U Mad Bro? A Look Back At Mad Marvin’s WPT Championship Season X win

With New Jersey hosting the WPT Championship for the first time ever at the legendary Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlanticwe thought it would be cool to look back at Mad Marvin’s 2012 title.

As reported by Paul Oresteen: “The Bellagio hosted 152 players which culminated in a $ 3,686,000 prize pool to pay the final 18 tables. The last player standing was Marvin Rettenmaier after defeating Philippe Ktorza for the seven-figure payday.

The “Mad “ German owned all that was poker in 2012 including winning the WPT’s highlight event and winning the 2012 BLUFF Player of the Year crown in the closing days of the year. Rettenmaier was joined at the final table by Michael Mizrachi, Nick Schulman, Stephen O’Dwyer and Trevor Pope for one of the most exciting WPT Championship final table broadcasts.

Rettenmaier defended his WPT Championship title by becoming the first back-to-back WPT champion when he won the WPT Cyprus Classic. Those two wins alone accounted for nearly 40 percent of Rettenmaier’s Player of Year points total.”

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The brand new partypoker tournament schedule!
From WPT events to Sunday Majors like never before the all new partypoker has introduced got you covered. The key changes to our Sunday Majors include the addition of an action-packed fun $ 10K Super Bounty and a wide range of new low buy-in tournaments featuring the best of the old but also new speed, rebuy, add-on and PLO tournaments – a great Sunday mix if you want to win top prizes and have fun playing tournament poker.

EPT10 Sanremo: Cristiano Guerra rises to the top of small but concentrated field

If there’s one thing you can guarantee about EPT Sanremo it’s that it’ll be an enormous field. But if there’s one thing you can guarantee about EPT Sanremo Season 10 it’s that the enormous field will have to gather on Day 1B. We’ve just completed Day 1A and it was, you might say, compact.

The grand ballroom of this exquisite casino on the Italian Riviera today welcomed 175 runners between its crimson-lined walls. That’s far fewer than we may have expected, but makes sense in light of Monday being the day after Sunday (ie, online poker day) and the IPT raging last week.

But as is customary for fields on the EPT, the quality of players was outstanding. The slimmer numbers just meant the talent was more concentrated: two world champions, for instance, and at least four former EPT title holders (including our mystery man). There were also World Series bracelets and major online winners galore.


Our latest EPT champion, Oleksii Khoroshenin


Vanessa Selbst and Nacho Barbero: A few major titles between them

There was also the expected appearance, and dominating display, of some of the EPT’s most familiar faces. Cristiano Guerra, for example, tonight heads back to his hotel knowing there’s a bag with his name on containing 148,700 chips. He’s the leader–an Italian player with nearly half a million dollars in tournament winnings to his name, having set himself up nicely for a run at something bigger. Aku Joentausta, meanwhile, has 125,500 and is not far behind Guerra. (They started with 30,000 and can be very happy with their day’s work.)


Cristiano Guerra: Reason to smile


Aku Joentausta: A flying Finn

No one has yet won this tournament, but other players drawing attention tonight, either for their chip-stacks or their reputations, are as follows:

Artem Metalidi – 101,200

Christian Caliumi – 101,100

Yordan Dimitrov – 99,000

Julian Track – 97,300

Bruno Stefanelli – 97,300

Antonio Lafosse Fernandez – 88,700

Shyam Srinivasan – 87,100

Fabio Sperling – 84,200

Stanley Blaby – 83,700

Pius Heinz – 80,100

Mathew Frankland – 54,100

Andrew Chen – 49,400

Jan Bendik – 36,100

Dominik Panka – 35,700

Ronan Monfort – 30,900

Vanessa Selbst – 28,300

Sam Chartier – 26,700

They should count themselves very fortunate as some other big names suffered brutally today. Michael Eiler and Jannick Wrang, former champions both, hit the rail before dinner. Jonathan Duhamel was also free to join them.


Jonathan Duhamel retreats back into the shadows

Jeff Rossiter has been having a tremendous 12 months, but made nothing in this event, and Rumen Nanev was at the final table in Vienna, but on the rail early-ish today. Angel Guillen and Natalie Hof had also long-since been let go.

Tomorrow is another day, and this sleepy little town will burst into life. The former champions Liv Boeree and Ludovic Lacay will be here, and one hopes Marc-Andre Ladouceur’s pilot will find his way to the right airport.

When they get here, they’ll find a town full of small but little things that make this town unique. And one Team PokerStars Pro bearing down on Player of the Year honours.

Check back through all the hand-by-hand action in the panel at the top of the main EPT Sanremo page.


Win Your Way to the WPT National Kazakhstan Main Event For Free!

The ever popular World Poker Tour National heads to Kazakhstan in May and you could be jetting off there armed with a $ 1,000 package that you have won for free, thanks to partypoker.
Running from May 22-25, the WPT National Kazakhstan takes place at the exotic Casino Rixos Borovoe in the heart of the ninth largest country in the world. The $ 550 Main Event should be well-attended meaning you could be returning via the route taken by Silk Road traders with your own treasures!

As always in the run up to a major live event, partypoker is running a host of qualifier tournaments that feed into the thrice-weekly $ 100 WPT Kazakhstan Championship Satellite where one $ 1,000 package is guaranteed in each.

Each $ 1,000 package consists of:

  • $ 550 WPT Kazakhstan Championship buy-in
  • $ 50 travel and spending money

Qualifiers are already in the partypoker lobby and will remain there until May 11. Buy-ins range from as little as $ 050 and increase to a still affordable $ 10. Those of you who would love to win a poker holiday for nothing will be delighted to discover there are freeroll running every day that see the top 50 players progress to the next round of qualifiers.

The brand new partypoker Sunday tournament schedule!
The all new partypoker has introduced a new Sunday tournament schedule. The key changes are the addition of an action-packed fun $ 10K Super Bounty and a wide range of new low buy-in tournaments featuring the best of the old but also new speed, rebuy, add-on and PLO tournaments – a great Sunday mix if you want to win top prizes and have fun playing tournament poker.

Rafa Nadal falls to Vanessa Selbst in Monaco

The world’s number one tennis player and PokerStars ambassador, Rafa Nadal has lost out to the world’s best female poker player, Vanessa Selbst in a heads-up poker game. Nadal finished with slightly fewer chips than Selbst in a special charity poker game held at Casino de Monte Carlo.

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Nadal was hoping to build on his poker tournament victory in Prague last December, when he beat the likes of Brazilian football legend Ronaldo and the world’s number one poker player Daniel Negreanu. Speaking about his first ever heads-up poker experience, Nadal said, “It was a great honour to play against a strong competitor and although I lost, I had a lot of fun.”

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Selbst added, “Rafa played a great game, but the format and the cards were in my favour. I was able to win by using aggression in good spots and I also made a number of strong hands. I had an excellent time with Rafa and I’m looking forward to the re-match!”

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Alfonso Cardalda, Nadal’s poker coach said, “Playing against Vanessa was a very important part of Rafa’s poker journey. After winning in Prague, this was his next big step and he played very well against one of the best poker players in the world.”

Both Nadal and Selbst are well known for being extremely focused and determined competitors, who possess the strategic and technical abilities to succeed. Their coming together was a great battle of minds.

Nadal faces a different type of opponent next week when he’ll be competing in the first round of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters, in search of a record ninth title.

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Yale law graduate Selbst will next participate in the PokerStars European Poker Tour event in Sanremo, where she hopes to add to her impressive $ 9.6 million in poker tournament winnings.

Five thousand Euros will be donated to Care International as part of this charity event.

Highlights are below.

Qualify for May’s €500,000 Eureka Rozvadov Main Event

The Eureka Poker Tour has been breaking all kinds of records. The Eureka Main Events which took place at both EPT Prague and then EPT Vienna were record breakers, and we hope to see that success continued next month at Eureka Rozvadov in the Czech Republic. A chunky €500,000 tournament guarantee has been put and you can take a bite at that cherry for a lot less than the €1,100 buy-in if you qualify online (see below). Qualifiers start for as little as €1.10.

The festival runs May 22-26 with a large 20 event schedule. Buy-ins start from as low as €40 and go all the way up to the €2,150 High Roller. You can check the full Eureka schedule here.


Team PokerStars Pro Chris De Meulder and last season’s winner Bart Lybaert
Qualify online
The easiest way to get a seat at Eureka 4 Rozvadov is to qualify online. To find qualifiers and buy-in directly, go the PokerStars tournament lobby then click ‘Events’ > ‘More’ > ‘Eureka’.

Play satellites on PokerStars and you could win your seat at Eureka Poker Tour for as little as €1 – or just 250FPP. A complete prize package includes buy-in, accommodation and spending money, and when you’re there, you can expect the full PokerStars experience.

Hotel or opt-out
As a special one-off promotion, the Eureka team are offering players who win a full package to the chance to opt-out of the hotel portion of their package. If you would like to take up this offer please contact registrations@pslive.com no later than three days (72 hours) after winning a full package satellite. If you choose to opt-out of the hotel part of the package, your account will be credited with €870 and you will then be responsible for making your own accommodation arrangements for the event. Please note that you must still play the event. It is only the hotel part of the package that you can opt-out of.

We will not be able to grant any opt-out requests sent after the mentioned three-day period. This promotion will run until May 11. All players who qualify for full package after that date will not be eligible for the opt-out promotion.

Sunday Majors Stack Up The Action!

Once again, it was a huge set of Sunday Majors, with big winners, huge fun and giveaways to celebrate all round!

With tournaments such as the $ 200k Gtd, $ 100k Gtd High Roller and $ 50k all being played, it was action from the kick-off, with ‘tiote22′ dominating from the start:

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It wasn’t just in the $ 200k that the drama unfolded, with action just as hot in the High Roller.  $ 500 was the buy-in, and with a huge $ 100,000 guarantee, everyone was going all out for the win:

High roller chip leader Jarildur

Our Question Of The Day was quite simple – asking what the best feeling our partypoker players have ever had at the felt.  There were some terrific answers, with warm and fluffy feeling s all round…


As well as handing out Daily Majors tickets to SelfCharmer, Kanivision and MicrostakesHero, @mriggsfulcrum won an exclusive partypoker patch for entering our competition!

Back to the action, and Big Mick played a blinder, turning the heat right up on the turn…

Big Mick Turns Up the Heat!

After another massive night, the big winners were racked up – including the $ 200 Gtd – and you can read our full write-up on that here.

Next week it could be you – so make sure you’re on board for the Sunday Majors!


The brand new partypoker Sunday tournament schedule!
The all new partypoker has introduced a new Sunday tournament schedule. The key changes are the addition of an action-packed fun $ 10K Super Bounty and a wide range of new low buy-in tournaments featuring the best of the old but also new speed, rebuy, add-on and PLO tournaments – a great Sunday mix if you want to win top prizes and have fun playing tournament poker.

Women’s Sunday three-year anniversary: Player report

March 30 saw a record guaranteed prize pool for the Women’s Sunday and a whopping 709 of us logged on to play for it.

I have been studying poker for about a year now and researched many different aspects of the game, including studying the pros. In all this time, I had never actually played a women-only tournament and decided that last Sunday was the time to try it. Unlike my experience at the UKIPT Isle of Man side event, I vowed to be prepared and created a little strategy.

But did I stick to it? Or did I lose my cool, again?

There is something about the protection of playing poker behind a screen which really does enable you to be unafraid. This together with the fact I knew I was playing women gave me a certain level of comfort, and I have to say, there was a distinct air of professionalism. Not once did an offensive comment appear in my chat box!

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In advance of the tournament, I played a vast amount of satellites. While I was hoping to win my seat into the tournament, it was mostly to practice. The ability to rebuy for just $ 0.33 meant I often did, and had a tremendous fun doing so.

Playing in the satellites also had an interesting side effect; I met my nemesis. I had somehow returned to my annoying self-destructive habit of paying into a pot I won’t win, and she knocked me out of a satellite. I was riled but paid straight into another satellite only to find her at my table. I lost my cool, and she managed to knock me out of two satellites in a row. I took this harder than I would like to admit, mostly because I had failed to leave my ego at the door. Fortunately, this was just a satellite, and it was all still to play for. It may also be worth mentioning that this particular player ended the tournament in second place, so I am secure in the knowledge that I lost to a better player.

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When it came to the actual Women’s Sunday tournament, I decided it was time to take risks with my playing style. I had intended to play contrary to the table. Initially, play was quite conservative, so I experimented with being aggressive. I was on the button with a pair of eights, so I made aggressive raises, but I was called and lost to an ace-king that hit a pair of kings on the river. I lost a significant amount of my chips. There and then, I made the decision that playing conservatively in a deep-stack tournament was maybe not such a bad strategy.

After that, I was in a weakened position with a smaller-than-average chip stack, but I did not let it get to me. I was mindful that I still had plenty more than 10 big blinds, and there was no need to panic. I remembered Fatima De Melo when she played the UKIPT Isle of Man. I went to watch her play on that last day and remembered how, before they went to the final table, she had only played two hands, and they were pocket aces. So, I plugged myself into my earphones – blocking out my boyfriend, the TV and all those distractions – and I merged into the poker zone. I only played premium hands, and it wasn’t long before I had two moves, fold or all-in! This technique seemed to work, and after nervously watching someone bubble, I had made the money!

Four hours into the tournament, I found myself 31st in chips with only 50 players remaining. During the night, my boyfriend went from watching TV to watching my laptop screen, covering his eyes each time I went all-in. The tournament was closing in, and I wanted to boost my chips. I was dealt A-10 of spades in the big blind. The table chip leader raised under the gun, so I went all-in pre-flop. She called with A-Q of diamonds. I hit a 10 on the flop and felt ecstatic but was then rivered by a flush and knocked out. I was gutted! Although I did not win, I came in 46th wining $ 116. Perhaps more importantly, I genuinely feel I played the best poker I have ever played.

Whatever you may think about women-only tournaments, I can guarantee there is nothing soft about them! There are some really tough women players out there and I take my hat off to them. I hope the significant turnout for this Women’s Sunday is the beginning of a new era for women’s poker and that more women play.

You can definitely consider me a regular at the Women’s Sunday.

Jason Comtois Wins The WPT National Canadian Spring Championship – Re-watch the LIVE STREAM Now!

We have a new winner! Jason Comtois is the winner of the partypoker.net WPT National: Canadian Spring Championship! After less than 5 hours of play, Jason emerged victorious over the other final table players alongside his large group of friends and family who were there to support and cheer him on. Tony Dunst and Mike Sexton provided commentary during the live streamed final table which you can rewatch right here:

Live Stream

Mario Lim 6th (CAD $ 36,108)
Johnny Mazzaferro min-raised to 400,000, Mario Lim moved all in for about 2.2 million, and Mazzaferro called with . Lim turned over , and he needed to improve to stay alive. The board came out to , and Mazzaferro won the pot with his ace to eliminate Mario Lim in sixth place during level 33. Mario Lim took home CAD $ 36,108.

 Alexander Wong 5th (CAD $ 44,586.)

The next elimination didn’t happen until about two hours later. Alexander Wong min-raised to 650,000, and Daniel Gagne called. The flop came out to , Wong bet 550,000, Gagne raised to 1,200,000, and Wong moved all in for 4,975,000. Gagne showed for top two pair, and Wong turned over . Wong needed to improve to stay alive. The turn was the , the river was the , and Gagne won the pot with two pair to eliminate Alexander Wong in fifth place. Alex took home CAD $ 44,586.

Johnny Mazzaferro 4th (CAD $ 59,762)

Johnny Mazzaferro exited the tournament next. Jason Comtois raised to 750,000, Johnny Mazzaferro moved all in, and Comtois called with . Mazzaferro turned over , and he needed to improve to stay alive. The board came out to , and Comtois won the pot with a pair of queens and his ace kicker to eliminate Mazzaferro in fourth place. Mazzaferro took home CAD $ 59,762.

Daniel Gagne 3rd (CAD $ 80,904)

Daniel Gagne was the next to bust out. Daniel Gagne raised to 850,000, John Paul Tabago re-raised to 2,000,000, and Gagne thought about it for a bit before he called. Both players checked to the turn on a board of , Tabago bet 2,000,000, Gagne raised to 4,000,000, and Tabago moved all in. Gagne called with for a king-high straight, and Tabago turned over for a set of nines. Gagne needed his hand to hold to stay alive. The river card paired the board with the 3s, and Tabago won the pot with a full house, nines full of threes, to eliminate Daniel Gagne in third place. Daniel took home CAD $ 80,904.

 John Paul Tabago 2nd (CAD $ 124,758) Jason Comtois 1st (CAD $ 178,114)

The last elimination of the night happened less than an hour later. Jason Comtois raised to 925,000, John Paul Tabago re-raised to 2,600,000, and Comtois moved all in. Tabago called all in with , but he needed to improve to stay alive against the of Comtois. The board came out to , and Comtois won the pot – and the WPT National title – with two pair, kings and threes. John Paul Tabago finished as the runner-up, earning CAD $ 124,758. Jason Comtois won, earning CAD $ 178,114, a trophy, and a Playground Poker Club championship belt.

Another One For Quebec! 

Comtois, who is from Chateauguay, a suburb of Montreal, also picked up the WPT crystal trophy and the coveted Playground Poker Champion’s belt around his waist. He was also not alone in celebrating his win with a  big noisy rail which cheered each of his double ups with great enthusiasm but saved the loudest ovation for the final hand of the night!

“I’m happy to keep the WPT title in Quebec,” said emotional 27-year-old Comtois who has been playing poker for just two years and lives just minutes from the host venue. “It was great to have such great support – I really think my friends carried me through at times.” 

Tough Field

There were 1,079 entries into this bumper event that took place March 27 – April 1 at Playground Poker Club in Montreal and like the corresponding event in 2013, it was Canadian and specifically the Quebec contingent who dominated the final stages. The popular event had a CAD $ 1,100 buy-in, three starting flights and next-day re-entry for all players. Amongst those failing to make the latter stages were Team partypoker.net’s Kara Scott as well as Playground Players Club members Antonio Esfandiari, Jeff Gross, Chanracy Khan and Gavin Smith. Team partypoker Mike Sexton and the WPT’s Tony Dunst commentated on the live stream.

The event was part of the Playground Poker Spring Classic featuring 10 additional events. Last year’s event was won by Toronto’s Amir Babakhani who triumphed over an all Canadian final table while Quebec featured prominently on the final tables of the last two partytpoker.net WPT Montreals, including inaugural winner Jonathan Roy.  The record breaking partypoker.net WPT Montreal will return to Playground Poker Club in late November this year. We hope to see you there!

Sunday Warm-Up: KeyserMM quickly claims title and $85K with shortened field

Well now, this was probably a treat for the 1,201 players who registered early for the Sunday Warm-Up. Due to an unknown error the late registration did not kick in so instead of the normal 3,000+ runners, our shortened field got treated to a massive overlay thanks to the honored $ 500,000 guarantee. Also a morsel for those who abhor long tournaments, the final table took under eight hours to reach. The final nine would only last a bit more than an hour as KeyserMM profited the most from the huge overlay taking away $ 85,000.00 as the winner tonight.

$ 85,000.00 to the winner tonight as a former Sunday Million champ came ever so close to notching another big title. RichieRichZH took down the largest Sunday Million at the time in 2010 for $ 1.1 million. And to show RichieRichZH was not a one-hit wonder, the Swiss would make it to this tournament’s final table just last month taking sixth place for $ 27K. Tonight however RichieRichZH would settle for a different kind of notoriety as the Sunday Major winner would be named our final table bubble finisher earning $ 4,300.00 in tenth place and starting up the final table below:

Seat 1: MRCOLLE (2169739 in chips)
Seat 2: jpgossn (1663497 in chips)
Seat 3: bingogobernd (648190 in chips)
Seat 4: DBerglin (267082 in chips)
Seat 5: Pokerfan89Gr (1531062 in chips)
Seat 6: petter85 (1436248 in chips)
Seat 7: JRL2012 (1272148 in chips)
Seat 8: FeriBo (1067806 in chips)
Seat 9: KeyserMM (1984228 in chips)

That’s a good bingo, clear your cards players for another game

Normally holding 259,082 chips at this point in the tournament would have the player blinding out within a lap around the table. However, tonight with the blinds still at 20K/40K ante 4K DBerglin still had a little wiggle room to play. From UTG DBerglin would shove those 259,082 chips into the middle as it folded around to bingogobernd in the big blind with 1.5 million chips holding [Qd][Td]. bingogobernd made the call looking up at DBerglin’s [Ah][Qc], but the board was forgiving laying out a third diamond on the river [5h] [2d] [3h] [3d] [Jd] to end DBerglin’s run in ninth place ($ 5,400.00).

Not the first trip here, likely not the last

A couple of players have been to the Sunday Warm-Up final table before but lacked taking away the title. Pokerfan89Gr was one of them earning $ 40,560.50 in fourth place in January 2013. Tonight Pokerfan89Gr would be looking to improve on that placing as the players enjoyed a more leisurely final table. Up to the 30K/60K ante 6K blind level jpgossn would min-raise from the button as Pokerfan89Gr three-bet all-in for 1.23 million from the big blind. Holding [Qh][Ad] jpgossn covered and made the call. Pocket twos [2s][2c] looked to be a winner for Pokerfan89Gr going into the river, but a lady [Jc] [Jd] [4d] [3c] [Qd] decided to appear making Pokerfan89Gr disappear in eighth place ($ 9,750.00).

Dauber runs dry

After another blind jump to 40K/80K ante 8K the action heated up despite the players still enjoyed the shortened blinds compared to their stacks. bingogobernd, another former final tablist here hoping to the take title tonight after winning $ 69,615.00 as the runner-up in June 2013, would pushed a shortened stack of 281,410 from the cutoff. petter85, who was instrumental in shortening bingogobernd’s stack made the call from the button holding [Ah][Th]. bingogobernd’s [Qh][Ks] would find not one but two kings on the board, but one was the king of hearts which helped petter85′s flush draw [Kh] [2h] [Kc] [5s] [7h] get there ending bingogobernd’s night in seventh place ($ 14,750.00).

Action heating up

Just seven hands later as the blinds held at 40K/80K ante 8K KeyserMM and JRL2012 would create a 1.55 million chip preflop pot. Watch below as one of them would walk away to threaten jpgossn’s chip lead, and the other would just walk away:

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KeyserMM’s [Ac][Td] did not need the ten in the door [Th] [5c] [5d] [8h] [4d] to defeat JRL2012′s [Kd][Jd] but nonetheless it sent JRL2012 home in sixth place ($ 19,750.00).

Barking up the wrong tree

Five players would make it past the ninth hourly break. Shortly, after the five minute interlude only four would remain. With the blinds up to 50K/100K ante 10K MRCOLLE tried to open shove from the small blind with 1.3 million chips for some easy points. However, jpgossn was not in with the plan to give up the big blind easily and made the call with pocket nines [9c][9d]. MRCOLLE’s [4s][Kc] would fail to properly hit the [5h] [2h] [6s] [2s] [Ah] board finishing in fifth place ($ 24,750.00).

jp is the player to beat

After sending MRCOLLE to the sidelines jpgossn was not done rooting out more people from the table. Five hands later still in the 50K/100K ante 10K blind level jpgossn would min-raise from the button as FeriBo, who clung on to a shortstack for most of the final table made a push from the big blind for 1.1 million. jpgossn once again held the goods [Jc][Ah] and made the call. Despite catching straight outs on the flop, FeriBo’s [Tc][Kd] could not overcome [7h] [Ad] [Qc] [5d] [7s] ending the night in fourth place ($ 34,000.00).

All for the glory of Westeros?

Maybe the reason for the shortened field tonight was so the Sunday Warm-Up players could enjoy the Game of Thrones season four premiere tonight. Well, our final three tried their hardest to finish off the tournament in haste. With the blinds moving up to 65K/130K ante 13K the tournament would conclude in just three hands. First, KeyserMM would min-raise from the button holding on to a fattened stack of 6.09 million after doubling through jpgossn. petter85 was not intimidated and three-bet to 650,000 from the big blind. KeyserMM called as both players checked the [2c][7s][7c] flop. petter85 took a 520,000 chip stab after the [Ah] came out on the turn as KeyserMM was not going away and called. [8d] river and petter85 upped the bet to 1.43 million but again KeyserMM was there and shoved the chip leading stack. petter85 holding [Ac][Jd] made the call but saw the unfortunate river hit KeyserMM’s kicker [8h][As] earning petter85 $ 47,450.00 in third place.

Two hands later KeyserMM would solve the kicker problems for last time in the hand below:


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jpgossn had a great chance to dent the 1.88 million to 10.1 million chip deficit holding [Ad][Jc] to KeyserMM’s [Td][Ah]. But, the ten on the flop [3d] [Tc] [2s] [Ac] [2c] would hand KeyserMM the Sunday Warm-Up title and $ 85,000.00!

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results (04-06-14):

Players entered: 1,204
Places paid: 171
Prize pool: $ 500,000.00

1. KeyserMM (Germany) $ 85,000.00
2. jpgossn (Argentina) $ 62,500.00
3. petter85 (Sweden) $ 47,450.00
4. FeriBo (Bulgaria) $ 34,000.00
5. MRCOLLE (Brazil) $ 24,750.00
6. JRL2012 (United Kingdom) $ 19,750.00
7. bingogobernd (Germany) $ 14,750.00
8. Pokerfan89Gr (Greece) $ 9,750.00
9. DBerglin (Sweden) $ 5,400.00


Last chance for PS Women Live prizes for Monte Carlo!

It is already April, and the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final is just weeks away! That means the satellites for PS Women Live are winding down for Season 10 of the EPT, and your last chance to win your way to Monte Carlo is this Sunday, April 6.

PS Women Live has been offering €2,600 prize packages to the Women’s Event in Monaco since February, and the last chance to win is approaching fast.

Team PokerStars Pro talked about women-only events, including the one that happens each year in Monte Carlo:

By winning a seat through the PS Women Live satellite, you get a seat to the €1,100 buy-in tournament, three nights’ hotel accommodations, and money for expenses. The Women’s Event starts on April 26, and if past years are any indication, the turnout will be great!

The last Weekly Final satellite will be this Sunday, April 6, at 14:00 ET, and there will be one €2,600 prize package guaranteed. The buy-in is €215, but there are many daily qualifiers that can get you there for much less.

And don’t forget that there are qualifiers on PokerStars for other EPT events as well. The entire schedule for the Monte Carlo Grand Final is on the European Poker Tour page, including transportation information and the tournament schedule.

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This is your chance. Get in on the qualifiers this week, and “skill” your way to Monte Carlo in the Sunday Weekly Final. We want to see you in Monte Carlo!

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