

World Series: Jason Mercier adds bracelet to resume

A day full of action, success and more success for PokerStars players at the World Series, as Simon Young reports...He may come from the US, but Jason Mercier is a well known heavyweight on the EPT circuit. A PokerStars player, he found himself winning the first EPT San Remo in April 2008, then foll...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 4, 2009 2:33 PM

World Series: Daniel Negreanu pursues bracelet number five

Simon Young reports from Las Vegas...He already has four WSOP bracelets to his name, but now Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu is homing in on number five after reaching the final 11 players of the $10,000 World Championship 7-card Stud.They say the greatest poker players are those that master a w...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 3, 2009 2:58 PM

World Series: Tom McEvoy shows them how it's done

Simon Young reports from the front line in the Amazon Room...It may be 26 years since he won the WSOP Main Event, and the hair has grown grey (on head and beard), but Tom McEvoy today showed he has lost none of his shrewd poker ability. What makes this victory so sweet is the field he had to overcom...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 2, 2009 2:00 PM

World Series: Champions go head to head

Simon Young reports from the Amazon Room front line...PokerStars is home to the world champions. So when the WSOP introduced a Champions Invitational to this year's Las Vegas schedule, it was always going to be rammed with members of our team. Fighting for bragging rights, a shiny 1970 red Corvette,...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 1, 2009 6:58 PM

WSOP Event 2: Close call for Greg Raymer

The second event on this year's World Series schedule turned out to be a good one for PokerStars. First Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso cashed in 27th place for $71,050. Then, as players were whittled away PokerStars player Isaac Haxton, Team PokerStars Holland Pro Lex Veldhuis and former World C...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 1, 2009 3:51 PM

WORLD SERIES MEMORIES: Greenstein multi-tabling

"There are people counting on me."Brad Willis reports on another flash back to World Series's of yore...I remember Barry Greenstein saying that to me a few years back. It was so antithetical to the well-established poker mindset, it was hard to fit in my head. If you ask most poker players to go out...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 31, 2009 10:27 AM

EPT Monte Carlo High Roller: Vanessa Rousso wins the lot

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso already had more than $1.3 million in tournament winnings when she arrived in Monte Carlo. She hardly needed to prove her ability to the poker world, but if there's one thing that cements a place among the game's great and the good, then winning a High Roller event...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 4, 2009 1:38 AM
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