The final schedule for this year’s PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has been announced, leaving Team Poker Stars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier eager to get started and “take a shot at my third WCOOP bracelet”.
Alex Goulder has lifted the first major British poker tournament since the end of this year’s WSOP Vegas by picking up £77,512.50 for winning the latest event.
The unnamed European group thought to be interested in investing in disaster-struck Full Tilt Poker could well have a deal “on the table by the end of next week”, according to reports from lawyers working for the poker site.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) continues to defy the doom and gloom predictions of many commentators, players and fans – with the Las Vegas series showing an increase in participation on last year of almost 7% through the first 52 tournaments.
Rick Romine leads the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem event after day one on 176,100 chips following the elimination of 2,151 entrants to leave just 349 for this evening’s play.
There were just three players left in contention when the World Series of Poker (WSOP) hard-stop rule came into play last night during the $10,000 Omaha hi-low split-8 or better event in Las Vegas.
Because WSOP distanced itself from the accused poker sites after Black Friday they where severely lacking in sponsorship. Now that void has been filled by Blue Shark Optics.
Jason Mercier took the top freeroll prize of €50,000 worth of tournament buy ins for the PokerStars European Poker Tour Season 8.
The consequences of what took place on Black Friday are still being felt all across the online poker industry. Many poker players, particularly in the States, have not yet had funds returned to them, and with every passing day this is looking less and less likely. Due to this scenario, reports have arisen that many, form amateurs to seasoned poker professionals, may not be able to fields the costs of this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Last night Absolute Poker reached a long overdue agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) which was to pave the way for the return of funds to US players. However, it has not been stated how long it will be before that happens.
Rising online poker star José “Girah” Macedo took a blow to his career this week. The online protégée was disqualified from the Lock Pro Challenge, after an internal audit revealed that he had been multi accounting.
Multiple homes have been seized by federal prosecutors as they apply pressure and crackdown upon online poker sites who were operating in the States. One of the homes belonged to former Playboy Playmate Destiny Davis, who recently married Chad Elie in spite of the allegations levelled against him.