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Mar 31 2022

Sunday Million 16th Anniversary – Blackbeaty Takes the Champion Title

Sunday Million is the flagship tournament of PokerStars, and the 16th edition closed on March 24, 2022, with Germany’s Blackbeaty taking the title for $931,885. The Sunday Million is one of the world’s biggest weekly tournaments and has made poker players more famous than any other tournament. This event attracted 52,119 entries with a prize pool of $10.4 million. Blackbeaty’s lifetime...

Mar 11 2022

EPT Sochi Canceled as Pro-Ukraine Players Push for Ban on Poker in Russia

In a response to the violent attacks by Russia on Ukraine, the European Poker Tour (EPT) Sochi has now been canceled. The Pokerstars (EPT owner) formally announced the cancellation of the event in a press release. PokerStars press release mentioned that conditions were not suitable for any event and they don’t want to compromise the safety of the staff and players. The EPT...

Feb 14 2022

Episode 372: Lee Jones

Industry luminary Lee Jones returns to the podcast to discuss AI-assisted strategy and the poker developments that worry him most for the long-term health of the game. Lee first appeared on Episode 9 of the podcast, and more recently on ... Read more...

Oct 27 2021

Will you be the next PokerStars streaming sensation?

PokerStars is offering a golden chance to individuals who would like to be the next streaming partner to join the likes of Fintan Hand, Lex Veldhuis, and Ben Spragg. Contrary to what many may think, you don’t necessarily have to be a professional poker player to become the next PokerStars streaming sensation. Instead, you only need to display a basic understanding of poker...

Oct 06 2021

PokerStars US COOP: Winners recap

The PokerStars Championship of Online Poker (COOP) wrapped on September 27. The COOP events were offered on all PokerStars sites in the three states, New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Since the tournament started on September 10, PokerStars has paid out more than $5.2 million to different winners. Additionally, The three series were running concurrently. Each series included a 300 main event which was...

Oct 05 2021

PokerStars to exit Dutch Market Before Nov. 1

After the Dutch government passed legislation declaring online gambling legal, it was just a matter of time before unlicensed actors were evicted from the lucrative gambling market, including PokerStars. Well, Pokerstars and other actors have been caught in the crossfire. They have been ordered to exit the dutch market by Nov. 1. Failure to which they will face financial penalties. The...

Jun 22 2021

PokerStars Shuts Down Full Tilt Poker Permanently

Borrowing from the adage “everything that has a beginning must have an end”, the Full Tilt brand is no more. This time for good. The existence of full Tilt has somewhat been a rollercoaster, but we can all agree it is sad seeing yet another big poker brand bite the dust. During its heyday, Full Tilt was the go-to poker room for poker...

Mar 02 2021

PokerStars Shuts Down Full Tilt Poker Permanently

Borrowing from the adage “everything that has a beginning must have an end”, the Full Tilt brand is no more. This time for good. The existence of full Tilt has somewhat been a rollercoaster, but we can all agree it is sad seeing yet another big poker brand bite the dust. During its heyday, Full Tilt was the go-to poker room for poker...

Oct 13 2020

Is PokerStars a Total Joke? (What You Need to Know)

Many people ask me these days, is PokerStars a total joke? And believe me, I get it!I have taken an unbelievable amount of bad beats on this site. So much so, that at times I am left wondering how it is not totally rigged for action? But is there some real treachery going on behind the scenes these days at PokerStars? Is PokerStars...

Aug 14 2020

Top 5 Craziest Poker Stories You Need to Know About

The game of poker is full of funny, crazy, and sometimes even bizarre stories. Some of them have helped make poker what it is today (like that one about an unknown US accountant who went on to win the WSOP Main Event in 2003). Some others may not be as popular or as well-known but are just equally as interesting. I’m sure that...

May 31 2020

Is PokerStars Rigged? Here Are the Facts [2020]

People still ask me all the time if PokerStars is rigged. Or if online poker in general is rigged. And I have never written an article about it before because I think this just legitimizes what to me seems like a pretty ridiculous question. But here is the quick answer. PokerStars is not rigged. It just appears that way sometimes due to the...

Apr 29 2019

Episode 294: Steven van Zadelhoff

Apr 29 2019 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  podcast pok pokerstars

Steven van Zadelhoff Steven van Zadelhoff is a Dutch poker player residing in Malta. Among his many accolades is a victory in the Main Event of the 2017 World Championship of Online Poker. Twitter Long-time poker pro Steven van Zadelhoff discusses the ups and downs of his career, how he copes with self- doubt, how he defines success, and his Viking mentality.Timestamps0:30...

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