PokerStars Partners with Furia to Engage Latin American eSports Community
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PokerStars Partners with Furia to Engage Latin American eSports Community

November 4th, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
PokerStars has strengthened its long-standing ties with the eSports world by launching a new collaboration with Team Furia. The Brazilian eSports team is best known for its exploits in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive arena....
EPT Online to Provide Live Experience During COVID Lockdowns
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EPT Online to Provide Live Experience During COVID Lockdowns

October 28th, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
The European Poker Tour (EPT) is going digital for the first time in its 16-year history due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Europe. PokerStars announced the news on October 26 ahead of a possible change to the current...
Old School Poker Legend Sam Grizzle Dies Aged 67
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Old School Poker Legend Sam Grizzle Dies Aged 67

October 21st, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
One of poker’s original bad boys, Sam Grizzle, has passed away at the age of 67 following a stroke and subsequent brain aneurysm. Grizzle may not have reached the heights fellow old school grinders like Doyle Brunson have, but...
PokerStars PACOOP Pays Out $2 Million and Continues to Thrive
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PokerStars PACOOP Pays Out $2 Million and Continues to Thrive

October 9th, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
The second incarnation of PokerStars’ Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP) has paid out more than $2 million. The 50-event festival took place on PokerStars Pennsylvania between September 19 and October 5. During...
Phil Galfond Extends Lead Over Kornuth As He Prepares to For Another Challenge
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Phil Galfond Extends Lead Over Kornuth As He Prepares to For Another Challenge

October 2nd, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
Phil Galfond has extended his lead over Chance Kornuth and moved a step closer to winning a $250,000 side bet. The two high-stakes pros have been battling on WSOP.com for more than a week. An initial surge by Galfond was negated...
WCOOP Main Event Champions Win More than $1.8 Million
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WCOOP Main Event Champions Win More than $1.8 Million

September 25th, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has come to a glittering end with three main event winners picking up a combined $1.8 million. The final MTTs of this year’s series concluded on September 23 and Andre...
WPT To Host Special Celebration of Life Ceremony for Mike Sexton
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WPT To Host Special Celebration of Life Ceremony for Mike Sexton

September 14th, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
Mike Sexton passed away last week but his impact on poker and players around the world will live on. Since his passing, pros, amateurs, and celebrities have paid tribute to the Voice of the WPT and all he did for the game. In...
RIP Mike Sexton: Poker Mourns Passing of Industry Icon
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RIP Mike Sexton: Poker Mourns Passing of Industry Icon

September 7th, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
Mike Sexton, one of poker’s pioneers and a much-loved member of the community, has passed away aged 72. The long-time player and voice of the WPT lost his battle with prostate cancer on Sunday. News of Sexton’s passing was...
Woman Arrested After $1 Million Disappears From Antonio Esfandiari’s Apartment
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Woman Arrested After $1 Million Disappears From Antonio Esfandiari’s Apartment

August 31st, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker pro Antonio Esfandiari is known for making chips disappear from other player’s stacks, but it was his money that was subject to an underhanded trick in July. Esfandiari, otherwise known as The Magician, saw $1 million...
WSOP Online Update: Major Bracelets Decided As Main Event Takes Centerstage
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WSOP Online Update: Major Bracelets Decided As Main Event Takes Centerstage

August 24th, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Championship is rapidly approaching its climax but, before the final curtain falls, more bracelets have been won. Stepping onto the winner’s rostrum in recent days were Ravid Garbi and...