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The Poker Grapevine - Germany Wins 2015 World Cup of Poker

The Poker Grapevine - Germany Wins 2015 World Cup of Poker

December 23 2015
With online poker headlines dominated by the various Holiday promotions currently running everywhere and by the exploits of high-stakes professional players, it is understandable that some out there have simply not heard about the 2015 World Cup of Poker, a ... Read More

888poker are Focused on Recreational Players too

888poker are Focused on Recreational Players too

December 23 2015
Recreational players are the bread and butter of every online poker operation and as such, every online poker room out there is making moves these days to attract such players. Some, such as PokerStars, have gone as far as to ... Read More

Aussie Millions Get 3 More Events, Somerville as Ambassador

Aussie Millions Get 3 More Events, Somerville as Ambassador

December 23 2015
Coming up right after the PCA, the Aussie Millions have long been regarded as one of the start-of-the-year majors, and indeed, the popularity of the Series - traditionally hosted by the Crown Melbourne - has been ... Read More

Phil Ivey's Hellish 2015

Phil Ivey's Hellish 2015

December 22 2015
With 2016 closing in on us fast, it's already pretty clear - barring any major surprises - who the biggest online cash game winners and losers of 2015 will be. In the winners' department, Viktor Blom has things firmly ... Read More

Did the High Stakes PokerStars Boycott Accomplish Anything?

Did the High Stakes PokerStars Boycott Accomplish Anything?

December 22 2015
Some 2,500 of PokerStars' High Volume players organized a sort of high-profile walkout at the site to thus protest the radical - and for them unfavorable - changes that the operator has set out to implement starting in ... Read More

Blom Playing at Microgaming and Winning

Blom Playing at Microgaming and Winning

December 22 2015
As Full Tilt Poker slowly but surely disappeared from the high stakes cash game map, PokerStars took over, but the recent shakeup of their VIP reward system, clearly slighting high volume professionals, may change that too. An ad-hoc boycott of ... Read More

EPT Prague Main Event Plays Down to Final 6

EPT Prague Main Event Plays Down to Final 6

December 16 2015
A total of 1,044 players had registered for the Main Event of the European Poker Tour's Prague Main Event, creating a prize-pool of €5,036,400, but at the beginning of Day 5, only 23 of them returned to ... Read More

PokerStars Stick to New VIP Scheme Despite Protests

PokerStars Stick to New VIP Scheme Despite Protests

December 14 2015
PokerStars' planned way to distribute their VIP benefits has raised the ire of their high stakes players, who have decided to boycott the site in order to force a policy reversal. Instead of doing an about-face on the matter though, ... Read More

EPT Prague €50k High Roller - Juanda Makes Final Table

EPT Prague €50k High Roller - Juanda Makes Final Table

December 10 2015
With registration open till the beginning of Day 2 of the EPT's Prague high roller, 6 players chose to take advantage of late entry and indeed, for some of them, the move paid out well. One of these ... Read More

EPT Prague High Roller Kicks Off

EPT Prague High Roller Kicks Off

December 09 2015
The first day of the EPT Prague's €50k High Roller went into the books the other day, with Luuk Gieles clinching the provisional chip lead. The poker tournament saw no fewer than 42 unique buy-ins go into ... Read More

The PokerStars Boycott and 888poker's Reaction

The PokerStars Boycott and 888poker's Reaction

December 04 2015
A couple of weeks ago, we ran a news-piece, detailing the VIP-scheme changes PokerStars had announced, changes which were set to mostly impact high-volume players and to "favor" the recreational crowd. Since - in the place of ... Read More

WPT Prague Main Event - Day 1B in the Books

WPT Prague Main Event - Day 1B in the Books

December 04 2015
The second day 1 flight of the PartyPoker-sponsored WPT Prague Main Event is in the books and the current chip leader is none other than a PartyPoker.net online qualifier. Josh Cranfield finished the day with a massive stack ... Read More

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