FullTilt releases MiniFTOPS schedule

Full Tilt has released the schedule for MiniFTOPS XXVII which will run between January 4 - 18 and feature a guaranteed prizepool of $1.25 million. The schedule is exactly the same as it was for the recently finished FTOPS, only in the MiniFTOPS the buy-ins will be divided by 10. The buy-ins start from $5 and the Main Event will have a $75 buy-in and a $400,000 guaranteed prize pool. 

 

Losing players go broke faster on anonymous tables according to Microgaming research

The Microgaming network has conducted a research based on 175 million hands and concluded that winners win more while losing players lose their money much quicker at anonymous tables compared to regular tables.

Picture of the day - Matt Stout and Coolio

Matt "All In At 420" Stout recently posted the following picture on his Twitter, from the charity poker tournament of the One Step Closer Foundation. The event was a big success with many poker and mainstream celebrities showing up for the good cause. 

EPT Prague - Stephen Graner wins Main Event for €969,000, Andrey Zaichenko wins €10,300 High Roller for €448,000

Yesterday was a big day at EPT Prague, as both the €5,300 Main Event as well as the €10,300 High Roller played down to the winner. In the Main Event, nobody could stop Stephen Graner, who came into the day as chipleader and never released his spot, while Andrey Zaichenko won the €10,300 High Roller for €448,000.

PokerStars introduces All-in Equity display, announces withdrawal of PokerStars 6 in 2015

PokerStars has officially announced that in the beginning of 2015 they are going to withdraw the PokerStars 6 software and players will only be able to play on the recently introduced PokerStars 7 client. In other news, they have added an All-in Equity display to both clients that shows the winning percentages of hands after players have gone all-in.

EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event - Stephen Graner leads final table

Day 5 of the EPT Prague Main Event started with 22 players in the hunt for the €969,000 first prize with Fabio Sperling in the lead, and with several big names still in the tournament including Vanessa Selbst, Davidi Kitai and Eureka Prague Main Event winner Balazs Botond. By the end of the day, there were 7 players left and American Stephen Graner amassed a massive chip lead. Watch the live stream with revealed hole cards below!

EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event - Fabio Sperling leads with 22 left, Vanessa Selbst and Davidi Kitai still in

Day 4 of the EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event started with 61 players in the hunt for the €969,000 first prize. By the end of the day, there were 22 players left, with Vanessa Selbst and Davidi Kitai still alive, check out the live stream from Day 5 in the article.

Picture of the day - EPT Prague Main Event Money Bubble

Eugene Katchalov posted the following picture on his Twitter, which shows the huge excitment of the money bubble at the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event. Busting in a AA vs. A-K cooler is a cruel way to exit any tournament, but it is even more painful to do it on a €8,970 bubble after almost 3 days of playing poker.

Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen interview

Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen is one of the most accomplished online tournament players, and in a recent interview with PokerListings, he talked about his daily routine, online security, and about Scandinavian players. You can read the excerpt from the interview below.

EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event - Simon Mattsson leads final 61, Davidi Kitai and Vanessa Selbst in top 10

On Sunday, Day 3 of the EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event started with 200 players and with the lead of Brian Altman. By the end of the day, the players reached the 159 paying spots and the field dwindled down to 61 players. The chipleader is the 21-year old Swedish pro Simon Mattsson, you can check out the live stream from Day 4 in the article.

Canadian Police raids Amaya offices

On December 11, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Financial Markets Authority (AMF) have raided Amaya Gaming's Montreal offices. Several other companies, such as investment bank Canaccord Genuinity and insurance firm Manulife Financial have also been the target of the ongoing investigation.

Leonid Markin wins EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller

The final table of the EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller started with the lead of Leonid Markin, and the Russian player managed to turn his chiplead into a €771,360 score, the biggest of his career. He defeated a tough final table consisting of Stephen Chidwick, Paul Newey, Juha Helppi, Ivan Soshnikov, Brian Roberts and Vladimir Troyanovskiy.

Danish high stakes pro allegedly scams fellow players for millions of Euros

Several Danish high stakes pros have reported finding a very advanced trojan program on their computers and have contacted the police regarding the issue. Police has stated that they are currently investigating a 32-year old Danish EPT champion, if all the accusations are correct, he might have committed one of the biggest cheating scandals in online poker history.

EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller - Leonid Markin leads final table, Martin Jacobson bubbles

32 players started Day 2 of the EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller, including some of the biggest names in the game. By the end of the day, it was Russian player Leonid Markin who managed to collect the most chips with his unorthodox playing style, while 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson finished on the money bubble. Markin is going to have to overcome tough competition to claim the €771,360 first prize, as Paul Newey, Stephen Chidwick, Juha Helppi, Ivan Soshnikov, Brian Roberts and Vladimir Troyanovskiy are all in the hunt for the title.

Ivan Soshnikov leads EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller Day 1

The Prague Poker Festival is now in full swing with the start of the €50,000 Super High Roller. A total of 41 players have entered on Day 1, there were 7 re-entries and registration is open until the start of Day 2. There are plenty of big names left in the field, including Tobias Reinkemeier, Mustapha Kanit, Stephen Chidwick, and last years €10,000 High Roller winner Ivan Soshnikov, who ended the day as the chipleader, which is no small feat considering he was also in play at the Eureka Main Event.

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