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ISPT Wembley won by Jakub Michalak

The inaugural ISPT event at Wembley that finished yesterday was been won by Top Ranked Polish player, Jakun Michalak. 761 players picked up chips at Wembley, either by playing “satellite” like Day1’s online or at live venues. Alternatively they just...

WSOP Daily Update 5th June, 2013

As we enter the second week of the 2013 WSOP, the wins are starting to mount up, and the points are stacking up for the Player of the Year race.  Two bracelets were won on the 5th, and we also had another three events all giving us great action. Event #9 The final...

Canada Poker News – June 2 – June 8

Benny Chen Wins 2013 WSOP Millionaire Maker Stratford, PEI native Benny Chen became the first ever winner of the WSOP Millionaire Maker tournament, defeating Michael Bennington heads up for a first place prize of $1,198,780. Chen outlasted a field of 6343 players on...

WSOP Daily Update, 4th June, 2013

Day Seven in the WSOP House, and I’ve been so hooked on the action, I appear to have forgotten to eat, wash, or leave my computer for the past week. Bad news for my girlfriend, good news for you as I have all the action from The Rio casino in Las Vegas. Event #6...

WPT Announces First Half of Season XII

The WPT have announced their plans for the rest of 2013, and it really is going to be global six months. With events covering North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, the World Poker Tour is really living up to it’s name. The first of these will be in Europe,...

Isildur1 Watch, 4th June, 2013

It seems Viktor Blom is a man on a mission, and that mission is to try and win every single dollar on Full Tilt Poker. If effort alone is going to do it, Viktor seems to being going in  the right direction. He’s been playing bigger than usual sessions over the...

WSOP Daily Update 3rd June, 2013

The sixth day of the 2013 World Series of Poker from Las Vegas didn’t see any final tables, but only because Event #6 has had an extra day added due to a higher than expected turn out. Event #6 The 6300 entry $1,500 “Millionaire Maker” has broken all...

Nick Humphris Wins GUKPT Portsmouth Main Event

The fourth leg of the GUKPT came to a conclusion Sunday night, with Nick Humphris prevailing over 134 players to win £16,500 as well as a £2,125 seat in the GUKPT final, which will be held later this year in London. The three-day £500 + £50 no limit Hold’em main...

Isildur 1 Watch, 3rd June, 2013

Amazingly, Viktor Blom hasn’t head off to Las Vegas yet, maybe he’s going to be playing the Guangdong Asia Millions starting on the 5th of June (By the way, FTR is going to be hosting the live stream for this) before he heads out to Nevada? Whatever the...

WSOP Daily Update 2nd June, 2013

Day Five with the poker circus at the Rio, and we have another 2 WSOP champions, and a massive “Millionaire Maker” messing with the schedule. Event #4 The $1,500 6-Max NLHE Event #4 came to a close with John Beauprez winning the title and $324,764 to go...

Isildur1 Watch, 2nd June, 2013

Viktor Blom is one in a million, and that’s a conservative estimate. There are few of us who can play poker at a high level, and play the volumes to male a profit while keeping our sanity. Viktor Blom showed he can do that once again with the massive session he...

WSOP Daily Update 1st June, 2013

Day four at the WSOP, and we have our second and third bracelets won. We also have action from Event #4, Event #5 and the “Millionaire Maker” Event #6 to cover as well. Event #2 Today saw Trevor Pope dominate the final table of Event #2, the $5,000 8-Max...

Trevor Pope Wins WSOP Eight-Handed Event #2

Trevor Pope, from Wisconsin, won his first career bracelet today in WSOP Event #2, an eight-handed NL Hold’em event. This event attracted 481 hopeful entrants who ponied up $5,000 each, generating a prize pool larger than $2 million, of which Pope took home...

WSOP Daily Update 31st May, 2013

The 31st of May 2013 saw the third day of action in the 2013 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, but we didn’t see any bracelets awarded. The next titles are going to be won later today, and will be in tomorrow’s update. Event #2 The $5,000 8-Max Event #2...

Rafael Nadal Plays Unique MTT with Fans

Tennis superstar Rafael “Rafa” Nadal was in Paris last week, about to begin competing at the prestigious 15-day French Open at Stade Roland Garros. But before the French Open got underway, Rafa got warmed up by playing at a special poker tournament hosted by...

Isildur1 Watch, 31st May, 2013

The end of May says one thing to me. It says “Damn, you’re gonna be busy!” With a combination of SCOOP, closely followed by the WSOP, I tend to be running around like a headless chicken. I was doing it so much today, I nearly forgot to look at what...

WSOP Daily Update 30th May, 2013

The 30th of may 2013 was the second day of the 44th WSOP in Las Vegas, and saw the first Bracelet awarded. We also saw action in Event #2 and Event #3. Event #1 Today saw Poker Journalist Chard Holloway take the first bracelet of 2013 in the $500 Casino Employee...

Isildur1 Watch, 30th May, 2013

Yesterday saw Viktor Blom but in more volume that we’ve seen recently. Yes, he won a major online title, but we want to see him crushing the cash tables on Full Tilt, not getting lucky in a donkament. Viktor started off his Wednesday at work by playing some...

WSOP Daily Update, 29th May, 2013

The 29th of May 2013 was the first day of the 44th World Series of Poker at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Event #1 The Series started off with, as you’d expect, Event #1, the Casino Employee Event. This event is only open to, as you’d expect, Casino...

Isildur1 Watch, 29th May, 2013

We’ve not been seeing much of Viktor Blom recently, as the sessions he’s been putting in have been small, and pretty inconsequential in the win/loss stakes. Viktor’s yearly cash game profit line was standing at $2,907,700 before the action yesterday....

SCOOP 2013 Round Up

We are at the end of the 2013 SCOOP series, and we’ve seen a few stories pop out over the last few weeks.   SCOOP Richest Online Poker Tournament Series in History This SCOOP has smashed all the records for an online poker series. No-one was really...

Rafa Nadal Aces 100 Fans in Paris

As the French Open at Stade Roland Garros begins this weekend, PokerStars Team SportStars member Rafa Nadal was in Paris, and played against 100 of his fans. Thing is, less than 5 miles away from the famous venue of the French Open, Rafa wasn’t playing Tennis,...

WPT Championship Won by Chino Rheem

In the early hours of Saturday Morning, the 2013 $25,000 WPT Championship came to an end, with one of poker’s more controversial stars taking the title. Controversy has followed Chino throughout his career, but he wasn’t the only one at the final table who...

Isildur1 Watch, 24th May, 2013

Viktor Blom has been working hard over the past few days, with each day consisting of at least 1500 hands. He seems to have been grinding his way through the day, doing his best to improve his profit line for the year. In the end, does it even matter? He’s keeps...

Isildur1 Watch, 22nd May, 2013

Yesterday saw Viktor take his foot of the gas a little, and relax a little, only playing 991 hands over a 10+ hour day. So maybe not a totally relaxing day. More like a lazy summer day in the fields, doing the bare minimum to get by without overly exerting yourself....

SCOOP Update, 21st May, 2013

Today, we have the results from the weekend, and tomorrow we’ll be catching you up on all the action from beginning of the week. SCOOP 15 Mid ($82) saw a 30 hour marathon NLHE Ante Up event come to a close with a four way deal. 1,794 players had started, 234 got...

Isildur1 Watch, 21st May, 2013

Monday is usually a grind for most of us. I’m usually recovering from playing poker late into the early hours as I tend to play some of the big multi table tournaments that Sunday tends to bring. For Viktor, Grinding means just that, and for someone who only...

Isildur1 Watch, 20th May, 2013

Today, I think Viktor may be feeling a little Dizzy, as the spirals in his mind appear to have come back out to play. In fact I may have seen less spirals in strands of DNA, as yesterday seemed to see Viktor prepare for replication via Mitosis, and split into pieces....

Isildur1 Watch, 19th May, 2013

Viktor Blom is on a bit of a rollercoaster. He won about $1.5Million last weekend, and he’s been up and down ever since. he has been rushing into his opponent’s headlong, and seems to have been doing it while keeping his cool. We’ve not really seen...

The Big Little Tournament

Full Tilt Poker’s Big Little Tournament.is the best way to win your share of a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool! Taking place on Sunday, May 26th at 11:00 ET and with only a $2.20 buy-in, the Big Little Tournament is your chance to turn a small buy-in into a huge...

Isildur1 Watch, 17th May, 2013

Mr Blom is back home, surrounded by his creature comforts, and still playing the biggest games online. He’s a machine. In fact, has anyone ever checked Viktor Blom is actually human? Could he in fact be a machine, made of metal, and have a cybernetic brain able...

SCOOP Round Up, May 16th, 2013

Yesterday saw a Finnish truck driver, playing on a mobile phone, see off stiff competition at the final table of SCOOP 08 High to make the most money from deal done by the final five players. The $1050 buy in event ran over two days, and had a $1,000,000 guaranteed...

Isildur1 Watch, 16th May, 2013

Since Monday, when we think Viktor returned to the shores of sunny ol’ England, he has been playing poker late into the night, making my job of keeping an eye on his action rather difficult. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends to bring you guys the...

SCOOP Round Up, May 15th, 2013

The monster that is SCOOP 2013 is rolling on, giving PokerStars the chance to hand out some very nice watches to some very interesting poker players. Yesterday saw the culmination of the 2-day SCOOP 03 (6-Max Action hour 2-Day), and the High ($530 rebuy) tournament...

Isildur1 Watch, 15th May, 2013

Monday seemed to be a day off for Viktor. He may have taken the chance to jump on a plane back to his home in London, and get away from the ridiculous prices for pretty much everything in Monte Carlo. His trip to the Principality of Monaco was not the most profitable...

SCOOP is here!

The Spring Championship Of Online Poker started on Sunday, and we already have 2 days of information to catch you up with. The SCOOP format is the same as last year, with each Event having a Low, Mid and High buy in tournament. SCOOP 01 High (6-Max NLHE) was won by...

Neil Raine wins GUKPT Stockton

28 year old professional poker player, Neil Raine, has won £17,960 and the GUKPT Stockton title. He was able to defeat the 166 runner field that included WSOP bracelet winner Lawrence Gosney, recent GPS Newcastle Champion Ellie Biessek and GUKPT leader board champion...

Isildur1 Watch, 13th May, 2013

Our article yesterday highlighted a great day for Viktor Blom, with him winning over $1.4million on the Full Tilt tables. He seemed to take some time off to recover, and was back at the tables today before the Super High Roller in Monaco today. I hope Viktor is taking...