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PokerStars announces 2011 SCOOP Schedule

Mark your calendars for May 8th because that’s when the 2011 SCOOP begins. PokerStars just recently released the SCOOP schedule, which includes a total of 38 events and $45 million in guaranteed money. In addition to the massive amount of money involved in this online poker event, PokerStars is once again offering their very popular format of Low, Mid, and High buy-ins. As the name implies, each buy-in level caters to different bankrolls so that everybody can compete. Of course, if you can’t afford the normal buy-ins for these poker games, there will also be 2011 SCOOP satellites starting on …

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PokerStars holding First Live Greek Tournament

PokerStars is the driving force behind a historic occasion running from March 23rd to March 27th – the first ever live poker tournament in Greece. Dubbed the “Greek Poker Cup,” this event will feature a number of side tournaments along with a €1,000 + €100 Main Event. Fortunately, you can skip the €1,000 + €100 buy-in if you wish to play in this tournament because PokerStars is giving out €2,000 prize packages for the Main Event. In addition to covering your €1,100 buy-in, the prize packages will also cover a 5-night stay in the Club Hotel Casino Loutraki. Besides being …

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“Isildur1” beats Dan Cates in PokerStars SuperStar Showdown

After splitting heads-up matches against Isaac Haxton and Tony G, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom now has a winning record in the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown with his recent victory over Dan “jungleman12” Cates. Cates was considered to be Blom’s toughest competition since he finished 2010 as the top online poker player by earning $5.5 million in profits – and this isn’t even counting the rakeback money he earned! Some people even speculated that Cates would best the Swedish pro in this 2,500-hand matchup. However, it looked like Isildur1 would walk away with the contest in the early going since he went up …

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Main Event Champ Jonathan Duhamel joins PokerStars

It was an unbelievable year for casino poker player Jonathan Duhamel, who ran through 7,319 players en route to a WSOP Main Event title. More importantly, Duhamel earned one of the largest cashes in poker history with a $8,944,310 top prize! Obviously Duhamel’s success attracted the attention of numerous poker sites including the world’s largest site – PokerStars. In fact, Duhamel recently became the newest member of Team PokerStars as announced by their blog. The PokerStars blog read, “Though you might have assumed so by now, this morning PokerStars made it official: Duhamel, the 2010 Main Event winner, is the …

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Isildur1 Signs with PokerStars, wins $287k on First Day

The mysterious “Isildur1” shot to online poker stardom after he took an initial $1,000 bankroll and turned it into over $1 million.  After that, Isildur1 dominated some of the best players in the game at Full Tilt Poker. Following a hiatus from the internet poker world, Isildur1 is back and he has signed with PokerStars. And PokerStars is already pleased with his efforts since Isildur1 hit the poker tables with a vengeance by turning in a 14-hour session. By the end of his marathon session, Isildur1 had earned over $287,000 in profits! Here’s an excerpt from the PokerStars blog on …

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PokerStars is giving away Caribbean Adventure Seats

If you’re looking to get away from the nasty winter weather and play poker in one of the world’s best tournament locations, then you should visit PokerStars because they are giving away Caribbean Adventure prize packages.  These prize packages are great because they cover the $10,300 Caribbean Adventure Main Event buy-in along with hotel and travel expenses (worth $15,000 total).  Basically, you get a free ticket to paradise since you are flown to the Bahamas, and you’ll stay in the luxurious Atlantis Hotel.  Of course, the biggest prize in all of this is getting to play in the Caribbean Adventure …

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Full Tilt adds Draw Poker Games

As the world’s second largest online poker room, Full Tilt could just sit back, count their money and be content.  Lucky for us, Full Tilt Poker is never content and they are constantly trying to improve their site.  They proved this recently by adding Draw poker games to their already impressive lineup.  Draw games that have been added to Full Tilt include 2-7 Triple Draw, Badugi and Five Card Draw.  To find these brand new additions, all you need to do is visit Full Tilt and look in their poker software.  If you happen to visit Full Tilt, you’ll also …

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Fox Sports completes Deal with PokerStars

PokerStars recently signed a deal with Fox Sports to offer a free poker room on FoxSports.com.  In addition to the poker room, PokerStars will also offer several other services such as poker rules, poker strategy, and poker news. Popular speculation is that FoxSports.com made this deal so that they could compete with ESPN.com, which leads all mainstream online sports sites in poker content.  Now Fox Sports has the benefit of having the world’s largest online poker room providing content for them.   The obvious benefit to PokerStars is that they get to advertise their brand name on a mainstream sports website.  …

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PokerStars running Regional Championships of Online Poker

With the WCOOP and SCOOP already offering online poker players over $100 million in guaranteed prize money, it’s not like PokerStars needs to host anymore huge internet poker events.  But the PokerStars staff never seems to rest since they just recently announced that they’ll be running 13 Regional Championships of Online Poker.  The RCOOP poker games take place in October, November, December, and February with over $7 million in total prize money being offered.  The biggest RCOOP event is the USA Championship of Online Poker where $3.3 million will be given out throughout 11 tournaments.  The second largest RCOOP event …

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PokerStars offering $15,000 Freeroll

Unless you’re one of the multi-millionaire online poker players at Full Tilt Poker, chances are that you still rely on freerolls to build your bankroll.  After all, free poker tournaments give you the chance to win lots of cash without having to risk any of your own money.  If you’re in the business of hunting for big freeroll poker games, you should definitely take a look at the new one offered by PokerStars.  PokerStars is offering a $15,000 Monthly Million freeroll that’s an upgrade over the previous $10,000 freeroll.  With an extra $5,000 in the prize pool, this poker tournament …

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