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TCOOP: Brazil Books Seventh Win, Takes Lead for Overall Titles

Saturday’s Turbo Championship of Online Poker action saw the Brazilians take yet another title, giving them a one-title TCOOP lead over both the Netherlands and Sweden overall. PokerStars Team Pro Kosei 'shinbunshi' Ichinose took home Saturday’s first TCOOP bracelet in the $215 buy-in HORSE event. Proving his skill in not just No Limit Hold‘em, but in a variety of games, the Japanese ...

LandSharkJan 29th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao Collects Another Title for Brazil

João Simão grabbed himself a Turbo Championship of Online Poker title on Friday The Brazilians have shown themselves a force to be reckoned with in this year’s Turbo Championship of Online Poker, collecting several titles and making a host of final table appearances. On Friday, Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao gave his countrymen yet another reason to celebrate, snagging another victory along with ...

LandSharkJan 28th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Marcella ‘MenininhaMah’ Camargo Wins Another Title for Brazil

Marcella ‘MenininhaMah’ Camargo added a PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker title to her growing collections of victories on Monday. The Brazilians claimed another title on Day 6 of play at the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, while players from the Netherlands, UK, Canada and Bulgaria celebrated victories of their own. With an advertised guarantee of just ...

LandSharkJan 24th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Geraldo Cesar ‘GeraldoCesar’ Neto Grabs Second TCOOP Title

Sunday's action in the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, eight players claimed championship titles, including Brazilian Geraldo Cesar 'GeraldoCesar' Neto, who pulled off his win after coming up just short of a win on Saturday. In the early hours of Sunday morning, two players, Colombia's Mayu 'marroca5' Roca and Finland’s ‘€urop€an’, came tantalizingly close to a ...

LandSharkJan 23rd, 2017 0
TCOOP: Thomas ‘WushuTM’ Muhlocker Takes Second COOP Title

Thomas ‘WushuTM’ Muhlocker won a TCOOP title the same week he won an Aussie Millions prelim event (Photo c/o Crown) Thomas 'WushuTM' Muhlocker is having a pretty good week. Just four days ago the Austrian pro took down an Aussie Millions preliminary event for just over $30,000 US. On Saturday he grabbed a win on the virtual felt on Day 4 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker. ...

LandSharkJan 22nd, 2017 0
888poker Guarantees $500K in Special Edition ‘Super Whale’

888poker is upping the ante in their Baby Whale tournament with a special edition $500,000 guarantee. In their drive to bring recreational players to the table while adding value for seasoned pros, 888poker has announced that it will be running a Special Edition of its popular $100,000 guaranteed Baby Whale tournament this Sunday, bumping up the prize pool to an impressive $500,000. The ...

LandSharkJan 11th, 2017 0
Pocket Up To $100K in 888 poker Treasure Quest Promo

Just a few days into the New Year, 888 poker has already kicked off its promotional schedule for 2017. On Tuesday, the Gibraltar-based site announced a pirate-themed promo called Treasure Quest, in which players can win awards of up to $100,000 each. The $1 million guaranteed Treasure Quest is a multi-day challenge, where players must complete portions of a map in exchange for unlocking ...

LandSharkJan 7th, 2017 0
888poker’s January Super XL Series VII Boasts $5M in Guarantees

888 poker has upped the guarantee to $5,000,000 for the fifth edition of the online series 888poker is kicking off 2017 in grand fashion with the seventh edition of its popular Super XL Series, this time bumping up its guaranteed prize pool to $5 million, $1 million more than the previous edition of the event. The action takes place from January 19-31 and features 63 events, including Main, ...

LandSharkDec 26th, 2016 0
888 Poker Raises BLAST Poker Max Prize to $1M for Holiday Season

BLAST Poker players could find themselves becoming a millionaire next week thanks to the latest promo from 888 poker Earlier this year, 888 launched its own take on the popular jackpot Sit & Go format called BLAST Poker, a four-handed, super-turbo No Limit Hold’em SNG which offers potential prize pools of up to 10,000X the buy-in. For the holidays, however, the online gaming giant is ...

LandSharkDec 20th, 2016 1
Progressive Knockouts and Fast Five Cash Games Added to partypoker


LandSharkDec 14th, 2016 0
888 poker Partners with Flow Esports, Top Hearthstone Team

888 poker has partnered with Flow Esports to bring poker to the world of Hearthstone Online poker giant 888 poker has announced a partnership deal with Flow Esports, a professional eSports team comprised of several of the world’s top Hearthstone players. The team is headed by Daniel Märkisch, who ranks as one of the most popular Hearthstone streamers on Twitch, and who regularly ...

LandSharkDec 8th, 2016 1
888Live Heading to King's Casino in Rozvadov this January

King's Casion in Rozvadov, Czech is the next stop for 888Live In October, 888poker held its first ever 888Live Festival in London’s Aspers Casino, drawing players from across the globe for a 10-day live poker tournament experience. Now, the site is gearing up to visit the second destination on the series’ schedule, Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and this time promises players even more ...

LandSharkNov 30th, 2016 0
Unibet Celebrating Major Poker Software Update with €250K Promo

On December 1, online gaming group Unibet will unveil a new and improved version of its online poker client. To celebrate the launch of the totally revamped software, the Malta-based company will run a unique promo which will award €250,000 in prizes, and send one player on a 28-day trip to visit the Seven Wonders of the World.

LandSharkNov 24th, 2016 1
PokerStars Christmas Festival: $2M Monday Million, $1M Freeroll

PokerStars is celebrating the upcoming holiday season with a calendar filled with goodies, including special giveaways and bonus opportunities, a $1 Million Freeroll and a special Monday Million tournament with a $2 million guarantee. In total, the site will award upwards of $5 million during its six-week long Christmas Festival.

LandSharkNov 22nd, 2016 1
888 Poker Guarantees $500,000 for Mega Deep Fifth Anniversary

On Sunday, November 27, 888poker will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its popular Mega Deep tournament. To mark the special occasion, the site is boosting the event’s normal guarantee nearly fivefold to an impressive $500,000. The inaugural Mega Deep launched in January 2012, and started out as something of a well-kept secret amongst poker pros who frequented the event. Eventually, ...

LandSharkNov 18th, 2016 1
PokerStars Announces First Changes to 2017 VIP Program

PokerStars continues to revamp their VIP program. When PokerStars launched its New Jersey site in March, it implemented a loyalty program which closely resembled the VIP Club offered to players at its international network. Both programs currently use StarsCoin as their currency and are based on a series of levels referred to as Steps. The system is heavily focused on the site’s poker room, ...

LandSharkNov 16th, 2016 4
Partypoker Awarding 30 Caribbean Poker Party Packages Each Week

is making it easy to get yourself a seat in the Caribbean Poker Party event/ In August, partypoker made a splash when it doubled the guarantee of its signature Caribbean Poker Party tournament, the partypoker Million, to a total of $2 million. Now, the site continues to sweeten the deal, this time announcing that it will give away 30 $6,000 CPP trip packages in each of its weekly ...

LandSharkOct 31st, 2016 0
Brazilian Grinder Joao Simao Named as Newest partypoker Ambassador

Joao Simao has joined partypoker as an Ambassador With a population of 200 million and a gambling market worth upwards of $17 billion, Brazil is a country which online poker operators have been eager to tap into. With that goal in mind, partypoker recently announced a partnership deal with Brazilian poker pro Joao ‘Joaosimaobh’ Simao, who will become the new face of the site in the South ...

LandSharkOct 25th, 2016 0
NJCOOP: ‘ShrimplyPibs’ Banks over $9K with Two First-Place Finishes

The inaugural PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker kicked off with a bang last week and has so far proven a big success, beating nearly every one of its guarantees. While 19 events have been checked off the schedule so far, players still have plenty more chances to get in on the action. That includes the festival’s much-anticipated $500 buy-in, $200,000 No Limit Hold‘em Main ...

LandSharkOct 23rd, 2016 0
Punta Cana Poker Classic Overcame Humble Beginnings to Flourish

The Punta Cana Poker Classic In just five days, poker players from all over the world will be sipping on complementary cocktails at the luxurious Melia Caribe Tropical Resort in the Dominican Republic, relaxing before the start of the seventh annual Punta Cana Poker Classic. The PCPC is the brainchild of online poker site True Poker, which conceived of the idea after asking themselves what ...

LandSharkOct 21st, 2016 0
Sit-n-Go 2.0 to Make Official Debut at Punta Cana Poker Classic

For better or worse, lottery-style sit-n-gos have become an integral part of today’s online poker landscape. The tournaments, which can randomly pump up prize pools above and beyond what they would normally be, were popularized by PokerStars, after the site introduced its Spin & Go games in 2014. Since then, nearly every major poker site has developed its own lottery SNG offering, each ...

LandSharkOct 15th, 2016 8
PokerStars Bringing COOP Action to New Jersey with $1.2M Guaranteed

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker runs for 16 days in October. While the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker winds down for the site’s global player base, New Jersey poker players will soon have a championship tournament series of their own to look forward to. The Isle of Man-based gaming giant announced the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker, which plays out from ...

LandSharkSep 26th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Patrick ‘prepstyle71’ Serda Wins the $2,100 PLO Championship

Patrick ‘prepstyle71’ Serda won $202,930.71 for taking down the PLO Championship Thursday’s World Championship of Online Poker action included a No Limit Hold‘em tournament, a Pot Limit Omaha Championship and a low buy-in HORSE event. Each tournament smashed its guarantee, underscoring PokerStars’ strength in the online poker world, as well as the popularity of the series.

LandSharkSep 23rd, 2016 0
Partypoker MILLIONS Comes with £5M Guarantee, £1M To Winner

The partypoker MILLIONS will pay £1,000,000 to the eventual champion Online poker powerhouse Partypoker has announced the £5 million partypoker MILLIONS, a hybrid online and live poker event which guarantees a massive £1 million to the winner. The tournament is a throwback to the site’s landmark PartyPoker Million events, which began over 15 years ago and were instrumental in the ...

LandSharkSep 23rd, 2016 0
WCOOP: Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez Wins Fourth COOP Title

Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez took down the WCOOP Triple Draw Championship on Saturday(SHRPO photo) While Triple Draw 2-7 isn’t the most popular poker variant around, the game’s $1,050 buy-in World Championship of Online Poker Championship event drew 121 entries and 23 reentries, enough to create a $144,000 prize pool and surpass its $100,000 guarantee.

LandSharkSep 18th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Dejan ‘Dejanaceking’ Divkovic Secures Second COOP Title of the Year

Dejan ‘Dejanaceking’ Divkovic won a WCOOP title on Friday to go with the SCOOP title he won earlier this year The three World Championship of Online Poker finishing on Frirday all easily surpassed their guarantees, and in one case skyrocketed to create a nearly $2 million prize pool.

LandSharkSep 17th, 2016 1
WCOOP: Andrey 'Kroko-Dill' Zaichenko Wins Second WCOOP Title

Andrey Zaichenko added a second World Championship of Online Poker title on Thursday (PokerStars/Neil Stoddart photo) Day 11 of the World Championship of Online Poker featured the final tables of two No Limit Hold’em tournaments along with that of the Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Each event easily surpassed its guarantee, and in one case more than doubled it.

LandSharkSep 16th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Christian Elgstrøm Wins Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship

Christian ‘CMoosepower’ Elgstrøm won his third COOP title on Saturday The second weekend of the World Championship of Online Poker included two No Limit Hold‘em tournaments, the Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship and a Five-Card Omaha Hi-Lo event. In two of those tournaments, players received some extra value for their money when the events failed to hit their guarantees.

LandSharkSep 11th, 2016 0
WCOOP: '88maca88' Grabs Six Figure Score, First WCOOP Win

Players from Germany and Argentina reigned supreme in Friday's PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker events, with each country taking home multiple first and second place prizes, with players from both countries doing their best to fill up the day’s final tables.

LandSharkSep 10th, 2016 0
Mercier and Somerville Team Up for WCOOP Super High Roller Stream

Boasting over 13 million views and nearly 200,000 follows to his Run It UP poker stream on Twitch, Jason Sommerville is by far the most popular poker broadcaster on the site. While his average shows attract several thousand fans apiece, that number can skyrocket when the Team PokerStars Pro finds himself at a final table, playing for thousands of dollars.

LandSharkSep 8th, 2016 3
Jason Somerville to Live Stream DeepStacks Poker Tour Championship

Jason Somerville is on his way to Calgary for the Deepstack Poker Championship Poker pro Jason Somerville has amassed a huge following on streaming site Twitch, where he regularly broadcasts his poker play to thousands of viewers under his Run It Up brand. With his popularity growing steadily, the poker industry has taken note, and has been eager to work with the indefatigable pro and leverage ...

LandSharkAug 21st, 2016 1
Partypoker Doubles Caribbean Poker Party Guarantee to $2 Million

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is hosting the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party this November. Set at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in sun-soaked Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, partypoker’s Caribbean Poker Party is sure to be one of the most anticipated poker events of the year. Now, the online poker site is giving players even more reason to make the trip after doubling the guarantee of one of ...

LandSharkAug 20th, 2016 0
Unibet Open Heading to Bucharest for €500,000 Season Finale

The scenic

LandSharkAug 16th, 2016 0
888poker Super XL Series Is Back with $4 Million Guaranteed

888poker’s popular Super XL Series returns in September for its six edition and features $4 million in guaranteed cash with a $1.5 million Main Event prize pool. This iteration of the online poker festival is the site’s richest yet, boasting a one million-dollar increase in payouts from its May series, and double the prizes handed out in its fourth edition in January.

LandSharkAug 15th, 2016 1
World Poker Tour Honor Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott with Devilfish Cup

The World Poker Tour has partnered with Dusk Till Dawn to create The Devilfish Cup British poker legend Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott tragically passed away in April of last year after a short battle with terminal liver cancer. Now, the WPT Foundation and England’s Dusk Till Dawn poker club are teaming up to honor the memory of the poker pro with the inaugural Devilfish Cup, a £1 million ...

LandSharkAug 11th, 2016 0
PokerStars Releases Final 2016 WCOOP Schedule, 82 Events Total

The final PokerStars WCOOP schedule is out and includes a different look than previous years. After making countless tweaks to its 2016 World Championship of Online Poker event lineup, PokerStars has released the fifth and final iteration of the series schedule. This year, WCOOP features 82 events, a vast array of games and formats, a Mini-WCOOP companion series and a $1.5 million guaranteed ...

LandSharkAug 10th, 2016 2
PokerStars Releases Tentative WCOOP Schedule, Introduces Mini-WCOOP

The 2016 WCOOP schedule includes all the favorites - and a few new additions. With only a month to go before the PokerStars 2016 World Championship of Online Poker, tournament organizers have posted a tentative schedule of events and announced the debut of a micro-stakes companion series which will run alongside the yearly festival for the first time ever.

LandSharkAug 3rd, 2016 1
Players Gearing Up for £250,000 Guaranteed GUKPT Goliath Saturday

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Goliath event starts Saturday in Coventry. Known as the largest poker event in all of Europe, the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Goliath tournament kicks off Saturday at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England, and promises juicy cash games, a variety of side events and a £120 buy-in, £250,000 guaranteed Main Event which wraps up Sunday, August 7.

LandSharkJul 26th, 2016 0
888poker Launches BLAST - New Lottery Style SNG Format

888poker is hoping BLAST Poker is a huge hit Lottery-style sit-n-gos have been all the rage in the online poker world the past 18 months and now 888poker has come up with a new twist on the format called BLAST Poker. Similar to other lottery-style sit-n-gos, BLAST is a shorthanded, hyper-turbo SNG with a randomly drawn prize pool that ranges from 2X to 10,000X the buy-in. The game deviates, ...

LandSharkJul 23rd, 2016 3
PokerStars' Second $1 Million Freeroll Paying Out 75,000 Places


LandSharkJul 8th, 2016 0
2016-17 WSOP Circuit Schedule Includes 28 Stops, Championship at Cherokee

With the start of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event just a few days away, the bulk of the 47th annual WSOP will soon come to a close. But while we wait for the final table to be played out in November, the organization will be keeping poker players busy with the start of the 2016-17 WSOP Circuit.

LandSharkJul 5th, 2016 2
Conquer Daily Challenges at PokerStarsNJ This Summer for a Shot at $50K

Launched to the delight of New Jersey poker players in March, the offering has been steadily building its player base with innovative promotions like Card Hunt, and events like the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker.

LandSharkJun 30th, 2016 0
PokerStars Launches Zoom Games and CardHunt Promo in New Jersey

PokerStarsNJ how has Zoom Poker and a new Card Hunt bonus program. While PokerStars’ ring-fenced New Jersey player base amounts to just a fraction of its total traffic, that hasn’t stopped it from rolling out features in the Garden State normally reserved for its main global network. This week, the company brought the New Jersey site even more into the fold, announcing the launch of Zoom ...

LandSharkJun 3rd, 2016 0
NJSCOOP: ‘Scooby-D0O’ and Moneymaker Steal Show Before Main Event

The first ever NJSCOOP Main Event goes Sunday. If PokerStars executives had any anxiety about turnout for the inaugural New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker, they can rest easy now. Over the first week and a half of play, Garden State poker players turned out in droves for the series, covering 37 out of 44 total guarantees. That's good news for everybody with the Main Event set for ...

LandSharkMay 27th, 2016 6
Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah Beats Ari Engel for First SCOOP Title

Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah finally has a SCOOP bracelet to go with other titles. Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah already has a World Series of Poker bracelet and two World Championship of Online Poker titles to his name. Wednesday he beat another longtime online grinder to win the first Spring Championship of Online Poker title of his career.

LandSharkMay 19th, 2016 0
PokerStars Joins Forces with eSports Franchise Team Liquid

Jeffrey 'Sjow’ Brusi (left), Janne 'Savjz' Mikkonen (center) and Dario 'TLO' Wünsch (right) are part of eSports franchise Team Liquid that will be working with PokerStars. With the skill set needed to beat both online poker and strategy-based video games largely the same, it’s no surprise that players on both sides have crossed over and had success in both of the two industries. Now, ...

LandSharkMay 18th, 2016 9
Brazil Takes Two More SCOOP Wins, Conor Beresford Grabs His First

Tuesday’s Spring Championship of Online Poker action featured several non-hold‘em, shorthanded events, including a series of Pot Limit Omaha and Stud Hi-Lo tournaments. Several well-known pros peppered the final tables of the less common variants, with the Brazilians once again making their mark, grabbing two more SCOOP titles.

LandSharkMay 18th, 2016 0
888 New Jersey Hosting Live Town Hall Meeting This Saturday

888 is looking for player feedback in the form of a town hall this Saturday. With competition in the New Jersey online gaming market on the rise, Garden State operators are working diligently to promote their US brands and fine-tune their products to keep current players happy. 888, for its part, is taking a novel approach to gathering feedback from customers and plans to hold a New Jersey town ...

LandSharkMay 16th, 2016 0
Two-Time Sunday Million Winner Rob Tinnion Launches MTT Training Site

Rob Tinnion is ready to teach the world how to win MTTs For most poker players, the thought of winning the PokerStars Sunday Million is nothing more than a pipe dream. But for UK-based grinder Rob Tinnion, fantasy turned into reality when he took down the tournament not once, but twice in the span of just five months.

LandSharkMay 16th, 2016 9
Shawn 'Buck 21' Buchanan Wins Fourth SCOOP Title

Shawn Buchanan Continues to add to his collection of SCOOP titles. If the early days of the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker are giving any indication of a theme, it's that the good poker players are good at poker. On Thursday, Shawn 'Buck 21' Buchanan joined a growing list of previous SCOOP winners to have added to their list of titles this year. Buchanan took down the $2,100 No Limit ...

LandSharkMay 12th, 2016 0
Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes, Fellow Brazilians Dominate SCOOP Day 2

Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes was part of the Brazilian brigade that dominated Day 2 of PokerStars SCOOP Brazilian grinders dominated the second day of the Spring Championship of Online Poker, taking home three of the six titles up for grabs, but nobody had a bigger score than Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes who walked away with over $300,000 for his win.

LandSharkMay 10th, 2016 0
PokerStars and Full Tilt Merge Players May 17, FTP Software Retired

The once-loved Full

LandSharkMay 6th, 2016 7
WSOP Announces Improvements for 2016; Headphones, Kevmath, Payouts

The WSOP made some player-friendly improvements for 2016. Always looking to improve the World Series of Poker experience, organizers of the prestigious event have announced several changes in the digital realm, which they hope will streamline and enhance the experience for participants this summer.

LandSharkApr 28th, 2016 5
PokerStars Announces Inaugural NJSCOOP with $1.1M Guaranteed

New Jersey players now have another online series to look forward to with PokerStars NJ SCOOP. PokerStars is wasting no time making its presence known in New Jersey, announcing the first ever New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker. With $1.1 million in guaranteed prize money, the series promises to be the biggest one ever held since the state regulated online gaming.

LandSharkApr 26th, 2016 2
888poker Super XL Series Comes with $3 Million Guarantee


LandSharkApr 21st, 2016 0
Newest partypoker Powerfest Guarantees $7.8M over 172 Events

The partypoker Powerfest is back - this time with more events and even bigger guarantees. Due to the smashing success of partypoker’s $5 million Powerfest series earlier this year, the online poker site has decided to bring the festival back, this time guaranteeing a record-breaking $7.8 million in prize money over 172 events.

LandSharkApr 20th, 2016 0
Jivaro: A PokerStars Heads-Up Display for the Masses

Jivaro has created an easy-to-use heads-up display for online poker players of all levels The introduction of heads-up displays (HUDs) to online poker undoubtedly transformed the game, elevating the skill level of the competition and making the tables tougher overall to beat. By crunching the data produced by hand history files, software like PokerTracker and Hold'em Manager allowed players to ...

LandSharkApr 20th, 2016 2
partypoker GPPT Glasgow Comes with Potential $50K Bonus

Normally home to Scottish football club Queen's Park F.C., Hampden Park will play host to the next stop on Grand Prix Poker Tour in May. Normally packed with Scotland’s most diehard football fans, Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow will instead play host to the next stop on the partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour on May 14 and 15. On the pitch, players will do battle for their share of a guaranteed ...

LandSharkApr 18th, 2016 0
NutsBet Chinese Poker Calculator Elevates Your OFC Game

The NutsBet app allows players to calculate optimal plays in Chinese Poker. Chinese Poker was a virtually unknown game until its introduction in the United States just a few years ago. Since then, it has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity and has particularly captivated the high-stakes community, always on the lookout for new games to master.

LandSharkApr 16th, 2016 1
Poker Track Pro: a Robust Live Poker Tracking Smartphone App

The Poker Track Pro app could be a gold mine for live players. The game of poker is a number-cruncher’s dream, and players who can recognize patterns in the data hold a distinct advantage over those who can’t. One of the most basic ways a player can analyze their game over time is by keeping an accurate log of their win/loss rate for each session they play. While developers were quick to ...

LandSharkApr 7th, 2016 0
Sit & Go Hero: partypoker’s Latest Spin on Lottery-Style Sit & Gos

partypoker's new Sit & Go Hero adds a bounty element to lottery-style games partypoker announced the launch of a new fast-paced tournament format this week called Sit & Go Hero. The game borrows heavily from PokerStars’ popular Spin & Go contests, but features a few twists of its own. Sit & Go Hero games are speedy four-handed tournaments featuring a bounty and a prize pool multiplier. ...

LandSharkApr 1st, 2016 0
Global Poker League Releases Inaugural Schedule; Finals in London

The GPL schedule includes the finals in London this November. The Global Poker League is one of the most ambitious poker initiatives launched this year. With the inaugural season kicking off in less than a week, organizers announced the full schedule of events, which includes 15 game weeks, 400+ hours of live streamed content and a two-day final held at The SSE Arena in London at Wembley.

LandSharkMar 31st, 2016 1
PokerStars Mountain Series Guarantees $4 Million in April

This week has been an eventful one for PokerStars. On Monday, the iGaming giant celebrated its return to the US market, launching in New Jersey after getting the green light from state regulators there. That same day, the site drew fire for its decision to increase rake for select games in its share liquidity market.

LandSharkMar 24th, 2016 0
WPT Adds $200K in Cash and Prizes to Tournament of Champions

If your name is on the WPT Champions Cup, you can play in the WPT Tournament of Champions. To the surprise of many, the World Poker Tour announced last November that it would be scrapping its annual season-ending WPT Championship in favor of an invite-only Tournament of Champions event. With the event a little over a month away, the WPT has released some more details on the exclusive event, ...

LandSharkMar 23rd, 2016 0
PokerStarsNJ Tournament Schedule Includes $50K GTD "Sunday Special"

Just days before their full launch, PokerStars NJ announced their tournament schedule. After a long and hard-fought battle, PokerStars New Jersey officially began dealing legal, real money poker hands in New Jersey on Wednesday, kicking off a five-day "soft launch" phase mandated by state regulators. The excitement was palpable amongst the New Jersey poker community, which was happy to see the ...

LandSharkMar 17th, 2016 8
Qualify for $10M Sunday Million for $1 with Exclusive Satellite

The PokerStars Sunday Million 10th Anniversary event comes with a $10 million guarantee. Introduced in 2006, the PokerStars Sunday Million has grown to become one of the biggest and most anticipated weekly online poker tournaments in the world. For a buy-in of just $215, poker players of any level compete alongside the best minds in the game for a first place prize regularly in excess of ...

LandSharkMar 16th, 2016 3
PartyPoker Running Exclusive PocketFives GPPT Qualifiers

The partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) has made a name for itself with its low buy-ins and massive guarantees. After several live stops at some of the UK's most famed football stadiums this year, the site will bring the seventh leg of the tour online, with a massive $109 buy-in, $500K guaranteed event.

LandSharkMar 14th, 2016 0
Caesars, One Drop Auctioning Off WSOP "Shuffle Up and Deal" Honors

Poker fans can bid on a chance to play an important role on poker's biggest stage. For poker fans and players alike, making it to the WSOP Main Event final table is a dream come true and, for most, completely unrealistic. Now, thanks to Charity Buzz, a site that puts once-in-a-lifetime experiences up for auction in the name of charity, some lucky soul is going to get a chance to get exclusive ...

LandSharkMar 10th, 2016 0
PokerStars Announces $1M Freeroll – Here’s How to Win Your Seat

After reducing 2016 benefits for its VIP players, online poker site PokerStars promised that it would make up for the controversial decision by investing resources into avenues meant to attract more casual players to the site. Today, the iGaming behemoth has implemented one part of that plan by announcing a $1 million freeroll set to take place in less than two weeks.

LandSharkMar 7th, 2016 2
Norwegian Poker Championships Kick Off in Ireland on March 11

The 2016 Norwegian Poker Championships will be held at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Ireland Norway’s best and brightest poker players are flocking to Ireland for the 2016 Norwegian Poker Championships sponsored by sites like Guts Poker. For the fifth consecutive year, the series will be hosted at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, where 75 events will be spread from March 11-20. Players will ...

LandSharkMar 4th, 2016 0
Joe Stapleton Joins Poker Night in America as Commentator

Joe Stapleton is taking his talents to Poker Night in America Fresh off his live appearance on Twitch during the inaugural Global Poker League draft, poker industry personality Joe Stapleton has landed a gig as co-commentator of CBS Sports Networks’s TV program Poker Night in America.

LandSharkMar 1st, 2016 3
888 Poker Signs Kara Scott

Kara Scott is the newest brand ambassador for 888 Canadian poker player and media presenter Kara Scott has inked a deal with 888 Poker to become one of the iGaming giant's brand ambassadors.

LandSharkFeb 24th, 2016 0
888's $1 Million 'Live the Game' Campaign Focuses on Fun

The 888 'Live the Game' marketing campaign is all about the good times, not the grind. Modern poker strategy has become so refined that today’s amateur players stand little chance when pitted against a table full of calculating professional grinders. The disparity in skill level is so pronounced that many of the industry’s leading operators have turned their focus to attracting and ...

LandSharkFeb 19th, 2016 0
Partypoker Unveils Powerfest Series Complete with $5M Guaranteed

The partypoker Powerfest includes four weeks of tournaments Not to be left behind by the recently concluded PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, partypoker has announced its own major online tournament series. Dubbed Powerfest, the series will offer 98 events and a guaranteed prize pool of $5 million. The action begins on Sunday, February 21 and will culminate in the $1,050 Main Event ...

LandSharkFeb 17th, 2016 3
PokerStars Sunday Million 10th Anniversary Features $10M Guarantee

PokerStars is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sunday Million in a big way. Known for offering massive prize pools for a relatively low buy-in, the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament is a player favorite. In March, the online poker giant will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the event, and plans to make it memorable by offering a massive $10 million in guaranteed prize money.

LandSharkFeb 9th, 2016 3
Dinesh ‘NastyMinder’ Alt TCOOP Main Event Win Highlights Final Day

Dinesh ‘NastyMinder’ Alt took down the PokerStars TCOOP Main Event Sunday Only five tournaments remained in the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker on Sunday, including the much-anticipated $700 buy-in Main Event. After navigating a field of 4,077 players in more than five hours of play, Switzerland’s Dinesh ‘NastyMinder’ Alt emerged victorious, taking a record-breaking Main ...

LandSharkFeb 1st, 2016 0
Konstantinos ‘arxigos’ Nanos Wins Second TCOOP Title and $161,164

Konstantinos ‘arxigos’ Nanos Won Another TCOOP Title on Tuesday Day 6 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker featured four tournaments, all of which brought prize pools surpassing their guarantees. Europe dominated Tuesday's events, with players from Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary taking home titles.

LandSharkJan 27th, 2016 0
Thiago 'Thi_cortes' Cortes Wins TCOOP Event #23, $64,604

There was plenty of action on Day 5 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, with all four scheduled tournaments easily surpassing their guarantees, three of them by nearly double. Grinders from Brazil, Malta, the Netherlands and Switzerland all claimed TCOOP titles, with PocketFiver Thiago 'Thi_cortes' Cortes taking home the biggest score of the day, nearly $65,000, for his ...

LandSharkJan 26th, 2016 0
George Lind and Stephen Woodhead Grab Second COOP Titles Sunday

Team PokerStars Online Pro George 'Jorj95' Lind added a second COOP title to his resume Sunday Many online poker grinders dream of winning a single PokerStars COOP title in their career. An SCOOP or TCOOP or WCOOP title would be a crowning achievement for most players. On Sunday however, George ‘Jorj95’ Lind and Stephen ‘woody1234321’ Woodhead added the second COOP wins of their careers ...

LandSharkJan 25th, 2016 0
GPI Announces Nominees for 2nd Annual American Poker Awards

The 2nd Annual American Poker Awards are February 25 in Beverly Hills After collecting votes from over 80 industry heavyweights, the Global Poker Index has chosen the nominees for its 2nd Annual American Poker Awards. The event returns to the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 25, and will recognize North America’s standout poker players, industry professionals and tournaments of 2015.

LandSharkJan 21st, 2016 0
The Aussie Millions Grows from Humble Start to Premier Poker Event

The Aussie Millions is a can't miss event on the poker schedule. Poker players from all over the world have converged on the Crown Melbourne Resort to participate in the 19th annual Aussie Millions Poker Championship tournament series this week. Highlighted as the marquee event of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), this year’s series features 24 events spread over 18 days, with buy-ins ...

LandSharkJan 16th, 2016 1
Florida Officials Find Various Issues with Hialeah Park Poker Room

Florida officials found multiple violations of gaming regulations at Hialeah Park Casino Late last year, Florida gaming regulators initiated an investigation into the Hialeah Park Casino after receiving several complaints about possible misconduct during an August poker tournament. Now, officials released a report of the probe, confirming players' suspicions and accusing the card room of ...

LandSharkJan 9th, 2016 1
Matt Glantz Joins Rush Street as Consultant, Poker Night Producer

Matt Glantz will work with Rush Street Gaming and Poker Night in America Matt Glantz has inked a deal with casino operator Rush Street Gaming to develop the company’s portfolio of full-service poker rooms in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York. In addition, the Keystone State-native will serve as a producer and talent manager for the brand’s Poker Night in America TV and web series.

LandSharkJan 8th, 2016 0
PokerStars Promises to Crack Down on Spin & Go Datamining

PokerStars is in the midst of making sweeping changes to its site. As part of that effort, the iGaming giant has restricted the use of heads-up displays (HUDs) and banned the practice of datamining. But as one 2+2 user recently pointed out, some players continue to violate PokerStars' new terms by scraping hand histories in the site's Spin & Go tournaments.

LandSharkJan 1st, 2016 1
Sorel Mizzi Puts a Beating on Brian Rast in Charity Bout

Sorel Mizzi defeated Brian Rast in a charity boxing match Poker pro Sorel Mizzi dominated his fight against fellow pro Brian Rast on Wednesday night, knocking down his opponent several times over the course of just over two rounds.

LandSharkDec 31st, 2015 1
Brian Rast Talks Boxing, Electric Cars, and SNGs

Brian Rast discussed boxing, electric cars, and sit and gos Joe "Chicago Joey" Ingram welcomed poker pro Brian tsarrast Rast to his popular Poker Life Podcast this week, where the pair discussed everything from Rast's upcoming charity boxing match to Elon Musk.

LandSharkDec 26th, 2015 0
Bank of America Closes Daniel Negreanu's Bank Accounts

Daniel Negreanu's Bank of America and MasterCard accounts were closed Poker icon Daniel Negreanu has a lot of money. With $32.3 million in live scores, the Toronto native is the world's leading money winner in recorded live tournaments. That's not counting his contract with PokerStars or any cash game winnings he has amassed throughout his long career in the industry.

LandSharkDec 23rd, 2015 12
Amaya Says It Will Go After Former PokerStars Owners If Needed In Kentucky

A Kentucky judge has ordered that PokerStars pay a minimum of $250 million in damages to the state for offering online poker in the Commonwealth after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was put into effect.

LandSharkDec 18th, 2015 3
Online Gaming Foe Sheldon Adelson Buys Nevada's Largest Newspaper

The mysterious purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada's largest daily newspaper, last week left many guessing who was behind the acquisition, even the publication's own employees. On Thursday, it was confirmed, however, that casino tycoon and staunch internet gambling opponent Sheldon Adelson (pictured) was behind the $140 million deal, causing some to speculate why the billionaire ...

LandSharkDec 17th, 2015 3
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill in Limbo

As 2015 draws to a close, Pennsylvania lawmakers are rushing to come to a consensus on a state budget package that is already six months overdue. As part of that effort, House Republicans have proposed adopting Representative John Payne's online gambling bill, HB 649, as a way to shore up the budget without raising taxes. Disagreements between the House GOP majority and the Republican-controlled ...

LandSharkDec 14th, 2015 0
PokerStars Not Altering VIP Plan in Wake of Boycott

PokerStars' announcement that it would drastically reduce VIP benefits for some of the site's biggest grinders was not taken well by the poker community. Angered by the proposed changes, more than 2,500 Stars regulars organized a three-day boycott of the site at the start of this month, the results of which have been mixed. In a recent blog post, PokerStars acknowledged the boycott and discussed ...

LandSharkDec 10th, 2015 5
Lithuanian Law Won’t Let Tony G Run for Prime Minister

Poker pro, businessman and politician Antanas Guoga, better known as Tony G, was dealt some bad news recently when he discovered that due to his dual citizenship, he would not be eligible to run for Prime Minister of his native Lithuania.

LandSharkDec 4th, 2015 0
Andy Bloch’s Palatial Las Vegas Home on the Market for $9 Million

Poker pro and all-around gambling whiz Andy Bloch has put his spacious Las Vegas mansion on the market for $8.9 million.

LandSharkDec 3rd, 2015 5
Daniel Negreanu Talks Hair Transplants, Annie Duke, and Hearthstone

Six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (pictured) is the star of a new documentary called "KidPoker", a film which follows the Toronto native's life from pool hustler to poker legend. Like any good celebrity with a project to promote, Negreanu took some time out to answer questions from fans in a Reddit AMA, during which he was predictably candid.

LandSharkNov 28th, 2015 0
Antonio Esfandiari: Niklas Heinecker is a "Boss"

With over $26 million in live tournament winnings, high-stakes pro Antonio Esfandiari (pictured) is one of the most successful poker players of all time. He has captured three World Series of Poker bracelets, including one for the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop, where he won an eye-popping $18 million for his first place finish.

LandSharkNov 26th, 2015 0
WSOP Looks Overseas for Dealers in 2016

After its humble beginnings in Reno more than 75 years ago, Caesars Entertainment has grown to become a behemoth in the casino gaming world, operating resort destinations like Harrah's and Horseshoe across four continents. The company also owns the World Series of Poker brand, known for organizing the most prestigious tournament series in the world.

LandSharkNov 20th, 2015 0
Pennsylvania Committee Approves iGaming Bill

Pennsylvania took a positive step towards legalizing online gambling on Wednesday after the House Gaming Oversight Committee passed iGaming bill HB 649 by a vote of 18-8.

LandSharkNov 19th, 2015 2
Global Poker Index Announces USA Today Partnership

Global Poker Index (GPI) CEO Alex Dreyfus is on a mission to take poker entertainment to the next level by "sportifying" the game, using his poker rankings site as the backbone. This week, he made another stride in achieving that goal with the announcement of a multi-year partnership with news publication USA Today Sports Media Group. According to the agreement, USA Today will host an online ...

LandSharkNov 13th, 2015 0
Recap of 2015 WSOP Main Event TV Ratings

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania native Joe dude904 McKeehen dispatched his last remaining opponent, New Jersey's Josh asdf26 Beckley, to win the coveted WSOP Main Event gold bracelet and a $7.6 million payday. The final table was spread out over three days for the first time in the tournament's history, while being televised nearly live on ESPN.

LandSharkNov 13th, 2015 2
Pros Sound Off on New WPT Tournament of Champions

After dwindling attendance in its WPT Championship, the World Poker Tour recently decided to do away with the signature event in favor of an invite-only Tournament of Champions.

LandSharkNov 6th, 2015 0