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Monday Headlines: More on Full Tilt sale, Utah opts-out and more

What started off as a fairly slow weekend in the world of poker really picked up steam Sunday and into early Monday as news story after news story came to light. By the end of the weekend the poker world was not only talking about the MicroMillions on PokerStars and the Poker Maximus tournament series on Lock Poker, but also new rumors that the Read Full Article Related posts: Utah bans online poker opts-out of federal legislation In a preemptive strike against the possibility of a federal..

PokerStars preliminary 2012 SCOOP schedule available

On Monday, just a day after the conclusion of the site’s MicroMillions tournament series PokerStars announced the preliminary schedule for the 2012 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The schedule is not finalized according to the PokerStars blog, with PokerStars looking for feedback from players before they announce the final schedule.

2012 European Poker Awards Handed Out, Sam Trickett Takes Player Of The Year

In what might be viewed as a slight upset, the United Kingdom’s Sam Trickett was voted Player of the Year at the 2012 European Poker Awards over poker Triple Crown winner and countryman Jake Cody during awards ceremonies held last night. The 2012 EPAs, held at the famous Aviation Club de Paris in France, honored the best players in the European poker arena for their performance over the 2011 calendar year

Phil Ivey wins $250k Challenge at Aussie Millions

Phil Ivey is back! Since last April the world’s best poker player in many people’s minds has been MIA in the poker world, but after being spotted at the APT Macau tournament he showed up for the 2012 Aussie Millions , and it’s safe to say that he made his return to poker a very memorable one! Ivey nearly made the final table of Read Full Article Related posts: Aussie Millions down to 12: Phil Ivey still alive After four full days of play the 2012 Aussie Millions…

Party Poker Premier League V Expected to be ‘Strongest Field Ever’

Party Poker’s fifth staging of their Premier League Poker is to be included on the World Poker Tour (WPT) as a special tournament that promoters believe will attract “ the strongest field ever ” when the pros arrive in Austria in early April. Officially known as the WPT Premier League V presented by Party Poker, the event will take place at the Montesino Casino from April 4 to 10 – essentially as a warm-up to the WPT Vienna, although it will offer a $125,000 buy-in event, so can most certainly be considered a super high roller tournament for the 16-player line-up

Tournament poker week in review: Aussies and the WSOPC

The Aussie Millions is officially over, and the big winners were Dan Smith (who captured the $100k Challenge title, Phil Ivey (who not only won the $250k Challenge tournament but also finished 12th in the Aussie Millions main Event), and Australian poker pro Oliver Speidel (who captured the Aussie Millions Main Event crown). Ivey won the biggest prize of the tournament series in an Read Full Article Related posts: Tournament Poker week in review: Pros keep winning There is a lot going on in the world of..

Oliver Speidel Wins 2012 Aussie Millions Main Event

The 2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship Main Event was a global affair, with a field of 659 entrants from all around the world turning up at the Crown Casino in …

World Series of Poker Circuit Comes to Choctaw

The World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma is underway, and will conclude with the $1,600 buy-in championship event starting on Saturday, Jan.

PokerStars PCA Super-High-Roller draws 32 entrants

It seems like the Super-High-Roller tournaments may be here to stay as the $100k buy-in tournament that kicked off the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) came very close to last year’s mark of 38 entrants on Thursday, with a total of 34 players registering for the event. As would be expected for a tournament with a six-figure buy-in the participants in the event were Read Full Article Related posts: Jason Mercier victorious at WPT Super-High-Roller While the 2011 World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond..

Joseph Cheong among leaders at WPT Amneville

While virtually all eyes are on the city of Las Vegas as the 2011 World Series of Poker final table gets set to play out this weekend there is another major tournament taking place, the World Poker Tour Amneville. A very respectable field of 379 players showed up for the €5,000 buy-in Main Event, and after three days of action the field has been Read Full Article Related posts: Joseph Cheong leads after Day 2 at EPT San Remo Day 2 of the EPL: Seidel amongst chip-leaders AGAIN Cody and Seidel amongst leaders on Day 2 of WSOPE